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EXPLAINED: Rail services in rural France could soon 2019-03-19 18:39:05France will soon decide the fate of 9,000 kilometres of little used railway lines across the country. John Lichfield looks at whether there is any lig

The family benefits you can claim in France... 2019-03-19 17:20:23As a parent living in France with one or more children you may have access to many, many different kinds of family benefits out there. Here's our gui

In numbers: How the homeless population of Paris 2019-03-19 17:17:11The number of people sleeping rough on the streets of Paris is on the rise, according to the second ever homelessness census to take place in the Fren

No-deal Brexit: UK vows to cover health costs 2019-03-19 14:40:05The British government has moved to try to reassure the tens of thousands of retired Britons across the EU by agreeing to cover the costs of their hea

Pope refuses resignation of French cardinal convicted of 2019-03-19 10:30:42The Pope has rejected the resignation of France's top cardinal, who has been convicted of a cover-up over child sexual abuse.

Drones and UV spray: French police to get 2019-03-19 08:59:45French police are to be issued with new high-tech equipment to help in their battle against violent protesters and looters. But will it be enough?

France says uncertainty around Brexit delay is 'unacceptable' 2019-03-19 07:51:30France's Europe Minister has described ongoing uncertainty around any Brexit delay as "unacceptable".

Only in France: French president spends eight hours 2019-03-19 07:04:00French president Emmanuel Macron has broken a personal record by spending an astonishing eight hours debating with a group of 60 intellectuals and sci

Paris tops ranking of world's most expensive cities 2019-03-19 05:58:08Paris has climbed to the top of the world's priciest cities to live in - beating Geneva and Copenhagen, and tying with Hong Kong and Singapore.

Tell us what things are actually cheap in 2019-03-19 05:52:45Paris is an expensive place - but does it have to be? We'd like our readers -- who know the French capital -- to tell us what you can get here for ve

Schools, transport, hospitals: How Tuesday's national strikes in 2019-03-19 04:34:14Several unions, including the hard left CGT union, called for a national day of strikes and demonstrations on Tuesday in France, with large numbers of

Eurostar passengers face five-hour queues in Paris as 2019-03-19 03:55:03Eurostar continued to warn people not to travel through Paris and London on Tuesday as the ongoing work-to-rule protest by French customs officers con


Complaint filed with UN to force France to 2019-03-18 17:05:14Two leading French lawyers have filed a complaint with the UN Committee against torture (CAT) to order France to bring back children from camps in nor

French language and Francophonie week underway 2019-03-18 16:35:17Seventy countries around the world are hosting events to promote and celebrate the French language over the coming days as part of the French language

Paris police chief replaced after weekend riots 2019-03-18 16:31:46The head of police in Paris is to be replaced following another weekend of riots that saw shops and restaurants torched and looted on the Champs-Elys&

Eye on France: More yellow vest violence in 2019-03-18 11:31:45After another weekend of yellow vest violence and disorder, notably in central Paris, the French papers are dominated by pictures of street fighting a

Education week to combat anti-Semitism and racism 2019-03-18 09:49:46All this week schools, universities, sports clubs and cultural centres will be holding events in France aimed at combatting anti-Semitism and racism.

French government under fire after Champs Elysées rampage 2019-03-18 09:27:05The French government is under pressure to take tough action after Saturday’s violent Yellow Vest protest in Paris during which dozens of shops,

French cardinal Barbarin to tender resignation to pope 2019-03-18 04:04:00French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, who received a six-month suspended jail sentence for failing to report sex abuse by a priest under his authority, i

Pre-Brexit strikes bring Eurostar to a standstill in 2019-03-17 13:57:47Eurostar trains from Paris to London were hit by cancellations and "severe delays" on Sunday as French customs officers staged work-to-rule industri

Yellow Vests: French divided over ransacking of elitist 2019-03-17 08:05:15France has seen mixed reaction to a resurgence of Yellow Vest violence that erupted Saturday. Images of protesters proudly posing for photos in front

Court stops football-crazy parents naming their child 'Griezmann 2019-03-16 13:29:04A football-mad couple in south-west France have been barred from naming their son "Griezmann Mbappe" after two of the stars of France's World Cup-w

Yellow Vests: spur of violence as protests gain 2019-03-16 08:55:31Some 32,300 protesters demonstrated in France for the 18th weekend of Yellow Vest protests, according to the Ministry of Interior. In Paris, violence

Climate change, social justice and Yellow Vests - 2019-03-16 06:42:50Protests for action on climate change will continue in France on Saturday with tens of thousands expected to join the 'March of the Century'.

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European People's Party votes to suspend Hungarian President New! 2019-03-20 13:58:39Hungary's ruling Fidesz party has been suspended from the main pan-European centre-right party family until further notice, the European People's Pa

Head of Algeria's ruling FLN party backs protesters New! 2019-03-20 12:07:28The acting head of Algeria's governing party says it is throwing its support behind protests against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

France to deploy troops to maintain security during New! 2019-03-20 11:38:38French President Emmanuel Macron has announced that soldiers will be deployed across the country to help maintain security during yellow vest protests

French sugar giant accused of 'complicity in acts New! 2019-03-20 11:28:26Business partners of French sugar giant Tereos have filed a complaint against the firm for allegedly supplying an artificial sweetener to Syria, where

Jean Wyllys, a Brazilian congressman in exile New! 2019-03-20 11:02:56Jean Wyllys, one of Brazil’s first openly gay federal lawmakers, is living in exile after renouncing his congressional seat over death threats.

The Crimean port of Sevastopol, a strategic link New! 2019-03-20 10:59:13Five years ago, Russia annexed the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea, sparking a profound crisis in relations between Moscow and the West. Key to the anne

UN judges increase ex-Serb leader Karadzic's sentence to New! 2019-03-20 10:30:00United Nations appeals judges have upheld the convictions of former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic for genocide, war crimes and crimes against h

Kazakhstan renames capital as new president takes office New! 2019-03-20 09:41:52Kazakhstan's new interim president was sworn in Wednesday following the shock resignation of the country's long-time ruler and in his first official

UK's May asks EU to delay Brexit until New! 2019-03-20 08:56:47British Prime Minister Theresa May said Wednesday she had written to European Council President Donald Tusk to delay Brexit until June 30. But the Com

The tree-planting campaign in a Tunisian forest devastated New! 2019-03-20 08:23:05

Spring is here, let the festivities begin New! 2019-03-20 07:20:35The first day of spring, or the spring equinox, falls on Wednesday this year in the Northern Hemisphere, although the date of spring festivals, when p

First funerals held for New Zealand mosque attack 2019-03-20 00:30:23A Syrian refugee and his son were buried in New Zealand on Wednesday in the first funerals of those killed in the twin mosque massacre as Kiwis braced

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