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Israeli-Palestinian conflict echoes loudly in tense France

Paris - The Israeli-Palestinian conflict stirs up passions the world over and France -- where large Muslim and Jewish communities, a colonial past and divisions in society create an explosive mix -- is no exception.
In the Media by Marianne Barriaux (AFP)

French minister slams 'anti-Semitic' Gaza protests

Sarcelles - France's interior minister on Monday slammed "intolerable" acts of anti-Semitism after a rally against Israel's Gaza offensive descended into violence pitting an angry pro-Palestinian crowd against local Jewish businesses.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

French online forums overflow with hate over Israel offensive

Paris - The deadly Israeli offensive in Gaza has let loose an unprecedented wave of hate on media websites and social networks in France that moderators say they are struggling to contain.
In the Media by Laurence Benhamou (AFP)

Looting in Paris as Europeans protest against Gaza conflict

Sarcelles - A French rally against the deadly Israeli offensive in Gaza once again descended into chaos Sunday as protesters looted shops and riot police lobbed tear gas and rubber bullets into the crowds.
In the Media by Juliette MONTESSE, Sim Sim WISSGOTT (AFP)

French PM defends ban on pro-Gaza rally after violence

Paris - France's prime minister on Sunday defended a controversial decision to ban a pro-Palestinian demonstration in Paris that went ahead anyway and descended into violence.
In the Media by AFP

France and Ukraine warn over plane crash site obstructions

Paris - The French and Ukrainian presidents said Saturday that any obstruction preventing international investigators reaching the crash site of flight MH17 will "not be tolerated".
In the Media by AFP

Shoot-out in Paris metro after robber targets gold coin shop

Paris - A robber smashed into a rare coin dealership in central Paris on Saturday, made off with two trays of gold pieces and then staged a shoot-out in a crowded metro station before being wounded and nabbed by police.
In the Media by AFP

Thousands march for Gaza in London, clashes in Paris

London - Parts of central London were brought to a standstill on Saturday as thousands of pro-Palestinians marched in protest against Israel's offensive in Gaza, while in Paris a banned demonstration descended into violence.
In the Media by Alice Ritchie (AFP)

Paris officials buy wrong escalators, replacements cost millions

Paris - Between the first installation, repairs and replacements officials with Paris have spent millions to fix a major bureaucratic mistake. This happened when bureaucrats bought escalators that were too large for the metro.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 3 comments

Mother killed by own car, with toddler in driving seat

Paris - A mother in the Parisian suburb of Herblay was cleaning her car Tuesday, while her two-year-old son sat playing with the steering wheel. Police are unsure of what exactly happened, but the car rolled and crushed the woman, killing her instantly.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

'Be proud', Hollande tells French amid economic gloom

Paris - President Francois Hollande on Monday pleaded with the French to be proud of their country in an attempt to boost confidence at a time of enduring gloom over record unemployment and faltering growth.
In the Media by Marianne Barriaux (AFP)

Hollande denies influencing justice system in Sarkozy scandal

Paris - French leader Francois Hollande on Monday denied having influenced the justice system in a corruption scandal surrounding Nicolas Sarkozy after the former president claimed he was the victim of "political interference.
In the Media by AFP

Clashes in Paris as thousands march against Israel offensive

Paris - Clashes erupted in Paris on Sunday as thousands of people protested against Israel and in support of residents in the Gaza Strip, where a six-day conflict has left 168 Palestinians dead.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

Clashes in Paris as thousands march against Israel offensive

Paris - Clashes erupted in Paris on Sunday as thousands of people protested against Israel and in support of residents in the Gaza Strip, where a six-day conflict has left 166 Palestinians dead.
In the Media by AFP - 4 comments

Italian rescuers search for two missing on Mont Blanc

Rome - Rescuers continued their search on Saturday for two climbers -- a 15-year-old French boy and his 52-year-old Italian guide -- missing on Mont Blanc since Wednesday.
In the Media by AFP

France's Sarkozy hit by new phone tap leaks

Paris - A corruption scandal surrounding former French president Nicolas Sarkozy deepened further on Saturday with fresh leaks of telephone conversations purporting to show he offered to get a judge a plum job in return for favours.
In the Media by Andréa Bambino (AFP)

Newborn baby found in glass recycling bin in France

Rouvroy - A baby girl, thought to be only a couple of hours old, was found abandoned in a glass recycling bin in Rouvroy, northern France. She was suffering from hypothermia and several cuts to her skin when she was found.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

French police foil terrorist plot to blow up the Eiffel Tower

A 29-year-old Algerian man living in Vaucluse, a south eastern region of France, has been arrested for allegedly plotting to blow up the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, and a nuclear power plant, among other targets.
In the Media by James Green - 1 comment

