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French authorities clear hundreds of migrants from Calais

French police evacuated hundreds of migrants from a wood on the northern coast near Calais on Tuesday over fears it could become a magnet for others hoping to head to Britain.

Trial for protesters who set Paris police car on fire

Nine men are to go on trial in Paris on Tuesday over a dramatic attack when a police patrol car was torched with two officers still inside it.

French press review 19 September 2017

The world waits for Donald Trump, as the UN General Assembly opens in New York. Can France stop him from ditching the Geneva Accords on Iran's nuclear program? And Parisians watch with dismay as PSG superstars fight an ego war over spot kicks.

France leads UN push to keep Trump in Paris climate accord

On Monday, France led a push at the United Nations (UN) to keep the United States in the Paris climate agreement, as Donald Trump's administration insisted it was not backing down.

PSG star Layvin Kurzawa new victim of blackmail

After the infamous sextape allegations involving Mathieu Valbuena and Karim Benzema, it's now Paris Saint Germain defender Layvin Kurzawa who appears to have become ensnared in a blackmail plot.

French lorry drivers take action against government’s labour reforms

French lorry drivers opposing the government's reform of labour laws staged protests in Paris and across the country on Monday, ahead of more strikes next week.

British cyclist goes around the world in less than 80 days

It took Phileas Fogg 80 days, but Scottish cyclist Mark Beaumont is on course to go around the world in just 79. And he has done it all by bicycle.

Four American women hit by acid attack in France

Four American college students were attacked with acid by a woman on Sunday at a train station in southern France. At least two of them were injured, according to local police.

French press review 18 September 2017

Are President Macron's labour laws as doctored for the rich?   French youth demonstrate people power at the Fête de l'Humanité and what to expect from Donald Trump's maiden address to the United Nations. 

French weekly magazines review 17 September 2017

This week, the UN warns that climate refugees fleeing their countries could top 250,000 in 30 years,while the French press is also questions whether Europe resolve the worsening problem of its sperm cell count?

US demands more 'favourable' deal under Paris accord

The White House pushed back Saturday at a European suggestion it was softening its stance on the Paris climate accord, insisting Washington will withdraw from the agreement unless it can re-enter on more favorable terms.

French journalist arrives in Paris after release from Turkish jail

A young French journalist held on terror charges in Turkey for more than seven weeks was headed to Paris on Sunday after being freed, according to Reporters Without Borders.

France to bring back old thyroid drug after complaints

An old version of a thyroid medication will be reintroduced in France after thousands of the country's three million users complained of serious side effects from a new formula, the government said on Friday.

French press review 16 September 2017

London under "critical" terror alert, as train bomb injures 30 and millions expected to pack French museums on national heritage week-end.

France's champagne harvest hit by weather

Bad weather caused a severe decrease in this year's grape harvest in the Champagne region, but growers predicted on Friday that quality would trump quantity in this year's bubbly.

Macron urges lifting Qatar embargo

French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday urged the lifting of a Saudi-led embargo on Qatar in effect since June.

Major powers to push Paris climate deal forward without Trump

Some 30 environment ministers will push forward on the Paris climate accord at a meeting Saturday requested by Canada, China and the European Union.

Home-grown talent on show in Paris Design week

Paris Design Week is running here in the capital in some 200 venues around the city. One of them, Le Grand Marché de Stalingrad, is brand new. We visit the 18th century listed building, formerly a post for collecting tax on goods shipped into Paris, and which has now reinvented itself as a hip space to discover design. Show More Summary

French court bans couple from using Spanish 'ñ' in baby's name

A French court on Wednesday banned a couple from giving their baby a name containing a tilde, ruling that the "n with a squiggle over it" was incompatible with national law.

French press review 15 September 2017

France sparks a global row with calls for a ban of carcinogenic weed killer glyphosate while President Macron makes amends with the military in a new "Sentinelle" directive.

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