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Jewish store re-opens after Paris terror attack
French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve (2nd left) was among those attending the reopening of Hyper Cacher on Sunday. Photo: AFP

Jewish store re-opens after Paris terror attack

The Jewish supermarket in Paris attacked by a jihadist gunman linked to the shootings at Charlie Hebdo magazine in January re-opened on Sunday. READ  

'Zoolander' stars bring laughs to Paris catwalk
Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson bring out the Blue Steel look. Photo: AFP

'Zoolander' stars bring laughs to Paris catwalk

Derek Zoolander and male model rival Hansel made catwalk appearances for Valentino's show at the Paris Fashion Week on Tuesday, setting off a surprised roar of applause and laughter. READ  

'Ça va ma jolie?': Sexism rife in French offices
"Elle est pire qu'un homme" just one of the sexist terms women in France are victims of. Photo: sexism photoShutterstock

'Ça va ma jolie?': Sexism rife in French offices

A French minister says everyday sexism, such as "calling women by their first names", is "unacceptable" after being handed a report detailing how 80 percent of women working in France are victims of chauvinism. READ  

France 'violates treaty on smacking children'
France is in violation of a treaty because it doesn't fully ban smacking. Photo: Shutterstock

France 'violates treaty on smacking children'

A top European human rights watchdog gave France a stern telling off on Wednesday ruling that the country was in violation of a European treaty because it did not fully ban the smacking of children. READ  

French job agency offers vacancies for porn stars
Did French porn star Jade Laroche, seen posing here at Cannes find a job through the Pôle Emploi? Photo: AFP

French job agency offers vacancies for porn stars

Who says there are no jobs in France? France's national employment agency Pôle Emploi has been ridiculed after publishing a job advert from a company looking for male and female porn actors, who've "dreamed about becoming stars". Beginners are welcome to apply. READ  

Appeal in France to identify lost children
These two children were found by a homeless man wandering around Nice train station. Photo: AFP

Appeal in France to identify lost children

Authorities in the southern French city of Nice have launched an urgent witness appeal to try to identify two children found wandering around a train station by a homeless man last week. READ  

France to resist new call to ban smacking of kids
France will resist calls to ban smacking, despite criticism from human rights body. Photo: AFP

France to resist new call to ban smacking of kids

The French government says it will resist pressure for it to bring in an outright ban on smacking children, despite the fact it is set to be condemned by Europe’s top human rights body for failing to clearly outlaw corporal punishment. READ  

French singer Soko haunted by 'dark visions'
Photo: Francois Guillot/AFP

French singer Soko haunted by 'dark visions'

Soko wakes up every couple of hours each night. Recently it's because she has friends staying over, and she's a self-conscious sleeper. But for much longer Soko has been consumed by dark, vivid visions. READ  

The official guide on how to be cool in Paris
One of France's ultimate cool icons - Brigitte Bardot - sharing a hint on how to be cool. Photo: Laura Loveday/Flickr

The official guide on how to be cool in Paris

Speaking backwards, hanging out in hidden bars, and picking up a seriously unhealthy addiction. These are among the habits that young Parisians told The Local were the ultimate secrets to being cool in the City of Light. READ  

Amnesty scolds France over Roma policy again
A woman stands in a Roma camp in Ivry-sur-Seine, southern Paris. Photo: AFP

Amnesty scolds France over Roma policy again

France's treatment of its Roma community has once again come under fire in a new report from Amnesty International, which also takes aim at authorities for biased investigations into allegations of police violence. READ  

'Hot men' on Paris Metro go viral on Instagram
A selection of the 'hottest' men on the Paris Metro. Photo: MecsMetroParis/Instagram

'Hot men' on Paris Metro go viral on Instagram

A new Instagram account is quickly going viral in France for its voyeuristic snapshots of "handsome" Parisian men riding the Metro. READ  

Guest blog - La Différence
The little things that make France so different
One thing that makes France different according to our guest blogger are the showers not attached to the wall. Photo: Shower photo

The little things that make France so different

How different really is France to your home country? Often it's the small things that matter. Our guest blogger Christopher Cooley, based in Bordeaux, has picked out a few of the things that have caught his eye, beyond the shape of the bread and the price of the wine. READ  

Drunk guests force Paris farm show to close early
A bovine feature of last year's Agriculture Fair in Paris. Photo: AFP

Drunk guests force Paris farm show to close early

Organizers at the Paris's annual Agricultural Fair have decided to cut short the key night-time show after past years have seen drunken visitors pestering the animals. READ  

Paris: Victim reports Chelsea fans to police
Photo: Paul Nolan/Chelsea

Paris: Victim reports Chelsea fans to police

The man who was repeatedly pushed off the Paris Metro by Chelsea fans amid racist chanting has reported the incident to police, claiming that the international attention gave him courage to take action. READ  

Infidelity ads pulled after French Catholics protest
Photo: Shutterstock

Infidelity ads pulled after French Catholics protest

Infidelity doesn't normally cause a stir in France, if the stereotype is to be believed, but it certainly has among a Catholic organisation, which has successfully forced several ads for an extra-marital affairs dating site to be removed. READ  

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