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Proxy not postal: Brits in Europe urged to 2019-09-18 09:10:16With a UK general election looking increasingly likely, Brits in the EU are being urged to register to vote. Here are your options for voting from ove

French Word of the Day: rude 2019-09-18 08:38:29For the first of The Local's French Word of the Day series we look at what the French mean when they use the word 'rude'. And it's very different

IN PICTURES: Paris tests out new 'flying' water 2019-09-18 08:08:52A 'flying' electric river taxi is being put through a battery of tests on the River Seine in Paris this week, with a view to being in service by the

France judged one of the hardest countries in 2019-09-18 07:47:50Speaking the local language - or the inability to - and making friends among French people remain one of the main hurdles for foreigners trying to set

Femicide in France: Woman stabbed to death by 2019-09-18 07:35:10A young French woman in Le Havre was killed after being stabbed 14 times by her male partner, as their three children watched in horror. This comes am

Netflix in France to soon be available on 2019-09-18 07:20:46French television channel Canal + will integrate Netflix into its packages from October 15.

Paris Metro passengers get 'fright of their life' 2019-09-18 03:04:58Commuters on the Paris Metro panicked with some saying they feared for their lives when a driverless Line 1 train failed to stop at three consecutive

After Brexit: French customs and Eurotunnel confident 2019-09-18 02:36:37French customs officials and Eurotunnel said Tuesday that they were confident of maintaining a smooth flow of traffic through the Channel Tunnel at

France to give millions of residents iodine pills 2019-09-18 02:24:34France will soon start distributing radioactivity-blocking iodine pills to an additional 2.2 million people living near the country's 19 nuclear pow

40 years of Le Big Mac: Here's how 2019-09-17 13:59:52It's 40 years since the US burger giant McDonald's sold its first French fries in France. Here's a look at how the French fell in love with the Big

France's Macron wants to take a tougher stand 2019-09-17 08:14:50French President Emmanuel Macron said France needs to toughen up on immigration. He argued that the government must end its current "lax" approach i

Is it now cheaper to fly from Paris 2019-09-17 06:31:24The cost of transatlantic flights on budget airlines have fallen dramatically in recent years and with a new airline offering discount flights it can

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French investigators probe Iran's alleged role in Saudi 2019-09-18 11:46:31France was trying to pinpoint the origin of two drone strikes on Saudi Arabia's oil infrastructure Wednesday as Riyadh said it would reveal proof lin

Runaway train in Paris metro near miss 2019-09-18 10:35:13A runaway driverless metro train has whizzed through three stations without stopping, striking fear into commuters on the Paris underground system and

Chickens in lucky escape as barns are burnt 2019-09-18 10:09:23More than 2000 square metres of property belonging to a chicken farmer was devasted by a deliberate fire in the Orne region of France on Tuesday eveni

Macron throws €5 billion at digital start-ups 2019-09-18 09:18:40French President Emmanuel Macron has made the continent's latest move to muster help for homegrown start-ups, promising five billion euros  of t

Nuclear plants fit for service despite problems with 2019-09-18 07:21:50French electricity company EDF announced on Wednesday that it does not intend to close any of its nuclear reactors despite some problems with componen

Frenchwoman was world's oldest person - no doubts 2019-09-18 07:18:27Frenchwoman Jeanne Calment, who died two decades ago aged 122, should retain the title of the oldest person on record, French researchers said Monday,

France gives more people living in shadow of 2019-09-18 05:13:57France will soon start distributing radioactivity-blocking iodine pills to an additional 2.2 million people living near the country's 19 nuclear powe

French government unveils anti-drug strategy in Marseille 2019-09-18 03:15:30The Macron government has unveiled a new 55-point strategy aimed at tackling drug trafficking, after a gun battle in the southern port city of Marseil

French government must take urgent action on air 2019-09-18 03:06:48As France marks its 5th National air quality day, several branches of environmental NGOs such as WWF and Greenpeace are calling for the government to

French minister saves Mischa the bear from a 2019-09-17 11:16:17France’s Environment Minister, Elizabeth Borne, has banned the use of a bear called Mischa in shows and performances, after a campaign by animal

Macron urges government to 'face up to immigration 2019-09-17 09:55:38With less than two weeks to go before French parliament begins debate on immigration, President Emmanuel Macron has urged his government to take an ho

Migrant camp evacuated in northern France after court 2019-09-17 08:16:42French officials are clearing around 1,000 migrants from a gymnasium near the northern port of Dunkirk, after a court ordered its closure on the groun

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Breaking the limbo: Displaced people in Indonesia take New! 2019-09-19 13:07:20

Tunisia’s long-time leader Ben Ali, ousted by the New! 2019-09-19 11:04:02Tunisia’s former president Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali has died at the age of 83. The first casualty of the Arab Spring, Ben Ali was forced from pow

Iran's foreign minister warns a military strike would New! 2019-09-19 10:21:00Any U.S. or Saudi military strike against Iran would bring “all-out war”, Tehran said on Thursday, keeping up a drumbeat of warnings to it

The French and hygiene: Why is the negative New! 2019-09-19 09:02:54Do the French have a questionable relationship with hygiene? It's certainly a stereotype that continues to stick, particularly in English-speaking co

'All work, no pay' for migrant workers at New! 2019-09-19 08:42:42Qatar is not fulfilling all its promises to improve the conditions of migrant workers in the country in the run-up to the 2022 World Cup, Amnesty Inte

Iraq by night: Letting loose in Baghdad New! 2019-09-19 08:25:33With more than 50 percent of Iraq's population under 19 years old, young Iraqis want to reclaim their freedoms and are calling for a change of mental

‘Not the time’ to grant Snowden asylum, French New! 2019-09-19 06:14:30French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Thursday that he saw no reason to reconsider France’s 2013 decision to deny former NSA contracto

Football, a game-changer for young Syrian refugees in New! 2019-09-19 05:38:55In Jordan's Zaatari refugee camp, the largest in the Middle East, living conditions remain rudimentary. But thanks to football, tens of thousands of

Netanyahu rival Gantz says he should take PM New! 2019-09-19 04:03:16Benny Gantz, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's main opponent in the country's general election, said Thursday he should be prime minister

Algerian army chief bars protesters from entering capital New! 2019-09-19 03:33:35Algeria's powerful army chief on Wednesday ordered security forces to block protesters from entering the capital Algiers, taking a tougher line after

Japanese court acquits former power company executives over New! 2019-09-19 02:16:31A Japanese court on Thursday acquitted three former officials from the firm that operated the Fukushima nuclear plant, in the only criminal trial to s

Di Maria shines as PSG crush Real Madrid New! 2019-09-19 00:53:45Angel Di Maria was hailed as "exceptional" after scoring twice against his former club on Wednesday as Paris Saint-Germain shrugged off the absences

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