France win record fifth world handball titleFrance became the first team in handball history to win five world championships when they beat surprise finalists Qatar 25-22 on Sunday.
IN THE FRENCH PAPERS
Hollande's lost betFRENCH PRESS – Tues. 28/01/14: Unemployment is the main topic in the French press today. The number of jobseekers increased in December, meaning that President François Hollande…
Handball enjoys another winning moment in French spotlightFor France, Monday was a day to glory in another triumph for a sport that means very little in the Anglophone world. Its men had won the European handball title.
IN THE WORLD PAPERS
C'est fini! France's first couple is no moreInternational papers devote plenty of space and puns to the split between French President François Hollande and Valérie Trierweiler. Also, Syrian peace talks are being held in…
France beat Denmark to win men’s handball European championshipThe French squad on Sunday clinched its third European championship title after defeating hosts Denmark (41-32) in the final in Herning.
IN THE PAPERS
'Pigeons' protest movement lifts offLibération leads on "Bad Players" (Mauvais Joueurs) in the French handball match-fixing scandal. Le Parisien-Aujourd'hui-en-France takes a closer look at First Lady Valérie…
THE WEEK IN FRANCE
Industry: Florange furnaces closure, the end of an era?This week saw bad news for French industry after steelmaker ArcelorMittal confirmed it is closing part of a plant in eastern France. Next, players for French handball champion…
Montenegro: Campaigning against corruption? (part 2)Silver medallists at the London Olympics, the Montenegrin handball team tells us about their European destiny; while in Brussels we look at the stereotypes of Montenegro.…
Sports betting: just a game? (part 2)France is in shock as its Olympic handball heroes possibly face match-fixing charges. As the big business of sports grows bigger, is sports betting out of control?
Sports betting: just a game?France is in shock as its Olympic handball heroes possibly face match-fixing charges. As the big business of sports grows bigger, is sports betting out of control?
French handball rocked by match-fixing scandalPlayers from top French club Montpellier have admitted to placing bets that their team would lose against a weaker side, but deny they deliberately threw the game.
IN THE PAPERS
Handball scandal: 'Nothing will be the same again'The world of French handball is in shock after several top players and their partners were detained as part of an investigation into alleged corruption and illegal betting. The…