Bayern Munich backs Ribéry over sex charges

Bayern Munich backs Ribéry over sex charges

Bayern Munich have given their backing to embattled France winger Franck Ribéry, after he and compatriot Karim Benzema were sent for trial for allegedly soliciting an under-age prostitute.

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Amiens in riot clear-up as France asks ‘why?’

The northern French city of Amiens on Wednesday began a costly clean-up after two nights of rioting that left France again asking itself what to do about marginalised urban neighbourhoods that have regularly erupted into violence in the past decade.

Catholics mark festival with anti-gay prayer

Catholics mark festival with anti-gay prayer

French Catholics marked the Assumption holiday on Wednesday with prayers focused on the family and children that were designed to underline the Church's opposition to gay marriage.

Party across the Adriatic with InterRail
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Party across the Adriatic with InterRail

If you thought InterRail was all about trains - well you would almost be right - but many journeys also involve ferries. Now, to mark the 40th anniversary of the InterRail Pass, travellers are taking to the water.

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Woman ‘fell from cliff’ before Channel swim

A woman whose body was found washed up on a beach near Calais region is thought to have fallen from a cliff while changing to swim across the channel.

Burger tooth ‘belonged to woman eating it’

Burger tooth ‘belonged to woman eating it’

A tooth found in a burger, which lead to a year-long investigation of a factory and supermarket, has been shown to have belonged to the woman who was eating it.

Sun creams ‘protect less than they claim’

Sun creams ‘protect less than they claim’

A new French study into sun creams has put into question how much consumers can trust the factor given on the front of the bottle.

Paris finally falls for ‘love locks’

Paris finally falls for ‘love locks’

They say you can't beat City Hall, but Paris authorities who once took a dim view of the thousands of "love locks" adorning the bridges of the Seine river have had a change of heart.

‘Quiet night’ in Amiens after riots

‘Quiet night’ in Amiens after riots

Police in the northern French city of Amiens have reported that Tuesday night was "very quiet", with no repeat of Monday nights riots that left 16 police officers injured, a school severely damaged by fire and a sports centre destroyed.