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Air France picks first foreign CEO, setting stage for likely union spat
Air France-KLM named Air Canada executive Benjamin Smith as its new boss on Thursday, opting for an outsider to steer the airline group through a fraught stand-off with unions at its French carrier.


Three French nationals among victims of Italy bridge collapse
Three French nationals were killed in the bridge collapse in the Italian city of Genoa, the French foreign ministry said Wednesday, as the death toll rose to 39 and Italy blamed the company in charge of the country's motorways for the disaster.


Western filmmakers demand Russia liberate hunger-striking director Sentsov
French film director Jacques Audiard, alongside Ken Loach and David Cronenberg and over a hundred others from the film world, called Monday for the release of Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsov, who is on hunger strike in a Russian jail.


Judgement against Monsanto marks 'end of arrogance', says French environment ...
French Environment Minister Nicolas Hulot said Sunday he hoped the verdict against Monsanto for failing to inform the public about the risks of its product would put an end to political indifference to the danger of pesticides.


Sacre bleu! Blue wine makes a splash in southern France
A glass of blue, sir? It is a question that may dismay purist winemakers in France, where wine is a way of life rather than simply a drink, but in the southern town of Sete consumers cannot get enough.


Hundreds evacuated as flash floods hit southern France
Rescuers backed by helicopters evacuated about 1,600 people, most of them campers, in southern France on Thursday as heavy rain caused flash flooding and transformed rivers and streams into torrents, the interior minister said.


A year in Paris is as bad for your health as smoking 183 cigarettes
A study by the European Transport & Environment association published on Friday confirmed that spending a few days in various popular European capitals is equivalent to smoking between one and four cigarettes.


Macron and Putin discuss fate of jailed Ukrainian hunger striker Sentsov
French President Emmanuel Macron discussed jailed Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov, who has been on hunger strike since May, with Russian leader Vladimir Putin on Friday, said Macron's office.


HSBC to move seven offices from London to Paris amid Brexit uncertainty
While Britain braces for its exit from the EU in March 2019, HSBC announced on Monday that seven of its Europe-focused offices will move from London to Paris early next year.


French feminists denounce traditional seaside postcards as 'degrading'
Smutty postcards with pictures of women wearing bikinis are a typical if often maligned feature of French seaside resorts. But in the wake of an anti-sexual harassment movement sweeping France, their days may be numbered.


World?s most Michelin starred chef, France?s JoŽl Robuchon, dies
JoŽl Robuchon, the chef with the most Michelin stars in the world, has died from cancer in Geneva, Switzerland, aged 73.


In pictures: Paris hosts 10th Gay Games aimed at promoting LGBT rights
Paris is hosting the 10th Gay Games, a sport contest modelled after the Olympics aimed at promoting the rights of the LGBT community.


The unknown story of pioneering French feminist Martha Desrumaux
A month after Simone Veil was interred in the Panthťon, an association is campaigning for French Resistance fighter and trade unionist Martha Desrumaux to also be inducted, saying that she too deserves recognition.


France's first baby panda celebrates first birthday
France?s first baby panda celebrates his one-year anniversary Saturday with a birthday cake composed of bamboo, honey, apples, oranges, strawberries and lemons.


France passes bill imposing fines for sexual harassment on the street
French lawmakers voted Wednesday to outlaw sexual harassment on the street, introducing fines of up to ?750, and have classified sexual relations with a child under age 15 as rape resulting from an "abuse of vulnerability".



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