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28 French injured in Barcelona attack

Twenty-eight French people were injured when a van drove into pedestrians on Barcelona's Las Ramblas, according to an official statement from France's minister of foreign affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian.

British recipe for 'sausage croissant' sparks social media uproar in France

If there's one thing foreigners should know about the French, it's that you don't mess with their food and get away with it.

French government publishes first list of products linked to contaminated eggs

The French Agricultural Ministry has released its first list of products linked to the tainted egg scandal.

Paris: 26 percent of city centre homes lie empty

An overwhelming 26 percent of homes are empty in the French capital's 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th arrondissements, a new report shows.

Paris police evacuate migrant camp

Paris police on Friday announced the evacuation of a migrant camp in the city's 18th arrondissement.

Barcelona attack: 26 French among injured

Twenty-six French people were among the 100 or more injured when a van drove into pedestrians on Barcelona's Las Ramblas, according to an official statement from France's minister of foreign affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian.

Syrian actress-turned-activist who fled to France dies aged 44

Syrian actress-turned-activist Fadwa Suleiman, who fled to France after taking part in the 2011 uprising against President Bashar al-Assad, died in Paris overnight of cancer, her family said on Thursday. She was 44.

Syrian actress-turned-activist who fled to France dies aged 44

Syrian actress-turned-activist Fadwa Suleiman, who fled to France after taking part in the 2011 uprising against President Bashar al-Assad, died in Paris overnight of cancer, her family said on Thursday.She was 44.

Eleven truly bizarre French animal-related idioms explained

How do you react when your French friends advise you to return to your sheep? And what about when they arrange to meet you between the dog and the wolf?

Macron shares support for US anti-racism activists

French President Emmanuel Macron backed anti-racism activists in the United States on Thursday in a message that avoided criticizing US President Donald Trump over his reaction to violence in Charlottesville.

Mont Blanc: French mayor to fine badly prepared climbers

A mayor in an area of the French Alps which is a gateway to Mont Blanc has said he plans to fine climbers attempting to scale the mountain without proper outdoor gear such as crampons and ropes.

French police launch photo 'competition' to show anger over working conditions

A photo competition highlighting the difficult working conditions faced by the French police force has revealed shocking images showing rats and cockroaches in stations as well as damaged equipment.

Brigitte Macron speaks out in first interview: 'The French will know exactly what I'm doing'

Brigitte Macron has spoken out on the controversial 'first lady' role, her relationship with the French president and the issues that matter to her in her first press interview.

Paris suburb calls for 'natural disaster' aid after heaviest rainfall in a decade

A town in the southern suburbs of Paris is asking that a state of natural disaster be called after it suffered its heaviest rainfall in a decade.

French unemployment rate drops to 2012 level

France's unemployment rate fell by 0.1 points between April and June 2017, reaching 9.2 percent in France.

French baker risks jail sentence in China over expired flour

A French baker has been arrested and jailed in China after being accused of using out-of-date flour by health inspectors and police, his family said on Wednesday as they publicized a campaign to free him.

France provides toilets and taps for Calais migrants

French authorities on Wednesday set up portable toilets and water taps on a road near the northern port of Calais after losing a challenge to a court order to provide sanitation for migrants.

Drone makes mysterious delivery to French prison

Inmates at a French prison received a mysterious parcel delivery on Tuesday, with the unknown item arriving by drone.

Three French universities ranked among global top 100

Three universities in France made the top 100 in this year's prestigious Shanghai Ranking.

Video: Vegan activist jumps into bullring to protest French festival

An animal rights activist leapt into the bullring at one of France's biggest summer festivals on Tuesday in an effort to protest the sport.

Protesters clash with police at anti-nuclear demo in France

Police used water cannon and fired tear gas and stun grenades Tuesday as they battled with demonstrators protesting at plans to store nuclear waste at an underground site in northeastern France.

