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British director Ken Loach wins Palme d'Or at Cannes
British director Ken Loach. Photo: AFP

Britain's Ken Loach took home the Palme d'Or on Sunday night, launching a withering attack on austerity economics in his acceptance speech.

French PM urges 'harsh' penalties for anti-cop violence
Photo: AFP

Those attacking the French police need to be dealt with harshly, the French prime minister has said.

Paris: Here's how to find French cinema in English
The audience at one of Lost in Frenchlation's screenings. Photo: Lost in Frenchlation

Want to watch French movies in Paris but can't understand them? Look no further.

Trained hawks will keep gulls away from Cannes VIPs
Photo: John McKerrell/Flickr

This hotel is taking no chances when it comes to seagulls who might steal guests' food or ruin their designer outfits...

17 French ex-ministers vow to shine light on sex harassment
Current IMF chief Christine Lagarde is among the 17. Photo: AFP

Seventeen French former ministers vowed on Sunday to "systematically denounce" sexual harassment, days after an investigation was opened into multiple claims against a former deputy parliamentary speaker.

Labour reforms
Police and protesters clash again in French cities
All photos: AFP

Demonstrations in France turned ugly once again, as violence marred more protests against the labour reform bill.

French rail workers announce weekly 48-hour  strikes
Photo: AFP

Not content with a one-day strike, rail workers are to hold rolling 48-hour strikes each week instead.

French female politicians slam 'impunity' of lustful colleagues
Photo: AFP

Female French politicians have united in a call for an end to impunity for their male colleagues who think it's fine to sexually harass them.

How France is failing to protect foreigners' rights
Photo: AFP

France's human rights tsar has called for the French to tackle the "preconceptions" and "myths" which are leaving foreigners in the country at a disadvantage.

Supertide on the French coast swallows tourists' cars
Saint Malo: A good place to spend a sunny weekend, not such a good place to park your car. Photo: Christian Bortes/Flickr

Make sure to check the signs if you want to park next to a French beach.

French citizens' movement calls for worldwide demos
Members of Nuit Debout movement in front of the French parliament as they protest against the controversial labour reforms in Paris last week. Photo: AFP

The French citizens' movement "Nuit debout" that has been holding a nightly sit-in in central Paris for more than a month called on Saturday for demonstrations on May 15th around Europe and the world.

Why are the French shrugging their shoulders at Brexit?
Photo: Jan Lewandowski/Flickr

One thing has surprised author Stephen Clarke about the French attitude towards a potential Brexit - their sheer indifference.

China is winning war of the worlds in giant Paris art show
Artist Huang Yong Ping. Photo: Joel Saget/AFP

Monumental modern art doesn't come much more spectacular than this.

Universities dismiss 'lottery' for Paris medical students
Photo: AFP

University authorities have denied claims that Paris medical students will be selected at random.

Paris love lock tour group: 'We don't hang any locks'
A file pic of the padlocks at the Archeveche bridge in Paris. Photo: AFP

A love lock tour group that's been slammed by an outraged public has said they don't actually hang padlocks on Paris bridges.

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