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#France

# france - Wednesday 27 April, 2016

Salah Abdeslam to be placed in isolation after being charged over Paris attacks

The French national is believed to be the last surviving member of a terror squad that hit Paris in November.

# france - Tuesday 26 April, 2016

Couple arrested after teenage daughter is found in a coma covered in faeces

“It was an indescribable, unspeakable scene.”

Rafa Nadal suing former minister who said he failed a drugs test

Roselyne Bachelot, former French sports minister, said the tennis player faked an injury in 2012 to hide a positive drug test.

# france - Thursday 21 April, 2016

School students in Paris have had their smoking areas taken away from them

Schools had allowed pupils to smoke inside school premises to lower their risk of being attacked.

# france - Wednesday 20 April, 2016

The heightened terror threat means French teens are being let smoke in school

Which poses a greater threat – Islamic State or tobacco?

# france - Wednesday 13 April, 2016

From The42 Blow for hosts France as Benzema reveals he will not be picked for Euro 2016 Scandal This post contains videos

Blow for hosts France as Benzema reveals he will not be picked for Euro 2016

Manager Didier Deschamps and and FFF President Noel Le met to discuss whether they would take the Real Madrid striker to this summer’s tournament.

# france - Saturday 9 April, 2016

Key Paris attacks suspect charged with 'terrorist murders'

It is not yet possible to confirm whether Mohamed Abrini is the so-called ‘man in the hat’ seen at Brussels airport.

# france - Friday 8 April, 2016

A French hairdresser was called 'a dirty f****t' by his boss but it 'wasn't homophobic'

A labour tribunal found that it was acceptable because the industry employs many gay people.

# france - Monday 4 April, 2016

From The42 'We need to change the Six Nations - it needs a promotion/relegation system' Ch-Ch-Changes

'We need to change the Six Nations - it needs a promotion/relegation system'

Bernard Lapasset believes the Six Nations needs to open up to other competitors in the future.

# france - Saturday 2 April, 2016

From The42 Here's who we think will make Ireland's 23-man Euro 2016 squad Predictions

Here's who we think will make Ireland's 23-man Euro 2016 squad

Martin O’Neill will confirm his final squad on 28 May, and some difficult decisions lie ahead.

# france - Friday 1 April, 2016

Five injured as suspected gas explosion rocks Paris residential neighbourhood

The explosion is believed to be related to a gas line rupturing.

# france - Thursday 31 March, 2016

Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam to be extradited

He was captured on 18 March in a massive police raid in Brussels.

From The42 SBW, Honey Badger and France star Vakatawa all chasing 7s comebacks in Hong Kong Road To Rio

SBW, Honey Badger and France star Vakatawa all chasing 7s comebacks in Hong Kong

The 15-a-side stars of France, Australia and New Zealand are at very different points in their quest for a room in the Olympic village.

# france - Wednesday 30 March, 2016

Flying with Ryanair tomorrow? Your flight might have been cancelled

Several flights from Dublin to other locations in Europe have been affected.

French minister compares women in Muslim veils to ‘negroes who supported slavery’

It was part of a debate about whether the fashion houses should cater to Muslim fashion.

# france - Monday 28 March, 2016

From The42 Snipers to be deployed to boost security at France v Russia Precaution

Snipers to be deployed to boost security at France v Russia

Extra security measures will be taken for the French team’s first game back at Stade de France since November’s terrorist attacks.

# france - Sunday 27 March, 2016

French Prime Minister insists fans will be safe at Euro 2016

Ireland begin their campaign on 13 June.

# france - Friday 25 March, 2016

The 9 at 9: Good Friday

Here are the stories you need to know as you begin your day.

Twelve killed in head-on collision between bus and truck in France

All of the victims are Portuguese and were travelling on the bus.

# france - Thursday 24 March, 2016

Man arrested in ‘advanced stages’ of terror plot in France

The French interior minister said there were no links “at this stage” between the plan and the attacks in Paris or Brussels.

