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What the French find weird about Anglos
Here's what the French think is odd about Anglos. Photo: Man eating: Shutterstock

What the French find weird about Anglos

What passes for normal behaviour and customs among Anglos can look pretty alien to the French at times. Here’s our list of the things the French find weird about us. What else would you add? READ  

France sends more fighter jets to fight Isis
France is sending more fighter jets to bomb Isis targets in Iraq, the country's military says. Photo: Alexander Klein/AFP

France sends more fighter jets to fight Isis

France confirmed this week that it will be sending more fighter jets to the Middle East to carry out air strikes against jihadists from Isis who have taken over large swathes of Iraq and Syria. READ  

Profile - A French 'executioner'?
Pot-smoking Frenchman is Isis 'executioner'
An image grab taken from a video uploaded on YouTube allegedly shows members of a Jihadist group affiliated to the jihadist group Isis. Photo: AFP

Pot-smoking Frenchman is Isis 'executioner'

The man accused by the US State department of carrying out executions for the Islamist extremist group Isis was a "fun-loving" Frenchman who enjoyed smoking weed and going out clubbing, according to this report. READ  

Suspects identified in Frenchman's beheading
A photo paying homage to French tourist Hervé Gourdel who was beheaded in Algeria. Photo: Jean-Christophe Magnenet/AFP

Suspects identified in Frenchman's beheading

Some of the suspects in the kidnapping and beheading of French tourist Hervé Gourdel in Algeria have been identified, a minister in the north African country said on Tuesday. READ  

Swiss bankers pay €1bn in French fraud case
Swiss banker UBS has made a huge payment in a French fraud case. Photo: AFP

Swiss bankers pay €1bn in French fraud case

A Swiss banking behemoth accused of advising wealthy French people on how to conceal their money in Switzerland has paid a court-ordered bail of €1 billion. READ  

French cops struggle to catch speeding Brit
A British driver got caught going really fast on a French motorway and he's not the first. Photo: AFP

French cops struggle to catch speeding Brit

It took French cops a full 10 kilometres to catch up to a Briton as he cruised along at 219 km/h on a motorway this weekend. He's done nothing to improve the speed demon rep of British drivers in France. READ  

PSG's Ibrahimovic to miss Barcelona clash
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is out for Paris's match against Barcelona. Photo: AFP

PSG's Ibrahimovic to miss Barcelona clash

An ongoing heel problem means Paris Saint-Germain will face Barcelona without star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the club announced on Monday. READ  

Charges filed againt French jihadist suspects
Pierre Le Bonjour, lawyer of one of the three suspected French jihadists, speaks to the media. AFP Photo/Pascal Pavani

Charges filed againt French jihadist suspects

Three Frenchmen arrested in Turkey after travelling to Syria were charged Saturday with planning terrorist acts, one of their lawyers said. READ  

Silent march for slain French hostage Gourdel
People pay tribute to mountain-guide Herve Gourdel, who was beheaded by Jihadists linked to the Islamic State group in Algeria, during a gathering in Nice, southeastern France, on September 27, 2014.

Silent march for slain French hostage Gourdel

Thousands of people joined a silent march Saturday in the southern French city of Nice in memory of Herve Gourdel, the hiker beheaded last week by Algerian militants linked to the Islamic State group. READ  

Truckers to protest over Calais migrant crisis
British truckers are fed up with the migrant crisis in France. Photo: Philippe Huguen/AFP

Truckers to protest over Calais migrant crisis

British truckers fed up with the problems with UK-bound migrants at the Port of Calais have planned a protest on Saturday under the slogan: "Close the Port of Dover, Secure Our Border." READ  

France slaps travel warnings on 40 countries
Travel warnings are in place for French citizens in 40 countries now. Photo: AFP

France slaps travel warnings on 40 countries

Following the beheading of a French hostage, authorities have expanded to 40 countries the list of places where French visitors should use “utmost vigilance”. Some on the list may surprise you. READ  

French Muslims to protest extremist killings
French Muslims have planned an anti-violence protest. Photo: Boris Horvat/AFP

French Muslims to protest extremist killings

Outraged by the beheading of a French hostage, French Muslims will gather at Paris's Grand Mosque on Friday in protest of the violence carried out by extremists in the name of religion. READ  

Fight against terror
France to beef up security in public places
File photo of French soldiers patrolling the Sacré Coeur in Paris. France has decided to boost security in the wake of the beheading of a French tourist in Algeria. Photo: AFP

France to beef up security in public places

UPDATED: France announced on Thursday that it will beef up security in public places and on public transport in the wake of the "cowardly" beheading of a French tourist by jihadists in Algeria. France has also told its nationals in 40 countries to be vigilant. READ  

Striking Air France pilots refuse to budge
Air France has moved to end a crippling air strike by proposing scrapping its plans to expand its low-cost subsidiary into Europe. Photo: Eric Feferberg/AFP

Striking Air France pilots refuse to budge

UPDATED: Defiant Air France pilots said they would continue their crippling strike on Thursday despite company chiefs proposing to scrap its plans to expand its low-cost subsidiary into Europe. Company chiefs had called for pilots to return to work "immediately". READ  

France outraged after beheading of tourist
Hervé Goudel, who was beheaded in Algeria this week after being taken hostage by jihadists. Photo: AFP

France outraged after beheading of tourist

France was united in deep shock and anger on Thursday after a video was posted online showing the beheading of a French tourist in Algeria by jihadists. President François Hollande has called a crisis meeting on Thursday morning. READ  

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