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French singer Soko haunted by 'dark visions'
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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
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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
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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  

French teens charged for defacing Jewish graves
Photo: Frederick Florin/AFP

French teens charged for defacing Jewish graves

Five teenagers were charged on Wednesday with vandalising hundreds of Jewish graves in a suspected anti-Semitic act that has shocked France. READ  

France to host another US fast food giant
A meal from the US burger chain. Photo: James/Flickr

France to host another US fast food giant

Despite their reputation for being the kings of gastronomy, the French love their fast-food and particularly when it comes from across the pond. And now another burger giant is on its way. READ  

Timeline - Anti-Semitic attacks
France's sorry record of anti-Semitic attacks
Firemen and a rescuers evacuate a dead person after the French-Jewish delicatessen restaurant Jo Goldenberg was attacked rue des Rosiers in Paris in 1982. Photo: AFP

France's sorry record of anti-Semitic attacks

French President François Hollande was forced once again to reassure the country’s Jewish population on Monday after the latest in a long line of shocking anti-Semitic acts in recent years. From restaurant bombings to kidnap and torture, here's a recap of the worst incidents. READ  

Did Hollande's lover get protection over 'threats'?
French actress Julie Gayet. Photo: AFP

Did Hollande's lover get protection over 'threats'?

French President François Hollande has come under fire after a magazine revealed his lover has been jetting about France in a "state-owned car" along with her own bodyguards. France's finance minister has suggested it could have been prompted by something sinister. READ  

Paris Olympics 2024?
What an Olympic Games in Paris would look like
Beach volleyball in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower? Photo: Istvan/Flickr

What an Olympic Games in Paris would look like

Does beach volleyball under the Eiffel Tower sound good? Talk of Paris potentially hosting the Olympics in 2024 is heating up in France - but how would the City of Light organise the Games? Here's what the experts are proposing. READ  

From knives to dog poo: Ten French superstitions
What do the French get superstitious about?

From knives to dog poo: Ten French superstitions

While the French might not fear Friday the 13th like in other countries, they remain a superstitious bunch. To avoid you mistakenly bringing any bad luck to your French friends here's some Gallic superstitions you need to be aware of. READ  

Eiffel Tower: World's most popular selfie spot
The Iron Lady tops the list of the best selfie locations. Photo: bmcdermott/Instagram

Eiffel Tower: World's most popular selfie spot

The Eiffel Tower has been revealed as the most popular spot in the world to take a "selfie"... and it wasn't the only spot in Paris to make the top ten. READ  

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