France to clamp down on would-be jihadists with new bill

Paris - France is set to beef up its anti-terrorism laws on Wednesday to prevent aspiring jihadists from fighting abroad amid concern over the the number of people travelling to Syria.
In the Media by AFP

Swiss helicopter firm denies involvement in Schumacher theft

Geneva - A Swiss helicopter company on Tuesday denied that any of its staff had been involved in leaking a medical file on injured Formula One champion Michael Schumacher and filed a lawsuit over the theft.
In the Media by AFP

Obama, Hollande call on Putin to pressure Ukraine rebels on talks

Paris - The French and American presidents on Monday urged their Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to pressure pro-Moscow rebels in eastern Ukraine to hold talks with Kiev, a Paris statement said.
In the Media by AFP

Tour de France launches with changes in scale

The Tour de France is growing and changing in many different ways. Bigger, faster and more connected are the new names of the game.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

France points finger at Swiss firm in Schumacher theft probe

Lyon - France has tracked down the IP address of the computer used by the alleged thief of Michael Schumacher's medical records, prosecutors said Monday, locating it in the Swiss helicopter firm that transported the injured Formula One champion.
In the Media by AFP

Low's tactical switch sees Germany stifle France's midfield

One of the few remaining oddities in this year’s World Cup was whether Didier Deschamps’ France was a legitimate contender.
In the Media by Tyrrell Meertins

Mother stabs French teacher to death in front of pupils

Albi - A primary school in southern France was in shock Friday after a teacher was stabbed to death in front of her young pupils by a student's mother described as having "psychiatric problems".
In the Media by Loic Vennin (AFP)

World Cup 2014 Tactical Preview: France - Germany

Arguably the biggest fixture in the quarterfinal round is between two elite European sides. Germany has reached the semifinals in their last four major international tournaments, while France is aiming to improve on their Euro 2012 campaign.
In the Media by Tyrrell Meertins

French govt denies meddling in Sarkozy corruption case

Paris - France's Socialist government on Thursday rejected claims it was using the justice system for political ends after ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy accused his enemies of being behind corruption charges.
In the Media by Michael Mainville (AFP)

Sarkozy hits back at 'political' corruption charges

Paris - France's former president Nicolas Sarkozy hit back after being charged with corruption, denying he broke the law and suggesting his political enemies were interfering with the French justice system.
In the Media by Michael Mainville (AFP)

Son-in-law retracts confession in Monaco heiress killing

Marseille - The son-in-law of a Monaco heiress gunned down in a Mafia-style contract killing has retracted his confession to ordering the shooting, saying he did not fully understand police.
In the Media by Thibault Le Grand (AFP)

Sarkozy denies breaking law, denounces 'political interference'

Paris - Nicolas Sarkozy on Wednesday denied he had broken the law after being charged with corruption-related offences and denounced what he said was political interference in the case.
In the Media by AFP
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Castelnau de Montmiral  village centre
Castelnau de Montmiral, village centre
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Rioters in Lyon during riots in Lyon 21 October 2010
Rioters in Lyon during riots in Lyon 21 October 2010
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the Elysee Summit for Peace and Security in Africa  in Paris December 7  2013
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the Elysee Summit for Peace and Security in Africa, in Paris December 7, 2013
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Castelnau de Montmiral  France
Castelnau de Montmiral, France
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The Shrine of Lourdes in France.
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The Shrine of Lourdes in France.
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Christine Lagarde
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Christine Lagarde.
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Majestic hotel  Cannes (screenshot from YouTube bideo)
Majestic hotel, Cannes (screenshot from YouTube bideo)
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Earth Hour in France
Earth Hour France
Earth Hour in France
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Clog maker and nature walk sign  Lautrec  France
Clog maker and nature walk sign, Lautrec, France
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French comedians Nicole Ferroni and Jérèmy Ferrari (screenshot  On n demande qu à en rire )
French comedians Nicole Ferroni and Jérèmy Ferrari (screenshot "On n'demande qu'à en rire")
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A field of sunflowers
A field of sunflowers
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General store selling...garlic  Lautrec  France
General store selling...garlic, Lautrec, France
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Almanach du facteur  2011
Almanach du facteur, 2011
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Timbered houses and other sites in Dinan  France
Timbered houses and other sites in Dinan, France
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Patrick Pilak s tractor  screenshot France 3 news
Patrick Pilak's tractor, screenshot France 3 news
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Alexander Saxon (AJ)  left and Kevan Pulfrey with the Tuk Tuk in Mayenne  France
Alexander Saxon (AJ), left and Kevan Pulfrey with the Tuk Tuk in Mayenne, France
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A ladies  underwear thief was caught on CCTV in Naintré  France.
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A ladies' underwear thief was caught on CCTV in Naintré, France.
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La Terrasse de Lautrec  Lautrec  France
La Terrasse de Lautrec, Lautrec, France
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Tanguera (screenshot from trailer)
Tanguera (screenshot from trailer)
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