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Only 17 balls on wet day three of New Zealand-England Test
Only 17 balls were possible as rain washed out most of day three of the first Test between New Zealand and England in Auckland on Saturday.The players were forced from the field 10 minutes after the start, and with nearly five hours of showers, play ...

Hamilton seizes pole for Australian F1 GP
Mercedes world champion Lewis Hamilton produced a sizzling final lap to grab pole position for the season-opening Australian Formula One Grand Prix in Melbourne on Saturday.The four-time world champion knocked out his rivals with a blistering time of...

Cezanne's maverick side explored in first-ever US portrait show
What happens when an artist who devoted most of his career to painting landscapes and still lifes turns to the people he knows best?That is the central premise of an international show of 59 portraits by France's Paul Cezanne opening Sunday at the Na...

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 06:09:29 GMT
French ‘hero’ gendarme who swapped himself for hostage dies
A French police officer who offered himself up to an extremist gunman in exchange for a hostage during a deadly supermarket siege in southwestern France has died of his injuries, the interior minister said Saturday.

Family and friends celebrate the life of slain journalist Wall
Parents and friends of Kim Wall honored her memory in New York Friday on what would have been the slain Swedish journalist's 31st birthday.Wall's remains were discovered in plastic bags over a series of weeks after she vanished while interviewing Dan...

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Sat, 24 Mar 2018 06:08:43 GMT
French policeman who took place of hostage dies
The French officer who swapped himself for a hostage held by a jihadist gunman in southern France has died of his wounds, becoming the fourth victim of Friday's terror attack.     

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 16:50:48 GMT
Selfies banned on red carpet at Cannes film festival
The head of the Cannes film festival said on Friday he was banning selfies on the red carpet, claiming they caused "unwanted disorder" before premieres.

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 15:13:15 GMT
Afghan forces arrest French woman fighting with IS
A French woman fighting for the Islamic State armed group in Afghanistan has been detained. Officials say the woman was captured during a military operation Thursday night in an IS stronghold.

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 14:36:46 GMT
French press review 23 March 2018
Nicolas Sarkozy denounces lack of 'physical evidence' in "Libyagate" corruption case. French unions score points in their standoff with President Macron over reform. And is France's elite Saint Cyr a macho military academy ?

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 14:06:37 GMT
F1 breakaway "realistic" according to Mercedes director
Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has urged Formula One owners Liberty Media and the sport's regulator FIA to come up with an improved deal to avoid a breakaway championship.

French News Online

Wed, 02 Mar 2016 11:43:32 +0000
The Days when Paris Billboards were Humped Around by Promenading Camels
Tweet Paris street furniture has changed dramatically over the centuries and today’s hoardings are sophisticated digital advertising channels; but there once was a time when promenading... Visit our website for the rest of the story

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 16:03:12 +0000
France 24 Explains ‘Laicité’: The Ins and Outs of State Secularism
Tweet France’s brand of secularism or ‘laicité’ – designed fully to separate Church and State and private from public manifestations of faith  — is quite particular and... Visit our website for the rest of the story ...

Sat, 06 Feb 2016 22:24:30 +0000
France TV: Children in Danger as Farmers Spray 65,000t of Pesticides on Farms Each Year
Tweet France is the biggest pesticides user in the European Union with French farms and vineyards spraying 65,000 tonnes of pesticide a year, much of which is noxious to humans, the environment and... Visit our website for the rest of the story ...

Wed, 03 Feb 2016 11:27:43 +0000
France 24 What’s in the Papers: Figaro Sounds Radicalisation Alarm
Tweet In this France 24 review of the French papers for February 3, Le Figaro sounds the alarm over the spread of radical Islam in France publishing a map showing 8250 individuals radicalised by... Visit our website for the rest of the story ...

Mon, 01 Feb 2016 17:40:28 +0000
Spectacular Failure To Deal With Migrant Crisis Sparks Anger in Small Saxony Town
Tweet The European Union has, in the view of some observers, spectacularly failed to act decisively and in unison over the Merkel-incited “great mass walk-in” across Europe that has... Visit our website for the rest of the story ...

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