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Video: Bird's eye view of the Eiffel Tower and Paris

Paris - Taking a bird's eye view to a whole new technical level, a white-tailed eagle named Victor recently flew over the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, filming from a unique perspective with a video camera strapped to his back.

French right wins Senate, far right FN takes first seats

Paris - Three years after France's upper house Senate made its first ever swing to the left, the right has clawed back a majority, with the far-right National Front winning seats for the first time.

French right win Senate elections in fresh setback for Hollande

Paris - Just three years after France's upper house Senate made history with its first ever swing to the left, the right clawed back a majority Sunday in a new setback for Socialist President Francois Hollande.

Air France pilots end record strike

Paris - Air France's main pilots' union Sunday ended the longest strike in the carrier's history to allow "calmer" talks to go ahead over the contentious issue of the airline's low-cost subsidiary Transavia.

Most French canned tuna from non-sustainable sources — Greenpeace

Paris - Greenpeace France last week revealed its first survey of canned tuna sold in French supermarkets aiming to highlight which tuna brands are eco-friendly being sourced by sustainable means or from plentiful stocks.

French Senate expected to swing to right in new blow for Hollande

Paris - Just three years after France's upper house Senate made history with its first ever swing to the left, the right is expected to claw back a majority Sunday in a new setback for Socialist President Francois Hollande.

France charges three suspected jihadists back from Syria

Paris - Three Frenchmen arrested in Turkey after travelling to Syria were charged Saturday with planning terrorist acts, one of their lawyers said.

Silent march for French slain hostage

Nice - Thousands of people joined a silent march Saturday in the southern French city of Nice in memory of Herve Gourdel, the hiker beheaded last week by Algerian militants linked to the Islamic State group.

Union makes offer to end marathon Air France strike

Paris - Air France's main pilots' union offered to lift its crippling strike if an independent mediator were named to run negotiations in a bitter battle over the fate of the company's low-cost subsidiary.

Man returning from Mideast 'combat zones' held at French airport

Nice - A young man was detained Friday at an airport in southern France as he returned from Iraqi or Syrian "combat zones" via Turkey, a source close to the case said.

Muslims gather in Paris to denounce IS 'barbarism'

Paris - Hundreds of people gathered in Paris Friday answering a call by Muslim leaders to denounce the "barbarism" of Islamic State militants, as flags across France flew at half mast after the beheading of a French national.

Union makes offer to end marathon Air France strike

Paris - Air France's main pilots' union offered to lift its crippling strike late Friday if an independent mediator were named to run negotiations in a bitter battle over the fate of the company's low-cost subsidiary.

Muslim demo in Paris to denounce IS 'barbarism'

Paris - Muslim groups plan to hold a demonstration outside Paris's main mosque Friday to denounce the "barbarism" of Islamic State militants, as flags fly at half mast after the beheading of a French national.

France launches fresh Iraq strikes as country mourns hostage

Paris - France launched new air strikes in Iraq Thursday and promised more support for Syrian opposition forces, as the country mourned the beheading of hostage Herve Gourdel by jihadists.

Hollande calls crisis meeting after 'cowardly' beheading

Paris - President Francois Hollande was to convene an emergency meeting of his defence council Thursday with renewed determination to fight Islamic State extremists after the "cowardly" beheading of a French hostage in Algeria.

Climate: Now to turn summit prose into action

Paris - Having renewed their commitment to saving Earth's climate, governments face daunting challenges in the coming months to draft a global pact and set targets for slashing carbon emissions, analysts said Wednesday.

France to probe 'jihadist' bungle

Paris - France's interior minister on Wednesday announced a probe into a series of blunders that saw three suspected jihadists waltz out of a French airport after being transferred from Turkish custody.

French hostage fate unknown as Paris refuses to bow to blackmail

Paris - The fate of a French hostage abducted in Algeria by jihadists threatening to kill him unless France stopped bombing Islamic State targets in Iraq remained uncertain Wednesday after Paris refused to bow to any form of blackmail.

Court 'suspends' Sarkozy corruption probe

Paris - A French court has suspended a probe into corruption and influence-peddling targeting former French president Nicolas Sarkozy -- days after he dramatically announced a political comeback.

Review: Breaking molds of conventional musicians — Karen Stever inspires Special

Take a moment to step into the enchanting world of Stever, an independent musician who walks to her own beat while inspiring her growing fan base. Her groundbreaking style is unconventional and unique in her own right.
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