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France's jobless rate hits new record high
France's jobless rate just keeps creeping up. Photo: AFP

France's jobless rate hits new record high

The number of people out of work in crisis-hit France hit a new high in July, official statistics published on Wednesday showed, in another blow for President Francois Hollande. READ  

'I love business': French PM woos employers
French PM Manuel Valls is applauded by employer's union chief Pierre Gattaz. Photo: Eric Piermont/AFP

'I love business': French PM woos employers

A day after naming a new reformist cabinet French PM Manuel Valls faced members of the country’s powerful employers' union, who gave him a standing ovation after telling them "I love business" and that France and Germany needed to stay close. READ  

IN IMAGES: Artists unveil mechanical dragon
A famous French arts troupe has unveiled its 'dragon'. Photo: Jean-Sebastian Evrard/AFP

IN IMAGES: Artists unveil mechanical dragon

A legendary French artistic collective has raised the curtain on its latest outlandish creation: a massive fire breathing mechanical dragon that is headed for China. See photos and video of the beast here. READ  

Emmanuel Macron
Ten facts about France's economics whizzkid
Here are ten things you need to know about the man in charge of France's economy. Photo: Eric Piermont/AFP

Ten facts about France's economics whizzkid

From his elite education to a scandal involving a married teacher 20 years his senior, here's are ten things you need to know about France's 36-year-old Economy Minister, Emmanuel Macron. READ  

Parisian kicked off flight 'because he smelled'
A passenger was reportedly forced off an American Airlines plane because he smelled. Photo: Vincent Desjardins/Flickr

Parisian kicked off flight 'because he smelled'

An investigation is underway to see whether American Airlines may be guilty of discrimination after a passenger from Paris claims he was forced off a plane because he smelled. The airline denies the allegation. READ  

French chefs rebel over harsh online reviews
French chefs have launched a petition to stop angry online reviews. Photo: Cooking.

French chefs rebel over harsh online reviews

Left largely without recourse against what they claim to be "dishonest" online reviews, French hoteliers and restaurateurs have launched a petition to ban "insulting" or "defamatory" reviews. READ  

Liberation of Paris
IN IMAGES: Paris marks liberation from Nazis
French soldiers mark the 70th anniversary of the Liberation of Paris at the Town Hall in the French capital on Monday night. Photo: AFP

IN IMAGES: Paris marks liberation from Nazis

France's top leaders and many of its veterans gathered on a rainy Monday night to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Paris's liberation from four years of Nazi occupation during WWII. Here are some photo highlights. READ  

French go gaga for Game of Thrones baby names
French parents are names their kids after Game of Thrones characters. Photo: Screengrab/YouTube

French go gaga for Game of Thrones baby names

The international phenomenon "Game of Thrones" is such a big hit in France people are actually starting to names their kids after the fantasy series' characters. Joffrey and Mélissandre in particular are booming in popularity. READ  

Train kills Frenchman sleeping on rail tracks
A French was killed by a train as he slept on a set of rail trains. Photo: Cornelius Koelwijn/Flickr

Train kills Frenchman sleeping on rail tracks

A Frenchman was struck and killed by a train while he napped on a set of rail tracks after a night out drinking for a friend's birthday. READ  

Paris celebrates 70th anniversary of liberation
Paris is partying on Monday to mark its liberation during World War II. Photo: Patrick Kovarik/AFP

Paris celebrates 70th anniversary of liberation

Paris is putting on a dance on Monday night, just as it did seven decades ago, to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the City of Light from four long years of Nazi occupation. READ  

France vows to investigate migrant death
File photo: Francois Lo Presti/AFP

France vows to investigate migrant death

France vowed on Sunday to "shed light" on the circumstances surrounding the mysterious death of an Algerian migrant as he was being deported last week as Algeria called for "official and accurate" information. READ  

French trekker found dead in Greece
File photo: Shutterstock

French trekker found dead in Greece

A French woman who went missing two days earlier while trekking with her partner in a mountainous part of Crete was found dead on Sunday, police said. READ  

Wine doyenne de Rothschild dies aged 80
Philippine de Rothschild pictured in 2009. AFP Photo/Jean Pierre Muller

Wine doyenne de Rothschild dies aged 80

Philippine de Rothschild, the grande dame of Bordeaux wine and part-owner of the legendary Chateau Mouton Rothschild vineyard, has died aged 80, her estate said on Saturday. READ  

France blasts Germany for 'austerity policy'
French Minister for Economy Arnaud Montebourg. AFP Photo/Bertrand Guay

France blasts Germany for 'austerity policy'

French Economy Minister Arnaud Montebourg on Saturday criticised German austerity measures and warned France would no longer "be pushed around" by the EU's economic powerhouse. READ  

Football star set for court after headbutt
PSG's Thiago Motta (L) was left with a bloody nose after an incident with Brandao (R). Photo: AFP

Football star set for court after headbutt

VIDEO: SC Bastia's Brazilian striker Brandao was held in custody for several hours on Friday and will face charges following his headbutt on Paris Saint-Germain's Thiago Motta, a court source told AFP. READ  

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