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'Ten reasons the French can be proud of France'
Ten reasons why the French can be proud of France, (according to the government).Photo: AFP

'Ten reasons the French can be proud of France'

France has come in for a harsh criticism recently whether it's from British CEOs or budget chiefs in Brussels and Berlin. But the government has taken it upon itself to hit back by publishing ten reasons to be proud of the country. How many do you agree with though? READ  

Scandal forces another Hollande minister to quit
Kader Arif was a junior minister for veteran affairs. Photo: Alain Jocard/Pool/AFP

Scandal forces another Hollande minister to quit

A junior French minister resigned on Friday as a scandal implicating him in the awarding of lucrative public contracts to members of his family hit President François Hollande's Socialist government with another bruising. READ  

France gets a new map, but what's the point?
France is to get a new map, but what is the point of it all? Photo: Philippe Huguen/AFP

France gets a new map, but what's the point?

After a long and passionate debate about reducing the number of France's regions, the National Assembly finally voted for a new map with 13 regions this week. But after all the fuss, what's the point of the reform and is there any point to France's regions? READ  

Holiday camp staff fired for mock jihadist killing
The photos were allegedly taken at a holiday camp on the island of Groix. Photo: Jeanne Menj

Holiday camp staff fired for mock jihadist killing

Four entertainers working at a holiday camp for children in north-western France, have been suspended from their posts and reported to police after they photographed themselves re-enacting a jihadist execution. READ  

Football
Six charged in French match-fixing probe
François Gery, lawyer of the president of French L1 football club Caen Jean-Francois Fortin, answers journalists' questions at a Paris Courthouse on November 20th. Photo: Matthieu Alexandre/AFP

Six charged in French match-fixing probe

Six people, including the presidents of Ligue 1 side Caen and Ligue 2 Nimes, were charged on Thursday in connection with a match-fixing inquiry that has rocked French football. READ  

French remain fearful of taking public transport
Could music make you feel safer on public transport in France? Photo: AFP

French remain fearful of taking public transport

Tourists heading to Paris are often warned about the perils of the capital’s Metro and train systems. And they not the only ones to be fearful because half of French passengers also say they feel unsafe when using public transport. READ  

Paris has five of Europe's priciest shopping streets
Paris is home to five of Europe's most expensive shopping streets. Photo: Tilemahos/Flickr

Paris has five of Europe's priciest shopping streets

With high-end stores and expensive restaurants wherever you look, the Champs-Elysées has been named the priciest shopping street in Europe. Paris had another four in the top 10. READ  

EU budget bill: 'The UK's loss is France's gain'
Michel Sapin (right) says the UK will be weaker if it leaves the EU. Photo: AFP

EU budget bill: 'The UK's loss is France's gain'

France’s finance minister Michel Sapin sent a message to British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday saying that the UK would end up weaker if it left the EU. He also pointed out that the €2.1 billion budget bill sent by Brussels to London had benefited France. READ  

Two migrants burn to death in back of truck
File photo of migrants trying to board a truck hoping it will take them to the UK. Photo: AFP

Two migrants burn to death in back of truck

Two migrants burned to death in northern France on Wednesday evening when the truck they were travelling in went up in flames at a ferry terminal near the city of Dunkirk. READ  

A portrait of modern France in ten stats
Here's a portrait of modern France in ten stats. Photo: Shutterstock

A portrait of modern France in ten stats

From an explosion in the number of homeless people to the number of French people descended from migrants - here's ten stats that give a portrait of the modern France. READ  

The French just don't do cute cats, says Buzzfeed
The French just don't do cute cats it seems. Photo: Shutterstock

The French just don't do cute cats, says Buzzfeed

The French are immune to the charms of cute cats and prefer politicians, at least when it comes to sharing stories online. That's according to the all-conquering viral news and entertainment website BuzzFeed anyway. READ  

French government to reopen spanking row
Will France ever ban the spanking of children? Photo: Shutterstock

French government to reopen spanking row

The French government intends to reopen the debate this month about whether the country should ban the spanking of children with the minister calling for "education without violence". Brussels wants France to outlaw the use of corporal punishment. READ  

Ride-sharing: Man drugs women with chocolates
Ride sharing: French driver allegedly sexually assaulted women after drugging them with chocolate. Photo: Shutterstock

Ride-sharing: Man drugs women with chocolates

A French driver in a ride-sharing scheme has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting numerous female passengers after drugging them with chocolates containing anti-anxiety medication. READ  

Trierweiler to break her silence... in the UK
Valérie Trierweiler will break her silence on her book about François Hollande when she visits the UK this week. Photo: Frederick Florin/AFP

Trierweiler to break her silence... in the UK

After disappearing from view following the publication of her tell-all memoir in France, Valérie Trierweiler, the former girlfriend of the French President, is making her comeback – but on the other side of the English Channel. READ  

Head of AmCham France is target of blackmail
Clara Gaymard, president of the American Chamber of Commerce in France has been the subject of blackmail attempts, reports say. Photo: AFP/Mychelle Daniau

Head of AmCham France is target of blackmail

Clara Gaymard, president and CEO of General Electric France and president of the American Chamber of Commerce in France has filed a complaint after being the target of blackmail. READ  

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