placeholder image

French nuclear incident ‘is over’: safety agency

An incident caused by a blast at a nuclear site in the south of France Monday in which one person died "is over", its regulator the national Nuclear Safety Authority said.  

Live blog: France nuclear blast

Live blog: France nuclear blast

The Local is updating live after a blast at a nuclear plant in southern France left one person dead and four injured on Monday.

placeholder image

One dead in French nuclear blast

The French government sought to play down fears of a radioactive leak after the explosion Monday at a nuclear site in the south of France in which at least one person died.

placeholder image

French skipper killed after pirate attack

Pirates who attacked a yacht in the Gulf of Aden killed its French skipper before abandoning it, a source close to the family said on Sunday, the day after the dead man's wife was found unharmed.  

placeholder image

Gangs clash in Mulhouse after mosque wedding

Violence broke out in the eastern town of Mulhouse over the weekend after rival gangs fought street battles, leaving at least six people injured including four police officers.

placeholder image

Women stage noisy protest at DSK home

Any chance of a peaceful Sunday were ruined for Dominique Strauss-Kahn when a group of around 300 people, mostly women, arrived outside his apartment in Paris' chic Place des Vosges to make a noisy protest.

French police interview DSK over alleged assault

French police interview DSK over alleged assault

French police were on Monday interviewing ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn as part of their inquiry into the alleged attempted rape of a journalist in a Paris flat in 2003, his lawyers said.

placeholder image

Coach Lievremont lashes out at lacklustre French

Coach Marc Lievremont's outburst at some of his players for the way they performed in the win over Japan has unearthed fault lines in his squad that threaten to undermine France's World Cup campaign.

placeholder image

French diplomat injured by shark

A 30-year-old French diplomat based in Papua New Guinea was airlifted to a hospital in Australia on Monday after being attacked by a shark while kite-surfing.

Lawyer claims Chirac took ‘briefcases of cash’

Lawyer claims Chirac took ‘briefcases of cash’

African leaders gave former French president Jacques Chirac and his prime minister Dominique de Villepin briefcases full of cash, notably to finance election campaigns, a former aide alleged on Sunday.

placeholder image

French banks face downgrade threat

There are fears that France's three largest banks may have their credit ratings cut this week by ratings agency Moody's, according to reports over the weekend.