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# france - Saturday 10 September, 2016

Face transplants: Some experts still question risks associated with operation

Following the death of the first face transplant patient, some experts say the risks are too great given the surgery is not life-saving.

# france - Friday 9 September, 2016

Woman behind failed Paris attack engaged to man who killed priest

The woman, referred to as Sarah H, was also betrothed to a man who killed two police officials in June.

Over 30 people spent the night stuck in cable cars over Alps

The rescue team described the mission as “very complicated”.

# france - Thursday 8 September, 2016

French police officer stabbed as authorities foil attack by three women

The country’s interior minister described them as “radicalsed fanatics” who were preparing “imminent actions”.

# france - Tuesday 6 September, 2016

Woman who had world's first face transplant dies aged 49

Her operation set the stage for dozens more such transplants.

# france - Monday 5 September, 2016

'Unacceptable and false': French PM slams New York Times article about Muslim women in France

The women who were interviewed spoke of discrimination and “persecution”.

Farmers and truckers blockading Calais in protest at migrant camp "The Jungle"

Around 70 trucks have begun a go-slow on the main motorway into the French port.

# france - Sunday 4 September, 2016

British mother arrested in France over baby's death

The woman, her husband and their two young children were on holidays in the southwest of France.

# france - Thursday 1 September, 2016

From The42 17-year-old AC Milan goalkeeper makes debut as Italy lose their first match under new manager Friendly Neighbours

17-year-old AC Milan goalkeeper makes debut as Italy lose their first match under new manager

But it was back to winning ways for France in the 3-1 win.

# france - Wednesday 31 August, 2016

Coca Cola workers open crate of orange juice to find massive cocaine shipment

Sacks containing 370 kilograms of cocaine were hidden in a shipping container holding orange juice from Costa Rica.

# france - Saturday 27 August, 2016

Poll: Do you support the burkini ban in some French resorts? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you support the burkini ban in some French resorts?

France’s top court has said the ban is illegal.

Ever wanted to buy a tank? Well now you can

One of the biggest draws from the 130 tanks being auctioned off by the Normandy Tank Museum is a US M4 Cadillac tank made in 1942 – which is listed at between €80,000 and €140,000.

French resorts defiant and say they will 'continue to fine' women wearing burkinis

France’s top court has said the ban is “clearly illegal”.

# france - Friday 26 August, 2016

French court suspends burkini ban after legal challenge

The decision may set a precedent for around 30 French towns which have banned the garment.

Burkini inventor says there's a high demand from fair-skinned Irish women

Aheda Zanetti hit out at French officials over the recent ban on the swimwear.

# france - Thursday 25 August, 2016

Controversial burkini ban to be decided by French court tomorrow

The ruling, due tomorrow afternoon, is likely to set a precedent for around 30 French towns which have banned the burkini, mostly in the southeast.

# france - Wednesday 24 August, 2016

Photos have emerged of armed French police telling a woman to remove a 'burkini'

The woman removed the garment but it’s unclear whether it was actually the Islamic swimsuit.

# france - Tuesday 23 August, 2016

Tourism slump as France counts the cost of terrorism and transport strikes

France is the world’s top tourist destination and the sector accounts for around 9% of its GDP.

France's burkini bans being fought as an "attack on fundamental rights"

The Human Rights League (LDH) is appealing a decision by a lower court in the Riviera city of Nice which upheld a ban.

Designer says burkini bans in France have boosted sales of the swimwear

“Women are standing together on this. It doesn’t matter what race or religion.”

# france - Monday 22 August, 2016

Nicolas Sarkozy declares candidacy for French presidential election

The French politician broke the news on his official Twitter account today.

# france - Saturday 20 August, 2016

Priest killer buried in France in a discreet funeral

France has wrestled with the conundrum of where to bury the terrorists.

# france - Friday 19 August, 2016

Nice becomes latest French city to ban burkini

The wording of the ban refers specifically to last month’s Bastille Day truck attack.

# france - Tuesday 16 August, 2016

A French pharma firm is to move its base to Ireland to cut its 'unsatisfactory' tax bill

Flamel Technologies said that it was previously paying an effective tax rate of 48%.

# france - Monday 15 August, 2016

40 injured at French resort after people mistook firecrackers for terror attack

French citizens are on edge after a number of recent terror attacks.

Court refuses to release a woman pardoned for shooting dead her abusive husband

Jacqueline Sauvage received a pardon from French President Francois Hollande.

# france - Saturday 13 August, 2016

Another town on the French Riviera has banned burkinis

The mayor of Villeneuve-Loubet said he made the decision to bar the covered swimsuit, worn by some Muslim women, for sanitary reasons.

# france - Wednesday 10 August, 2016

From The42 Banty coaching Oman, joy for France, a young Middle East fan - the best GAA World Games pics Snap Happy This post contains images

Banty coaching Oman, joy for France, a young Middle East fan - the best GAA World Games pics

It’s been a busy week of action already in UCD.

Second man (21) arrested over murder of French priest

Jacques Hamel (85) was killed last month as he celebrated mass.

Travel woes for holidaymakers as workers on Eurostar rail service to strike

The high-speed rail service travels from London to France daily.

# france - Sunday 7 August, 2016

Living with France's terror threat: 'You can avoid busy areas, but you'll die of boredom'

“We are afraid but we can’t stop living. The wariness is always there.”

# france - Saturday 6 August, 2016

13 dead after fire in French bar sparked by birthday cake candles

The victims were primarily between the ages of 18-25.

# france - Thursday 4 August, 2016

Ian Bailey set to be charged by French authorities over du Plantier murder

Sophie Toscan du Plantier was murdered in Cork in 1996.

# france - Wednesday 3 August, 2016

French Muslims won't bury priest killer Adel Kermiche, so his body may end up in Denmark

The Danish Islamic Burial Fund says they will bury him if his family request it.

# france - Tuesday 2 August, 2016

Thieves use teargas to rob Chinese tourists near Paris

Thefts from Chinese tourists in Paris are increasing.

"Let us learn to live together": Sister of priest slain by jihadists addresses mourners

Despite the rain, thousands have gathered outside Rouen’s cathedral to show their respects.

# france - Monday 1 August, 2016

France has 'shut 20 radical Islam-preaching mosques'

There are some 2,500 mosques and prayer halls in France, about 120 of which are considered to be preaching radical Salafism.

Irish woman hospitalised after random attack in France

The Department of Foreign Affairs says it is aware of the case and is ready to give assistance.

# france - Sunday 31 July, 2016

Cousin of teenager who killed French priest charged with terrorism

The charge comes as Muslims and Catholics gathered in the cathedral in nearby Rouen to mourn the priest.

Travelling to France this week? A strike is causing disruption

Air France cabin crew are on strike until Tuesday.