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British press bashes France over Calais crisis
The British press is blaming France for the situation in Calais. Photo: Philippe Huguen/ AFP

British press bashes France over Calais crisis

British tabloids combined two of their favourite themes in covering the Calais migrants controversy Thursday -- French bashing and railing against the government response to illegal immigration. READ  

France and Iran
Hollande invites Iranian president to visit Paris
French president François Hollande seen here shaking hands with Hassan Rohani. Photo: AFP

Hollande invites Iranian president to visit Paris

French president François Hollande has invited his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani to visit Paris in November in what would be an historic trip if the invitation is accepted. READ  

Nazi tombstone stolen from Normandy cemetery
The grave of Nazi SS tank commander Michael Wittmann at La Cambe cemetery. Photo: David Zelden / Wikimedia Commons.

Nazi tombstone stolen from Normandy cemetery

The gravestone of a formidable Nazi SS tank commander has been stolen from a German cemetery in the small Normandy town of La Cambe, municipal sources said on Tuesday. READ  

Calais migrants' crisis
Hundreds of migrants try to storm Channel Tunnel
Migrants walk along railway tracks at the Eurotunnel terminal on July 28, 2015 in Calais-Frethun. Photo: AFP

Hundreds of migrants try to storm Channel Tunnel

Hundreds of migrants tried to storm the Channel Tunnel for the second successive night on Tuesday as the crisis reached a new peak. UK Prime Minister said the situation at Calais was "concerning". READ  

UK minister holds EU reform talks in Paris
UK's George Osborne and France's Michel Sapin wil talk in Paris on Monday. Photo: AFP

UK minister holds EU reform talks in Paris

Britain's finance minister said on Monday he believed a "win-win" solution was possible to reform the EU ahead of his country's in-out referendum, as he kicked off a tour of European capitals. READ  

French farmers block German, Spanish trucks
French farmers block a motorway in France to demonstrate against low market prices. Photo: Philippe Desmazes / AFP.

French farmers block German, Spanish trucks

UPDATED: French farmers said on Monday they had blocked and turned back as many as 300 trucks importing food from Germany, the latest protest against a fall in food prices. READ  

World must reach climate deal, says Hollande
French president François Hollande gives a speech at a climate conference in Paris on Tuesday.

World must reach climate deal, says Hollande

French President Francois Hollande sought Tuesday to raise the stakes for a UN climate conference his country will host at the end of the year, saying the world faced a global warming crisis. READ  

France launches push for stronger eurozone
France wants to see a more harmonized, stronger eurozone. Photo: AFP

France launches push for stronger eurozone

The French President and his Prime Minister have called for a strong and more harmonized eurozone to help avoid further crisis. It would be led by "a vanguard of countries" and could include a new eurozone parliament. READ  

Migrant 'seriously hurt' in Channel Tunnel break-in
Photo: AFP

Migrant 'seriously hurt' in Channel Tunnel break-in

Three migrants trying to smuggle their way into the Channel Tunnel to reach Britain were burnt by an electric shock, one seriously, local French authorities said on Tuesday. READ  

Iran deal - UN resolution to come 'in days': France
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius (L) and China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Vienna on Tuesday. Photo: AFP

Iran deal - UN resolution to come 'in days': France

UPDATED: The UN Security Council is expected to pass a resolution within days approving a historic nuclear deal reached between Iran and major world powers, France's foreign minister said on Tuesday. French President François Hollande welcomed the deal. READ  

Hollande: Greece deal is a victory for Europe
French president François Hollande has commended the courage of Alexis Tsipras (left) Photo: AFP

Hollande: Greece deal is a victory for Europe

French President François Hollande has hailed the eurozone’s reforms-for-bailout deal with Greece as a victory for Europe and commended Greek PM Alexis Tsipras for his "courageous choice". READ  

Greece Crisis
Greece faces D-Day as bailout talks resume
A man passes an anti-austerity banner reading " NO " in front of the Greek parliament in Athens. Photo: Aris Messinis/AFP

Greece faces D-Day as bailout talks resume

Greece on Sunday faced a final EU summit to clinch a deal that would stop Athens crashing out of the euro after divided eurozone ministers halted "very difficult" talks on a new bailout overnight. READ  

French and British back closing EU's borders
Migrants wait at the border between Franc and Italy, many of whom are on their way to the UK. Photo: AFP

French and British back closing EU's borders

As Europe struggles to find a solution to the ongoing migrant crisis a new survey shows that the majority of French and British people now want to restore the country’s borders with other European nations. READ  

Greece crisis
France salutes Greece but Germans sceptical
Pro-EU protesters march in Athens this week. Photo: AFP

France salutes Greece but Germans sceptical

The French president and his government reacted positively to Greece's latest reform proposals on Friday unlike in Germany where the response was far more sceptical. READ  

Greece crisis
Why French are easier on Greece than Germans
Anti-austerity protesters in Paris wears masks of the three main players in the Greece crisis. Photo: AFP

Why French are easier on Greece than Germans

Attitudes among French people towards Greece have softened – unlike those of their German counterparts, a majority of whom are ready to boot Athens out of the euro. The head of pollsters IFOP tells The Local why. READ  

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