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Video: Cleaning up Paris?s muddy river banks after the floods
The rain and the floods might have stopped, but the river banks of the Seine in Paris are still covered in mud, preventing pedestrians and cars from returning to their normal routes. FRANCE 24 spoke to the agents tasked to clean up after the floods.


Martin Fourcade takes gold in biathlon Mass Start, becoming France's greatest...
Already the world's top-ranked biathalete, Martin Fourcade became France?s most successful Winter Olympian of all time on Sunday by taking a gold medal in the Men's 15km Mass Start.


Stolen cello worth ?1.3 million returned to French musician after Facebook ap...
A rare 18th century cello, which was stolen at knifepoint on February 15 from an award winning-musician outside her Paris home, was returned on Saturday after her social media appeal went viral.


Jailed Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan hospitalised in France
Prominent Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan, who was remanded in custody in France on rape charges earlier in the month, has been hospitalised due to multiple sclerosis, his support group said Saturday.


French right-wing leader Wauquiez under fire over comments about Macron, Sarkozy
The head of France's right-wing Republicans opposition party came under fire Saturday over comments he made about President Emmanuel Macron and former head of state Nicolas Sarkozy.


Counting the homeless on the streets of Paris
Around 2,000 civil servants and volunteers participated in a nocturnal count of homeless people organised by the Paris mayor?s office late Thursday into early Friday. FRANCE 24 followed a team in eastern Paris.


Macron praised as French economy powers ahead
The good news keeps coming for the French economy: data published Thursday showed unemployment at its lowest level since 2009 while the head of the IMF praised recent reforms by President Emmanuel Macron.


French raid in Mali leaves at least 10 jihadists dead
French air power on Wednesday killed at least 10 jihadists in northeast Mali near the border with Algeria, local and foreign military sources said.


Accused of harbouring Paris attackers, 'Daesh landlord' cleared of charges
The man accused of renting an apartment to the November 13 Paris attackers, dubbed the "Daesh landlord", was acquitted of all charges by the Paris Criminal Court on Wednesday.


Islamic scholar facing rape charges to undergo medical evaluation
A French court on Thursday ordered a medical evaluation to determine if Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan can stay in prison after he was handed preliminary rape charges in cases alleged by women who sought his counsel.


Remains found of girl who disappeared at French wedding
A former military dog trainer confessed Wednesday to "unintentionally" killing a 9-year-old girl whose disappearance from a wedding party in the Alps last year prompted nationwide concern and months of fruitless searching.


Macron: France will 'strike' if Syria regime uses chemical weapons
President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday that "France will strike" if chemical weapons are used against civilians in the Syrian conflict in violation of international treaties, but that he had not yet seen proof this was the case.


FRANCE 24 chief says her mandate ?cancelled? over administrative glitch
The president of FRANCE 24?s parent company, France Médias Monde (FMM), said Tuesday her mandate had been automatically cancelled after she missed a deadline to disclose her personal assets.


French police arrest three in cash heist as suspicions turn to inside job
French police have arrested a cash van driver and his daughter, who claimed she was held to ransom while a gang robbed millions from her father's vehicle in Switzerland, police sources said Tuesday.


French court says man who had sex with girl, 11, must face rape charges
A French court said Tuesday that a 29-year-old man on trial for having sex with an 11-year-old girl must face rape charges, declaring itself incompetent to rule in the highly controversial case.



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