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# france - Today’s News


# france - Thursday 4 February, 2016

From The42 Vakatawa and Danty among four debutants in exciting France XV for Italy Les Bleus

Vakatawa and Danty among four debutants in exciting France XV for Italy

Guy Novès hands out four debuts for France’s Six Nations opener.

# france - Wednesday 3 February, 2016

An enormous ship has been towed to Spain after it listed almost completely to one side

The Modern Express cargo ship had been described as being like a “moving mountain” by a member of the salvage team.

Catholic group targets Tarantino after France bans Antichrist movie

The group argued that the extreme unsimulated sex in Antichrist made it unfit to be seen by minors.

# france - Sunday 31 January, 2016

Three apples and Diet Coke: the food diary of a top model

In her memoir, Victoire Macon Dauxerre recounts the pressures of such high-stakes dieting.

# france - Saturday 30 January, 2016

Pictures: Inside the surreal world of the migrant ‘Jungle’ at Calais

An entire society has sprung up on the outskirts of the French town, with the refugees living there making the most of the little that they have.

# france - Thursday 28 January, 2016

Man arrested in Disneyland Paris carrying two guns and a copy of the Koran

A female partner was arrested with him at the popular tourist attraction.

# france - Wednesday 27 January, 2016

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Woman accused of taking money from gay couples then selling the children

Surrogacy – even if altruistic – has been banned in France since 1994.

The French justice minister has quit after a huge row about terrorism

She didn’t agree with government plans to strip French-born terrorists of their citizenship.

# france - Tuesday 26 January, 2016

Flying to France? Check your flight hasn’t been cancelled over strike

Passengers have been asked to check their flight status before going to the airport.

# france - Sunday 24 January, 2016

From The42 Here is the complete quarter-final line-up for the Champions Cup Knockout

Here is the complete quarter-final line-up for the Champions Cup

There’s no Pro12 team involved.

# france - Wednesday 20 January, 2016

Three-year-old girl dies after allegedly choking on Kinder Surprise toy

The death is being investigated by a prosecutor in Toulouse.

# france - Monday 18 January, 2016

Five members of the French Foreign Legion killed in Alps avalanche

They were among a group of 50 soldiers taking part in a skiing exercise.

# france - Sunday 17 January, 2016

Man dies after being left ‘brain-dead’ in French drug trial

Three others face irreversible brain damage after taking part in the drugs trial.

# france - Friday 15 January, 2016

French drug trial: 90 people involved in tests that left one person brain-dead

Media reports said the drug was a cannabis-based painkiller, but this was denied by the health ministry.

# france - Monday 11 January, 2016

French school evacuated over ‘serious’ terrorist threat

An investigation has been launched to identity the person behind the online threat.

# france - Saturday 9 January, 2016

The Muslim shelf-stacker who saved Jews from Paris siege

Heroism has been an uncomfortable experience for Lassana Bathily, an undocumented migrant who protected a group of French Jews during the 2014 terrorist attack on a Paris grocery store.

# france - Thursday 7 January, 2016

# france - Monday 4 January, 2016

From The42 ‘We aim to play a different form of rugby’ – Noves explains Bastareaud omission Plus ça Change

‘We aim to play a different form of rugby’ – Noves explains Bastareaud omission

The France boss hasn’t ruled out recalling the Toulon centre.

Charlie Hebdo anniversary cover features God with a gun

“The assassin is still out there.”

# france - Tuesday 29 December, 2015

Thieves return packages they stole by mistake to police, but keep Louis Vuitton loot

Six packages belonging to the French police were stolen on 22 December.

From The42 No place for Bastareaud as Guy Novés names first squad as France head coach Sortie

No place for Bastareaud as Guy Novés names first squad as France head coach

Rory Kockott, Sebastien Tillous-Borde and Noa Nakaitaci have also been left out of the 30-man panel.

# france - Monday 28 December, 2015

Police dog killed during French terror raid to be awarded bravery medal

Diesel is getting the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross.

# france - Sunday 27 December, 2015

Soldier (39) killed while attempting Alps wingsuit jump

He died after jumping off the 2,525 metre-high summit of Le Brevent.

# france - Thursday 24 December, 2015

Security bolstered on a subdued Christmas Eve in Paris

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo has sought to reassure visitors and put a brave face on the economic damage.

# france - Wednesday 23 December, 2015

French woman who came to Ireland ‘to protect’ autistic son granted bail

The court heard that the woman’s husband had travelled to France to access bail money and was arrested in connection with the case.

Frenchman who decapitated boss takes his own life in jail

Yassin Salhi, who was 35, carried out the grisly attack on his boss in June.

# france - Sunday 20 December, 2015

‘Fake bomb’ causes Paris-bound Air France jet to make emergency landing

The flight from Mauritius was forced to land in Kenya.

# france - Friday 18 December, 2015

French models now have to provide medical proof that they are not too thin

New legislation requires models to obtain a medical certificate stating that they have a healthy BMI.

# france - Thursday 17 December, 2015

Football fans offered loans of up to €30,000 to pay for Euro 2016 trip

One TD has warned that the loans are reminiscent of “the economic euphoria” of the boom.

# france - Wednesday 16 December, 2015

Marine Le Pen under investigation after tweeting grisly Islamic State images

One image showed the severed head of a man on his back and another showed a man on fire in a cage.

# france - Tuesday 15 December, 2015

Man (29) arrested over Paris attacks as raids continue across France

French police are believed to have detained a man with suspected links to the attacks.

Ryanair has just launched extra flights to France for the Irish group games

21 extra flights from Dublin, Cork and Shannon are now on sale.

It looks like Islamic State is making a grab for oil in Africa

French surveillance planes spotted the group making advances towards oil fields in Libya.

# france - Monday 14 December, 2015

Teacher who claimed he was stabbed by Isis supporter invented story

Local officials say he is now being questioned.

# france - Sunday 13 December, 2015

Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday

River Shannon flooding, Conor McGregor’s big win and a police shooting in LA had everyone talking.

The rise of France’s far-right has their opponents so worried they’re teaming up

Marine Le Pen’s party topped the popular vote last week.

# france - Saturday 12 December, 2015

195 nations approve deal that could save the world from a climate meltdown

The deal will take effect from 2020.

# france - Friday 11 December, 2015

From The42 Euro 2016 draw: We rank the teams in Pot 1 Top Dogs

Euro 2016 draw: We rank the teams in Pot 1

It’s time to take a closer look at the top sides in tomorrow’s draw.

Fan’s tricolour depicts Jon Walters as another great Irish leader

The Stoke City man is dressed in full uniform as Michael Collins.

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