• France's news in English
 
France survive Italy scare in Six Nations opener
France's fly-half Jules Plisson (C) kicks the ball during the Six Nations international rugby union match between France and Italy at the Stade de France. Photo: Thomas Samson/AFP

France survive Italy scare in Six Nations opener
8 hours ago

Jules Plisson kicked a penalty four minutes from time to defeat Italy 23-21 and deny them a famous first Six Nations victory in France on Saturday.

Anti-Islam protestors clash with police in Calais
French riot police at the Calais ferry terminal. Photo: Philippe Huguen/AFP

Anti-Islam protestors clash with police in Calais
10 hours ago

Anti-migrant protesters in the French port city of Calais on Saturday clashed with police as they defied a ban and rallied in support of a Europe-wide initiative by the Islamophobic Pegida movement.

'Video row has ruined trade': Paris attacks restaurant owner
Flowers in tribute to the November 13th attack victims are displayed in front of the "Casa Nostra" restaurant. Photo: Patrick Kovarik

'Video row has ruined trade': Paris attacks restaurant owner
12 hours ago

A Paris restaurant hit in last November’s terror attacks officially reopened Friday - with the owner complaining business had been ruined by claims he sold footage of the onslaught to a British newspaper.

France kicks off Six Nations amid tight security
France's rugby union team captain Guilhem Guirado. Photo: Franck Fife/AFP

France kicks off Six Nations amid tight security
16 hours ago

France and Italy kick-off the Six Nations on Saturday under a massive security operation as international sport returns to Paris's Stade de France for the first time since suicide bombers targeted the city on November 13.

First French 'neutral gender' defends 'being genderless'
Photo: Whitecatsg/Flickr

First French 'neutral gender' defends 'being genderless'
1 day ago

The first French person to be given the designation "neutral gender" appeared in court on Friday to testify in an appeal of the decision.

Only in France - pig's entrails sold in vending machines
Photo: Kent Wang/ FLickr

Only in France - pig's entrails sold in vending machines
1 day ago

As Paris gets its first automatic meat dispenser it seems "Only in France" could you buy bread, cheese, steak and pig's intestines from 24-hour street vending machines.

Calais: UN slams 'appalling' conditions for migrant kids
Children in the Jungle camp in Calais. Photo: AFP

Calais: UN slams 'appalling' conditions for migrant kids
1 day ago

This time it's the United Nations that has blasted France for the conditions at Calais.

Americans in France
Where do Americans choose to live (or avoid) in France?
Photo: AFP

Where do Americans choose to live (or avoid) in France?
1 day ago

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
1 day ago

Yes, you read that right.

Features
French onions to lose the 'i' as spelling changes spark uproar
Photo: AFP

French onions to lose the 'i' as spelling changes spark uproar
2 days ago

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
Photo: Flickr/Nebunel1

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?
Photo: The Local

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.

Here's why everyone seems to loathe French taxi drivers
Photo: AFP

Here's why everyone seems to loathe French taxi drivers
January 26, 2016

No one in France seems to have any sympathy for the taxi drivers. Here's why, writes Oliver Gee.

Does France really need a new airport hub in the west?
Protesters form a human chain to spell out their opposition to the airport. Photo: AFP

Does France really need a new airport hub in the west?
January 25, 2016

After decades of inquiries, legal wrangling and protests, work could finally begin on the controversial new airport hub for the west of France. But does it really need one?

More news
State of Emergency
Emergency powers 'helped foil a terror attack': French PM
Photo: AFP

Emergency powers 'helped foil a terror attack': French PM
1 day ago

The French PM defended the ongoing state of emergency in France on Friday claiming that the sweeping powers helped them foil a terror attack.

Airbnb hands over €1.2 million in tourist tax to Paris coffers
Photo: AFP

Airbnb hands over €1.2 million in tourist tax to Paris coffers
1 day ago

Airbnb moves to appease critics by handing over €1.2 million in tourist taxes to Paris City Hall.

