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Writers boycott Charlie Hebdo gala in New York
People visit a makeshift memorial near the headquarters of the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo. Photo: Joel Saget/AFP

Writers boycott Charlie Hebdo gala in New York

Six prominent novelists have withdrawn from a New York literary gala to protest against French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo being honored with a freedom of expression award. READ  

Ryanair's O'Leary blasts 'protectionist' France
Last year the airline was ordered to pay €8.1 million ($10.3 million) in damages along with €200,000 in fines for breaching French labour laws. Photo: Paolo Margari/Flickr

Ryanair's O'Leary blasts 'protectionist' France

Ryanair’s outspoken CEO Michael O'Leary has slammed the French government for being “protectionist” and said his airline shouldn't have to pay payroll taxes in France. The ruling Socialist party hit back saying Ryanair's practices were "borderline fraud". READ  

The View from France
Why the French may care little for the UK election
Dave, Nick and even "Ed the red" are failing to grab the attention of the French public. Photo: AFP

Why the French may care little for the UK election

In the weeks leading up the French presidential election the British media is normally gripped by the race for the Elysée palace. But the French just don't seem that interested in next month's UK election. Here’s why they just might not care as much. READ  

Paris to pay back Russia if warship deal pulled
A man protesting against France's deal to sell two warships to Russia, which no may not take place given the conflict in Ukraine. Photo: AFP

Paris to pay back Russia if warship deal pulled

President Francois Hollande said Wednesday that France will reimburse Russia if it fails to deliver two Mistral warships in a deal frozen over the Ukraine conflict. READ  

Paris hauls in Indonesian envoy over death penalty
French death row prisoner Serge Atlaoui and his Indonesian lawyer Nancy Yuliana. Photo: Romeo Gacad/AFP

Paris hauls in Indonesian envoy over death penalty

France's Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius summoned the Indonesian ambassador on Wednesday to discuss the case of a Frenchman facing the death penalty for drug offences, a government spokesman told AFP. READ  

Hollande urged to save death row Frenchman
French drug trafficker Serge Atlaoui is escorted by armed Indonesian elite police commandos following a court hearing

Hollande urged to save death row Frenchman

Relatives of a Frenchman on death row in Indonesia for drug offences begged President Francois Hollande and the European Union to save him after his last chance appeal was rejected by the Supreme Court on Tuesday. READ  

Hollande urges peace deal for strife-torn Libya
Migrants from sub-Saharan Africa sit at a center for illegal migrants in the al-Karem district of the Libyan eastern port city of Misrata. Photo: AFP

Hollande urges peace deal for strife-torn Libya

French President Francois Hollande on Monday condemned the killing of at least 28 Ethiopian Christians in Libya, urging a peace deal to restore order in the conflict-ridden nation. READ  

Then and now: The site of the Alps plane crash
Work has almost been done to clear the Alps mountainside of the plane wreckage. Photos: Ministry of Interior

Then and now: The site of the Alps plane crash

These pictures show how three weeks after a Germanwings plane crashed in the French Alps, the mountainside that was once strewn with wreckage and body parts has almost been cleared by investigators. READ  

Half of Europe's Isis jihadists are French
Just over 1,430 French people have made their way to Iraq and Syria, representing 47 percent of jihadists from Europe. Photo: AFP

Half of Europe's Isis jihadists are French

Forty-seven percent of European jihadists known to have travelled to territory held by the extremist Islamic State group are French, a report by the country's upper house Senate revealed on Wednesday. READ  

France declassifies Rwanda genocide docs
Human skulls preserved are exhibited on April at the Genocide memorial in Nyamata, inside Catholic church where thousands were slaughtered during the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. Photo: AFP

France declassifies Rwanda genocide docs

France on Tuesday declassified documents in the presidential archives relating to the 1994 Rwandan genocide, in which Kigali accuses Paris of having an indirect role. READ  

Alps Plane Crash
New road opens up to crash site in French Alps
Trucks carrying specialist air crash investigators set off for the crash site by road. Photo: AFP

New road opens up to crash site in French Alps

The grim search through debris and body parts at the crash site of the doomed Germanwings plane in the French Alps was made easier on Tuesday with trucks able to access the area via a new and hastily built road. READ  

Alps Plane Crash
Co-pilot suffered bout of 'serious depression'
Andreas Lubitz pictured near the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. Photo: Twitter

Co-pilot suffered bout of 'serious depression'

The Germanwings co-pilot said to have deliberately crashed his Airbus with 149 others aboard into the French Alps suffered a bout of serious depression six years ago, German daily Bild reported on Friday. READ  

French tourists caught in Tunisia terror attack
Tunisian security forces secure the area after gunmen attacked Tunis' famed Bardo Museum. Photo: AFP

French tourists caught in Tunisia terror attack

UPDATED: A number of French tourists were reportedly injured after terrorist gunmen attacked the famous Bardo Museum in Tunisia's capital. At least 17 foreign nationals were killed, along with the two attackers and a policeman. READ  

The Mistral deal
France tests Moscow's second Mistral ship
File photo of the first Mistral ship that France has sold to Russia. Photo: AFP

France tests Moscow's second Mistral ship

France went ahead on Monday with the testing phase for the second Mistral ship that Paris has sold to Moscow, despite the controversial deal being on hold due to tensions in Ukraine. READ  

France opens probe to identify 'Isis executioner'
France has opened a probe to identify whether this man is indeed a relative of Toulouse gunman Mohamed Merah. Photo/AFP

France opens probe to identify 'Isis executioner'

France has opened a formal investigation into a video released by the Islamic State group purporting to show the execution of an Arab Israeli, which featured a French-speaking man. READ  

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