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French tycoon 'gave Fillon undeclared €50,000 loan'

Just as François Fillon thought he could get on with his presidential campaign, the embattled candidate was hit by more claims of financial irregularities on Tuesday from the same newspaper that revealed he had paid his wife hundreds of thousands for an alleged "fake job" as a parliamentary assistant.

In Videos: 16 places you have to visit in France in 2017

So much to see in France, so little time. These spectacular aerial drone videos of 16 of the most beautiful places in France should give you some travel inspiration for 2017.

Poachers kill rhino and saw off its horn at zoo near Paris

Poachers have killed a rhino for its horn after breaking into a zoo near Paris.

How the 'Fillon affair' has changed the extraordinary French election race

Rightwing presidential candidate Francois Fillon appears to have won his battle to stay in France's election, but his fake job scandal will have a lasting impact on the vote and beyond.

What makes the French Alps so risky for avalanches?

Around 30 people die each year in deadly avalanches in the French Alps. But why are the Alps so risky, especially this winter?

Avalanche buries skiers at French Alps resort of Tignes

An avalanche struck the French Alps ski resort of Tignes on Tuesday morning slamming into a piste. There are reports several people were been swept away.

French air traffic control strike leads to more misery for passengers

The strike by French air traffic controllers entered its second day on Tuesday forcing airlines to cancel hundreds of flights to, from and over France.

IN PICTURES: Storm Zeus wreaks havoc across France

Storm Zeus swept through France on Monday, leaving two dead and cutting power to 600,000 homes.

French cop in court after 50kg of cocaine vanishes from police HQ

A French drug squad officer goes on trial on Tuesday, accused of stealing around 50 kilograms of cocaine from police headquarters in Paris in a case that has shaken the high-profile force.

France murder mystery: Brother-in-law killed family of four with crowbar

A crowbar was the murder weapon in a French family drama that left four people dead in an inheritance dispute over gold coins, the prosecutor of the western city of Nantes said Monday.

Fillon's hopes boosted as Republicans party pledges 'unanimous' support

François Fillon's vow to fight to the very end received a boost on Monday when his Republicans party unanimously pledged their support for the embattled candidate after weeks of crisis provoked by the Penelopegate fake jobs scandal.

Yves Saint Laurent slammed for 'porno chic' ad campaign

A new publicity campaign featuring painfully thin models in "degrading" poses for the French fashion house Yves Saint Laurent sparked outrage Monday, with calls for it to be banned.

Is François Fillon slowly morphing into Donald Trump?

François Fillon has been accused of turning into Donald Trump after falsely accusing TV stations of reporting his wife's suicide, insulting autistic people, and exaggerating how many people turned up to his Paris rally.

Juppé slams Fillon but says he will NOT run for French presidency

Alain Juppé ruled himself out of running for the French presidency once and for all on Monday after many in his party had appealed to him to run as an alternative to the under-fire François Fillon. Juppé had some stern words for Fil...

France set to be pummeled by fierce storm winds

Weather warnings are in place for large swathes of France as winds of up to 150km/hr are set to hit on Monday.

Brother-in-law 'admits' killing French family

The brother-in-law of a Frenchman missing along with his wife and two children for over a fortnight has admitted killing all four of the family, sources close to the probe said Monday.

300 flights cancelled as French air traffic control strike begins

A four-day strike from a French air traffic control union began on Monday, with around 4 percent of flights in France cancelled.

Embattled Fillon says 'no one' can stop as Juppé set to make statement

Defiant French presidential hopeful Francois Fillon vowed that "no one" could force him to quit as he dug in despite calls to withdraw over an expenses scandal, with party leaders heading for a crisis meeting Monday over his candida...

Defiant Fillon draws thousands for 'last-chance' Paris rally but is it too late?

Under-fire François Fillon rallied tens of thousands of supporters in Paris on Sunday in what was seen as a make or break day for his bid for the French presidency. Fillon vowed to carry on but behind the scenes his party appears to be making moves to replace him.

Two girls swept out to sea in Marseille

A four-year-old girl is dead and her eight-year-old sister missing after both were swept out to sea by a large wave in the southern French port of Marseille, a source close to the case said Sunday.

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