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'Political interventions before World Cup votes'
Fifa President Sepp Blatter. Photo: AFP

'Political interventions before World Cup votes'

According to Fifa president, Sepp Blatter, French and German presidents applied political pressure prior to the 2018 and 2022 World Cup votes READ  

Champagne awarded World Heritage status
A champagne vineyard in Villenauxe-la-Grande, near Epernay, eastern France. Photo: Alain Julien/AFP

Champagne awarded World Heritage status

The historic vineyards and wine cellars of the Champagne region, where the world's most famous sparkling wines are produced, as well as Burgundy vineyards were listed as a World Heritage site by UNESCO on Saturday. READ  

Calais migrants' crisis
Migrants disrupt Channel Tunnel traffic in Calais
Migrants climbing into the back of a lorry in Calais, northern France. Photo: Philippe Huguen / AFP

Migrants disrupt Channel Tunnel traffic in Calais

Traffic along the Channel Tunnel connecting Britain and France was disrupted late Friday night when dozens of migrants attempted to enter restricted areas of the tunnel in Calais, officials said. READ  

Greece crisis
Varoufakis accuses creditors of 'terrorism'
Greek Finance Minister, Yanis Varoufakis. Photo: John Thys/AFP

Varoufakis accuses creditors of 'terrorism'

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis accused Athens' creditors of "terrorism" in an interview published on Saturday, a day before Greeks vote in a high-stakes referendum on their bailout. READ  

French pensioner freed after 'sex with pony'
This is not the pony involved in the story. Photo: Steve lodefink/Flickr

French pensioner freed after 'sex with pony'

A 74-year-old Frenchman who was caught in the act of having sex with a pony this week has walked free after escaping punishment, French media has reported. READ  

What France might look like in the year 2050
If you thought this week’s record-breaking heatwave was a one-off then think again. Photo: Dominique Faget/AFP

What France might look like in the year 2050

A science magazine's predictions for what France will be like in the year 2050 sound a little like scenes from a disaster movie, well at least for those who love Bordeaux wine. The Local takes a closer look. READ  

'No error' over faulty breast implants: court
Lawyer Laurent Gaudon (R) and his clients who received the faulty implants at the start of the trial in 2013. Photo: Gerard Julien/AFP

'No error' over faulty breast implants: court

A French appeals court on Thursday found German safety standards body TUV had "fulfilled its obligations" in certifying breast implants that were found to be faulty and sparked a worldwide scare. READ  

French are happier than Brits, study suggests

French are happier than Brits, study suggests

If numerous previous studies and surveys are to be believed, the French are a morose bunch suffering from a "collective depression". But a new study suggests the French may have been misunderstood. READ  

GPS helps blind French hikers cross mountains
Photo: Frederick Florin/AFP

GPS helps blind French hikers cross mountains

Five hikers, all blind or partially-sighted, crossed a mountain range in eastern France last week thanks to an innovative GPS system that developers hope can help millions of people with vision problems. READ  

Heatwave alert extended as France sizzles in sun
A man freshens up in a public fountain in Lyon. Photo: AFP

Heatwave alert extended as France sizzles in sun

France's weather agency has extended the summer weather warnings, as an intense heatwave spread further across the country on Tuesday. READ  

What's on in France: Ten things to do in July
A festival goer at the Eurockéenees in Belfort. Photo: AFP)

What's on in France: Ten things to do in July

Summer has well and truly arrived in France, so we've collected ten of the best opportunities for you to make the most of it. READ  

Swathes of France on alert over heatwave
France is seeking to avoid a repeat of 2003, when a heatwave killed 15,000 mostly elderly people. Photo: AFP

Swathes of France on alert over heatwave

Weather warnings were issued for much of France on Monday, with the country set to swelter amid an "intense heatwave" for the rest of the week. READ  

French terror suspect 'denies religious motives'
A French flag and flowers are placed on the fence of the Air Products gas factory where the head of the decapitated man was found last week. Photo: AFP

French terror suspect 'denies religious motives'

The Frenchman who confessed to decapitating his boss before crashing his vehicle into a gas factory in an attempted suicide attack has denied he was driven by religious motives, sources claim. READ  

How to keep cool during France's heatwave
Soaking up the sun in French holiday hotspot Nice. Photo: AFP

How to keep cool during France's heatwave

Here's how to keep cool as the mercury soars during this week's heatwave in France. And don't forget your pets! READ  

France says 40 imams deported for hate speech
People pray at the Mosque of Villefontaine. Photo: AFP

France says 40 imams deported for hate speech

France has deported 40 foreign imams for "preaching hatred" in the past three years, a quarter of them since the January terror attacks in Paris, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said on Monday. READ  

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