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British firm to shut French cigarette factory
One of France's iconic cigarette brands will soon mostly be made abroad. Photo: Der Wunderbare Mandarin/Flickr

British firm to shut French cigarette factory

A British tobacco company will close one of its factories in France that makes Gauloises cigarettes, meaning the signature French brand will be made almost exclusively abroad. READ () »

French MEP: EU means 'porn without borders'
A European Parliament from France sees 'porn without borders' as good thing in EU. Photo: M_Max/Flickr

French MEP: EU means 'porn without borders'

For a French member of European Parliament one of the key benefits of an EU without borders is easier access to porn movies, according to an interview he gave to a local newspaper. READ () »

French to help Britain treat nuclear waste
A French company is going to help Britain build a nuclear waste treatment facility. Photo: Avail/Flickr

French to help Britain treat nuclear waste

French nuclear power group Areva said on Tuesday it will help build a plant to treat radioactive waste at a facility in northwest England. READ () »

Paris bans Hitler auction after Jewish protest
A French Jewish group has objected to Adolf Hitler's personal effects going under the hammer next month. Photo: William West/AFP

Paris bans Hitler auction after Jewish protest

Authorities in France have scrapped a planned auction of personal effects belonging to Hitler and Hermann Goering after the country’s largest Jewish group, backed by the Culture Minister, lodged a complaint. READ () »

After 17 years France's 'mad cow' probe to close
A nearly two-decade French probe into "mad cow" disease has ended with no charges recommended. Photo: FromsandToglass/Flickr

After 17 years France's 'mad cow' probe to close

After nearly two decades of investigation, Paris prosecutors have recommended closing the probe into the spread of the deadly "mad cow" disease, advising that no charges should be brought. At least 27 people were killed in France by the disease at its height. READ () »

French, British leaders decry Ukraine violence
British Prime Minister Davide Cameron and French President Francois Hollande condemn Ukraine violence. Photo: Alain Jocard/AFP

French, British leaders decry Ukraine violence

French President François Hollande and British Prime Minister David Cameron have 'very firmly condemned' the violence in Ukraine between the government and pro-Russian separatist forces. Germany has also joined the fray.. READ () »

VIDEO
‘Anti-French’ Cadillac ad sparks anger in France
The new 'anti-French' Cadillac ad has not gone down well in France, believe it or not. Photo: Screengrab YouTube

‘Anti-French’ Cadillac ad sparks anger in France

VIDEO: US luxury brand Cadillac should not count on its new electric car selling well in France after its latest advert for the vehicle was blasted as “anti-French” and “lamentable”. See for yourself why and check out the response ad from Ford. READ () »

Carla Bruni 'crazy about Israel' ahead of show
Photo: Menahem Kahana/AFP

Carla Bruni 'crazy about Israel' ahead of show

France's former first lady Carla Bruni declared herself "crazy about Israel" and talked about Jewish family ties in an interview published by an Israeli daily on Friday. READ () »

Brit dies after ski slope crash in French Alps
A British died after a fall on the slopes of a French ski resort. Photo: Bickie Pickie/Flickr

Brit dies after ski slope crash in French Alps

A British man died on Thursday after he veered off the slopes at a French Alps ski resort. It's the latest in a series of fatal accidents this year for ski enthusiasts. READ () »

IN PICTURES
France wants $48 million for lavish New York flat
France has put it's luxurious New York City flat up for sale. Photo: America's Roof/Wikimedia

France wants $48 million for lavish New York flat

The latest casualty of France’s mammoth belt-tightening drive is its luxurious ambassador’s residence in the heart of New York City which has just been put on the market. It’ll only cost you a cool $48 million for the 18-room two story duplex. Take a look inside here. READ () »

France seizes record haul of fake Chinese pills
Millions of counterfeit pills hidden in boxes marked Chinese Tea have been seized in France. Photo: Issouf Sanogo/AFP

France seizes record haul of fake Chinese pills

French customs officers revealed on Thursday they had seized millions of fake drugs from China, disguised as Chinese Tea at a port on the English Channel. The 2.4 million counterfeit medications marked a record haul for the European Union, officials say. READ () »

Holocaust
US wants swift deal with SNCF over Nazi trains
Auschwitz concentration camp where SNCF trains transported thousands of Jews from France. Photo: Alf/ Flickr

US wants swift deal with SNCF over Nazi trains

The US State Department on Wednesday said it hoped to be able to reach a deal quickly with France to compensate victims of French rail firm SNCF for the deportation of Jews in World War II. READ () »

Trierweiler tweet spices up Hollande's Mexico trip
France's President Francois Hollande (C), accompanied by Mexican Foreign Minister Antonio Meade as he arrives in Mexico. Photo: Yuri Cortes/AFP

Trierweiler tweet spices up Hollande's Mexico trip

French President Francois Hollande arrived in Mexico City late on Wednesday for a trip aimed at renewing relations between the two countries, but his former partner Valerie Trierweiler fired off a tweet timed perfectly to put pressure on her ex. READ () »

UK councils to keep ties with far-right twin towns
British cities have shrugged off the far-right victories in their twin cities across the Channel. Photo: AFP

UK councils to keep ties with far-right twin towns

The leaders of two British towns say they have no plans to cut ties with the French towns they are twinned with despite the fact they were captured by the anti-EU far-right in recent local elections. That stance was in contrast to the position taken by towns in Belgium. READ () »

Australian charged with French woman's murder
Exchange student Sophie Collmbet, who was raped and murdered in Brisbane. Photo: Facebook

Australian charged with French woman's murder

An Australian man has been charged with the brutal rape and murder of a young French exchange student, whose naked body was found in a park near her apartment in Brisbane. READ () »

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