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French presidential hopeful has Marie Antoinette moment

Paris - French presidential hopeful Jean-Francois Cope had a Marie Antoinette moment on Monday, when he said he had "no idea" of the cost of pain au chocolat, a French pastry favourite."I have no idea but...

Relief, shattered dreams for migrants leaving Jungle

Calais - Abbas Hussein Ali from Sudan was one of the first in line as the evacuation of the squalid Jungle refugee camp began on Monday, overjoyed to finally have a chance at a dignified life.

The 'Jungle' migrant camp in France: five key questions

Paris - France began clearing the so-called "Jungle" migrant camp in the northern city of Calais on Monday ahead of its planned demolition.Here are five key questions to explain what is at stake:What is the 'Jungle'?

Key dates in history of Calais 'Jungle'

Calais - The notorious "Jungle" migrant camp on the outskirts of the French port of Calais has for years been a key staging post for migrants trying to smuggle across the Channel to Britain on lorries or trains.

Migrants stream out of Calais 'Jungle' before demolition

Calais - Over 1,000 migrants rode buses out of the Calais "Jungle" on Monday as French authorities kicked off an operation to dismantle the notorious camp that has become a symbol of Europe's refugee crisis."Bye Bye, Jungle!

Belgium to keep record as Spain nears government

Paris - As the political crisis in Spain dragged on, there had been speculation it might overtake Belgium's record for the longest spell without a government.

D-Day for Calais 'Jungle' camp clearance

Calais - French authorities will on Monday begin moving thousands of people out of the notorious Calais Jungle before demolishing the camp that has served as a launchpad for attempts to sneak into Britain.

Art-loving US couple gives Paris multi-million dollar collection

Paris - A Texan couple who discovered their love for art during a trip to Paris in the 1970s are to donate the multi-million dollar collection they have amassed since to the French capital.

France seeks sanctions over Syria chemical attacks

Paris - French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault on Saturday asked the UN Security Council to condemn the use of chemical weapons in Syria, and urged that those behind the attacks be placed under sanctions."I want...

French cheer police, reviving Charlie spirit

Paris - Angry French police have taken to the streets for five nights in a row -- and Parisians have started to cheer them on, reviving scenes last seen following the Charlie Hebdo attacks in 2015.

Whalers in crosshairs at international huddle

Paris - More than 80 nations square off in Slovenia next week over the fate of the world's remaining whales, facing a multitude of perils from meat hunters and ship strikes to getting snared in fishing gear.

The 'Jungle' camp in France: What is it?

Paris - France plans to demolish the so-called "Jungle" camp in Calais, with work set to start next week. Here are five key questions to explain what's at stake:What is the 'Jungle'?

'Jungle' migrant camp in France to be cleared Monday

Calais - The "Jungle" migrant camp on France's northern coast will be cleared of its residents on Monday before being demolished, authorities said Friday.

Trouble in the ranks as French police protest

Paris - Blue flashing lights are a common sight for weary Parisians used to living under a state of emergency. The dozens of police cars on the Champs-Elysees this week were different.

France's Le Pen: could she win?

Paris - From Brexit to the rise of Donald Trump, 2016 has been a humbling year for political forecasters. In France, could they be wrong again in writing off the far-right's prospects in next year's presidential election?

New graphic novel recounts Bataclan horror

Paris - Fred and Elisa are lying on the floor of Bataclan concert hall. Alive but covered in blood, the two strangers' hands touch in the darkness. This is just one scene from a new graphic novel, "Mon Bataclan" (My Bataclan), drawn by Fred Dewilde.

Robbers wield tear gas in Paris luxury watch raid

Paris - Two men made off with half a million euros' worth of luxury watches after threatening staff at the central Paris offices of Swiss watchmaker Girard-Perregaux with tear gas, police said.

Police protests grow in France

Paris - With protests spreading across the country, the French government sought to contain growing anger among police officers Thursday as the issue entered the presidential race.

Wine production to fall worldwide in 2016

Paris - Global wine production this year is expected to be among the lowest for 20 years, the International Organisation of Vine and Wine said Thursday.

Did Europe's Mars lander survive? Time will tell: ESA

Paris - Europe's second attempt at reaching the Mars surface appeared in peril Thursday as initial analysis suggested a lander dubbed "Schiaparelli", a test-run for a future rover, may have plummeted to its demise.
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