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Court agrees to extradite ex-minister to Russia
Ex-minister Alexei Kuznetsov was accused of embezzling an estimated 14 billion rubles. AFP Photo/Kirill Kudryavtsev

Court agrees to extradite ex-minister to Russia

A French court of appeal has ruled in favour of extraditing to Russia a former finance minister accused of embezzling billions of rubles. READ  

Air France unions seek to stop flights to Guinea
Scientists said in early October that there is a 75 percent chance of Ebola reaching France. Photo: Pascal Guyot/AFP

Air France unions seek to stop flights to Guinea

Air France flight attendant unions on Friday called for a halt to services to the Guinean capital Conakry due to concerns about a "serious risk" of spreading Ebola. READ  

US artist smacked in Paris over giant 'sex toy'
This Paul McCarthy sculpture has drawn a violent reaction in Paris. Photo: Bertrand Guay/AFP

US artist smacked in Paris over giant 'sex toy'

American artist Paul McCarthy was slapped in the face and called ‘un-French’ by a passerby in Paris, who was not amused by the provocative creator’s temporary new outdoor work that many say looks like a giant sex toy. READ  

Cover up and don't joke: France's travel warnings
What does France warn its citizens about when travelling to far foreign lands like the united States? Photo: Shutterstock/AFP/Lincoln 6267/Flickr

Cover up and don't joke: France's travel warnings

France issues detailed guidance for its nationals about visiting foreign countries, and the warnings can provide humorous and spot on insights about the differences between France and countries like the US, Germany and Sweden. We've gathered together some of the more pertinent pieces of advice. READ  

Taxi wars: Uber fined €100k in France
A Paris court said UberPOP is engaging in "fraudulent business practices." Photo: AFP

Taxi wars: Uber fined €100k in France

The French branch of American ride-sharing service Uber was hit with a €100,000 in Paris on Thursday after judges ruled it sold itself in a misleading way. It's the latest battle over the tech-driven service. READ  

France to stump up €1.5 billion for UK rebate
Franc will stump up an ever-growing portion of Britain's EU budget rebate next year.

France to stump up €1.5 billion for UK rebate

Britain’s EU budget rebate has never sat well with the Frenc,h who have to contribute the most to the refund and it's only likely to cause more consternation given that next year, France will hand over €1.5 billion to its neighbour across the Channel. READ  

Battle of the Budget
Merkel fires budget warning towards France
German Chancellor Angela Merkel fired a fiscal warning in the direction of France on Thursday. Photo: AFP

Merkel fires budget warning towards France

Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel fired a thinly veiled warning in the direction of France on Thursday when she stressed "all" member states must respect the budget rulebook. It's widely expected that Brussels will reject France's 2015 budget. 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  

French wine sales hurt by China slowdown
France's wine sales are hurting due to a softening economy in China and Hong Kong. Photo: AFP

French wine sales hurt by China slowdown

World demand for France's famous Bordeaux wines have dropped nearly 10 percent due in large part to a disappearing thirst in China and Hong Kong, which are dealing with economic slow downs. 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  

French cops find 8kg of ecstasy in tins of pickles
French police thought two men were carrying a few too many pickles. Photo: Violeta Z/Flickr

French cops find 8kg of ecstasy in tins of pickles

Drugs smugglers ended up in a pickle in France this month when customs agents searched their car and found nearly 27,000 ecstasy tablets smugglers hid in 13 cans of gherkins. It may sound like a joke, but it didn't end up that way for the two suspects. READ  

In Focus - Calais crisis
Calais migrants: A daily struggle to get to Britain
A day in the life of Calais migrants. Photo: AFP

Calais migrants: A daily struggle to get to Britain

Everyday scores of desperate migrants risk their lives trying to smuggle themselves from the French Port of Calais to the UK on board trucks. The Local observed how they do it and what daily life is like for them. READ  

French cinemas pull US horror film after violence
An American horror flick has prompted violence in French cinemas. Photo: Screengrab/YouTube

French cinemas pull US horror film after violence

A string of French cinemas have cancelled showings of new American horror form "Annabelle" after violence has repeatedly broken in the audience. READ  

In Focus - Calais crisis
Calais migrants: 'We're not wanted in France'
Why are Calais migrants so desperate to get to the UK rather than seek asylum in France? Photo: AFP

Calais migrants: 'We're not wanted in France'

Thousands of migrants are camped out in the French port of Calais from where they will risk their lives to try to get to the UK. But why don't they want to stay in France? The Local went to Calais to find out why. READ  

France to loan Louvre Abu Dhabi 300 artworks
The "Louvre Abu Dahbi" will borrow some of France's finest artworks. Photo: Alain Jocard/AFP

France to loan Louvre Abu Dhabi 300 artworks

France will loan some of its finest art - including works by Da Vinci and Warhol - to the "Louvre Abu Dhabi" a brand new, €500 million museum in the Middle East. READ  

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