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'Apocalyptic' vomiting bug hits French tourists
Hundreds of French tourists fell ill at a posh Greek resort. Photo: Screengrab/Lindo Hotels

'Apocalyptic' vomiting bug hits French tourists

Hundreds of French tourists fell violently sick a a posh Greek hotel creating what one visitor called an "apocalyptic" scene that had guests vomiting in the swimming pool and hallways. READ  

Interview: Liberation of Paris
'Three years underground and then the call came'
David Leiba was a Jewish French resistance fighter who helped liberate Paris from the Nazis. Photo: Joshua Melvin/The Local

'Three years underground and then the call came'

David Leiba lived underground as a French resistance fighter for years before resurfacing in the rebellion that forced the German army out of Paris. He tells The Local of his memories of the ecstatic and terrifying final moments of the Nazi occupation READ  

French may have to shell out more for Nutella
Nutella lovers may take a hit in the pocketbook due to a shortage. Photo: Nutella/Rob Heiner

French may have to shell out more for Nutella

France's legions of Nutella fanatics may find themselves having to pay a bit more to get their fix of the chocolate spread in future after a disastrous spell of weather prompted a shortage of the product's key ingredient. READ  

French chocolate makers revolt over labels plan
French chocolate makers are outraged by plans for a health warnings on their products. Photo: Shutterstock

French chocolate makers revolt over labels plan

French chocolate makers are furious because the government is mulling the idea of placing warning labels on their products in an effort to promote healthier eating. READ  

Rant over veiled Muslim on beach sparks furore
This is the image used by Morano to compare liberal France of the past and that of today. Photo: LeFigaro/Nadine Morano

Rant over veiled Muslim on beach sparks furore

A conservative French politician has provoked anger - and some support - after penning an outraged opinion piece about a Muslim woman she witnessed wearing a headscarf on a beach in France. READ  

Paris to honour 70th anniversary of liberation
Paris has planned a series of events to mark the 70th anniversary of its liberation. Photo: AFP

Paris to honour 70th anniversary of liberation

Tuesday starts a week of events to mark the 70th anniversary of Paris’s liberation from four years of Nazi occupation. The Local looks back at the retaking of the City of Light in August 1944, which in true French fashion began with a strike. READ  

Ten of Mont Blanc's deadliest accidents
Here are 10 of Mont Blanc's deadliest accidents in recent years. Photo: Jean-Pierre Clatot/AFP

Ten of Mont Blanc's deadliest accidents

With 20 climbers having died on Mont Blanc already this summer, the reputation of Europe's highest mountain as one of the world's deadliest has only been strengthened. Here's a look at some of the worst accidents in recent years. READ  

French wine producers in belated science embrace
Photo: AFP

French wine producers in belated science embrace

A group of wine cooperatives in southwest France has joined forces with leading scientists to "liberate" the flavours most prized by consumers in growing wine markets, from China to the US. READ  

Plan to make stores give unsold food to charity
French lawmakers are trying to make it illegal for big supermarkets to throw away food. Photo: Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP

Plan to make stores give unsold food to charity

A collective of French lawmakers have proposed legislation that would force larger supermarkets to donate out of date food to charity rather than throw it away. The politicians behind it say waste is “the scourge of our consumer society.” READ  

France gets tough on anti-Semitism and racism
France's top cop cop urges crackdown on anti-Semitic acts. Photo: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP

France gets tough on anti-Semitism and racism

France’s 'top cop' has been forced to remind local authorities of their duty to report all acts of racism and anti-Semitism to law enforcement officials so culprits can be prosecuted. The move comes as the Gaza crisis has led to increased tensions in France. READ  

Paris police lose 51 kilos of cocaine at HQ
Paris police are looking for 51 kilos of cocaine they have lost. Photo: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP

Paris police lose 51 kilos of cocaine at HQ

Paris police have lost 51 kilos of cocaine that were locked up in the legendary police headquarters in the city centre. This embarrassing lapse comes mere months after a much more serious case of misconduct at the same building. READ  

Air Algérie crash: To ID victims 'may take years'
It may take years to identify the remains of the passengers killed in the Air Algérie crash. Photo: Sia Kambou/AFP

Air Algérie crash: To ID victims 'may take years'

Identifying the remains of the 118 people killed last week when an Air Algérie flight crashed in Mali, including 54 French nationals, could take "months and maybe years," an Algerian police official said on Thursday. READ  

Air France tests unusual luggage check-in system
Air France will let some passengers skip bringing their bags to their airport this weekend. Photo: Jean-Philippe Ksiazek/AFP

Air France tests unusual luggage check-in system

Scores of passengers flying on Air France this weekend won’t need to bring their bags to the airport if they don’t want to. As part of a pilot programme they can instead check their luggage in central Paris and then proceed to Charles de Gaulle empty-handed. READ  

Facebook: Dad hits baby, posts photo of injuries
Facebook photo: Shutterstock

Facebook: Dad hits baby, posts photo of injuries

Parents of a one-month-old baby in France have been brought up on abuse charges after hitting their child because he wouldn't stop crying and then posting photos on Facebook of the beaten infant "for fun." READ  

France may ban violent Jewish fringe group
An violent Jewish 'self-defense' group may be banned in France. Photo: Screengrab/LDJ

France may ban violent Jewish fringe group

The French government is considering banning a violent, extremist Jewish ‘self-defense’ group that has been involved in recent fighting with pro-Palestinian demonstrators. Similar groups have already been banned in Israel and targeted by the FBI in the United States. READ  

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