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Notre-Dame decontamination begins

Thu, 15/08/2019 - 14:40
Work began Thursday to clean the area around Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris, contaminated by lead particles in the wake of the fire that ravaged the historic building in April. But with access to the monument sealed off, some unsuspecting tourists were left disappointed.

African leaders join Macron at commemoration of WWII landings in Provence

Thu, 15/08/2019 - 12:35
President Emmanuel Macron saluted Thursday a French army "that emerged from the shadows and exile" during the Allied landings on the Mediterranean coast 75 years ago and the sacrifices by fighters from France's former colonies in Africa.

Wave of vandalism targets Macron MPs’ offices

Wed, 14/08/2019 - 20:25
Around 30 constituency offices for MPs in President Emmanuel Macron’s La République en Marche (LREM) party have been damaged by anti-government protesters since the start of June, largely in rural areas, amid rising anger over recent trade deals.

UEFA Super Cup: Frenchwoman referee Frappart set to make history in Liverpool-Chelsea clash

Tue, 13/08/2019 - 15:41
French referee Stéphanie Frappart will make football history in Istanbul on Wednesday, becoming the first woman to take charge of a major European men’s football match when Liverpool meets Chelsea in the UEFA Super Cup.

Notre-Dame area sealed off in Paris as workers prepare to remove toxic lead

Tue, 13/08/2019 - 06:06
The area around Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris was sealed off early on Tuesday as workers prepared to apply a special gel to absorb lead particles that seeped into the soil in the wake of the April 15 blaze.

French ministers seek investigation into Epstein’s activities in France

Mon, 12/08/2019 - 11:45
Two French government ministers called on Monday for an investigation into the activities in France of Jeffrey Epstein, the US financier found dead in an apparent suicide while being held on sex-trafficking charges.

Paris attacks suspect charged over Brussels suicide bombings

Mon, 12/08/2019 - 11:36
Salah Abdeslam, the sole surviving suspect in the November 2015 Paris attacks, has been formally charged in connection with the Brussels suicide bombings months later, federal prosecutors said Monday.

PSG are overwhelming Ligue 1 favourites – but is Champions League victory any more likely?

Sat, 10/08/2019 - 14:13
PSG go into their first Ligue 1 match of the 2019-2020 season on Sunday as overwhelming favourites to take the domestic title. But after years of Champions League disappointments, victory in Europe’s top competition still looks like a longshot.

Tornado rips through Luxembourg, France

Sat, 10/08/2019 - 09:36
A huge tornado ripped across southwest Luxembourg on Friday leaving at least seven people injured, authorities said, as images posted on social media showed the powerful twister whipping roofs and other debris into the air.

France’s illegal dumping ‘scourge’

Fri, 09/08/2019 - 16:27
The death of a mayor from a town in the south of France has drawn attention to what has been dubbed a nationwide “scourge” – the illegal dumping of waste along roadsides, fields and forests across the country.

French-run rescue ship picks up 85 migrants off Libya

Fri, 09/08/2019 - 14:55
A ship operated by the humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has rescued 80 migrants from a rubber dinghy off Libya.

The Paris Riviera: Swimsuits and dancing shoes

Fri, 09/08/2019 - 11:47
Sunbeds and beach umbrellas lining the banks of the Seine have been a fixture of the Paris summer scenery for the past 17 years – to the delight of Parisians and tourists alike. FRANCE 24’s Emilie Rubichon and Simon Harding went to Paris-Plages to take a look.

Trump accuses Macron of sending 'mixed signals' to Iran

Fri, 09/08/2019 - 07:35
US President Donald Trump on Thursday said no one is authorized to speak to Iran on behalf of the United States as he accused French President Emmanuel Macron of sending “mixed signals” to Tehran over possible talks.

Toxic lead removed from Paris schools after Notre-Dame fire

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 15:21
Workers in full protective gear began Thursday to decontaminate some Paris schools tested with unsafe levels of lead following the blaze at the Notre Dame Cathedral, as part of efforts to protect children from risks of lead poisoning.

French Deliveroo drivers strike over pay dispute

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 06:48
Cyclists whisking meals for the food courier service Deliveroo in France called on clients to boycott the company Wednesday, after management imposed new pay scales they say will lower their wages.

Two young French women sentenced to prison on terror charges

Wed, 07/08/2019 - 20:34
A young woman has been found guilty of planning a terrorist attack on French soil in 2016. Her accomplice, another young woman, has been found guilty of planning to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group.

Key labour union, environmental groups want Notre-Dame site sealed over lead fears

Mon, 05/08/2019 - 19:00
A top French labour union and environmental health groups have banded together to demand Notre-Dame Cathedral be covered and sealed after the fire that destroyed its roof, deeming it an ongoing source of lead pollution.

Boy thrown from London's Tate Modern is French tourist

Mon, 05/08/2019 - 17:23
A six-year-old boy thrown from a tenth-floor viewing platform at London's Tate Modern gallery is a French national who was visiting the British capital with his family, police said Monday.

French 'flying man' Zapata successfully crosses the English Channel on hoverboard

Sun, 04/08/2019 - 07:06
French inventor Franky Zapata on Sunday succeeded in crossing the English Channel in 20 minutes on a jet-powered hoverboard he designed. He was forced to abandon a previous bid after failing to land on a refuelling platform and falling into the sea.

Mbappé, Di Maria work their magic to gift PSG French Super Cup victory

Sat, 03/08/2019 - 17:46
Paris Saint-Germain substitute Angel Di Maria scored the winner with a spectacular free kick and Kylian Mbappe was also on target as the Ligue 1 champions recovered to beat Stade Rennes 2-1 and lift the French Super Cup in Shenzhen on Saturday.