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France

# france - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

‘Drunk’ man arrested for trying to extinguish Arc de Triomphe flame

The man parked his car near the monument and rushed towards the flame with a fire extinguisher in hand.

French media criticised for ‘undeniable deference’ to Francois Hollande over affair claims

Britain’s rowdy media was gleefully awaiting an inquisition over his reported affair with actress Julie Gayet as he arrived to deliver a press conference at the Elysee Palace in Paris.

# france - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

Hollande to face media for first time since start of affair controversy

The French president’s private life was thrust into the spotlight last week by media allegations he was having an affair with actress Julie Gayet.

# france - Friday 10 January, 2014

French magazine alleges Francois Hollande affair with actress

Hollande has reacted furiously to the allegation but did not deny it.

# france - Thursday 9 January, 2014

From The Score Heineken Cup frustration part of the learning curve for Ronan O’Gara Interview

Heineken Cup frustration part of the learning curve for Ronan O’Gara

The former Munster and Ireland out-half tells TheScore.ie that the Parisian club can still salvage their season.

From The Score Castres missing key men for Heineken Cup clash with Leinster Personnel

Castres missing key men for Heineken Cup clash with Leinster

Scrum-half Rory Kockott and No. 8 Antonie Claassen are set to miss the game at the Stade Pierre Antoine.

# france - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

From The Score Schumacher’s skis not the cause of his accident, say investigators Latest

Schumacher’s skis not the cause of his accident, say investigators

A video removed from the German’s helmet has been studied.

From The Score VIDEO: Julien Bonnaire played half a match with a fractured arm Tough

VIDEO: Julien Bonnaire played half a match with a fractured arm

The Clermont icon suffered the injury in the first half of the clash with Toulouse, but finished the game.

# france - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

Workers in France free their tyre factory bosses after holding them captive

Workers battling the closure of a Goodyear tyre plant had held to executives captive for almost 30 hours before occupying the factory.

# france - Monday 6 January, 2014

Workers at Goodyear tyre factory in France take bosses captive

The workers are fighting against the planned closure of the factory with the potential loss of hundreds of jobs.

From The Score Toulon scalp the latest highlight in Prendergast’s growing career Interview

Toulon scalp the latest highlight in Prendergast’s growing career

The former Munster scrum-half has helped Grenoble rise up the Top 14 table in his role as skills coach.

# france - Sunday 5 January, 2014

Paris Mayor calls for ban on controversial comedian accused of anti-Semitism

Dieudonne’s says his “quenelle” gesture represents his anti-establishment views but people have been photographed making it at synagogues and Holocaust memorials.

This man creates massive works of ‘snow art’ using just his feet

Simon Beck is a map maker who uses a snow storm to make art.

# france - Saturday 4 January, 2014

France recalls contaminated baby IV nutrient bags after three deaths

The parents of the newborns have filed criminal complaints.

From The Score Jonny Sexton’s younger brother forging his future in France Interview

Jonny Sexton’s younger brother forging his future in France

Jonny’s sibling, Jerry, is half a season into his first contract with Auch in the Pro D2.

# france - Friday 3 January, 2014

Schumacher family: Michael’s a fighter and will not give up

As the racing legend lies in coma on his 45th birthday, it emerged that the impact of his accident split his helmet in two.

# france - Monday 30 December, 2013

From The Score Schumacher is ‘fighting for his life’ with doctors refusing to speculate on his future Critical Condition

Schumacher is ‘fighting for his life’ with doctors refusing to speculate on his future

Doctor’s say that the seven-time Formula One world champion would not have survived his skiing accident had he not been wearing a helmet.

# france - Thursday 19 December, 2013

From The Score Ireland at 67th in FIFA rankings, Spain finish top for sixth year on the trot Rankings

Ireland at 67th in FIFA rankings, Spain finish top for sixth year on the trot

La Roja go into a World Cup year as top dogs again.

