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#France

# france - Thursday 16 August, 2018

'Paddy Cosgrave was wrong to invite Le Pen - and wrong to use Northern Ireland in his justification'

David McCann, an expert on the politics of peace, can not equate Marine Le Pen with the stakeholders of Northern Ireland.

# france - Friday 10 August, 2018

From The42 'Winning the World Cup is in the past' - Pogba wants more trophies after success in Russia Pogback

'Winning the World Cup is in the past' - Pogba wants more trophies after success in Russia

The midfielder captained Man United to an opening night win against Leicester City, scoring a first-half penalty.

Two Germans held in France over flooded youth campground

The site was off-limits for camping.

# france - Saturday 4 August, 2018

'Improper honking' ends in fines for French World Cup fans

Eight people in a French town have received tickets for “improper honking” and three for revving their motors.

# france - Monday 30 July, 2018

Four climbers killed in French Alps

Four people, including an Italian man and two French women, were killed in three separate accidents.

# france - Wednesday 25 July, 2018

From The42 More World Cup recognition for France as Goal of the Tournament is announced Poll This post contains videos

More World Cup recognition for France as Goal of the Tournament is announced

Benjamin Pavard’s screamer against Argentina has been voted as the best goal of the 2018 World Cup.

# france - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

From The42 'It's about him giving the best he has to give' – Mourinho calls for Pogba focus World Cup Champion

'It's about him giving the best he has to give' – Mourinho calls for Pogba focus

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho believes star midfielder Paul Pogba is better suited to the confines of the World Cup.

Remains of Dublin man found buried in French city nine years after disappearance Exclusive

Shortly before Paul Shine-Dixon went missing in France, he told his partner he had witnessed a shooting.

# france - Saturday 21 July, 2018

Home of Macron aide, filmed beating up protester, raided

French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb will face questions from parliament next week.

# france - Friday 20 July, 2018

Macron fires aide seen hitting protester while dressed as riot policeman

He is suspected of unlawfully receiving police surveillance footage in a bid to clear his name.

# france - Thursday 19 July, 2018

One of Macron's bodyguards is being investigated for beating a protester

A probe has begun into possible charges of violence by a public official, and of pretending to be a policeman.

From The Daily Edge Trevor Noah has hit back at criticism from the French Ambassador about his 'Africa won the World Cup' joke Trevor Noah

Trevor Noah has hit back at criticism from the French Ambassador about his 'Africa won the World Cup' joke

The French Ambassador to the United States wrote a letter to Noah criticising the joke.

# france - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

From The42 Watch: Didier Deschamps' half-time team talk at the World Cup final Rallying Cry This post contains videos

Watch: Didier Deschamps' half-time team talk at the World Cup final

The France manager gave a composed and measured speech in the dressing room before his went on to win the final.

# france - Monday 16 July, 2018

From The42 Pogba serenades Kanté after 500,000 welcome victorious French team on Champs-Elysees Deux Etoiles

Pogba serenades Kanté after 500,000 welcome victorious French team on Champs-Elysees

Flyovers, presidential welcomes and raucous fans amounted to a hero’s welcome for Les Bleus.

From The42 Neymar's theatrics and Brian Kerr's famous punditry - Our writers review the World Cup Assessment

Neymar's theatrics and Brian Kerr's famous punditry - Our writers review the World Cup

Our thoughts following a campaign which saw France come out on top as champions.

# france - Sunday 15 July, 2018

Celebrating World Cup fans block traffic on Dublin's O'Connell Bridge

There was a ‘celebratory’ mood as France and Croatia fans gathered.

From The42 World Cup winner Giroud ends tournament without a shot on target after 546 minutes Target Man

World Cup winner Giroud ends tournament without a shot on target after 546 minutes

Olivier Giroud’s poor World Cup in front of goal continued in France’s 4-2 win against Croatia.

From The42 As it happened: France vs Croatia, World Cup final Liveblog

As it happened: France vs Croatia, World Cup final

We went minute-by-minute as France and Croatia battled it out in Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium for world football’s highest honour.

Poll: Will you watch the World Cup Final? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you watch the World Cup Final?

Almost a million people tuned in to watch England in the semis this week.

# france - Friday 13 July, 2018

From The42 'If we stopped Messi, Eriksen and Kane, we can stop Mbappe and Griezmann too' Confident

'If we stopped Messi, Eriksen and Kane, we can stop Mbappe and Griezmann too'

Croatia manager Zlatko Dalic is confident of his side’s chances in this weekend’s World Cup final against France.

