FRANCE IN FOCUS
France then and now: The immigration challengeThis week, we begin with a short history lesson to see how centuries of immigration have made France the country it is today. Next, we meet migrants who are camped out in the…
‘Madame pee pee’ up in arms over Paris boutique toiletsA Dutch provider of upscale public toilets has been accused of flushing away French labour laws by refusing to take on Paris lavatories' longstanding staff, whom the French…
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Five-year ban for Chelsea fan over Paris metro race rowA former Northern Ireland policeman has been banned from football matches for five years for racially abusing and shoving a commuter off a Paris metro train.
FRANCE IN FOCUS
Holidaymaking in the Internet ageWith people across Europe getting in the mood for their summer holidays, we decided to dedicate this edition entirely to tourism in France. We look at how tourists' tastes and…
Gunmen on run after holding up Primark near ParisFrench police on Monday were hunting armed robbers who escaped after holding up a store in a shopping mall near Paris, prompting special forces to intervene and seal off the area.
Paris mayor wants squeaky clean Seine for 2024 GamesParis Mayor Anne Hidalgo upped the city’s bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics on Wednesday after proposing that the triathlon competition be held in the Seine, essentially…
Paris says 'non' to new McDonald’sIn what is now a two-year-old dispute, Paris lawmakers this week opposed the opening of a new McDonald’s franchise in one of the French capital’s oldest and most picturesque roads.
Paris gives go-ahead for massive ‘Tour Triangle’Paris city council has approved the construction of a controversial tower block – the Tour Triangle – that will dominate the southern skyline of the French capital.
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Smog-battling Paris aims to show way at climate summitAs host of this year’s major COP 21 climate conference, all eyes will be on Paris. But is the French capital fit for the job?
2024 Olympic bid strategy: French politicians take a back seatWill Paris finally get to host the Olympics? The French capital has now officially entered the race to organise the 2024 edition and politicians have vowed to let sports stars do…
Paris officially launches 2024 Olympic games bidParis on Tuesday officially announced its bid to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games and bring the global sports event back to the French capital for the first time in a…
Paris to enter race for 2024 Olympic GamesParis and Budapest are set to enter the race for the 2024 Olympics on Tuesday and with more cities watching it could become a classic narrowly fought contest.