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French MPs vote through post attacks constitution changes
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French MPs vote through post attacks constitution changes
10 hours ago

UPDATED: French lawmakers have voted in favour of changing the constitution following the terror attacks on Paris in November.

France rolls out fake speed cameras (but where are they?)
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France rolls out fake speed cameras (but where are they?)
13 hours ago

France has began rolling out its new legion of fake speed cameras, which will soon number in the thousands, but where are they exactly?

Seven saved after 22 hours trapped in French cave
Archive photo: AFP

Seven saved after 22 hours trapped in French cave
15 hours ago

A group of cavers was safely pulled from an underground chasm in south western France after their way out was blocked by rising flood waters.

Revealed: The huge cost of France's ex-presidents
Sarkozy, Giscard, and Chirac. France's three living former presidents bag €6.2 million a year between them. Photo: AFP

Revealed: The huge cost of France's ex-presidents
15 hours ago

The salaries of France's former presidents have been revealed - and they're enormous.

Fabius quits as Hollande pins hopes on final reshuffle
Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius and President François Hollande. Photo: AFP

Fabius quits as Hollande pins hopes on final reshuffle
17 hours ago

France's foreign minister quit on Wednesday as the French president hopes a final reshuffle will boost his government's popularity before next year's elections.

'Two children killed' in French school bus crash
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'Two children killed' in French school bus crash
19 hours ago

A crash involving a school bus in eastern France has left two children dead, according to reports.

Paris 2024 Olympics bid
Paris unveils 2024 Olympics logo on the Arc de Triomphe
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Paris unveils 2024 Olympics logo on the Arc de Triomphe
21 hours ago

Paris' iconic Arc De Triomphe was lit up with the city's 2024 Olympic Games bid logo at precisely 20:24 local time on Tuesday.

Feature
Allure of Paris still draws in tourists despite their fears
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Allure of Paris still draws in tourists despite their fears
21 hours ago

Three months on from the terror attacks, tourism is still recovering but many visitors simply find the City of Light too enchanting to give in to their fears.

The 11 different Americans that you'll meet in France
Photos: AFP, Steve Webel, menard-mickael/Flickr

The 11 different Americans that you'll meet in France
1 day ago

Which type of American expat in France are you?

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Americans in France
Where do Americans choose to live (or avoid) in France?
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Where do Americans choose to live (or avoid) in France?
February 05, 2016

Can you guess which region in France only 55 Americans call home?

How Paris plans to become a 'model' of cleanliness - really
The Canal Saint Martin area of Paris that has been plagued by litter problems. Photo: AFP

How Paris plans to become a 'model' of cleanliness - really
February 05, 2016

Yes, you read that right.

French onions to lose the 'i' as spelling changes spark uproar
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French onions to lose the 'i' as spelling changes spark uproar
February 04, 2016

The French are kicking up a storm about 2,400 spelling changes, including no more "i" in "oignon" and a cull of the circumflex (little hat) accent.

What's on in France: Ten things to do in February
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What's on in France: Ten things to do in February
February 02, 2016

The holidays are over and spring may seem far away, but there’s always something of interest going on in France, even in February. Here are ten ideas.

Are these 'the only streets in Paris' you need to go to?
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Are these 'the only streets in Paris' you need to go to?
January 29, 2016

If you had to pick one street in Paris, just one, what would it be? See what a group of Paris-based bloggers, authors and travel guides went for when we asked them.

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Terrifying video shows why not to go near sea in France
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Terrifying video shows why not to go near sea in France
1 day ago

Don't go down to the water in France during gale force winds and high seas and definitely never turn your back to the sea.

France terror attacks
Schools: France vows to fight terror conspiracy theories
Some conspiracy theorists question whether police ever truly found this getaway cars used at the Charlie Hebdo attacks.

Schools: France vows to fight terror conspiracy theories
1 day ago

Recent terror attacks in France have got talk of police plots and government cover-ups flying among young people and France wants to put an end to it, as it fights radicalization.

French ski resorts 'lying about how long their pistes are'
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French ski resorts 'lying about how long their pistes are'
1 day ago

French ski resorts are telling fibs about the length of their slopes, according to a German report.

(Hardly any) French MPs back emergency powers reform
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(Hardly any) French MPs back emergency powers reform
1 day ago

French MPs backed enshrining state of emergency powers in the constitution, but 411 of them didn't bother to turn up.

France threatens to unfriend Facebook in three months
France is threatening to break friends with Facebook unless it falls into line. Photo: AFP

France threatens to unfriend Facebook in three months
1 day ago

France has given Facebook a deadline of three months to stop spying on users and sending data back to the US.

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All you need to know about Faschingskrapfen
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All you need to know about Faschingskrapfen
AUSTRIA

Fasching, or carnival season, is an opportunity to eat as many Krapfen as you want. Here are four things to know about the jam-filled doughnuts before you give them up for Lent.

Two people dead and one officer wounded in Geneva
Photo: Geneva cantonal police

Two people dead and one officer wounded in Geneva
SWITZERLAND

UPDATED: Two people died from gunshots and one police officer was wounded in a shootout in Geneva early Tuesday, justice officials say.

As it happened: Bavaria train crash
An aerial shot shows the extent of the devastation at the crash site, where two trains ran into one another head-on on a single-track rail line just outside Bad Aibling. Photo: DPA

As it happened: Bavaria train crash
GERMANY

Two trains collided early on Tuesday morning in southern Germany, derailing carriages and killing nine passengers and injuring around 80 others.

Copenhagen sees big rise in radicalized residents
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Copenhagen sees big rise in radicalized residents
DENMARK

The number of reports about potentially radicalized Copenhageners exploded in 2015.

Hapless man has FOUR steel rings cut off penis by firemen
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Hapless man has FOUR steel rings cut off penis by firemen
SPAIN

Firefighters on the Costa Blanca were called to an unusual rescue last week after a kinky sex game went disastrously wrong.

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Don't panic, France isn't bidding a final adieu to the circumflex
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