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British woman bites off French reveller's thumb
The incident took place on the streets of Brest, western France. Photo: Andrew Nash/Flickr

British woman bites off French reveller's thumb

A fight outside a nightclub in a town in western France took a turn for the bizarre when a woman from the UK reportedly bit a local woman's thumb clean off. READ  

Cannes Film Festival
Cannes judges were too France-friendly: Italians
Italian directors Nanni Moretti (L), Paolo Sorrentino (C) and Matteo Garrone (R) all walked away empty handed from Cannes. Photos: AFP

Cannes judges were too France-friendly: Italians

Three of Italy's most acclaimed film directors left Cannes empty-handed at the weekend, prompting criticism of the festival's "Francophile" judges in the Italian press. READ  

French baker 'tried to kill girlfriend with rolling pin'
Photo: Freeimages

French baker 'tried to kill girlfriend with rolling pin'

A baker has been arrested near the southern French city of Nice for allegedly attempting to kill his waitress girlfriend with a rolling pin, prosecutors said on Monday. READ  

Brexit
Brits abroad will get to vote in EU referendum
UK Prime Minister David Cameron, who has announced that UK citizens living abroad for less than 15 years will be allowed to vote in the EU referendum. Photo: Ben Stansall/AFP

Brits abroad will get to vote in EU referendum

British nationals who have been living abroad for less than 15 years will be allowed to vote in the EU referendum, while EU citizens in the UK will have no say on whether the UK stays in the European Union. READ  

French refugee thriller wins Cannes Palme d'Or
Jacques Audiard (C) poses with Sri Lankan actress Kalieaswari Srinivasan (L) and Sri Lankan actor Jesuthasan Antonythasan during a photocall after he was awarded with the Palme d'Or. Photo: AFP

French refugee thriller wins Cannes Palme d'Or

A French thriller spotlighting the plight of traumatised refugees building new lives, "Dheepan", captured the Cannes Film Festival's Palme d'Or top prize on Sunday. READ  

French man calls in bomb alert to delay plane
Photo: Kenzo Tribouillard / AFP

French man calls in bomb alert to delay plane

French police have arrested a man who called in a false bomb alert to an airport to delay his girlfriend's flight because she was in danger of missing it, prosecutors said on Sunday READ  

Eurovision 2015
As it happened: Sweden wins Eurovision 2015
Måns Zelmerlöw becomes the sixth act from Sweden to win Eurovision. Photo: AFP

As it happened: Sweden wins Eurovision 2015

Sweden won the 60th Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday night, thanks to 28-year-old Måns Zelmerlöw. Read our highlights from the night, with insights from our reporting team across Europe. READ  

Cannes race wide open on eve of awards
Cate Blanchett in Cannes. Photo: Valery Haché/AFP

Cannes race wide open on eve of awards

The competition for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival wraps up Saturday with a clutch of favourites jockeying for one of global cinema's most coveted prizes. READ  

Waterloo: Why is it still taboo for the French?
A Waterloo reenactment. Photo: AFP

Waterloo: Why is it still taboo for the French?

France stood accused this week of "sulking" because it failed to nominate any high-ranking official to attend the gigantic commemoration for the 200-year anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. READ  

Paris couple found in flat with throats slit
Photo: AFP

Paris couple found in flat with throats slit

A woman, who was reportedly pregnant, was found dead with her throat slit in a Paris apartment on Friday while her partner was left in a critical condition. An electric sander was found running beside their bodies. READ  

Homes in northern France shaken by quake
The quake was felt across the Channel in the northern French departement of Pas-de-Calais. Photo: France's Central Bureau of Seismology (BCSF)

Homes in northern France shaken by quake

The tremors from a 4.4 magnitude earthquake were felt in northern France early on Friday morning, prompting several worried calls to the emergency services. READ  

Airport taxis
Fixed fares: Do Paris taxi drivers have a point?
Paris taxis are set to have a flat rate for airport trips. Photo: AFP

Fixed fares: Do Paris taxi drivers have a point?

Paris cab drivers protested on Thursday after new government plans were announced to introduce flat rates from the airports into the city centre. But maybe the famously unpopular cabbies have a point this time. READ  

French drug dealers offer customer loyalty cards
It's not quite free but drug dealers in Marseille are rewarding their regular cannabis customers. Photo: Dave H/Flickr

French drug dealers offer customer loyalty cards

Drug dealers in southern France have turned heads after handing out loyalty cards for their customers. But not everyone is amused. READ  

Police snare France's 'Robin Hood' cashier
Robin Hood Cashier worked at an Auchan store near Lyon. Photo: AFP

Police snare France's 'Robin Hood' cashier

A woman who worked on a supermarket checkout in eastern France has been caught after "forgetting" to scan items for her less well-off customers, with police swooping in when she sold a computer for just €10. READ  

Islamist held for stalking Charlie Hebdo chief
Police have been on high alert since the January attacks in Paris. Photo: AFP

Islamist held for stalking Charlie Hebdo chief

Two men, one with links to Islamic extremism, have been questioned by police after they were reported to have been watching the home of one of the surviving members of Charlie Hebdo staff. READ  

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