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French police test dogs after pregnant woman mauled to death.

Hunt with hounds was under way when Elisa Pilarski took her own dog for walk in forestFrench police investigating the death of a pregnant woman mauled to death by dogs while walking in the woods have carried out DNA tests on 67 dogs to try identif...

French Retirement Home Told a Nun She Couldn’t Wear Religious Attire.

Officials apologized and said the case was an incorrect interpretation of France’s secularism law.

French nun misses out on retirement home place over veil ban.

Woman was told she would not be allowed to wear religious attire at council-run homeA French nun was forced to turn down a a place in a state retirement home because she was told she would have to stop wearing her religious habit and headscarf.The...

France: pregnant woman killed by dogs during hunt with hounds.

Animal rights activists call for suspension of hunting season after body found near Villers-CotterêtsA pregnant woman was killed by dogs while walking her own dog in a forest in northern France during a hunt with hounds, investigators said on Tues...

French directors' guild begins moves to suspend Roman Polanski.

The ARP is proposing expulsion for members convicted of sexual violence, with 200 film-makers set to vote at a special meetingA French organisation of more than 200 film-makers said on Monday it will propose new rules regarding members charged or ...

Olympic committee's deal with Airbnb angers Paris authorities.

Mayor of 2024 host city has promised to rein in website, blamed for pushing up rentsParis city authorities have reacted angrily to what they call a “risky” deal between the Olympic committee and the short-term tourist rental company Airbnb.Officia...

Bridge Collapses in France, Killing Teenage Girl

Officials were investigating why a suspension bridge in southwestern France collapsed early Monday morning, killing a 15-year-old girl and leaving others seriously injured.

French bridge collapse kills 15-year-old girl

Several feared missing after suspension bridge falls into river near ToulouseA 15-year-old girl was killed after a suspension bridge over a river in south-west France collapsed, causing a car, a truck and possibly a third vehicle to plunge into th...

Bridge collapse in France leaves teen dead, several others missing.

The mother of the deceased teenager was among three people rescued from the water.

Pernod Ricard staff allege firm's 'drinking culture' made them ill.

French company denies accusations after employees complain about alcohol intakeStaff at the French wine and spirits company Pernod Ricard claim they were under constant pressure to drink at work to the point of damaging their health.One former sal...

Turkey’s Deportations Force Europe to Face Its ISIS Militants.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s decision to send back foreign citizens who supported the Islamic State is handing Western Europe a problem it had hoped to avoid.

Gilets jaunes mark anniversary of first protest

Protesters occupy department store in Paris a day after violent clashes with policeGilets jaunes held a second consecutive day of demonstrations in Paris on Sunday to mark a year since the protest movement was founded.A day after black-clad youths...

Paris police fire teargas on anniversary of gilets jaunes protests.

Clashes between yellow vest protesters and police lead to 33 arrests in French capitalParis police fired teargas in north-western and southern Paris on Saturday to drive back protesters marking the first anniversary of anti-government “yellow vest...

France braces for gilets jaunes anniversary marches.

One year on, divisions in the country persist and yellow vest protests are expected to surgeIn a kebab shop on the outskirts of Bordeaux, Christine, 48, was planning the next steps of the local gilets jaunes (yellow vests) protest movement.“We mig...

Notre Dame fire: row as general tells architect to 'shut his mouth'.

Army general rebuked after lashing out at chief architect over cathedral rebuild plansThe French government has rebuked the army general charged with the rebuilding of the fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral after he told the chief architect to “shu...

Almost 900 kilos of ‘very pure’ cocaine, other drugs washed up on French beaches.

The value of the drugs was estimated to be as much as $80,000,000.

Human hair behind pigeons' lost toes, Paris study finds.

Research suggests density of hairdressers in an area – and resulting human hair – affects rate of lost toesFor a long time scientists thought the fact that pigeons in urban environments often lost their toes was due to some form of infection, or w...

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World's oldest glue used from prehistoric times till the days of the Gauls.

Birch bark tar, the oldest glue in the world, was in use for at least 50,000 years, from the Palaeolithic Period up until the time of the Gauls. Made by heating birch bark, it served as an adhesive for hafting tools and decorating objects.(A) Illu...

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Man receives response to message in bottle sent 9 years ago.

The American man's nine-year-old message in a bottle travelled 6,000 kilometres to France, where someone found it and responded.

French police clear Catalan independence protesters from road.

Pepper spray used against protesters blocking motorway between France and Spain French police have used batons and pepper spray to clear Catalan independence activists who have been blocking the motorway between France and Spain in the hope of bri...

P&O ferry rescues migrant trying to swim from France to UK.

Man dressed in a wetsuit was suffering from severe hypothermia when rescued off the French coastA migrant wearing a wetsuit has been saved by a ferry off the coast of Calais in northern France after he tried to swim across the Channel to Britain, ...

Bosnia says it will take back citizens who fought for Islamic State in Syria.

Officials in Bosnia last week expressed outrage after French President Emmanuel Macron described the country as a "ticking time bomb" because of "returning jihadists."

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Pressure mounts on Roman Polanski over new sexual assault allegation.

The Oscar-winning director is threatening legal action against a French newspaper after a former actor claimed he violently raped her in the 1970sOscar-winning director Roman Polanski has threatened legal action over claims by a former actor that ...

France puzzled over 'very pure' cocaine washing up on Atlantic coast.

Rennes’ public prosecutor warns people who spot packages to refrain from touching themFrench police are investigating how a “significant amount” of cocaine and other drugs have washed up on beaches along the Atlantic coast in recent weeks. New pac...

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The French Theaters Where the iPhone Is No Match for Guignol.

French puppet theater captures hearts and minds the way no technology does. Guignol is one of several characters that have endured for centuries.

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