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Riviera trade group: 'Leave Saudis alone'
The beach is located just below the Saudi king’s Riviera villa in Vallauris. Photo: Valery Hache/ AFP

Riviera trade group: 'Leave Saudis alone'

After weeks of uproar over a decision to let the Saudi royals “privatise” a public beach on the French Riviera, a trade group has pleaded for locals to calm down and leave the Middle Eastern visitors alone. READ  

Migrant dies in botched Eurotunnel crossing
Ten migrants have died at the Calais post in the past two months. Photo: AFP

Migrant dies in botched Eurotunnel crossing

French authorities said on Thursday that a migrant had died from head injuries suffered in a weekend attempt to cross the Channel into England, bringing the number of such deaths to ten since June. READ  

British press bashes France over Calais crisis
The British press is blaming France for the situation in Calais. Photo: Philippe Huguen/ AFP

British press bashes France over Calais crisis

British tabloids combined two of their favourite themes in covering the Calais migrants controversy Thursday -- French bashing and railing against the government response to illegal immigration. READ  

Réunion's plane debris to be probed in France
Policeman and gendarmes with the piece of unidentified aircraft found in the coastal area of Saint-Andre de la Reunion. Photo: AFP

Réunion's plane debris to be probed in France

UPDATED: Plane wreckage that washed up on a tiny Indian Ocean island will be sent to France for investigation, as hopes mounted Thursday the mysterious object could unlock the riddle of missing flight MH370. READ  

Nazi tombstone stolen from Normandy cemetery
The grave of Nazi SS tank commander Michael Wittmann at La Cambe cemetery. Photo: David Zelden / Wikimedia Commons.

Nazi tombstone stolen from Normandy cemetery

The gravestone of a formidable Nazi SS tank commander has been stolen from a German cemetery in the small Normandy town of La Cambe, municipal sources said on Tuesday. READ  

Guest blog - Strikes
French leaders should be more like French parents
Farmers stand next to carrots dumped during a November protest in southern France. Photo: AFP

French leaders should be more like French parents

The French government needs to take a leaf out of the book of the nation's fabled disciplinarian parents when it comes to dealing with rebellious strikers, argues Martin Dixon director of the Franco-British Chamber of Commerce and Industry. READ  

Swiss left red-faced in French water debacle
The Lac des Rousses in the French Jura. Photo: Wikimedia Commons / Francois FC

Swiss left red-faced in French water debacle

The Swiss army has officially apologized to France after taking water from a lake in the French Jura without permission. READ  

French police seize six tonnes of cannabis
The hashish haul was among the biggest in years for French police. File photo: AFP

French police seize six tonnes of cannabis

French police discovered nearly six tonnes of cannabis resin, known as hashish, in a villa in the southern city of Marseille and arrested three men, the interior ministry said on Monday. READ  

Swiss army nabs French water to give to cows
Cows can drink up to 150 litres of water per day.

Swiss army nabs French water to give to cows

The Swiss army is in trouble with French authorities after it used water from a French lake to help hydrate thirsty Swiss cows. READ  

French farmers block German, Spanish trucks
French farmers block a motorway in France to demonstrate against low market prices. Photo: Philippe Desmazes / AFP.

French farmers block German, Spanish trucks

UPDATED: French farmers said on Monday they had blocked and turned back as many as 300 trucks importing food from Germany, the latest protest against a fall in food prices. READ  

Tour de France 2015
Froome defies abuse to win Tour de France
Nairo Quintana (L) shakes hands with the UK's Christopher Froome prior to Saturday's twentieth stage of the Tour De France. Photo: Lionel Bonaventure/AFP

Froome defies abuse to win Tour de France

Britain's Chris Froome overcame suspicion, cups of urine, spit and abuse to claim his second Tour de France title on Sunday. READ  

Hot air balloons in world record flight in France
The balloons included one designed as a French chateau. Photo: Jean-Christophe Verhaegen / AFP

Hot air balloons in world record flight in France

Four hundred thirty-three hot air balloons lifted off from an air base in eastern France on Sunday and soared straight into the record books. READ  

Police fire on car driven at Tour de France barrier
The Place de la Concorde in Paris. Photo: AFP / Ludovic Marin

Police fire on car driven at Tour de France barrier

French police opened fire Sunday at a car which smashed through a security barrier in central Paris close to the finishing line of cycling's Tour de France, a police source said. READ  

Water-bombers dousing Bordeaux forest fire
Photo: Mehdi Fedouach / AFP

Water-bombers dousing Bordeaux forest fire

Water-bombers were called in on Saturday to try to contain a forest fire burning on the western outskirts of Bordeaux that has prompted dozens of evacuations including from a psychiatric facility, authorities said. READ  

New measures to stop migrant deaths in Calais
A police officer sprays tear gas to migrants trying to access the Channel Tunnel. Photo: AFP

New measures to stop migrant deaths in Calais

After the death of another two UK-bound migrants were reported on Friday, French authorities have come up with a number of measures to improve security in Calais in the hope of preventing more. READ  

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