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North Korean student feared kidnapped in Paris
Paris prosecutors are investigating the disappearance of a North Korean student linked to political rivals of leader Kim Jong-un. Photo: AFP

North Korean student feared kidnapped in Paris

Paris prosecutors are investigating the disappearance of a North Korean student linked to political rivals of dictator Kim Jong-un, a judicial source said Friday. READ  

What to do with France's returning jihadists?
What should France do with returning jihadists, including these three, who called Muslims to attack France?

What to do with France's returning jihadists?

From banishing them to a notorious island in the Atlantic Ocean to re-integrating them into society, French politicians are battling to come up with the best solution for the hundreds of jihadists returning to France from the Middle East. READ  

Eurostar: Passengers blocked for eight hours
Journeys from hell: Eight hours stuck on a Eurostar...File photo: Eurostar

Eurostar: Passengers blocked for eight hours

Hundreds of Eurostar passengers endured a nightmare journey across the Channel on Thursday night after a power cut left them stranded on board their trains for almost eight hours. READ  

Converts from all corners of France lured into jihad
Maxime Hauchard, one of two French nationals who appeared in an Isis beheading video.

Converts from all corners of France lured into jihad

The French public are becoming increasingly unnerved by the fact youngsters from everyday backgrounds, with names like Maxime, Helene, David and Mikael, are joining the jihad and turning up in brutal Islamic State execution videos. READ  

Jihadists urge French Muslims to join the fight
Jihadists have urged French Muslims to join their ranks. Photo: Screengrab

Jihadists urge French Muslims to join the fight

Three French jihadist fighters have called on Muslims in France to join their ranks in Syria, in a video clip released this week, which also sees them burning their French passports. READ  

'Almost 50' French jihadists killed in Syria
Extremists from the Isis group, whose numbers have been bolstered by French nationals. Photo: AFP

'Almost 50' French jihadists killed in Syria

Around 50 French nationals have been killed in Syria fighting alongside jihadists, the Prime Minister said on Wednesday. France also announced it will deploy six Mirage fighter jets against Isis fighters in Iraq. READ  

France urges talks after Jerusalem attack
Israeli emergency services members carry a body at the scene of an attack, by two Palestinians, on Israeli worshippers at a synagogue in Jerusalem. Photo: AFP/Ahmad Gharabli

France urges talks after Jerusalem attack

French President François Hollande on Wednesday condemned the "terrifying" attack on a synagogue in West Jerusalem, urging Israel and the Palestinians to resume talks seeking peace. READ  

Second French suspect in Isis beheading video
Frenchman Maxime Hauchard, one of two French nationals identified in a brutal Isis video. Photo: AFP

Second French suspect in Isis beheading video

France confirmed on Wednesday that a second Frenchman had been identified in the shocking Isis video showing the beheading of Syrian prisoners. A source claimed the man was a 22-year-old from an eastern suburb of Paris. READ  

Russian sailors 'barred from boarding warship'
Have Russian sailors been barred from boarding the Mistral ship? Photo: Franck Perry/AFP

Russian sailors 'barred from boarding warship'

Reports in France say Russian sailors carrying out training on board a warship in a French port have been barred from boarding the vessel this week. The Ministry of Defence in Paris has refused to comment on the claims. READ  

Korean chicken mogul buys Napoleon's hat
A Korean chicken mogul has bought Napoleon's hat for its "spirit". Photo: AFP

Korean chicken mogul buys Napoleon's hat

A South Korean chicken tycoon has spoken out about why he paid $2.2 million for Napoleon's hat, saying he can relate to many aspects of Napoleon's life. READ  

UK's fate lies in Europe, says French minister
French finance minister Emmanuel Macron says france is stepping up reforms. Photo: Eric Piermont/AFP

UK's fate lies in Europe, says French minister

France's Economy Minister continued his government's recent attempts at a charm offensive of Anglo countries this week when on a trip to London this week, he vowed that France was "stepping up reforms". READ  

French president goes down under for first time
Hollande signs a guestbook in front of the Sydney Opera House (back L) before an official lunch with Australia's Governor-General Peter Cosgrove (R) and his wife Lynne. Photo: Jason Reed/AFP

French president goes down under for first time

President François Hollande became the first French head of state on Tuesday to pay an official state visit to Australia where he hopes to boost ties and trade and move on from the past. READ  

Frenchman confirmed in Isis killer video
A French national could be among the Isis militants in a video that also claims the killing of US aid worker Peter Kassig (pictured). Photo: Handout / Kassig family/AFP

Frenchman confirmed in Isis killer video

French prosecutors on Monday confirmed that a French national can be seen among the Isis militants who beheaded at least 18 Syrian soldiers in a gruesome video that appeared online at the weekend and which also claimed the killing of US aid worker Peter Kassig. READ  

French youths among Europe's poorest: study
The study showed that 40 percent of France’s 15 to 24-year-olds experience severe financial difficulties. File photo of money: Shutterstock

French youths among Europe's poorest: study

A whopping 40 percent of French youths feel that they don’t have enough money to lead a dignified life, a study showed on Monday, with as many as 29 percent saying they were considering moving to another country in order to escape France’s bleak financial situation. READ  

Five die in French storms over black weekend
A car which was swept away by an overflooded river near Cruviers-Lascours, southern France, in an accident that killed a mother and her two children. Photo: Boris Horvat/AFP

Five die in French storms over black weekend

At least five people were killed as storms lashed southern France between Friday and Saturday, including a mother and her two young sons after their car was swept away in severe floods. Killer storms were also reported in Italy and Switzerland. READ  

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