# france - Tuesday 22 March, 2016

From The42 Euro 2016 games could be played behind closed doors due to terror threat Safety Fears

Euro 2016 games could be played behind closed doors due to terror threat

UEFA vice-president Giancarlo Abete has suggested that matches could be played without spectators following this morning’s attacks in Brussels.

# france - Monday 21 March, 2016

The face of the newly identified Paris attacks suspect

Police in Belgium have named one of two men still wanted in connection with the terrorist attacks.

# france - Sunday 20 March, 2016

Ryanair cancels dozens of flights due to French air traffic control strike

Other airlines including easyJet and British Airways are also affected.

From The42 Here’s The42′s Six Nations Team of the Championship Top XV

Here’s The42′s Six Nations Team of the Championship

Scotland and the champions dominate our selection.

Paris attacker Salah Abdeslam spends first night in jail on charges of “terrorist murder”

Abdeslam is expected to be extradited back to France in “no more than three months”.

# france - Saturday 19 March, 2016

From The42 Vunipola stars again as England claim first Grand Slam in 13 years Perfect Record This post contains videos

Vunipola stars again as England claim first Grand Slam in 13 years

Eddie Jones’ side recorded a 31-21 win in Paris to make it five wins from five in this year’s Six Nations.

Paris attacker wanted to blow himself up at Stade de France but changed his mind

Salah Abdeslam was arrested yesterday following a shootout in Molenbeek, Belgium.

# france - Thursday 17 March, 2016

From The42 Marler dropped from the starting XV as England make two changes for Grand Slam bid Left Out

Marler dropped from the starting XV as England make two changes for Grand Slam bid

Eddie Jones has also made a change at scrum-half.

From The42 France make two changes to side that’ll aim to deny England a Grand Slam Party Poopers

France make two changes to side that’ll aim to deny England a Grand Slam

Guy Noves has resisted the urge to make wholesale adjustments following the defeat to Scotland.

# france - Wednesday 16 March, 2016

Woman (91) gets PhD after taking 30 years to finish thesis

Colette Bourlier was awarded the mark of “high distinction” for her thesis on immigrant workers.

From The42 French World Cup winner Petit fears terrorist attacks at Euro 2016 Security

French World Cup winner Petit fears terrorist attacks at Euro 2016

The ex-Arsenal midfielder has been speaking about living in Paris in the wake of last November’s events.

# france - Friday 11 March, 2016

From The42 Benzema available for Euro 2016 as legal restrictions over sextape case are lifted Play Ball

Benzema available for Euro 2016 as legal restrictions over sextape case are lifted

The French striker wasn’t allowed to come into contact with international team-mate Mathieu Valbuena.

# france - Wednesday 9 March, 2016

‘The toilets were absolutely full of crucifixes’: Two elderly people arrested over theft of religious items

More than 3,000 religious objects were found in their homes.

# france - Tuesday 8 March, 2016

‘Dentist of horror’ accused of horrifically injuring over 100 patients goes on trial

He allegedly left dozens of patients in a remote French village with broken jaws, recurrent abscesses and septicaemia.

# france - Friday 4 March, 2016

Calais migrants sew lips shut in protest against destruction of camp

Police moved into the camp again yesterday to demolish the make-shift homes the migrants have been living in.

# france - Wednesday 2 March, 2016

From The42 World Rugby chief tells Dublin meeting he’ll stand down to focus on Olympic goal New Ambition

World Rugby chief tells Dublin meeting he’ll stand down to focus on Olympic goal

Bernard Lapasset wants to spearhead a Paris bid for the 2024 Games.

# france - Tuesday 1 March, 2016

Chaos breaks out as French police try and force refugees out of 'Jungle' camp

A number of people have been evicted from the southern section of the camp in France over the past two days.

# france - Monday 29 February, 2016

Water cannon used as Jungle camp gets bulldozed

Makeshift shacks were destroyed during the bulldozing.

# france - Sunday 28 February, 2016

Body found at an Airbnb rental in France

It was found in the garden of a property that a group of friends were renting for a party.

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