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French minister fumes over Euro 2016 song in English
Photo: Screengrab YouTube/SkipTheUse

The team is French, the tournament is in France, but the official song is in English. Cue anger in the government.

French are 'more tolerant' despite big rise in racist acts
A copy of a burned Koran after an Islamophobic attack in Corsica last year. Photo: AFP

French society is becoming tolerant even though there are more acts of racism, the results of an annual survey has shown.

'They are lost': Journalist infiltrates French jihadist cell
Photo: AFP

"I never saw Islam in this affair, just lost frustrated youths," says a French journalist who managed to infiltrate a cell of jihadists, planning to launch an attack in France.

Police evict 1,350 migrants from Paris camp once again
All photos: AFP

A huge group of migrants has been evicted from the Stalingrad Metro area in Paris, for the third time in three months.

Frenchwoman killed closing window shutters in storm
File photo: Julie Kertesz/Flickr

Storms claimed the life of a woman in France at the weekend, when she was killed trying to close her shutters.

Frenchman sues firm for being 'bored out' of his job
Photo: Tahir Hashmi/Flickr

You've heard of a burnout. This guy says he lost his job because of "bore out". A first in France.

May Day march in Paris descends into violent clashes
May Day protests in Paris end in violence once again. Photo: AFP

There was yet more violence between police and protesters in Paris on Sunday as the annual May Day labour protests turned ugly.

French far-right family feud exposed at May Day rallies
Leader of French far-right party Front National (FN) Marine Le Pen. Photo: AFP

There were barely enough statues of Joan of Arc to go around in Paris on Sunday as feuding factions of France's far-right National Front (FN) held rival May Day rallies at the feet of their heroine.

Features
Nine must-see landmarks in Paris you may have missed
Photo: AFP

You've seen the Eiffel Tower and the Notre Dame Cathedral. So what next?

Baguettiquette: Weird things the French do with bread
Photo: Serious Lunch

Some of the things the French do with their favorite form of sustenance are baffling to foreigners.

Meet France's newest major city and its best kept secret
Place Stanislas. Dominik "Dome"/Flickr

It's the newest and probably least known metropolis in France - and here's why you should visit, or even think about living there.

Secrets and lies: The life of an au pair in France
Photo: Evil Erin/Flickr

Want the plain, unvarnished truth about being an au pair in France? Read this.

Nine of the quirkiest things you can see in Paris
Photo: AFP

Take a closer look at the more unusual side of Paris.

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Copyright expires on Bolero, French classical favourite
Musicians of the "Orchestre Lamoureux" perform Maurice Ravel's Bolero. Photo: AFP

Almost 90 years after it was first performed in Paris, the copyright runs out on Sunday on one of the most popular and unique pieces of classical music, Ravel's "Bolero".

France to increase forces in Ivory Coast
French troops based in Abidjan and a soldier from Ivory Coast's Republican Forces carry a soldier during a military exercise. Photo: AFP

France will increase the number of its troops in Ivory Coast, Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Friday on a trip to the African nation which hosts a regional base for French forces.

Fire ravages Muslim prayer hall in Corsica
The building, one of the largest prayer halls in the capital Ajaccio, suffered major damage in the fire. Photo: Yannick Graziani/AFP

A Muslim prayer hall on the French island of Corsica was ravaged by fire on Saturday in what prosecutors said was probably a criminal attack.

What May Day really means to the French
Photos: AFP

Why is May Day so important to the French?

'I feel no guilt': French boss defends €2.5m salary hike
"I earn this much". Peugeot Citroen boss Carlos Tavares defends his salary. Photo: AFP

The boss of French car giant Peugeot says he feels no guilt over his €2.5million salary rise and the criticism is all part of his pay packet.

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From our other editions
Austria votes to reject most migrants and refugees
Some of the 108 migrants rescued from the Mediterranean disembark at Lampesusa in April. ELIO DESIDERIO/EPA

The Austrian parliament on Wednesday adopted one of Europe's toughest asylum laws, as the country's political leaders struggle to halt the surging far-right which is leading in presidential polls.

Deep freeze: Switzerland shivers through icy night
File photo: Daniel Jolivet

Did you feel cold last night? No wonder.

Munich Oktoberfest to get first-ever entrance checks
Bavarian police at the entrance to the Oktoberfest grounds. File photo: DPA

Revellers hoping to join in the carousing at Munich Oktoberfest will have to pass through a security check before entering the festival grounds this year, Munich authorities have said.

Muslim ‘girls only’ swimming sessions ripple Danish waters
File photo: Scanpix DK

A Danish swimming club has seen a sharp increase in membership among Muslim girls after it introduced female-only, closed-doors sessions.

'Hugely important' haul of Roman coins found in Spain
Stock photo of Roman coins. Photo: Helen Hall/Flickr

Over 600kg of bronze coins were unearthed during building work in Seville.

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