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One week on: Nice fearful but defiant after truck rampage
Floral tributes, notes and candles for the victims of the deadly Bastille Day attack. All photos: AFP

A week after 84 were killed in Nice, the local community including its Muslim population has been left devastated but remains defiant.

Clashes in Paris suburbs after man dies in police custody
Photo: AFP

Violence erupted for a second night in a row in the northern suburbs of Paris, sparked by the death of a young man in police custody.

Summer events cancelled in Paris over 'lack of security'
A sniper at the top of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. Photo: AFP

Another sad sign of the impact of the terror threat in France.

IN PICTURES: France swelters through heatwave
All photos: AFP

Temperatures are close to 40C but that hasn't stopped people from enjoying the weather.

Paris Plages: Why you should get down to the beach
All photos: AFP

The weather is perfect for the beach - and from tomorrow, you won't even have to leave Paris.

French motorist 'forgets' wife on world's tallest bridge
Photo: Spiterman/Flickr

"Look at that amazing view, ma chérie... Chérie?"

Heatwave warnings extended as sun scorches France
People cool off in Bordeaux on Monday. Photo: AFP

Parts of France are tipped to hit 39C today.

Here's how to enjoy Paris (while avoiding the heat)
Chilling out by the Eiffel Tower? Why not. Photo: AFP

When the weather is sweltering in Paris, you don't have to sit at home in front of the electric fan.

Nice attack is another hit to French tourism industry
Photo: Kristoffer Trolle/Flickr

Nice is the number two destination in France behind Paris.

IN PICTURES: France's Bastille Day military parade
Photo: Patrick Kovarik/AFP

A spectacle of red, white and blue.

How French are you?
How well have you adapted to life in France?

How French are you?

July 14, 2016

It's Bastille Day, France's national day. So before you go out and celebrate it, find out just how French you've actually become.

French politicians and public bemused by 'liar' Boris Johnson
Will Johnson get a thumbs-up from France? We'll see... Photo: Scott Heppell/AFP

His French counterpart's called him a liar, while the French public seem to think he's a joke.

3,000 evacuated, one fireman dead in French campsite fire
Firefighters remove debris from a mobile home destroyed in the fire. Photo: AFP

19 further firefighters suffered injuries fighting the blaze.

France: What does the end of the state of emergency mean?
Photo: AFP

The eight-month long state of emergency in France will come to an end on July 26th but what will that mean for life in France?

Frenchwoman 'wrongly fired for refusing to remove hijab'
File photo: AFP

Sacking of French IT consultant for wearing the Muslim headscarf was act of discrimination, according to an EU court advisor.

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