Third woman accuses Roman Polanski of sexual assault

A third woman came forward on Tuesday to accuse Roman Polanski of sexual assault when she was a minor, four decades after he went on the run for raping another girl.

Catholic pilgrims celebrate Assumption in Lourdes under tight security

Thousands of Catholic pilgrims gathered Tuesday for the traditional open-air mass in Lourdes during Assumption celebrations, as security remained tight across France after last week's car attack against a group of soldiers.

Macron tells Erdogan of 'concern' over French journalist detained in Turkey

French President Emmanuel Macron sought to secure the release of a French reporter detained in Turkey at the end of July during a conversation on Tuesday with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a statement said.

Macron lodges legal complaint against press photographer for 'harassment' on holiday

French President Emmanuel Macron has lodged a complaint against a press photographer over alleged harassment during his summer holiday.

Pizzeria crash driver had 'consumed large quantities of medication', says legal source

The driver who rammed his car into a pizzeria near Paris, killing a girl and injuring 13 people, had consumed large quantities of medication before setting off, a legal source told AFP on Tuesday.

'Frondeurs' and fake news: how misinformation ruled in 17th-century France

Terms such as 'post-truth' suggest that misinformation and misleading reports are new phenomena - but that's not the case. Linda Kiernan, a French History lecturer, explains how fake news took hold in 17th century France.

Car-ramming at French restaurant: What we know so far

A 13-year-old girl is dead and four others are badly hurt after a car was deliberately driven into a restaurant east of Paris. Investigators were quick to rule out a terrorism link to the attack - so what do we know so far?

French easyJet pilots slam 'unsafe' working conditions

France's pilots' union has said that budget airline easyJet's cost-cutting measures are threatening passenger safety.

Mexican tiger cub named after French striker Gignac

French striker Andre-Pierre Gignac has received a rare tribute from hundreds of Mexican schoolchildren, who voted to name a newborn Bengal tiger at their local zoo after the Mexico-based star.

Girl dead, 13 hurt after car 'deliberately' driven into restaurant east of Paris

A car smashed into a pizza restaurant east of Paris late on Monday, killing a girl and badly injuring four other people, but investigators said the young driver had tried to commit suicide and the incident was not terror-related.

Girl dead, four hurt after car 'deliberately' smashes into restaurant east of Paris

A car smashed into a pizza restaurant east of Paris late on Monday, killing an eight-year-old girl and badly injuring four other people, but investigators said the young driver had tried to commit suicide and the incident was not terror-related.

Nudist shot in the buttock on Corsican beach

A business owner in Corsica has been accused of shooting a woman with a pellet gun as he chased a group of nudists off a beach.

After 100 days, have the French already fallen out of love with Macron?

Emmanuel Macron, the 39-year-old former investment banker who was catapulted to the French presidency in May, faces widespread disillusionment as he prepares to mark his first 100 days in office.

At least one French national reported dead in Burkina Faso terror attack

At least one French national was killed in the suspected jihadist attack in Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadougou that left at least 18 dead, Paris prosecutors said on Monday.

High security in Lourdes ahead of annual pilgrimage

High security measures are in place in Lourdes ahead of the expected arrival of around 25,000 Catholic pilgrims.

93-year-old Frenchman escapes care home... to go on a date

The disappearance of an elderly man from a Brittany care home turned out to be an unlikely love story.

Rescuers call off search for Japanese climber missing on Mont Blanc

Rescuers called off their search Sunday for a Japanese climber who went missing on Mont Blanc, a day after a Czech mountaineer died while descending Europe's highest peak.

Athletics: France's Mayer wins world decathlon title

France's Olympic silver medallist Kevin Mayer won gold in the world decathlon on Sunday.

Huge wildfires rage on Corsica

Scorching temperatures and high winds were culminating on the French island of Corsica on Saturday, with hundreds of holidaymakers forced to flee and further blazes predicted.

France's Macron warns against 'escalation of tensions' over North Korea

French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday warned against an "escalation of tensions" over North Korea amid a growing war of words between Washington and Pyongyang.