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PSG's Lucas Digne seals Roma loan move
PSG's Lucas Digne has completed his loan move to AS Roma. Photo: Franck Fife/AFP

PSG's Lucas Digne seals Roma loan move

3 days ago

Serie A side Roma continued to shore up their defence on Wednesday with Paris Saint Germain French international left-back Lucas Digne completing his loan move to the capital club.

Could coaches overtake train travel in France?
Travelers board a bus at the Gallieni international bus station and coach terminal in Bagnolet, east of Paris. Photo: Hugo Mathy/AFP

Could coaches overtake train travel in France?

August 24, 2015

France’s coaching industry is taking off as the government finally lifts rules that for decades have protected the state-run SNCF rail company from competition.

Paris students assist police with Asian visitors
Chinese tourists take souvenir pictures in front of of the Eiffel Tower. Photo: Eric Feferberg/AFP

Paris students assist police with Asian visitors

August 21, 2015

Police in Paris have enlisted the help of students studying Chinese, Japanese and Korean to warn Asian tourists about the ever-present scams and street crime.

EU ministers to hold migrant talks: France
A migrant climbs over a fence in Coquelles, near Calais northern France, to get to the railway tracks that head to the Eurotunnel terminal. Photo: Philippe Huguen/AFP

EU ministers to hold migrant talks: France

August 21, 2015

Europe's interior and foreign ministers will meet in mid-October to discuss how to respond to the huge influx of migrants and refugees arriving at EU borders, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said on Thursday.

Saudi executes militants for murder of Frenchman
Laurent Bardot was murdered in the Red Sea city of Jeddah 11 years ago. Photo: Meshal Obeidallah/Wikicommons

Saudi executes militants for murder of Frenchman

August 20, 2015

Saudi authorities executed two alleged Chadian militants on Thursday for murdering a French engineer in the Red Sea city of Jeddah 11 years ago, the interior ministry said.

Calais Migrant Crisis
UK to put €10 million into Calais migrant crisis
Migrants walk on the train tracks in the direction of the Eurotunnel terminal on August 11, 2015 in Fréhun. Photo: Philippe Huguen/AFP

UK to put €10 million into Calais migrant crisis

August 20, 2015

UPDATED: Britain and France announced a new "command and control centre" on Thursday to tackle smuggling gangs in Calais, as Europe grapples with its biggest migration crisis since World War II.

France and Britain to sign Calais migrant deal
The accord will be signed by France's Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve (L) and his British counterpart Theresa May (R) pictured in 2014. Photo: Leon Neal/AFP

France and Britain to sign Calais migrant deal

August 20, 2015

France and Britain are to sign a deal on Thursday aimed at alleviating the migrant crisis in Calais, where thousands of people desperate to cross the Channel have gathered in slum-like conditions.

Calais migrant crisis
Frustrated migrants resigned to French life
Migrants wait along the railway tracks of the Eurotunnel terminal. Photo: Francois Lo Presti / AFP

Frustrated migrants resigned to French life

August 16, 2015

Weary and disheartened after failing in desperate attempts to cross the Channel, many migrants in the French port of Calais are looking to asylum in France as a fallback, according to the AFP news agency.

Platini warned me of prison: Fifa chief Blatter
Fifa President Sepp Blatter (L) shaking hands with Uefa president Michel Platini after Blatter was re-elected Fifa president in May. Photo: Michael Buholzer/AFP

Platini warned me of prison: Fifa chief Blatter

August 15, 2015

Fifa president Sepp Blatter has alleged Uefa counterpart Michel Platini warned him he faced prison if he did not withdraw from the world football governing body's presidential race.

Greece crisis
Eurozone approves huge new Greek bailout
Photo: Michael Kappeler / dpa

Eurozone approves huge new Greek bailout

August 15, 2015

Eurozone finance ministers approved on Friday a third bailout worth up to €86 billion to keep Greece in the single currency in return for an unprecedented package of reforms that Athens had previously rejected.

French boy returns after parents die in US desert
A hiker at the White Sands National Park. Photo: Sarah Nichols/Flickr

French boy returns after parents die in US desert

August 10, 2015

A nine-year-old French boy who survived a desert hike in which his parents appear to have died of thirst, has been flown home from New Mexico, an airport official said.

Frenchman caught with nine migrants in his car
Migrants in the Italian own of Ventimiglia. Photo: AFP

Frenchman caught with nine migrants in his car

August 05, 2015

A Frenchman faces up to five years in prison after he was caught trying to smuggle a carload of migrants from Italy into France. The incident comes amid reports of hard-up French people turning to part-time people smuggling.

Riviera beach-gate
Saudis savaged over Paris hospital bills
Saudi Arabia owes €3.7 million to the Paris public hospital system. File photo: AFP

Saudis savaged over Paris hospital bills

August 04, 2015

Saudi royals who took over a public beach in southern France recently should have paid their country's outstanding hospital bills before leaving the country, a top French doctor has said.

French news site blocked in Indian porn crackdown
Le Dauphiné Libéré was one of 857 sites labelled as "worse than Hitler" by an Indian lawyer. File photo: AFP

French news site blocked in Indian porn crackdown

August 04, 2015

The Indian government is cracking down on online pornography but a list of sites blocked by authorities contains at least one surprise addition: French regional news site Le Dauphiné Libéré.

Hollande hails Obama's 'courage' on climate plan
President François Hollande has saluted the courage of Barack Obama for taking on the fight against climate change. Photo: AFP

Hollande hails Obama's 'courage' on climate plan

August 04, 2015

The French President François Hollande has hailed the "courage" of Barack Obama for committing the US to unprecedented cuts in carbon emissions as the US president takes up the fight against climate change before December's key global conference in Paris.

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