# france - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

From The Daily Edge 5 things the French need to know about Penneys Merci Penneys

Police find ‘no credible evidence’ Princess Diana was murdered

The Metropolitan Police Service said every reasonable line of enquiry was objectively pursued.

# france - Monday 16 December, 2013

21 people arrested in French horsemeat probe

This case follows claims that horsemeat which was used to manufacture anti-rabies serum ended up in food chain.

# france - Sunday 15 December, 2013

From Business ETC EasyJet in French court for refusing disabled passengers EasyJet

EasyJet in French court for refusing disabled passengers

In one of the cases involved, a woman who was travelling to her son’s funeral was not allowed to fly because she was unaccompanied.

# france - Thursday 12 December, 2013

Fancy sailing to France? Or maybe Spain? Now you can do both…

Who’s taking the horse to France?

# france - Wednesday 11 December, 2013

From The Daily Edge French coffee shop bases prices on customers’ politeness Please And Thanks

French coffee shop bases prices on customers’ politeness

You’d want to remember your pleases and thank yous or you’ll pay a pretty price.

# france - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

French troops kill 19 Islamist militants as violence escalates in Mali

The violence comes with Malians due to vote on Sunday in a second round of parliamentary polls.

Two French soldiers killed in Central African Republic

They were the first deaths suffered by French troops since they entered the African nation, an unstable former colony, last week to quell an upsurge in violence.

# france - Monday 9 December, 2013

From The Daily Edge Touching video shows cancer patients’ delighted reactions to “makeovers” Carefree

# france - Thursday 5 December, 2013

France to double the number of troops in Central African Republic

President Francois Hollande promised that the 600 hundred troops in the country will be doubled “within a few days, even a few hours”.

# france - Wednesday 4 December, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Everyone’s been talking about the job losses in Newbridge, the garda stand-off in Windy Arbour, and what Nigella had to say…

# france - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

From The Score French clubs calling for big money offers on TV rights deal Rich

French clubs calling for big money offers on TV rights deal

There could be long-term ramifications for the Irish provinces if the LNR attracts the money they are looking for.

# france - Monday 2 December, 2013

From The Score 20-point haul against Toulouse sees Hart’s stock rise Rising Star

20-point haul against Toulouse sees Hart’s stock rise

The 22-year-old Irishman was once again instrumental in an important win for Grenoble in the Top 14.

# france - Sunday 1 December, 2013

How can this man sell an umbrella for thousands of euro?

Michel Heurtault has created a niche in Paris for the most expensive parasols money can buy.

# france - Thursday 28 November, 2013

From The Score Ireland fall to 67th in the FIFA rankings New Low

Ireland fall to 67th in the FIFA rankings

The Boys in Green now sit in their lowest ever place on the list.

# france - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

From The Score Top 14 clubs to meet to decide Heineken Cup future Is This It?

Top 14 clubs to meet to decide Heineken Cup future

Suggestions from France are that the LNR is ready to leave the English clubs out on their own.

From The Daily Edge Can you pick out the Irish scenes in this amazing GoPro video? Go Woah

# france - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

France to deploy 1,000 troops to Central African Republic as situation worsens

The Prime Minister of Central African Republic said “serious war crimes” are being committed in his country.

From The Score How is the Six Nations shaping up after the November Tests? Forecast

How is the Six Nations shaping up after the November Tests?

Ireland showed their credentials this month, but Wales, England and France will fancy their chances.

# france - Saturday 23 November, 2013

Uncertainty over progress in Iran talks as Kerry set to leave Geneva

US Secretary of State is to leave for London, while Iran’s chief negotiator expressed doubts over a deal.

# france - Friday 22 November, 2013

From The Score Opinion: French clubs remain the key to a real Heineken Cup Impasse

Opinion: French clubs remain the key to a real Heineken Cup

The LNR has not yet committed to playing in the ERC-run tournament next season.

# france - Thursday 21 November, 2013

Central African Republic is ‘on verge of genocide’

“You have seven surgeons for a population of five million, an infant mortality rate of 25 per cent… and 1.5 million people who have nothing”.