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Europe takes France to task over disputed dam
Police clash with protesters at the disputed Sivens dam in south western France. Photo: Florine Galeorn/AFP

Europe takes France to task over disputed dam

The European Commission launched legal action against France on Wednesday over a controversial dam project that saw a young protester killed by a police grenade last month. READ  

High heels bring out best in men: French study
Women wearing high heels have a positive effect on men, says a French scientist. Photo: Shutterstock

High heels bring out best in men: French study

Men are more likely to be inspired to help women who are wearing high heel shoes, a French scientist has concluded after carrying-out a first-of-its-kind study. READ  

French parents 'forced child to eat faeces'
The court heard how the couple had treated the children 'like animals'. Photo: Vasileios Karafillidis/ Shutterstock

French parents 'forced child to eat faeces'

A French court has sentenced a couple to two years in prison for abusing their two young sons, repeatedly punishing them with brutal methods and at one point, forcing one of them to eat his own excrement. READ  

France set for warmest year since 1900
France is set for its warmest year since 1900. But it may not be time to celebrate. Photo: Shutterstock

France set for warmest year since 1900

France looks set to record its hottest year since 1900 with average temperatures in the first ten months of the year the highest for over a century. Only a very cold December would stop records being broken. READ  

Expat couple found shot dead in southern France
The village of Fabas where the couple lived. Photo: Google Streetview

Expat couple found shot dead in southern France

Police in south-western France are investigating after an expat couple from Britain were found shot dead at their home by the cleaner. READ  

Paris: Botched jewellery heist at Cartier store
One of the alleged men who tried to rob a Cartier store sits handcuffed surrounded by police. Photo: Kenzo Tribouillard

Paris: Botched jewellery heist at Cartier store

Two men with an AK-47 robbed a Cartier jewellery store near Paris's Champs-Elysées on Tuesday, leading to a police chase and a brief hostage-taking when they sought refuge in a hair salon. READ  

Frenchman develops scented flatulence pills
Christian Poincheval, the man behind the scented-flatulence pills. Photo: Pilulepet.com

Frenchman develops scented flatulence pills

A Frenchman may have come up with the perfect solution to one of life's major problems after he claimed to have invented a pill that makes bodily gases smell like roses and chocolate. READ  

French pensioners in hospital 'suicide pact'
The tragedy has reignited France's heated debate on assisted suicide and euthanasia. File photo: Jazz Beaunola/flickr

French pensioners in hospital 'suicide pact'

In what was an apparent suicide pact, an 84-year-old man entered the hospital ward of his 82-year-old terminally ill wife and shot her before turning the gun on himself. The tragedy has reignited France’s debate on assisted suicide. READ  

Paris pollution: 'Like a room with eight smokers'
This air in Paris was the same as being in a room with eight smokers. Photo: AFP

Paris pollution: 'Like a room with eight smokers'

Although the City of Light has a lot to offer its visitors, fresh air isn’t one of them. At its worst, pollution in Paris is as bad as being stuck in a 20-square-metre room with eight smokers, a report showed on Monday. READ  

How French women have changed in last 30 years
A report reveals how the lives of French women have changed over the years. A woman in Paris: Shutterstock

How French women have changed in last 30 years

Less need to get married and less desire to fulfill their partner's sexual needs. These are just two ways women in France have changed in the last 30 years, according to a new report. READ  

Irate Frenchman stabs pet owner over dog poo
A gardener ended up in court after seeing red over dog poo. Photo: Jon Worth/Flickr

Irate Frenchman stabs pet owner over dog poo

It seems not everyone in France can put up with dogs fouling the pavements. One irate gardener has ended up in court after confronting a dog owner and allegedly stabbing him after his animal left a deposit. READ  

Trierweiler justifies book: 'Hollande mistreated me'
Valérie Trierweiler in an interview with the BBC. Photo: Screengrab: BBC

Trierweiler justifies book: 'Hollande mistreated me'

Valérie Trierweiler, François Hollande’s former girlfriend, has been speaking to British media about her life as the unofficial first lady and how it all fell apart. We've gathered together a few of the juiciest extracts from her interviews. READ  

French city bans billboards from streets
Grenoble in south-eastern France has banned all street advertising. Photo: AFP/Pierre Andrieu

French city bans billboards from streets

The eastern French city of Grenoble has become the first city in Europe to ban all commercial street advertising. The city's Green mayor says the commercials will be replaced with trees and community noticeboards. READ  

Down's syndrome man gets 30k birthday cards
Manuel Parisseaux was sent an incredible 30,000 birthday cards from all around the world, thanks to his mother. Photo: Screengrab from Facebook

Down's syndrome man gets 30k birthday cards

When the French mother of a man with Down's syndrome put out a call on Facebook for her friends to send her son a card for his 30th birthday, she could never have imagined what happened next. READ  

Armed Isis Islamist 'grew up in French village'
Demonstrators protesting against Isis. Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP

Armed Isis Islamist 'grew up in French village'

One of three Kalashnikov-wielding Islamists seen burning their French passports in an Islamic State propaganda video this week grew up in a small village in southern France, the mayor said Saturday. READ  

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