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Angry French women shame gynos on Twitter
French women shame gynecologists on Twitter. Gynaecology photo: Shutterstock

Angry French women shame gynos on Twitter

French women fed up with inappropriate comments or behaviour from gynaecologists have taken to Twitter in their thousands to vent their spleen. READ  

French welfare spending 'not sustainable'
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French welfare spending 'not sustainable'

As France topped the latest global rankings for welfare spending, the analyst behind the report tells The Local, France’s much admired welfare system is simply unsustainable. 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  

Fewer foreigners gain French citizenship
Less than 100,000 people became French citizens in 2012. Photo: Shutterstock

Fewer foreigners gain French citizenship

While more and more foreigners are being naturalized across the EU, the same cannot be said in France where for the first time since 2002 the number of people granted French citizenship has fallen under the 100,000 mark. READ  

Paris and Disneyland hit by wave of pram thefts
Paris has been hit by a wave of pram thefts. Pram photo: Shutterstock/Antos777

Paris and Disneyland hit by wave of pram thefts

Hundreds of couples have been left pram-less in Paris and at Disneyland Paris in the past few months as thieves nab their costly strollers to cash in on them online. READ  

Paris votes against new 'Triangle Tower'
At a height of 180m (590 feet), the proposed pyramid would be the third-tallest building in the capital. Photo: Tour Triangle

Paris votes against new 'Triangle Tower'

Paris City Council has voted against the construction of a controversial triangular tower, however the ballot may be thrown out over concerns that some councillors violated the secret vote. READ  

Angry French taxi drivers 'attack' Uber user
The woman claims a taxi driver threw an object at her head when she attempted to get into the Uber vehicle. A French taxi: Shutterstock

Angry French taxi drivers 'attack' Uber user

A student returning home after celebrating her birthday claims she was attacked by a mob of angry taxi drivers after choosing the rival private chauffeured car service Uber over their services, French media reported Monday. READ  

City of Love? Seven Paris myths debunked
Is Paris really a city full of lovers? Photo of lovers in front of the Eiffel Tower: Shutterstock

City of Love? Seven Paris myths debunked

Ah, Paris: a city of lovers, American-haters, Vogue models and well-groomed men. Or is it? Here, recent arrival Lindsey Johnstone debunks (and confirms) a few much-peddled myths about the city. READ  

The best Anglo clubs for expats in France
English Mums is a Lyon-based group offering a variety of different activities for English-speaking families. Photo: www.english-mums.com

The best Anglo clubs for expats in France

Fortunately for Anglos searching for a little bit of home, there are tons of clubs in France that are organised for and by English speakers. Here are some of our favourites. READ  

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Find your fabulous gift at Debenhams

Find your fabulous gift at Debenhams

Christmas stockings, fluffy cushions, or ornaments for the tree…whatever you’re looking for, you can find the fabulous gift at Debenhams. Bring the classic holiday shopping experience to you. READ  

Baby in French town swallows dad's cannabis
The father admitted that the baby had ingested some of his cannabis accidentally. Cannabis photo: Shutterstock

Baby in French town swallows dad's cannabis

A ten-month-old baby was rushed to hospital on Monday after ingesting a lump of cannabis belonging to her father, in the south-eastern French town of Vienne. READ  

Why are French office workers so unsatisfied?
What makes French workers so unsatisfied? Photo: Shutterstock.

Why are French office workers so unsatisfied?

The French are some of the most unsatisfied office workers in Europe according to a new survey and it's all due to their colleagues making too much noise. However a separate survey suggests it's a rather different issue that annoys them. READ  

Women in France forced to pay hidden 'pink tax'
Do French supermarkets have an “invisable women’s tax” added to goods and services targeted at women? Woman shopping: Shutterstock

Women in France forced to pay hidden 'pink tax'

France's finance ministry has vowed to investigate after angry female consumers launched an online petition to protest against the difference in prices between identical products targeted towards men and women, a phenomenon dubbed the "pink" or "woman" tax. READ  

QUIZ: Find out how French you've become
So how French do you think you are? Photo: Frenchman: Shutterstock

QUIZ: Find out how French you've become

It's impossible to be an expat in France without turning a little bit French. Take our quiz and find out where you land on the Frenchiness scale. READ  

Broadcasts cut as fire ravages French radio HQ
A massive fire cut broadcasting for many of France's public radio stations. Photo: France Bleu

Broadcasts cut as fire ravages French radio HQ

A massive fire ripped through the Paris building that houses studios for some of France's public radio stations, prompted broadcasts to be abruptly cut off. It's unclear what sparked the blaze. READ  

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