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Ten of Mont Blanc's deadliest accidents
Here are 10 of Mont Blanc's deadliest accidents in recent years. Photo: Jean-Pierre Clatot/AFP

Ten of Mont Blanc's deadliest accidents

With 20 climbers having died on Mont Blanc already this summer, the reputation of Europe's highest mountain as one of the world's deadliest has only been strengthened. Here's a look at some of the worst accidents in recent years. READ  

France to increase support to Iraqi Kurds
Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters rest on the front line in Bashiqa, a town 13 kilometres north-east of Mosul on August 12th, 2014. Photo: Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP

France to increase support to Iraqi Kurds

France has said it would boost support to Kurdish fighters battling Islamic State militants, while Germany will send four planes with humanitarian aid to Kurds in northern Iraq on Friday. READ  

Investing in Paris
12 reasons to invest in Paris and seven not to
Why do investors come to Paris? And what they complain about. Photo: Shutterstock

12 reasons to invest in Paris and seven not to

Chiara Corazza, whose job it is to attract foreign investors to Paris, lists the reasons why international companies should back ventures in the French capital despite the country's economic woes. She also tells us about the things they complain about. READ  

Steward 'sexually abused' scared passenger
A Malaysia Airlines steward has been held in Paris for allegedly sexually assaulting a passenger who was scared of flying. Photo: Shutterstock/AFP

Steward 'sexually abused' scared passenger

A Malaysia Airlines cabin crew member has been detained in France over allegations that he sexually assaulted a passenger who was scared of flying with the disaster-prone airline. READ  

Versailles pickpocket steals €10k from tourist
A Chinese tourist at the Chateau de Versailles lost €10k to a pickpocket. Photo: Kenzo Tribouillard/ AFP

Versailles pickpocket steals €10k from tourist

Chinese tourists have once again proved rich pickings for thieves in Paris when one visitor tothe Chateau de Versailles lost a staggering €10,500 when thieves rifled through his pockets. Chinese tourists have been warned not to carry wads of cash. READ  

Investing in France
'France gets a bad image, the reality is different'
"France gets a bad image from the foreign press, the reality is investors will make money", says the woman whose job it is to attract them. Photo: Pablo Porciuncula/AFP

'France gets a bad image, the reality is different'

Enticing foreign investors to France appears a thankless task right now given all the economic doom and gloom, but the woman whose job is to do just that, insists the image presented by the Anglo media is far from the reality. READ  

France to supply arms to Iraqi Kurds 'within hours'
An Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighter takes position on the front line. The Kurdish fighters will be helped by the supply of French arms. Photo: Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP

France to supply arms to Iraqi Kurds 'within hours'

France has taken a decision to deliver weapons to Kurdish forces fighting Islamic extremists in Iraq, President Francois Hollande announced on Wednesday. The arms will be delivered "in the coming hours". READ  

TOURISTS BEHAVING BADLY
French tourist caught in Pompeii brothel romp
An erotic fresco at Pompeii. Photo: Be My Ken

French tourist caught in Pompeii brothel romp

They wanted to enact a fantasy said to be very much in fashion in Pompeii: having sex in the ancient city’s red light district. But that dream was soon put to bed after the threesome – one Frenchman and two Italian women – was caught in the act. READ  

Ukraine crisis
Hollande tells Putin of his 'grave concerns'
Ukrainian troops have moved in on Donetsk, the largest city in eastern Ukraine, pounding neighbourhoods with shelling. Photo: Anatoli Stepanov/AFP

Hollande tells Putin of his 'grave concerns'

French president François Hollande expressed his "grave concerns" on Tuesday to Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin over the "unilateral" Russian humanitarian mission in Ukraine. READ  

WWII Anniversary
The 'forgotten' invasion of southern France
US troops take part in the allied landings in the south of France. Photo: Greudin/wikimedia commons

The 'forgotten' invasion of southern France

Friday August 15th will mark the 70th anniversary of the allied landings on the beaches of southern of France. Anita Rieu-Sicart looks back at a crucial operation, dubbed "The Forgotten Campaign", that is often overlooked because of the Normandy landings. READ  

France calls on EU to arm Iraqi Kurds
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has suggested that weapons could be supplied to Iraq's Kurds. Photo: Gali Tibbon/AFP

France calls on EU to arm Iraqi Kurds

France’s Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has called on European nations to "mobilize" and to respond to the “call for help” by arming Iraqi Kurds against radical Islamist fighters. READ  

Kalashnikov photo stunt concerns French cops
A man pulls out a fake Kalashnikov during a pro-Gaza demo in Paris at the weekend. Photo: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP

Kalashnikov photo stunt concerns French cops

An investigation was opened at the weekend after a photos emerged of a man, dressed in army gear symbolically pointing a Kalashnikov rifle at children during a pro-Palestinian demo in Paris. READ  

'I'm Mitterrand's son', Swedish politician claims
Hravn Forsne, the 25-year-old bidding to become a Swedish MP who says he's the son of François Mitterand. Photo: Moderaterna

'I'm Mitterrand's son', Swedish politician claims

A 25-year-old man running for a seat in Swedish parliament revealed on Friday that he's the son of former French president François Mitterrand, who was well-known for his extramarital affairs. READ  

 French cities among world's 'most unfriendly'
Three French cities in the top ten of the world's least friendly! Surely that's a bit harsh. Photo: Peshkova/ Shutterstock

French cities among world's 'most unfriendly'

The latest global travel survey has been fairly harsh on some of France's most famous destinations. The annual poll for the most unfriendly cities in the world features three French ones in the top ten. You might be surprised at which ones. READ  

Iraq: France pledges 'support' to fight jihadists
President François Hollande has pledged support to fight Islamists in Iraq. Photo: AFP

Iraq: France pledges 'support' to fight jihadists

France has pledged to back the forces fighting Islamist militants in the Iraq on the same day US president Barack Obama authoritized air strikes against jihadists to prevent "a genocide" READ  

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