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Paris Opera ejects woman for wearing veil
The Paris Opera at Bastille, where a woman wearing the veil was expelled during a performance. Photo: Anne Carol/Flickr

Paris Opera ejects woman for wearing veil

France will urgently update its law around the wearing of full face veils in public after it emerged a veiled female spectator was told to leave the Paris Opera during a performance of La Traviata. READ  

Fear of 'armed clowns' grips northern France
Reports of armed clown attacks have sparked a panic in Northern France. Photo: Shutterstock

Fear of 'armed clowns' grips northern France

There was both panic - and a good deal of skepticism - in several small towns in northern France this week after students reported they had been followed or threatened by an armed clown in three separate incidents. READ  

France to cut child benefit for most well-off
France to cut family allowances for the country's most well-off. Photo: Shutterstock

France to cut child benefit for most well-off

France continued its drive to make cuts in welfare spending this week with the government announcing that family allowances will be reduced for the country’s most well-off couples. READ  

Ebola: French nurse 'tests negative' in Paris
The hospital where the nurse is being treated. Photo: Thomas Samson/AFP

Ebola: French nurse 'tests negative' in Paris

UPDATED: A nurse who treated an Ebola patient in France was admitted to hospital on Thursday due to concerns she may have contracted the disease. However the latest reports suggest she has tested nagative for the virus. READ  

Macholand: A French uprising against sexism
This ad from Casual Dating is in the line of fire of France's new online uprising against sexism. Photo: Casual Dating

Macholand: A French uprising against sexism

Three feminists who'd decided they’d had enough of sexism in French media, politics, and advertising, have created a website to encourage a collective Gallic uprising against male chauvinism. READ  

The view from La Rue
Can France fight binge drinking with new laws?
Is France right to crackdown on binge drinking with prison sentences and fines? Photo: Shutterstock

Can France fight binge drinking with new laws?

France announced plans to combat binge drinking among young people this week but are prison sentences and hefty fines for inciting people to “drink until drunk” the right way to go? The Local gauged the opinion among Paris’s youth. READ  

GALLERY
IN PICTURES: The life of migrants in Calais
Here is a look inside the migrant crisis on France's northern coast. Photo: Joshua Melvin/The Local

IN PICTURES: The life of migrants in Calais

The some 2,000 migrants congregated at the French port of Calais have created their own city while they wait for their chance to smuggle themselves to Britain. Here is a look inside their difficult and fascinating world. READ  

Topless 'sextremist' fined for wax Putin attack
This Femen activist was hit with a hefty fine for stabbing a statue of Vladimir Putin. Photo: AFP

Topless 'sextremist' fined for wax Putin attack

A 'sextremist' Femen activist was fined over €6,000 for stabbing a wax statue of Russian president Vladimir Putin during one of the topless protests in Paris that her group has become famous for. READ  

Drunk doc downed vodka before fatal Caesarean
An anaesthetist has admitted to drinking before a procedure that left a British expat dead in France. Photo: Iroz Gaizka/AFP

Drunk doc downed vodka before fatal Caesarean

An anaesthetist has admitted to being under the influence of alcohol during a botched procedure that left a British expat dead during child birth in France. The doc told police she needs vodka so she doesn’t shake. READ  

French cops find 8kg of ecstasy in tins of pickles
French police thought two men were carrying a few too many pickles. Photo: Violeta Z/Flickr

French cops find 8kg of ecstasy in tins of pickles

Drugs smugglers ended up in a pickle in France this month when customs agents searched their car and found nearly 27,000 ecstasy tablets smugglers hid in 13 cans of gherkins. It may sound like a joke, but it didn't end up that way for the two suspects. READ  

In Focus - Calais crisis
Calais migrants: A daily struggle to get to Britain
A day in the life of Calais migrants. Photo: AFP

Calais migrants: A daily struggle to get to Britain

Everyday scores of desperate migrants risk their lives trying to smuggle themselves from the French Port of Calais to the UK on board trucks. The Local observed how they do it and what daily life is like for them. READ  

French nurses suffer ‘cruel lack of Ebola’ info
A French nurses' union says its members are 'cruelly' uninformed about Ebola. Photo: AFP

French nurses suffer ‘cruel lack of Ebola’ info

A top French nurses union says government silence has resulted in a dangerous lack of information for healthcare workers on how to deal with an Ebola outbreak in France. READ  

French cinemas pull US horror film after violence
An American horror flick has prompted violence in French cinemas. Photo: Screengrab/YouTube

French cinemas pull US horror film after violence

A string of French cinemas have cancelled showings of new American horror form "Annabelle" after violence has repeatedly broken in the audience. READ  

In Focus - Calais crisis
Calais migrants: 'We're not wanted in France'
Why are Calais migrants so desperate to get to the UK rather than seek asylum in France? Photo: AFP

Calais migrants: 'We're not wanted in France'

Thousands of migrants are camped out in the French port of Calais from where they will risk their lives to try to get to the UK. But why don't they want to stay in France? The Local went to Calais to find out why. READ  

Ex-prostitute walks 800 km in protest
An ex-prostitute, center, walked 800 km to protest government delays in penalizing sex workers' clients. Photo: Lionel Bonaventure/AFP

Ex-prostitute walks 800 km in protest

A woman who used to work as a prostitute walked some 800 kilometers in an effort to push the French government to carry out a stalled plan to crackdown on the clients of sex workers. READ  

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