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# 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.

Another big name has thrown his support behind Donald Trump

Another big name has thrown his support behind Donald Trump

Jean-Marie Le Pen, the founder of the French National Front party, has gotten behind the candidate.

# france - Saturday 27 February, 2016

First sexually transmitted case of Zika virus in Europe recorded

French authorities announced the case earlier today.

# france - Friday 26 February, 2016

From The42 Comedy-of-errors North try settles dour win for Wales over awful France Roofless This post contains videos

Comedy-of-errors North try settles dour win for Wales over awful France

With the roof stuck open, neither side provided much for the crowd to warm to.

From The42 Australian back O’Connor rushed to hospital with mystery illness Health Scare

Australian back O’Connor rushed to hospital with mystery illness

Initial reports claimed the 25-year-old had suffered a heart attack but that has not been confirmed.

From The42 ‘You have to be careful we don’t sanitise it too much or the game might turn to touch rugby’ Warning

‘You have to be careful we don’t sanitise it too much or the game might turn to touch rugby’

Wales lock Alun Wyn Jones expresses his concerns.

Hundreds to be moved as France to begin bulldozing ‘The Jungle’ migrant camp

Migrants have been offered new accommodation in containers.

# france - Wednesday 24 February, 2016

From The42 France hand debut to winger for vital Wales trip Mixing It Up

France hand debut to winger for vital Wales trip

Guy Noves has made five changes from the side that beat Ireland 10-9 in Paris last time out.

# france - Tuesday 23 February, 2016

From The42 3 changes for Wales as they look to continue unbeaten Six Nations run Team News

3 changes for Wales as they look to continue unbeaten Six Nations run

Alex Cuthbert, Bradley Davies and Dan Lydiate all come into the starting XV.

# france - Sunday 21 February, 2016

From The42 Sacre bleu! France player deemed ineligible only hours after being called up to Six Nations squad Careless

Sacre bleu! France player deemed ineligible only hours after being called up to Six Nations squad

David Smith played a sevens tournament for New Zealand in 2008 so cannot line out for Guy Noves’s side.

# france - Friday 19 February, 2016

From The42 Zidane: England had a mental block at major tournaments Zizou

Zidane: England had a mental block at major tournaments

The Real Madrid boss believes England had the talent to win a World Cup or European Championship.

# france - Thursday 18 February, 2016

From The42 Benzema one step closer to France return after ruling in sex-tape case Decision Time

Benzema one step closer to France return after ruling in sex-tape case

Judge’s decision to allow contact with Valbuena could be crucial for the striker.

# france - Wednesday 17 February, 2016

From The42 Analysis: Ireland’s scrum suffers in messy performance against France Scrum Analysis

Analysis: Ireland’s scrum suffers in messy performance against France

Les Bleus played rope-a-dope with the Irish front row.

“I’m Parisian now!” – Tears flow at emotional Eagles of Death Metal Paris return EODM This post contains videos

“I’m Parisian now!” – Tears flow at emotional Eagles of Death Metal Paris return

It was the band’s first full gig in Paris since the 13 November attacks.

# france - Tuesday 16 February, 2016

A letter a Frenchman sent to his mother in 1870 has turned up in Australia

Balloon mail was the only way communications from Paris could reach the rest of France during the Prussian siege.

Eagles of Death Metal singer says “everybody” has to have guns Bataclan This post contains videos

Eagles of Death Metal singer says “everybody” has to have guns

Jesse Hughes was speaking ahead of the band’s concert in Paris’s Olympia Theatre tonight.

# france - Monday 15 February, 2016

From The42 Joe Schmidt: ‘We don’t feel that we’re too far away’ Reflections

Joe Schmidt: ‘We don’t feel that we’re too far away’

The Ireland head coach is aiming to rally his troops this week after Saturday’s disappointment in Paris.

From The42 France v Ireland coughed up just one player for our Six Nations Team of the Week Top XV

France v Ireland coughed up just one player for our Six Nations Team of the Week

The sooner that game drips from the memory banks the better.

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