# france - Tuesday 10 July, 2018

From The42 Martinez hails 'magnificent' Belgium effort despite World Cup semi-final exit Red DEvils

Martinez hails 'magnificent' Belgium effort despite World Cup semi-final exit

Despite a header from Samuel Umtiti sending France into the final, the Red Devils boss was happy with his team’s performance

From The42 As it happened: France vs Belgium, World Cup semi-final Liveblog This post contains a poll

As it happened: France vs Belgium, World Cup semi-final

We went minute-by-minute as France and Belgium clashed in in Saint Petersburg for a place in the World Cup final.

From The42 After keeping Messi quiet, Deschamps backs Kante to shut down Hazard Les Bleus

After keeping Messi quiet, Deschamps backs Kante to shut down Hazard

The France coach believes that the Chelsea midfielder has had an excellent tournament to date and is “essential” to his plans.

# france - Friday 6 July, 2018

From The42 France through to World Cup semi-finals as Uruguay keeper Muslera commits howler Allez Allez

France through to World Cup semi-finals as Uruguay keeper Muslera commits howler

Raphael Varane and Antoine Griezmann were on the scoresheet for Les Bleus in Nizhny Novgorod.

From The42 As it happened: Uruguay v France, World Cup quarter-final Liveblog This post contains a poll

As it happened: Uruguay v France, World Cup quarter-final

The first of the quarter-finals was down for decision, as Uruguay and France went head-to-head at the Nizhny Novgorod Arena.

# france - Tuesday 3 July, 2018

From The42 France will reach World Cup final after 'defining' Argentina win — Vieira Les Bleus

France will reach World Cup final after 'defining' Argentina win — Vieira

France great Patrick Vieira backed Didier Deschamps’ men to reach the World Cup final in Russia.

# france - Monday 2 July, 2018

Nearly 3,000 officers mobilised for manhunt after notorious criminal escapes Paris prison

With the help of accomplices, Redoine Faid made a daring escape from jail yesterday.

# france - Sunday 1 July, 2018

Notorious career thief escapes from Paris prison by helicopter

It was the second time Faid has pulled off a spectacular jailbreak – in 2013, he blasted his way out of a prison using dynamite.

Hundreds of nudists to descend on Paris for a spot of trampolining today

“It’s great. We no longer have to do this secretly or be clandestine anymore,” one of the nudists said.

# france - Saturday 30 June, 2018

From The42 Facing an uncertain future, Lionel Messi avoids media after Argentina crash out of World Cup Disappointment

Facing an uncertain future, Lionel Messi avoids media after Argentina crash out of World Cup

After suffering yet more international disappointment, Argentina captain Lionel Messi did not speak to the media.

From The42 'It's flattering to be compared to a great player like Pele, but he's in another category' Teenage Sensation

'It's flattering to be compared to a great player like Pele, but he's in another category'

Kylian Mbappe became the first teenager to score two goals in a World Cup game since Pele in 1958.

Banksy 'blitzes' Paris with graffiti murals commemorating 1968 student revolt

Stencilled images in the style of the mysterious British graffiti star began appearing on walls across the French capital last week.

From The42 Mbappe stars with a brilliant double as France dump Argentina out of the World Cup Knockout Stages

Mbappe stars with a brilliant double as France dump Argentina out of the World Cup

France booked their place in the last eight of the World Cup as they overcame Argentina in a seven-goal thriller in Kazan.

From The42 Maradona returns to health to watch France v Argentina Rollover

Maradona returns to health to watch France v Argentina

He’s back in the saddle.

From The42 As it happened: France vs Argentina, World Cup last-16 Liveblog

As it happened: France vs Argentina, World Cup last-16

We went minute-by-minute as France and Argentina met in the opening game of the knockout stages.

# france - Friday 29 June, 2018

Aer Lingus offers free flight swap to customers affected by French air traffic control strike this weekend

The offer is is for continental Europe flights due to take off this weekend.

From The42 'We know Messi can decide our fate' - Lloris warns France ahead of Argentina clash Warning

'We know Messi can decide our fate' - Lloris warns France ahead of Argentina clash

The Tottenham goalkeeper is aware the Argentina star has the ability to send Les Bleus out of the World Cup.

# france - Monday 25 June, 2018

France arrests 10 far-right suspects over alleged plot to attack Muslims

The suspects were being monitored by France’s DGSI intelligence agency.

# france - Saturday 23 June, 2018

From The42 'I think people are clutching at straws there:' Hansen dismissive as French dispute All-Blacks try No Sympathy

'I think people are clutching at straws there:' Hansen dismissive as French dispute All-Blacks try

France were not happy about Damian McKenzie’s try before half-time in their defeat to New Zealand.

Ryanair flights cancelled due to air traffic controller strike

Aer Lingus has also warned about potential disruptions to its flights this weekend.

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