Deadly French drug trial: Lab had 'major shortcomings'
Biotrial, the firm that led the fatal trial.Photo: AFP

Deadly French drug trial: Lab had 'major shortcomings'
1 day ago

The lab in France that led a drug trial in which a volunteer died and others were left with brain damage had 'major shortcomings'.

French taxi wars
Taxi wars: Mini-cab drivers continue protests in Paris
Photo: AFP

Taxi wars: Mini-cab drivers continue protests in Paris
1 day ago

UPDATED: Private mini-cab drivers blocked access to Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris on Friday morning as tensions mount with taxi drivers.

UN tells France to enforce smacking ban
Photo: AFP

UN tells France to enforce smacking ban
2 days ago

France must "explicitly prohibit" all forms of corporal punishment of children, says the UN.

Read older articles »

From our other editions
Asylum seeker found guilty of rape will not be deported
The Traiskirchen refugee camp. Photo: Voice of America/Wikimedia

Asylum seeker found guilty of rape will not be deported
AUSTRIA

A 17-year-old asylum seeker who raped a 72-year-old pensioner has been jailed for 20 months.

Swiss to vote on guaranteed income for all
Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Swiss to vote on guaranteed income for all
SWITZERLAND

Pipe dream or practical plan? Swiss voters will soon be voting on a proposal to give every resident — whether they work or not — a guaranteed payment of 2,500 francs a month.

Germany tells Moscow to back off on alleged teen rape
Russian-Germans demonstrate over 'rape' incident in Berlin. Photo: DPA

Germany tells Moscow to back off on alleged teen rape
GERMANY

Germany on Wednesday warned Russia against "exploiting" a murky case involving the alleged rape of a German-Russian teenager in Berlin after Moscow hinted at an official cover-up.

Danish teen fought off her attacker - now she'll face fine
Police said the girl will be fined, even though the pepper spray stopped her attacker. Photo: Colourbox

Danish teen fought off her attacker - now she'll face fine
DENMARK

A 17-year-old girl who was physically and sexually attacked in Sønderborg will herself face charges for using pepper spray to fend off her assailant.

Video
Horror as man plunges to his death after forgetting his keys
Screen grab: LaSexta

Horror as man plunges to his death after forgetting his keys
SPAIN

A man plummeted to his death after trying to scale his apartment building in Alicante after locking himself out.

Sponsored Article
US taxes and FATCA: 'The time for hiding is over'
Travel
Wait... that's not snow! Check out France's most unique ski slope
Culture
Don't panic, France isn't bidding a final adieu to the circumflex
Culture
VIDEO: UK group performs Shakespeare for Calais refugees
National
France cuts more red tape: E.G. No license needed to collect horse's sperm
Gallery
How France could really simplify the French language (for us learners)
Culture
Say good bye to 'oignon': How 2,400 French words will get new spellings
Sport
US calls on French help to prevent 'Paris-style' attack at Super Bowl
Culture
Betty Blue star Béatrice Dalle says she ate a dead man's ear (while on acid)
Analysis & Opinion
It's no surprise the French are losing faith in Hollande's war on terror
Culture
What's on: Here are 10 great things to do in France in February
Culture
The 300-metre monument Paris could have had instead of the Eiffel Tower
How a drunken stunt with a mattress on an Alps ski slope ended in tragedy
Culture
Chandeleur - The day the French get superstitious
Culture
Did fear of losing success drive top French chef to commit suicide?
See what changes in France from February 1st
Culture
'S**t! B**lox!'- Ramsay sees Versailles restaurant lose star
Lifestyle
Le Chandeleur: Why do the French eat crêpes on February 2nd?
Culture
Mad Max director to head Cannes Film Festival jury
National
'And what if your daughter married a Muslim?' - Survey shocks France
Features
Are these really 'the only streets in Paris' you need to go to?
Culture
Is the Michelin guide worth the paper it's written on?
Society
VIDEO: See the Canal Saint-Martin in Paris in 1926
Society
Is this the simple solution for Brits stressed out by driving in France?
3,531
jobs available