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# france - Tuesday 17 April, 2018

From The42 The man who broke Irish hearts at Croke Park confirms imminent retirement from rugby END IN SIGHT This post contains videos

The man who broke Irish hearts at Croke Park confirms imminent retirement from rugby

Vincent Clerc, winner of 67 international caps for France, has announced he will retire at the end of the season.

Ian Bailey appeals French decision to charge him over murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier

Bailey has denied any involvement in the killing of the French film producer in 1996.

France's Macron warns MEPs of growing sense of authoritarianism in Europe

Macron addressed the European Parliament for the first time this morning.

# france - Monday 16 April, 2018

Tánaiste would have 'much preferred' if the UN was taking action against alleged Syrian chemical attack

World leaders are dealing with the fallout of airstrikes ordered following an alleged chemical attack.

# france - Sunday 15 April, 2018

Putin says further Syria strikes from Western powers would spark 'chaos'

Meanwhile, a Russian resolution calling for condemnation of the US, British, and French missile strikes on Syria has failed at the UN Security Council.

# france - Saturday 14 April, 2018

Trump hails 'mission accomplished' after US, France and UK launch airstrikes against Syria Attack This post contains videos

Trump hails 'mission accomplished' after US, France and UK launch airstrikes against Syria

In address to the American nation, President Trump announced that the US and its allies had launched precision attacks against the Syrian regime led by Bashar al-Assad.

# france - Friday 13 April, 2018

Trump speaks with Theresa May over the phone but holds off on a final decision on strikes against Syria

The Syrian regime is accused of using chemical weapons in an attack on Saturday.

# france - Thursday 12 April, 2018

Macron 'has proof' Syria was behind gas attack, mulls over military action

The French president said any French action would target Syria’s chemical weapons abilities.

# france - Monday 9 April, 2018

Russia and Syria blame Israel for airstrike on Syrian military airport

Washington has denied responsibility for the strike on Syria’s central Tayfur air base.

# france - Saturday 31 March, 2018

Pippa Middleton's father-in-law under investigation over allegations of rape of minor

The family have called the allegation “untrue and scandalous”.

# france - Friday 30 March, 2018

From The42 Mourinho has 'no problem' picking Luke Shaw despite recent criticism of defender Out Of Favour

Mourinho has 'no problem' picking Luke Shaw despite recent criticism of defender

The left-back has had a rocky relationship with his coach, but the Manchester United manager says he is still willing to play the defender

# france - Thursday 29 March, 2018

French vegan convicted for saying 'justice' had been done after butcher killed in terror attack

The woman has been given a suspended sentence.

Hunt underway for man who tried to ram car into soldiers jogging near barracks in France

Prosecutors said it was not being treated as a terrorist attack for the moment.

# france - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

'French spirit of resistance' hailed as hero policeman laid to rest

Hundreds attended the ceremony for Arnaud Beltrame today.

# france - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

French waiter fired for rudeness says it is 'discrimination against my culture'

Guillaume Rey, who worked at a Vancouver restaurant, filed a complaint with British Columbia’s Human Rights Tribunal.

# france - Monday 26 March, 2018

French officials believe fatal stabbing of 85-year-old woman was anti-Semitic attack

The woman was stabbed a number of times before her apartment was set on fire.

Far-left French politician arrested over tweet appearing to celebrate heroic policeman's death

The policeman offered himself in exchange for a woman being used as a human shield.

# france - Sunday 25 March, 2018

'We want this to stop': Mourners pack Trebes church to pay tribute to victims of terror attack

The bishop of Carcassonne and Narbonne celebrated the mass to honour the four killed and three wounded.

# france - Saturday 24 March, 2018

'He gave his life for another': Policeman killed in supermarket siege was decorated for his bravery in Iraq

Lieutenant-Colonel Arnaud Beltrame offered himself as a hostage. He died this morning.

Policeman who swapped himself for hostage in supermarket siege dies of injuries

Lieutenant-Colonel Arnaud Beltrame died early this morning. Emmanuel Macron has paid tribute to his bravery.

# france - Friday 23 March, 2018

Policeman critical after swapping himself for hostage as three die in France terrorist attack

The attacker had pledged allegiance to Islamic State.

