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French 'yellow vests' shut down top Paris department store

French 'yellow vests' shut down top Paris department store

French ‘yellow vest’ demonstrators occupied a top Parisian department store on Sunday, a day after clashes in the capital on the first anniversary of the protest movement.

'Save public hospitals', French health workers urge Macron

'Save public hospitals', French health workers urge Macron

French hospital workers went on strike Thursday over years of cutbacks they say have harmed care in a country with a health system once the envy of the world.

Robbers ram-raid car into French cathedral, steal treasures

Robbers ram-raid car into French cathedral, steal treasures

Robbers rammed their car into a mediaeval cathedral in southwest France early Monday, sawing through metal bars to grab silver chalices and other irreplaceable church treasures, local authorities said.

Two injured in shooting at French mosque, man arrested

Two injured in shooting at French mosque, man arrested

Two men in their seventies were seriously injured on Monday when a man opened fire at a mosque in the southern French city of Bayonne, local authorities said

One dead, one seriously hurt in French e-scooter collision

One dead, one seriously hurt in French e-scooter collision

A 25-year-old man was killed and a young woman was seriously injured Sunday in the western French city of Bordeaux after a car hit their electric scooter before fleeing the scene, the police said.

Climate activists fined for stealing Macron portraits

Climate activists fined for stealing Macron portraits

A French court on Wednesday fined eight activists 500 euros each for stealing official portraits of President Emmanuel Macron from public buildings as part of a protest over climate change.

France, Netherlands sceptical on starting EU Western Balkan accession

France, Netherlands sceptical on starting EU Western Balkan accession

EU ministers were to decide on Tuesday whether Albania and North Macedonia could start formal talks to join the European Union, as French officials have indicated ...

Nearly one billion euros raised, pledged for Notre-Dame rebuild

Nearly one billion euros raised, pledged for Notre-Dame rebuild

Six months after a blaze caused devastating damage to Paris' Notre-Dame cathedral, nearly one billion euros have been paid or pledged to rebuild the edifice, France's culture minister said Tuesday.

French energy giant Total to buy 37% stake in India's Adani Gas

French energy giant Total to buy 37% stake in India's Adani Gas

French energy giant Total SA will buy a 37.4% stake in Indian gas distribution company Adani Gas, as it looks to capitalise on the South Asian country's push for cleaner sources of energy.

No-deal Brexit on Oct 31 still 'most plausible' scenario: French minister

No-deal Brexit on Oct 31 still 'most plausible' scenario: French minister

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Tuesday that a no-deal Brexit on October 31 remained the ‘most plausible’ scenario, adding that Britain had yet to come up with acceptable proposals ...

Court orders French #MeToo founder to pay damages for defamation

Court orders French #MeToo founder to pay damages for defamation

A Paris court on Wednesday ordered the woman behind France's answer to the #MeToo campaign to pay thousands of euros in damages for defaming the man she had accused in a viral Twitter post of sexual harassment.

Dozens arrested in Paris 'yellow vest' protests

Dozens arrested in Paris 'yellow vest' protests

Dozens of demonstrators were arrested at yellow vest protests in Paris on Saturday as more than 7,000 police were deployed to quell any violence by the movement and its radical, anarchist ‘black blocs’.