Solar plane on final leg of intercontinental flight

Solar plane on final leg of intercontinental flight

The Swiss sun-powered aircraft Solar Impulse took off from south-western France on Tuesday on the final leg of its first intercontinental trip that took it from Europe to North Africa and back.

French police recover paralympian’s stolen limb

French police recover paralympian’s stolen limb

French police have saved the day for a long jumper planning to take part in the London Paralympics after the athlete had his prosthetic arm stolen by a pair of assailants, officials said Tuesday.

Fish allowed to ‘come and go as they please’

Fish allowed to ‘come and go as they please’

A court in Nantes has ruled that fish should have the right swim in rivers freely, outlawing the use of man-made devices to control their movements.

Toddler found out alone while mother parties

Toddler found out alone while mother parties

A three-year-old boy was found wandering round the town of Valence, near Lyon, and his one-year-old brother was left home alone while his mother was at a party this weekend.

Our meat could be next: Minister fights California foie gras ban

Our meat could be next: Minister fights California foie gras ban

France has ruled out going to the World Trade Organisation but will continue to oppose a ban on French speciality foie gras, a minister said on Monday.

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Summer gigs pull crowds to French wine country

Fresh air, fine wine and world-class performers are pulling the crowds to Bordeaux's wine country for an ever-rising number of summer jazz and classical concerts in the French region.