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'Sixty French lawmakers file suspect tax returns'
French lawmakers could be in big trouble with the taxman. Photo: AFP

'Sixty French lawmakers file suspect tax returns'

In what could end up a major tax scandal in France some 60 French lawmakers are in trouble with the taxman after their financial disclosures to the public didn’t quite match up with what they’d declared to authorities, according to media reports. READ  

Paris Opera lays down rules over Muslim veils
Paris Opera has reminded staff not to allow anyone enter the building if their face is covered. Photo: Panoramas/Flickr - Miguel Medina/AFP

Paris Opera lays down rules over Muslim veils

The management at Paris Opera have issued a memo to staff not to allow entry to anyone whose face is covered. It comes after a Muslim woman was asked to leave a performance of La Traviata earlier this month after she was spotted wearing a niqab face veil. READ  

Champions League
Cavani rescues PSG with later winner in Cyprus
Edinson Cavani rescues PSG with a late winner in Cyprus on Tuesday. Photo: Jack Guez/AFP

Cavani rescues PSG with later winner in Cyprus

Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani rescued Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday as his solo strike with three minutes remaining was enough to defeat Apoel Nicosia 1-0 after the Cypriots dominated for large periods of the match. READ  

French docs develop 'high speed' Ebola test
French doctors say they have created a Photo: Pascal Guyot/AFP

French docs develop 'high speed' Ebola test

As fears over Ebola continue to grow, French researchers announced on Tuesday they have developed a simple test that could detect the deadly disease in 15 minutes. READ  

Movie monster 'Alien Queen' moves to France
The "Queen Alien" from US movie series is shown with the Frenchman who rescued her from ruin. Photo: Philippe Merle/AFP

Movie monster 'Alien Queen' moves to France

The alien queen at the heart of the American "Alien" film saga was forgotten until being rescued by a Frenchman who restored her to all her terrifying glory. Her faithful followers are now flocking to see her in a museum in Lyon. READ  

A Made in France 'Halal test' to check for pork
In a similar style to a pregnancy test, the test consists of a strip which the consumer must put into a glass of warm water containing a sample of food. Photo: halaltest.fr

A Made in France 'Halal test' to check for pork

A French company has developed a so-called “Halal test” which will allow Muslim consumers to detect, within a matter minutes, the presence of pork or alcohol in food. READ  

France's veil laws
Paris Opera ejects woman for wearing veil
Staff at the Paris Opera in Bastille told a veiled woman to leave during a performance of La Traviata. Photo: Panoramas/Flickr- Miguel Medina/AFP

Paris Opera ejects woman for wearing veil

France will urgently update its law around the wearing of full face veils in public after it emerged a female spectator was told to leave the Paris Opera during a performance La Traviata after singers spotted her wearing a niqab. READ  

Fear of 'armed clowns' grips northern France
Reports of armed clown attacks have sparked a panic in Northern France. Photo: Shutterstock

Fear of 'armed clowns' grips northern France

UPDATED: There was both panic - and a good deal of skepticism - in several small towns in northern France this week after students reported they had been followed or threatened by an armed clown in three separate incidents. READ  

France to cut child benefit for most well-off
France to cut family allowances for the country's most well-off. Photo: Shutterstock

France to cut child benefit for most well-off

France continued its drive to make cuts in welfare spending this week with the government announcing that family allowances will be reduced for the country’s most well-off couples. READ  

Ebola: French nurse 'tests negative' in Paris
The hospital where the nurse is being treated. Photo: Thomas Samson/AFP

Ebola: French nurse 'tests negative' in Paris

UPDATED: A nurse who treated an Ebola patient in France was admitted to hospital on Thursday due to concerns she may have contracted the disease. However the latest reports suggest she has tested nagative for the virus. READ  

Macholand: A French uprising against sexism
This ad from Casual Dating is in the line of fire of France's new online uprising against sexism. Photo: Casual Dating

Macholand: A French uprising against sexism

Three feminists who'd decided they’d had enough of sexism in French media, politics, and advertising, have created a website to encourage a collective Gallic uprising against male chauvinism. READ  

The view from La Rue
Can France fight binge drinking with new laws?
Is France right to crackdown on binge drinking with prison sentences and fines? Photo: Shutterstock

Can France fight binge drinking with new laws?

France announced plans to combat binge drinking among young people this week but are prison sentences and hefty fines for inciting people to “drink until drunk” the right way to go? The Local gauged the opinion among Paris’s youth. READ  

GALLERY
IN PICTURES: The life of migrants in Calais
Here is a look inside the migrant crisis on France's northern coast. Photo: Joshua Melvin/The Local

IN PICTURES: The life of migrants in Calais

The some 2,000 migrants congregated at the French port of Calais have created their own city while they wait for their chance to smuggle themselves to Britain. Here is a look inside their difficult and fascinating world. READ  

Topless 'sextremist' fined for wax Putin attack
This Femen activist was hit with a hefty fine for stabbing a statue of Vladimir Putin. Photo: AFP

Topless 'sextremist' fined for wax Putin attack

A 'sextremist' Femen activist was fined over €6,000 for stabbing a wax statue of Russian president Vladimir Putin during one of the topless protests in Paris that her group has become famous for. READ  

Drunk doc downed vodka before fatal Caesarean
An anaesthetist has admitted to drinking before a procedure that left a British expat dead in France. Photo: Iroz Gaizka/AFP

Drunk doc downed vodka before fatal Caesarean

An anaesthetist has admitted to being under the influence of alcohol during a botched procedure that left a British expat dead during child birth in France. The doc told police she needs vodka so she doesn’t shake. READ  

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