From The42 French referee who kicked footballer in the leg during Ligue 1 game has ban doubled Bookable Offence This post contains videos

French referee who kicked footballer in the leg during Ligue 1 game has ban doubled

Ligue 1 referee Tony Chapron lost his appeal for kicking Diego Carlos during a match against PSG.

# france - Thursday 22 March, 2018

From The42 Paul Pogba 'did not lose his football ability' Preview

Paul Pogba 'did not lose his football ability'

Despite the midfielder going through a tough time at Manchester United, he will not be treated any differently by the France head coach

Irish flights cancelled as French air traffic controllers strike over pay

Severe weather in the east of the US is also causing disruption for Irish passengers this morning.

# france - Wednesday 21 March, 2018

From The42 Griezmann wants club future resolved before World Cup amid interest from Barcelona Tick Tock

Griezmann wants club future resolved before World Cup amid interest from Barcelona

‘I want to travel to Russia without this concern,’ says Griezmann.

# france - Tuesday 20 March, 2018

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy in police custody over campaign financing

Sarkozy is being questioned over suspected Libyan financing of his election campaign in 2007.

# france - Saturday 17 March, 2018

From The42 England slip to worst finish since 1987 in final Six Nations table Snakes And Ladders

England slip to worst finish since 1987 in final Six Nations table

Wales and Scotland claimed narrow wins to edge their way up the standings.

# france - Friday 16 March, 2018

From The42 France defeat Wales to complete 2018 Women's Six Nations Grand Slam Champions This post contains videos

France defeat Wales to complete 2018 Women's Six Nations Grand Slam

A straightforward win saw France score six tries at Colwyn Bay.

# france - Saturday 10 March, 2018

From The42 England's title defence falls short as Jones' men slump to defeat in Paris Goose Cooked

England's title defence falls short as Jones' men slump to defeat in Paris

England suffered a second Six Nations defeat for the first time in eight years as France outfought them on home soil.

# france - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

French court sentences mother to one year in jail for slapping schoolteacher in the face

The teacher said she was “shocked” by the verdict.

# france - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

France to set legal age of sexual consent at 15

The issue was raised after lawmakers said French laws allowed two men to escape rape charges.

# france - Saturday 3 March, 2018

A century-old French murder remains a mystery after 'animal' bone found

Guillaume Seznec was found guilty of his business partner’s murder despite no body or murder weapon being found.

Paris metro fines pregnant woman for walking wrong way

The Paris metro operator RATP stood by the penalty.

# france - Thursday 1 March, 2018

France's Marine Le Pen charged over Islamic State tweets

France's Marine Le Pen charged over Islamic State tweets

The crime is punishable by up to three years in prison and a fine of €75,000.

# france - Sunday 25 February, 2018

13-year-old boy dies after falling from cliff in French Alps

The boy had been skiing with his younger brother.

# france - Friday 23 February, 2018

From The42 Bastareaud stars as disjointed France end wait for first Six Nations win Capitaine

Bastareaud stars as disjointed France end wait for first Six Nations win

France ended their wait for a first win in the Six Nations, eventually easing past Italy 34-17 at the Stade Velodrome.

France launches inquiry into racist online attacks after mixed-race teen chosen to play Joan of Arc

“Joan of Arc was white,” read one Twitter post. “We are white and proud of being white, don’t change our history.”

# france - Monday 19 February, 2018

From The42 Formal complaint issued against Toulon president for saying EPCR chiefs have 'no morality' In Trouble

Formal complaint issued against Toulon president for saying EPCR chiefs have 'no morality'

Mourad Boudjellal’s comments came in response to Mathieu Bastareaud’s citing for calling an opponent a ‘f*****g f****t’.

# france - Friday 16 February, 2018

Robber shot by police after holding up bank near the Champs-Elysee

The police said he had a history of armed robbery.

# france - Thursday 15 February, 2018

From The42 France scrum-half Parra ruled out of Six Nations return by knee surgery Operation

France scrum-half Parra ruled out of Six Nations return by knee surgery

A long wait for an international comeback continues after the 29-year-old’s impressive form for Clermont Auvergne earned him a recall.

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