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Macron scraps Ukraine visit due to ‘security issues’ – media

The French president earlier promised finalize a security deal with Kiev. French President Emmanuel Macron has postponed his planned visit to Ukraine due to security...

6 Nations: Scotland 16 – 20 France

France have beaten Scotland 16-20 in their 6 Nations Championship match today at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh. https://youtu.be/Rcst-jIOQDo?si=ndS5zSrjFEb0fyyT

Protesting French farmers lift blockade after Government announces new measures

European farmers have found themselves in an extremely unfriendly environment with canceled diesel fuel subsidies, an influx of cheap grain from Ukraine, and new...

Three wounded in Paris knife attack

Police have ruled out terrorism as a motive in the stabbing spree allegedly committed by a homeless man from Mali. Three people were injured in...

6 Nations: France 17 – 38 Ireland

Ireland have beaten France 17-38 in their 6 Nations clash this morning at the Stade Velodraome in Marseilles. https://youtu.be/fF50fhiSxMU?si=YTQ3AjY3MnTsnIgr

RWC 2023 France ‘most watched rugby event in history’

The Rugby World Cup 2023, held in France, set a new record as the most-watched rugby event in history. It garnered 1.33 billion viewing hours...

Watch: Protesters throw soup at Mona Lisa

The two activists said their stunt at the Louvre museum was a call for food security, as farmers protest across France. Two activists hurled pumpkin...

EU commission chief hopes for ‘consensus’ with protesting farmers

The European Union must overcome the “polarization” stemming from agricultural disputes, Ursula von der Leyen has said. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has...

French fury: Farmers sowing seeds of revolution against elites in Paris

Brussels’ diktat on climate change and support for Ukraine is seen as more important than the people who actually feed the country. The French government...

Farmers block highways in France

The action by French agricultural workers follows similar protests in Germany, the Netherlands, Poland and Romania. Farmers blocked roads with tractors and trucks in several...

French PM names gay partner as foreign minister

Media coverage has soft-pedaled Stephane Sejourne’s relationship with France’s youngest-ever PM Gabriel Attal. French Prime Minister Gabriel Attal appointed his husband Stephane Sejourne as foreign...

Record number of corporate bankruptcies in France in 2023

Over 55,000 French businesses closed their doors in 2023, the Bank of France says. More than 55,000 businesses were shut down in France in 2023,...

Watch: Hundreds arrested in French and German New Year anarchy

Police in Berlin have detained nearly 400 people and seized Molotov cocktails. Police in France and Germany made hundreds of arrests over New Year’s Eve...

Man survives flight in plane’s landing gear

The man was found during technical checks after the Air Algerie flight to France. A man, who has not been identified, was discovered during technical...

French artists stand up for Gerard Depardieu

The iconic actor is facing accusations of rape and sexual harassment. Over 50 French actors, writers, producers, and musicians have signed an open letter calling...

France’s teachers can’t do their job for fear of upsetting Muslim students

Nudity in a classic painting has triggered accusations of Islamophobia in a suburban Paris school. A teacher in suburban Paris is being accused of Islamophobia...

France says warship attacked by Yemeni drones

Yemen’s Houthi rebel group has repeatedly vowed to strike any vessel it believes to be aiding Israel amid ongoing fighting in Gaza. The French military...

French teenagers sentenced over teacher beheading

None of the teens involved in the murder of Samuel Paty will see the inside of a jail cell. Six teenagers have been convicted for...

Young European voters flocking to ‘far right’ – Guardian

The media outlet has lamented that youthful citizens are increasingly backing “xenophobic” populists who prioritize their needs. European voters under age 35 are increasingly supporting...

One dead after stabbing attack in central Paris

The assailant reportedly shouted “Allahu Akbar”. One person was killed and another wounded in a stabbing attack in downtown Paris on Saturday evening, Interior Minister...

The French are desperate for a new Napoleon. Will they get one?

The conqueror and emperor consistently emerges as the most popular historic personality in France. Say what you want about Napoleon Bonaparte, but there’s no denying...

Most French people have positive views of Napoleon’s legacy – poll

A survey has revealed a nuanced opinion of the former emperor and military commander among the modern French population. A significant percentage of modern France...

Ages of terror: Here’s why Africans hate France

The history of relations between Paris and its former colonies on the continent explains the recent spate of anti-French coups. As the whole world has...

French senator arrested on suspicion of drugging female MP

Traces of ecstasy were found in a female lawmaker’s system after she’d been served a drink by Joel Guerriau at his home. Joel Guerriau, a...

Watch: Paris anti-Semitism march draws over 100,000

The crowd was led by senior politicians holding a “For the Republic, against anti-Semitism” banner. Massive demonstrations against anti-Semitism took place across France on Sunday...

Macron made ‘moral mistake’ – Netanyahu

The Israeli prime minister has slammed the French president for accusing him of bombing civilians in Gaza, insisting he is doing ‘everything to minimize...

France evacuates airports over hoax bomb threats – media

Fourteen airports reportedly received threats in the second mass evacuation incident in two days, sources told AFP. Fourteen airports in France received bomb threats on...

Bizarre rock in Northern Renaissance painting now identified as ancient stone tool

Hand axes which are made from stone are the longest-used tools in human history. According to known examples, the first used were over 1.75 million...

RWC 2023: France 28 – 29 South Africa

South Africa have beaten France 28-29 in their Rugby World Cup 2023 quarterfinal clash at the Stade de France in St. Denis. https://youtu.be/y1chFu3sfEk?si=8AHASDJVSRqyGS4O

Watch: Protests turn violent in Paris

French trade unions have launched a day of strikes and rallies against controversial pension reforms. French trade unionists took to the streets of Paris on...

Mali blocks Air France from resuming flights

Mali claims that the French company inappropriately suspended operations. Flights by French national carrier Air France to Mali will remain suspended until a review of...

French mayor takes down Ukrainian flag because of Zelensky phone call

Thierry Kovacs accused the Ukrainian leader of supporting “dictatorial” Azerbaijan. The mayor of the southeastern French city of Vienne has decided to remove the Ukrainian...

RWC 2023: France 60 – 7 Italy

France have beaten Italy 60-7 in their Pool A Rugby World Cup 2023 clash today at Groupama Stadium in Lyon. https://youtu.be/90Bjt32NaEQ?si=zXLgUcTMjZHP1D9m

France to withdraw from Niger – Macron

French troops will depart the west African nation in “the months to come,” the president said. France will pull its military and diplomats from Niger...

RWC 2023: France 96 – 0 Namibia

France have beaten Namibia 96-0 in their Pool A Rugby World Cup 2023 clash today at the Stade Velodrome in Marseille. https://youtu.be/Pr3TwaLVTWs?si=Opo9os8lDpUNEQ8Q

Does Macron want to become Emmanuel I?

French media outlets are making light of a supposed ‘quip’ by the president that could lead to the abolition of the two-term limit. A (not...

RWC 2023: France 27 -12 Uruguay

France have beaten Uruguay 27-12 in their Group A pool match this evening at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy in Lille. https://youtu.be/1fzEbBP3Mbs?si=vzkfFOaPCm1JN3kN

Macron booed at Rugby World Cup opening ceremony

The angry reaction was attributed to the controversial pension reform implemented earlier this year. French President Emmanuel Macron received a hostile reception at the opening...

Protesters attempt to storm French military base in Chad – media

People have reportedly taken to the streets in Chad after the killing of a local soldier by a foreign medic. Demonstrators tried to make their...

France rejects Assange asylum request

The jailed WikiLeaks publisher would need to be on French territory first, a court has said. A Paris court on Tuesday rejected a motion to...

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