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Should this be the new Metro map for Paris?
Photo: Constantine Konovalov

A new (unofficial) redesign of the Paris Metro map has just been released... and it's pretty impressive.

France lets widow have child with dead husband's sperm
An illustration of intracytoplasmic sperm injection. Photo: Wellcome Images/Flickr

A French court has ruled that the semen of a dead man can be used for artificial insemination.

French tax cops barred from using Google to probe Google
Photo: AFP

Investigators were not able to use Google to help them probe Google.

Five free smartphone apps to help you find petrol in France
Photo: CAFNR/Flickr

Looking for petrol in France? Here's how to find it with the help of your smartphone.

Google invokes free speech in French fine appeal
File photo: Philippe Huegen/AFP

"Local laws can't dictate what French Internet users can see."

French groups sue Twitter and Facebook for allowing abuse
Photo: Karen Bleier/AFP

"It's a mystery whether moderating teams in social media are actually working."

Paris turns up pressure on Airbnb cheats
Photo: AFP

Here's how Paris wants Airbnb cheats to turn themselves in, or perhaps their neighbours will.

Soon you can be free of annoying cold calls in France
Photo: CAFNR/Flickr

Sick of getting cold calls? France has some good news for you.

Cap on EU roaming charges set to kick in
Photo: zoetnet/Flickr

EU mobile users will soon be calling from Alicante to Zagreb at lower prices.

Paris police to invest in drones to boost security
A BRI officer works with a drone during an operation. Photo: Miguel Medina/AFP

It's the latest in a slew of moves to step up security in Paris.

Giraffe dung to be used to heat homes in France
Photo: Valerie/Flickr

Manure from giraffes at a zoo in France will soon be warming homes in the local area.

French TV is about to change: What you need to know
Photo: AFP

French television is majorly stepping up its game tonight. Here's what you need to know.

Low-cost option launched for Paris-Brussels trains
Photo: Lars Steffens/Flickr

Fancy travelling between Paris and Brussels for just €10?

France responds to avalanche deaths with new app
Photo: AFP

The new smartphone app is launched amid a particularly tragic winter season.

France could fine Apple €1m unless it hacks smartphones
Photo: AFP

France could hit Apple and Google with €1 million fines if the tech giants fail to help authorities hack into terrorists' smartphones.

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