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Macron will 'probably' meet new UK PM in Paris ahead of G7 talks

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 08:25:45 +0200

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson may hold talks on Brexit with French President Emmanuel Macron ahead of next week's G7 summit, French diplomatic sources said on Saturday.

Paris waiter shot dead because 'too slow with sandwich'

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 14:19:26 +0200

A waiter at a restaurant near Paris was shot dead by a customer angry at having to wait for a sandwich, a source close to the case said on Saturday.

Swiss city bans French rappers from holding €2m cage fight

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 07:58:36 +0200

Two feuding French rappers have been barred from using a venue in northern Switzerland for a two-million-euro ($2.2 million) cage fight, regional Swiss authorities announced on Friday.

WATCH: Victim of Paris bike theft mounts sting operation to catch the thieves

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 15:43:11 +0200

Now bike theft is something of an occupational hazard for cyclists in Paris, but when one Australian living in the city fell victim to thieves, she wasn't taking it lying down.

French ministers provoke storm after being pictured at bullfight

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 14:56:49 +0200

Two French ministers have sparked outrage from animal rights groups after being pictured at a bullfight in southern France.

British TV presenter tells of Brexit woes for him and his French wife

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 14:18:28 +0200

A British TV presenter and comedian has opened up about the impact Brexit is having on him and his French wife, plus their two dual nationality children.

LATEST: The ultimate no-deal Brexit checklist for Britons in France

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 12:46:36 +0200

As we approach the Brexit endgame, leaving the EU without a deal on October 31st is a real possibility. Kalba Meadows from citizens' rights group Remain in France Together explains what you can do to prepare.

MAP: Where to find the cheapest fuel when you're driving in France

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 11:08:47 +0200

The cost of filling up your car in France with petrol or diesel is rising and prices can vary enormously depending on where you are and on what kind of road you are driving on. This map and advice will help you find the cheapest pump prices.

Woman lost at sea after attempting to cross from France to Britain

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 10:57:43 +0200

British and French campaigners have warned about the dangers of migrant Channel crossings after a woman attempting the journey went missing after falling into the sea last week.

Ten reasons why you should consider becoming French

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 09:53:37 +0200

Whether you’re in love with la belle France, worried about Brexit or just tired of having to keep renewing your carte de séjour, there are plenty of advantages to taking French citizenship.

German man expelled from France as security tightens ahead of G7 summit

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 08:41:27 +0200

French authorities have expelled a German national as preparations intensify for the G7 summit in Biarritz.

French Expression of the Day: Bon chic bon genre

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 08:34:36 +0200

While 'Bon chic bon genre' may sound like the supreme French expression to describe class and style, there is actually a little more to it than you think.

In Pictures: France pays tribute to 'the other D-Day' soldiers

Thu, 15 Aug 2019 15:04:47 +0200

Seventy-five years ago, French forces and fighters from its African colonies helped liberate France from Nazi Germany. Here's how France commemorated the anniversary.

From dossier to Notaire: French bureaucracy explained

Thu, 15 Aug 2019 12:00:00 +0200

It's a cliché that the French love their bureaucracy, but it's also true. Here we grapple with the main bits of the famously cumbersome French system.

UPDATED: Strong winds fan wildfire raging in southern France

Thu, 15 Aug 2019 09:33:45 +0200

More than 500 firefighters have been called out to battle a blaze that has already destroyed hundreds of hectares of pine forest in southern France.

France marks 75 years since 'the other D Day' began

Thu, 15 Aug 2019 09:02:24 +0200

It's the lesser-known D-Day, one launched two months after the Normandy landings on the other side of France, with French forces this time playing a premier role.

Footballer Sala and pilot 'exposed to potentially fatal carbon monoxide' on flight from France

Wed, 14 Aug 2019 17:16:44 +0200

Footballer Emiliano Sala and the pilot flying his plane when it crashed were likely exposed to "potentially fatal" levels of carbon monoxide, investigators announced on Wednesday.

Daily dilemmas: Is it a pain au chocolat or a chocolatine?

Wed, 14 Aug 2019 17:14:04 +0200

The pastry with thin strips of chocolate running through it is a breakfast time staple in France - but what you call it has been the subject of fierce debate that even involved the French parliament.

The best free thing to do in each Paris arrondissement

Wed, 14 Aug 2019 16:09:26 +0200

When it comes to enjoying Paris on a low budget, it can be tricky to come up with fresh inspiration. Here's an idea for every arrondissement.

French Expression of the Day: Madeleine de Proust

Wed, 14 Aug 2019 14:40:14 +0200

In a poetic reference to writer Marcel Proust, every French person - and everyone in the world - has their very own 'madeleine de Proust'. The burning question is: what is yours?