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France OKs first women aboard submarines
France will allow women aboard its nuclear-armed submarines. Photo: Defence Images/Flickr

France OKs first women aboard submarines

The last bastion of exclusively male jobs in the French military fell this week when the defence minister announced a pilot program to allow the first women to serve aboard nuclear-armed submarines. The minister also revealed an action plan to end sexual harassment in the armed forces. 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 () »

French Resistance vet buried by German camp
The gates of Buchenwald concentration camp. Photo: Hendrik Schmidt/DPA/AFP

French Resistance vet buried by German camp

The ashes of a French Resistance veteran were interred on Friday near the mass grave of a former German concentration camp following his wish to be laid to rest near his fellow detainees. READ () »

French hypnotist 'raped clients during sessions'
Police say a French hypnotist raped clients during healing sessions. Photo: Shutterstock

French hypnotist 'raped clients during sessions'

A French hypnotist faces sexual assault charges after allegedly raping two clients during consultations at his practice, according to media reports on Friday. Police are looking into the possibility of other victims. READ () »

French priest 'raped teachers at exorcisms'
A French priest allegedly raped three teachers during so-called exorcisms, media report. Photo: Shutterstock

French priest 'raped teachers at exorcisms'

A French fundamentalist priest repeatedly raped three teachers at the school he ran in the suburbs of Paris during so-called exorcisms, according to French media reports. But for years the victims didn't come forward to police. READ () »

Video - Paris zoo
New '21st century' Paris zoo 'is not a fun park'
Giraffes at the new Paris zoo, which opens to the public on Saturday after a revamp that took six years. Photo: Martin Bureau/AFP

New '21st century' Paris zoo 'is not a fun park'

After a five-year, €170 million makeover Paris’s zoo is finally set to reopen to the public in Saturday. The zoo's chiefs claim they have invented a new-look 21st century zoo that will change how humans see wild animals, but warn "it is not an amusement park". READ () »

Alert over exploding whipped cream makers
A string of whipped cream dispenser explosions have prompted a French consumer watchdogs to take action. Photo: Screengrab/Youtube

Alert over exploding whipped cream makers

An epidemic of exploding Chantilly cream dispensers in France has left users with facial and chest fractures, neck wounds and even caused the loss of an eye. As a result a consumer watchdog is pushing the government to launch an urgent public education campaign. READ () »

Police foil teen girls' plot to wipe-out family
French girls plotted to wipe out family. Photo: AFP

Police foil teen girls' plot to wipe-out family

French police have unearthed a shocking plot by two school girls to wipe out the family of one of the teens. The girls did not just stop at the planning stage and took a knife to the six-year-old brother. READ () »

Lavish pensioners' bash lands village in hot water
A tiny French village has been spending heavily on champagne and seafood, and got scolded for it. Photo: Bramus!/Flickr

Lavish pensioners' bash lands village in hot water

The mayor of a little French village has been taken to task for spending over €30,000 a year in taxpayers' money on an extravagant annual meal of gourmet local delicacies for the town’s elderly residents, featuring magnums of champagne, lobsters and fine wine. READ () »

Playboy murder saga grips France 36 years on
A nearly four-decade old French murder case has captivated the country yet again. Photo: Valery Hache/AFP

Playboy murder saga grips France 36 years on

A one-time French playboy is on trial, for the third time, in the murder of an heiress nearly four decades ago whose body has never been found. The latest case has included shocking turns, including revelations from the accused man's son. READ () »

Paris: Man’s toe torn off on carnival ride
A man' toe was torn off and his leg broken on a ride at a Paris carnival. Photo: Screengrab/YouTube

Paris: Man’s toe torn off on carnival ride

A young man had his toe ripped off and his leg badly broken this weekend when a spin aboard a carnival ride in Paris went horribly wrong, French media reported. READ () »

Pork or nothing for pupils in far-right towns: Le Pen
Far right leader Marine Le Pen has reignited a controvery over school lunches. Photo: Fred_V/Flicker; Screengrab

Pork or nothing for pupils in far-right towns: Le Pen

School cafeterias will stop serving non-pork options to children in towns won by the far-right National Front party in local elections last week, its leader Marine Le Pen told media on Friday. READ () »

French 'sugar babies' site hit with pimping lawsuit
The arrival of the US dating website Seeking Arrangment in France, which pairs "sugar daddies" with "sugar babies" has caused a bit of a stir. Photo: Shutterstock

French 'sugar babies' site hit with pimping lawsuit

The row in France over ‘Sugar Daddy’ dating sites which bring together hard-up young women with wealthy men, will be played out in court after an association launched legal proceedings against one site accusing it of pimping. READ () »

Dog testifies in court in French murder case
Dogs have again been called into French court to testify in a murder case. Photo: Az1172/Flickr

Dog testifies in court in French murder case

A dog was recently interrogated in French court in an effort to identify the man believed to have murdered the pooch’s owner. As barking mad as it may sound, dogs being drafted in as key witnesses, is something of a recent trend in French court cases. READ () »

French boy, 8, trapped in concrete block for hours
An eight-year-old boy was rescued after four hours stuck in a concrete block. Photo: Denis Charlet/AFP

French boy, 8, trapped in concrete block for hours

An eight-year-old French boy spent four hours wedged in a concrete block on Wednesday after he tumbled in during a game of hide and seek with his friends. Firefighters eventually cut him out after soap and water failed to free him. READ () »

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