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Teens suspected of French website attacks
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Teens suspected of French website attacks

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Hollande basks in good vibes from Swiss visit
Swiss president Sommaruga with Hollande. Photo: DFJP

Hollande basks in good vibes from Swiss visit

French President François Hollande may be having difficulties in his own country but he received a generally warm response during his historic two-day visit to Switzerland. READ  

Mourners march for murdered French girl
Chloe's mother, centre, is joined by other mourners in Calais on Thursday. Photo: AFP

Mourners march for murdered French girl

UPDATED: There was anger and shock in Calais on Thursday as around 5,000 mourners marched in the name of Chloé, the nine-year-old French girl, who was raped and murdered by a Polish man this week. READ  

Mutilated body found in France 'likely elderly Brit'
Photo: AFP

Mutilated body found in France 'likely elderly Brit'

The mutilated body of what police believe may be a missing elderly British woman was found "in two different areas" of a southern French region where she lived, prosecutors said on Thursday. READ  

Heart trouble puts Jean-Marie Le Pen in hospital
A picture taken on March 23rd 2014 in Nanterre shows French far-right Front National (FN) founder and honorary President Jean-Marie Le Pen. Photo: AFP

Heart trouble puts Jean-Marie Le Pen in hospital

The elderly founder of France's far-right National Front, Jean-Marie Le Pen, was hospitalized on Thursday for what he said was a "small heart problem", just days after a bitter spat with his daughter. READ  

Sexual harassment rife on Paris trains
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Sexual harassment rife on Paris trains

France's High Council on equality has penned a report urging the government to crack down on sexual harrassment on public transport, after a survey it carried out returned shocking responses from Parisian women. READ  

Marine Le Pen makes Time 'influential' list
Marine Le Pen waves during a public meeting on March 17th 2015 in Le Pontet, southern France. Photo: AFP

Marine Le Pen makes Time 'influential' list

Marine Le Pen, the far-right National Front leader bidding to be France’s next president, is one of the world’s top 100 global influencers, according to Time Magazine. READ  

New book: Le Corbusier was 'out-and-out fascist'
Swiss-French architect Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, better known as Le Corbusier. Photo: AFP

New book: Le Corbusier was 'out-and-out fascist'

Revelations that one of the world's most famous modern architects, Le Corbusier, was a "fascist" with links to France's WWII collaborationist Vichy regime have been published just ahead of a major Paris exhibition of his work. READ  

Charlie Hebdo attacks
Cartoonist's book slams 'Islamophobia swindlers'
Charb answers questions in front of the offices of Charlie Hebdo after they were destroyed by a petrol bomb attack in November 2011. Photo: AFP

Cartoonist's book slams 'Islamophobia swindlers'

"One day, for a laugh, I will have to publish all the threats I received at Charlie Hebdo," French cartoonist Charb wrote in a book he finished just two days before being killed by jihadist gunmen. READ  

Major hacker heist hits French state TV
TV5Monde's general director Yves Bigot (C) and France Télévisions group president Remy Pflimlin (R) attend a meeting on April 9th 2015 at the Culture Ministry in Paris, about the large-scale hacking o

Major hacker heist hits French state TV

Hackers bypassed insufficient safeguards to make off with data on 100,000 contacts held on French state TV computers, broadcasters said on Wednesday. READ  

In figures
Population snapshot for France's new regions
A picture taken in Paris on May 17, 2014 shows a close-up view of central France's administrative regions on a French map, with the logo of the Auvergne region, which has since merged with Rhône-Alpes

Population snapshot for France's new regions

Statistics agency Insee has just released its yearbook for France and its territories, which for the first time takes into account the country’s redrawn regional map. The Local took a look at the numbers. READ  

France stands by choice of gay Vatican envoy
France's President Francois Hollande shakes hands with his chief of Protocol Laurent Stefanini (R) in December 2012. Photo: AFP

France stands by choice of gay Vatican envoy

UPDATED: France said on Wednesday it was sticking by its choice to send a gay diplomat to the Vatican despite three months of silence from the Holy See over the appointment. READ  

More French women than men lured by Isis
More women are feared to be getting lured by the call of Isis. Photo: AFP

More French women than men lured by Isis

More young women from France are being targeted to join radical Islamist group Isis than their male counterparts, new figures show, with experts suggesting that the shift is a result of gender-targeted propaganda. READ  

Wolves go on killing spree in French village
The attack took place in this village in south-eastern France. Photo: Jacques Munch/AFP

Wolves go on killing spree in French village

Residents of a village in the French Alps awoke to carnage this week after wolves killed almost two dozen sheep in an attack that took place just metres from the mayor’s house. READ  

SwissLeaks scandal
Nina Ricci heiress gets prison term for tax fraud
Arlette Ricci, heiress to French fashion designer Nina Ricci's estate, leaves the Paris courthouse after an interruption on her trial on tax fraud in February. Photo: Loic Venance/AFP

Nina Ricci heiress gets prison term for tax fraud

A Paris court on Monday sentenced Nina Ricci's heiress to a year in prison and handed her a million-euro fine for tax fraud, in the first ruling against a famous figure in the SwissLeaks scandal. READ  

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