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Could Brexit help migrants get to Britain? Not so fast

Paris - Hopes that Brexit could provide a ticket to Britain for thousands of migrants languishing in squalid conditions in northern France are illusory, the French government says.

Brexit, a sign of anti-elite revolt: analysts

Paris - It was Britain's poorer and less-educated citizens -- angry at not having shared in the economic benefits of a new world order -- who pushed it out of the European Union, in a vote that threatens elites, analysts say.

Two men killed in Marseille shooting

Marseille - Two men were killed with a Kalashnikov assault rifle and a 14-year-old girl seriously wounded in a shooting early Saturday in the southern French city of Marseille, Police Commissioner Laurent Nunez told AFP.

France's British expats grapple with Brexit 'shock'

Eymet - British expatriates living in a sunny corner of France they have dubbed "Dordogneshire" grappled Friday with Britain's shock vote to leave the European Union."It was a huge shock," said estate agent Terrie Simpson.

Brexit vote a victory for populist politics

Paris - British voters' decision to leave the European Union highlighted working class dissatisfaction with the UK and Europe's ruling elite and the mass appeal of populist politics.

'Good riddance', bitter French tweeters tell Les Anglais

Paris - Twitter was the go-to soapbox on Friday for the French to vent their anger -- as well as predictable digs at "Les Anglais" -- over the Brexit vote.

French woman who left baby to drown gets 20 years in jail

Lille - A woman who claimed that witchcraft caused her to leave her baby to drown on a beach in northern France was on Friday sentenced to 20 years in jail.

France's Marine Le Pen hails Brexit, urges 'Frexit' vote

Paris - French far-right leader Marine Le Pen on Friday hailed Britain's decision to leave the European Union and called for a similar referendum in France."Victory for Freedom!

Brexit vote a 'grave test for Europe': Hollande

Paris - French President Francois Hollande said Friday that Britain's vote to leave the EU was a "grave test for Europe" in view of the economic and financial consequences.

Antibodies found which 'neutralise' Zika virus: Study

Paris - European scientists announced Thursday they had found antibodies which attack Zika, a discovery they hope will pave the way for a protective vaccine against the brain-damaging virus.

Russian weightlifting team facing Rio ban over doping

Paris - Russia's weightlifters face being kicked out of the Rio Olympics for repeated doping violations, days after the International Olympic Committee upheld a ban on their track and field athletes.

Interpol seeks public help to catch human traffickers

Lyon - Interpol called Thursday for public help to track down scores of human traffickers wanted around the world, accused of "profiting from the desperation" of migrants determined to reach Europe.

France to extradite U.S. rapper Gibbs to Austria

Toulouse - A French court on Thursday ordered the extradition of US rapper Freddie Gibbs to Austria, where he is accused of rape, his lawyer Michael Malka said.

Thousands march in tense Paris labour protest

Paris - Thousands of people opposed to France's hotly contested labour reforms were back in the streets of Paris on Thursday in the first violence-free protest in weeks.

Poignant video shows French woman with baby she left to drown

Lille - A hushed French courtroom on Wednesday viewed a video showing a defendant cuddling the 15-month-old girl she left to drown on a beach, in a murder she has blamed on witchcraft.

France's Hollande sees Ukraine summit next month

Paris - France believes a new four-way summit on Ukraine is possible next month in the light of "progress" in the crisis, the French government said Wednesday.At a weekly cabinet meeting, President Francois Hollande said "progress has been made and a (summit)....

France would see Brexit as 'irreversible': Hollande

Paris - France would see Britain's exit from the European Union as "irreversible" if the Leave camp wins Thursday's referendum, President Francois Hollande said."It is the future of the European Union...

French government allows Paris march in U-turn

Paris - France's Socialist government on Wednesday gave the go-ahead for a Paris march against its hotly contested labour reforms, reversing a ban announced just hours earlier.

France expels Russian football fan leader for second time

Paris - Russian football activist Alexander Shprygin was expelled by France for the second time in four days on Tuesday, as police again fired water cannon and tear gas at Euro 2016 fans.

Using ultrasound to tackle brain tumors

To help tackle brain tumors, researchers have designed an ultrasound implant that allows more chemotherapy meds to reach the cancerous site. This could lead to a breakthrough in tackling aggressive types of brain cancer.
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