France to ban Swiss pesticide as bee threat

France to ban Swiss pesticide as bee threat

The French government is to ban a pesticide made by Swiss giant Syngenta used in rapeseed cultivation that has been found to shorten bees' lifespan, Agriculture Minister Stephane Le Foll said on Friday.

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Man blocks ambulance ‘because he needed a cig’

Two brothers have been sentenced to eight months in jail after blocking an ambulance which was rushing a 7-year-old to hospital near Paris. One of the pair blamed his actions on the fact that he hadn't had his first coffee and cigarette of the day.

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Daughter finds remains of resistance fighter

A woman has discovered the remains of her father, a WWII Belgian resistance fighter, 68 years after he was shot by the Nazis.

Le Pen in fake Arabic pamphlet scandal

Le Pen in fake Arabic pamphlet scandal

Supporters of far right leader Marine le Pen have been distributing fake pamphlets in Arabic to discredit her opponent, far left leader Jean-Luc Melenchon.