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Three more bodies found as French villages dig out from flooding

Roquebilli - Rescue workers on Monday found the bodies of three more victims of intense flooding that hammered southeast France over the weekend, with the toll expected to rise further as searches continue for survivors.

France, Italy step up rescue efforts after floods

Saint-martin-v - French and Italian rescue services stepped up search efforts Sunday after floods cut off several villages in the mountainous border regions, causing widespread damage and killing at least four people.

France steps up search efforts after floods

Breil-sur-roya - Rescue services stepped up their search efforts in southwestern France on Sunday after floods cut off several villages and killed two people in Italy, with eight still missing in France.

One dead, some 20 missing as storms lash southern France, Italy

Rome - One person died and authorities listed some 20 as missing Saturday after heavy storms lashed southern France and northern Italy with hundreds of aid workers deployed to villages cut off by the deluge.

Deadly rainstorms sweep northern Italy, southern France

Venice - Torrential rains across northern Italy and southern France killed three people at the weekend, sweeping away part of a motorway viaduct in northern Italy and causing fresh flooding in Venice on Sunday.

Two dead, one missing after rainstorms drench south France

Marseille - Two people lost their lives and one more was missing Sunday after historic levels of rain drenched the south of France, provoking major floods that are only now starting to recede, officials said.

French parliament speaker charged over property deal

Lille - French President Emmanuel Macron stuck by his close ally and speaker of parliament Richard Ferrand on Thursday after he was charged with conflict of interest over a property deal involving his wife.

French assembly chief and Macron ally probed over property deals

Lille - The president of the French National Assembly, who is a close ally of President Emmanuel Macron, has been charged over a property deal from which he is suspected of having illegally profited, prosecutors said Thursday.

Heavy toll for French farms and vineyards after brutal hailstorm

Romans-sur-is - Farmers in southeast France counted the costs from lost harvests on Sunday after a fierce storm battered the region with hail the size of ping-pong balls, decimating orchards and vineyards just as the summer season was kicking into high gear.

France says 85 million euros paid to victims of 2015 terror attack

Paris - Victims and relatives of the 130 people killed by jihadist attackers in and around Paris in November 2015 have received 85 million euros ($97 million) in compensation to date, the fund managing the payments said Tuesday.

Anger in France as six killed in Marseille building collapse

Marseille - A sixth body was found Wednesday in the wreckage of two dilapidated buildings that collapsed in the French city of Marseille, where furious residents have accused authorities of ignoring warnings about the state of housing for the poorest.

Up to eight feared dead in Marseille building collapse

Marseille - As many as eight people might have died in the southern French city of Marseille in two building collapses, officials said Tuesday after the first body was pulled out from the wreckage.

Rescuers search for victims after buildings collapse in Marseille

Marseille - French rescue workers were searching into the night Monday for possible victims under the wreckage of two dilapidated buildings that suddenly collapsed in the centre of Marseille.

Rescuers search rubble after buildings collapse in Marseille

Marseille - French rescue workers were searching for possible victims under the wreckage of two dilapidated buildings that suddenly collapsed Monday in the centre of the southern city of Marseille.

Trump tells mayor of sinking island not to worry over sea-level

Tangier - After a story about disappearing Tangier Island aired on television June 9, President Trump made it a point to telephone the island's mayor, assuring him that sea level rise was nothing to worry about. Hmm, does Trump know something we don't know?

Santorum wants assurances from Romney before giving full backing

Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum wants assurances that Romney's GOP platform will represent conservative interests before he gives full backing to the presumptive presidential nominee.

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