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French government counts 8,300 'yellow vests' in latest protests

French government counts 8,300 'yellow vests' in latest protests

An estimated 8,300 people had turned out for "yellow vest" anti-government protests across France by 2pm, including 3,100 in Paris, the interior ministry said.

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Eurostar UPDATE: Gare du Nord queues ease but confusion surrounds French customs protest

Eurostar UPDATE: Gare du Nord queues ease but confusion surrounds French customs protest

Queues are easing at Gare du Nord, but Eurostar and the French customs union have come up with very different reasons why.

Alternative ways to stay in touch with your loved ones

Alternative ways to stay in touch with your loved ones

Moving abroad can be daunting, especially if you’re used to regularly seeing close friends and family. It might not be as easy to drop in for a cup of coffee but with a bit of effort you can maintain and even strengthen your relationships.

 
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Castorama and Brico Depot stores to shut in France

Castorama and Brico Depot stores to shut in France

The struggling DIY chain is closing 15 'underperforming' stores, including these 11 in France. Find out if a store new you is closing.

Take your senses on vacation in the extraordinary Dubrovnik Riviera

Take your senses on vacation in the extraordinary Dubrovnik Riviera

Imagine a destination that delights your every sense. One that presents a beautiful array of natural landscapes, where life's stresses and strains melt away in the heat of the golden sun.

 
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EXPLAINED: Rail services in rural France could soon be derailed

EXPLAINED: Rail services in rural France could soon be derailed

France will soon decide the fate of 9,000 kilometres of little used railway lines across the country. John Lichfield looks at whether there is any light at the end of the tunnel.

Why Europe's top talent still flocks to London

Why Europe's top talent still flocks to London

London has always had a certain allure that pulls in entrepreneurs from near and far. As one of the world’s most connected cities, a top financial centre and a multicultural melting pot, countless professionals from Europe and beyond are drawn to London like moths to a flame.

 
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The family benefits you can claim in France... but probably didn't know about
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The family benefits you can claim in France... but probably didn't know about

"Foreigners often don't realise they have access to family benefits in France."

What is the ‘Swedish dream’ and where can you find it?

What is the ‘Swedish dream’ and where can you find it?

Writer Paul Connolly explains why Sweden’s High Coast is home to the ‘Swedish dream’ and how moving there can help you to find life’s Swede spot.

 
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French president Macron warns of no-deal Brexit 'for sure' if British MPs reject May's deal

French president Macron warns of no-deal Brexit 'for sure' if British MPs reject May's deal

No vote in the British parliament 'will guide everybody to a no-deal Brexit for sure' said French President Emmanuel Macron.

10 surprising things you never knew about FrankfurtRheinMain

10 surprising things you never knew about FrankfurtRheinMain

Frankfurt isn’t as diverse as Berlin? It’s too sleepy to rival Hamburg’s raucous nightlife? It can’t rival Munich’s great outdoors? The German finance capital is often characterized as provincial. But a closer look shows that it has great things to offer.

 
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Why has France's birth rate dropped for a fourth year in a row?

Why has France's birth rate dropped for a fourth year in a row?

France has maintained its crown as Europe's most fertile country but that could soon be a thing of the past.

Is this MBA event the trick to launching your international career?

Is this MBA event the trick to launching your international career?

An MBA could be what you need to take the elusive next step in your career.

 
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PICTURE QUIZ: Can you name all these famous streets in Paris?

PICTURE QUIZ: Can you name all these famous streets in Paris?

Paris is full of streets that have their own unique charm, whether they're stunningly beautiful, played an important role in French history or have a quirky past of their own. But how many of them can you recognise? Take the quiz.

Why French high school students are also out on the streets

Why French high school students are also out on the streets

The 'yellow vests' might be getting most of the coverage but they aren't the only ones protesting in France at the moment, with French high school students jumping on the bandwagon to vent grievances of their own.

French Word of the Day: tiens

French Word of the Day: tiens

"Tiens, tiens, tiens" -- it's impossible to avoid this five letter word when you're in France - but be careful, it has more than one (very common) meaning.

'Work from your sick bed': The French plan to battle absenteeism

'Work from your sick bed': The French plan to battle absenteeism

Workers in France could soon be given a "work from home" prescription from a doctor.

How mastering the French language really messes up your English
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How mastering the French language really messes up your English

So you've mastered French, but now it's time to learn English all over again.

The downsides of living in a small town in France

The downsides of living in a small town in France

More people say they prefer to live in small French town than of France's big cities or the countryside but there are a few downsides when it comes to quality of life.

Australians in France: How many are there and where do they live?
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Australians in France: How many are there and where do they live?

There are a few thousand Australians in France and probably a few more we don't know about. Here's where you're most likely to find them.

Myth or reality: A Parisian tells the truth about those Paris clichés

Myth or reality: A Parisian tells the truth about those Paris clichés

Paris comedian Julie Collas sets the record straight about a few of the clichés around Parisians and the city they inhabit.

Readers reveal: The best and worst things about life in Lyon

Readers reveal: The best and worst things about life in Lyon

Known as the 'gastronomic capital of France', Lyon is the country's third largest city. We asked our Lyon-based readers to tell us the best - and worst - things about living and working in the city.

'Custody' wins big at French film awards

'Custody' wins big at French film awards

'Custody', a film about domestic violence and a divorced couple's battle over their son, was the big winner at the "French Oscars" -- the Cesars -- on Friday, where veteran US actor and director Robert Redford was presented with an honorary award.