France’s Riner wins record gold at world judo championshipsTeddy Riner of France won the gold medal in the over 100kg category at the world judo championship in Astana on Saturday, defeating Ryu Shichinohe of Japan in the final.
European ministers discuss train security in wake of attackThe ministers of transport and interior of nine European countries met Saturday in Paris to discuss reinforcing security in the wake of a foiled attack on a high-speed train from…
FRANCE - MOROCCO
French journalists ‘tried to blackmail’ king of MoroccoTwo French journalists were arrested Thursday evening on suspicion of trying to blackmail Morocco’s King Mohammed VI, allegedly demanding €3 million in exchange for not…
France’s economy minister angers the left – againFrench economy minister Emmanuel Macron took aim at the 35-hour working week again on Thursday. The comments, set to further alienate those on the left of the ruling Socialist…
FRANCE IN FOCUS
Behind the scenes of France's National AssemblyThis week, we're taking you behind the scenes of France's lower house of parliament, where bills are proposed, debated and adopted or rejected. Perched on Paris' left bank and…
French cannabis dealer caught after handing out flyersA hapless French cannabis dealer was arrested last week after handing out flyers, with his full contact information, advertising his “business”.
FRANCE - RELIGION
Outrage as French far right invited to Catholic conferenceFrench Christian groups were outraged this week after a member of the country’s far-right National Front (FN), and granddaughter of the party’s founder Jean-Marie Le Pen, was…
Police dismantle France’s oldest Roma slumFrench police on Thursday evacuated a controversial slum inhabited by some 300 Roma in a northern Parisian suburb to prepare for its demolition.
Peter Gumbel: 'Social inequalities on the rise' in French education systemThe French are proud of their education system, but standards are slipping. Peter Gumbel, a former reporter for Time magazine and The Wall Street Journal, has been to meet…
Destination Germany: Asylum seekers and migrants reaching record high (part 2)When 800,000 people show up unexpectedly, what do you do? As Germany braces itself for a record intake of migrants and asylum seekers, the chancellor travelled to a refugee…
‘I thought he was going to kill me’, says hero of train attackFrench-American professor Mark Moogalian, who was shot as he tried to disarm a Kalashnikov-wielding gunman on a Paris-bound train last week, gave his first interview on Wednesday.
France to refund Russia €1bn for Mistral warshipsFrance says the cost of the cancellation of the sale of two Mistral-class warships to Russia is below 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion).