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Harrowing search at Alps plane crash site goes on
The search continues in the French Alps. Photo: French Interior Ministry/Twitter

Harrowing search at Alps plane crash site goes on

French authorities have released images of the traumatic and painstaking search for victim body parts among the wreckage of the Germanwings plane that crashed in the Alps. Investigators are also hunting for the second black box. READ  

Paris: Iron Lady to dim lights for Earth Hour
The Eiffel Tower will momentarily lose its sparkle to mark Earth Hour. Eiffel Tower photo: Shutterstock

Paris: Iron Lady to dim lights for Earth Hour

It may be known as the City of Light but on Saturday evening even Paris and its most famous monument the Eiffel Tower will go dark to mark Earth Hour. Parisians will then have to dance for the Iron Lady to be restored to its glittering glory. READ  

Islamophobia in France
Pregnant Muslim woman attacked in France
Muslim women protest about France's decision to ban the veil. Photo: AFP

Pregnant Muslim woman attacked in France

A headscarf-wearing Muslim woman in her final month of pregnancy was violently assaulted in southern France this week, in what has been labelled an Islamophobic attack. READ  

Marion Cotillard to take Joan of Arc to New York
French actress Marion Cotillard performs in Joan of Arc. Photo: AFP

Marion Cotillard to take Joan of Arc to New York

French actress Marion Cotillard will play Joan of Arc with the New York Philharmonic in a production of Arthur Honegger's oratorio, the orchestra announced on Thursday. READ  

Alps Plane Crash
Police search co-pilot's home in Germany
Photo:DPA

Police search co-pilot's home in Germany

UPDATED: The co-pilot of the doomed Germanwings plane refused to open the cockpit door and seemed to "want to destroy the plane", a French prosecutor has said. DPA reported police are investigating his home. READ  

French baker forced to remove 'racist' cakes
The baker must now remove the controversial cakes from his bakery. Photo: CRAN

French baker forced to remove 'racist' cakes

A court in the French Riviera on Thursday ordered a French cake maker to remove cakes from his bakery after he was accused of inciting racial hatred and the cakes branded "obscene". READ  

Alps Plane Crash
Revealed: Final minutes of Germanwings flight
The interior of an Airbus A320. Photo: Daniel Mennerich/Flickr

Revealed: Final minutes of Germanwings flight

Officials have revealed exactly what was said in the cockpit in the final minutes of the Germanwings plane that crashed in the French Alps, killing 150. READ  

Paris: France mulls lifting ban on casinos
Casino photo: Shutterstock

Paris: France mulls lifting ban on casinos

Could casinos soon make an appearance in Paris? A government report will look at the possibility of introducing the banned establishments into the capital after a series of scandals involving gambling clubs in the city. READ  

Alps Plane Crash
What we know about the Germanwings co-pilot
Andreas Lubitz, who is suspected of crashing the Germanwings plane into the French Alps. Photo: Twitter

What we know about the Germanwings co-pilot

Here's what we know about the Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, who French prosecutors suspect deliberately crashed the plane into the French Alps, killing all 150 on board. READ  

Alps Plane Crash
What happened to pilots in Germanwings crash?
A helicopter flies at the scene of the crash site in the French Alps. Photo: AFP

What happened to pilots in Germanwings crash?

After it emerged that a pilot was locked out of the cockpit as Germanwings flight 4U9525 crashed and killed 150 on board, speculation has swirled as to what exactly happened in the moments before the disaster. READ  

Leaders of world cities in Paris for climate change
A smoggy day at the Sacre-Coeur Basilica in the Montmartre district of Paris. Photo: AFP

Leaders of world cities in Paris for climate change

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo will be among dozens of European city leaders in the French capital on Thursday to pledge a commitment to climate change. READ  

Alps Plane Crash
'Usable' audio recovered from plane's black box
French President Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and Spain's PM Mariano Rajoy. Photo: AFP

'Usable' audio recovered from plane's black box

French air investigators confirmed on Wednesday that they have succeeded in extracting a "usable" audio file from the cockpit recorder in which voices can be heard. READ  

French ditch pet hate to welcome doggy bags
Is there a place for doggy bags in French dining culture? Photo: Ipwrangler/Roland/Flickr

French ditch pet hate to welcome doggy bags

Long snubbed as the risible trademark of boorish Anglo-Saxon diners, the doggy bag is set to make its appearance in France, a top restaurant body said on Wednesday. READ  

Arson attack targets far-right Town Hall in France
The town of Hénin-Beaumont has beenthe scene of various anti-National Front protests. Photo: AFP

Arson attack targets far-right Town Hall in France

Vandals started a fire in a town hall run by the far-right National Front party in northern France on Wednesday morning. The words "Charlie is dead" and "Ben Laden" were also daubed on the building. READ  

Ex-L'Oreal boss wins bid to close stinky chip shop
The chip stand in front of the residential buildin

Ex-L'Oreal boss wins bid to close stinky chip shop

A French court ordered the closure and demolition of a chip stand on Tuesday as demanded by former L'Oreal boss Lindsay Owen-Jones, who complained its frying odours were stinking up his luxury ski apartment. READ  

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