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French farmers' protests caused 650,000 euros' damage
  • Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:32

Protests by farmers on the Toulouse ringroad this month caused damage that will cost 650,000 euros to clear up, the authorities have announced. More d...

New French migrant law faces stormy debate in parliament
  • Tue, 20 Feb 2018 22:32

The new migrant law will be presented to French President Emmanuel Macron's cabinet on Wednesday ahead of parliamentary debates that promise to be sto...

French politician and Holocaust survivor Simone Veil set for Panthéon burial
  • Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:34

Simone Veil, who died last year aged 89, will receive the rare honour of a burial on 1 July at the Panthéon in Paris. france-RFI

French Press Review 20 February 2018
  • Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:40

The death of a musician and a sporting victory interest the papers today. There's advice for German Social Democrats and you can find out where to pla...

France to grow wolf packs despite farmers' anger
  • Tue, 20 Feb 2018 06:48

The French government announced Monday that it will allow the wolf population to grow 40 percent over the next five years, resisting pressure from far...

Hunter shot dead during wild boar hunt in France
  • Tue, 20 Feb 2018 00:40

A 60-year old man has been shot dead while hunting wild boar in southeastern France in an incident which once again spotlights the country's problem w...

France to allow 40 wolves to be killed in 2018
  • Mon, 19 Feb 2018 22:37

Up to 40 wolves may be shot in France this year, the goverment announced on Monday when it unveiled a plan for the protected species that has failed t...

Iraq to deport French female jihadist after sentence served
  • Mon, 19 Feb 2018 20:38

An Iraqi court on Monday ordered the release of a French female jihadist sentenced to seven months in prison for entering the country illegally, sayin...

French Press Review 19 February 2018
  • Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:43

The government's plans for immigration come under fire, even from its own ranks. Italian MPs are caught out fiddling their accounts. france-RFI

French Alps avalanche kills father, 11-year-old daughter
  • Mon, 19 Feb 2018 16:42

A father, 43, and his 11-year-old daughter died on Sunday when an avalanche swept them away while they were skiing in the French Alps. france-RFI

Court recommends rape charges in case over sex with 11-year-old girl
  • Mon, 19 Feb 2018 10:44

A French court said Tuesday that a 29-year-old man on trial for having sex with an 11-year-old girl must face rape charges, declaring itself incompete...

France Media Monde CEO steps down
  • Mon, 19 Feb 2018 09:19

The president and CEO of France Media Monde (FMM), the media group that includes Radio France Internationale, France 24 and MCD Doualiya, has been obl...

Stolen million-euro cello returned to French musician after Facebook appeal
  • Mon, 19 Feb 2018 04:47

A rare 18th century cello, which was stolen at knifepoint on February 15 from an award winning-musician outside her Paris home, was returned on Saturd...

Ukip's Farage in video address to new French Europhobe party
  • Sun, 18 Feb 2018 22:45

British Eurosceptic Nigel Farage was to address the first national congress of the Patriots, a new French party that has split from the far-right Nati...

Martin Fourcade takes gold in biathlon Mass Start, becoming France's greatest Winter Olympian
  • Sun, 18 Feb 2018 20:37

Already the world's top-ranked biathalete, Martin Fourcade became France’s most successful Winter Olympian of all time on Sunday by taking a gold me...

French weekly magazines review 18 February 2018
  • Sun, 18 Feb 2018 16:39

Cars in space, the French president's poll slump and the plight of the Rohingya all interest the French magazines this week. france-RFI

'Daesh landlord', accused of sheltering Paris attackers, cleared of charges
  • Sun, 18 Feb 2018 14:50

A man who rented his flat to Islamic State jihadists was found not guilty Wednesday in the first trial stemming from the 2015 Paris attacks that left ...

Remains of 'little Maelys' found after disappearing from wedding
  • Sun, 18 Feb 2018 13:04

French police have found the remains of an eight-year-old French schoolgirl who vanished from a wedding in the Alps last August. france-RFI

French Press Review 17 February 2018
  • Sun, 18 Feb 2018 11:01

Both Liberation and Le Monde lead their weekend editions with the results of a study that should concern a majority of us. And there's also a look at ...

French court says man who had sex with girl, 11, must face rape charges
  • Sun, 18 Feb 2018 06:56

A French court said Tuesday that a 29-year-old man on trial for having sex with an 11-year-old girl must face rape charges, declaring itself incompete...

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