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#France

# france - Monday 6 March, 2017

Twist in case of missing French family as brother-in-law 'admits killings'

The case is thought to centre on a dispute over an inheritance.

Threat of a far-right French presidency is real 'but France will not give in', says Hollande

Alain Juppe ruled himself out as a candidate today.

# france - Sunday 5 March, 2017

Due to fly this week? Airlines are warning 1,000 flights could be cancelled

Flights overflying France are also affected.

# france - Thursday 2 March, 2017

Mayor of Calais bans distribution of free food to migrants

Mayor Natacha Bouchart says the directive is to prevent “law and order issues”.

Car discovery the latest twist in case of French family who disappeared two weeks ago

The national insurance card of one of the family members was found 280km away from where the car was found.

Marine Le Pen could be prosecuted for tweeting photos of Islamic State killings

The European Parliament lifted immunity from prosecution today.

# france - Wednesday 1 March, 2017

Murder probe opened after mysterious disappearance of family of four in France

Bloodstains found in the house in a suburb of Nantes match the DNA of three of the four missing persons.

# france - Tuesday 28 February, 2017

French policeman injures two after accidentally firing weapon at presidential appearance

Hollande continued his speech after the incident, witnesses said.

# france - Monday 27 February, 2017

From The42 IRFU perplexed by French blazer claim of disrespect at Aviva Stadium Tête-à-tête

IRFU perplexed by French blazer claim of disrespect at Aviva Stadium

“It all seemed to go fine.”

From The42 French Rugby Federation criticise treatment at post-match reception in Dublin Faux Pas

French Rugby Federation criticise treatment at post-match reception in Dublin

FRU delegates claim that they were put in a ‘crowded area’ while the IRFU representatives stayed in the Presidential Suite.

From The42 They got a bonus point, but only one English player made our Six Nations Team of the Week Top XV This post contains videos

They got a bonus point, but only one English player made our Six Nations Team of the Week

Choosing half-backs was pretty straightforward in round three.

From The42 'He's the one who drives what we do': Murray praises Sexton influence as half-backs steer Ireland past France Half Measures

'He's the one who drives what we do': Murray praises Sexton influence as half-backs steer Ireland past France

The duo delivered 16 of Ireland’s 19 points in the win over France.

# france - Sunday 26 February, 2017

From The42 Rory Best on lessons learned in defence that delivered a second Six Nations win for Ireland Improvement

Rory Best on lessons learned in defence that delivered a second Six Nations win for Ireland

Best also explained how Ireland’s phase play brought them back into the game.

# france - Saturday 25 February, 2017

From The42 'We had to work for everything': Ringrose delighted to come away with French win Hard Yards

'We had to work for everything': Ringrose delighted to come away with French win

The young centre played a vital role for Ireland on a tough night at the Aviva.

From The42 Commanding halfbacks, first-half frustrations and more Ireland talking points Job Done

Commanding halfbacks, first-half frustrations and more Ireland talking points

Ireland’s wings made some important defensive plays, while there were signs of tactical tweaks from Joe Schmidt.

From The42 Here's how we rated Ireland as they ground out victory against France On Your Marks!

Here's how we rated Ireland as they ground out victory against France

Jamie Heaslip and CJ Stander led the tackle count, but who was your man of the match?

From The42 Murray and Sexton to the fore as Ireland keep Six Nations title bid alive In The Hunt

Murray and Sexton to the fore as Ireland keep Six Nations title bid alive

The Irish halfback pairing were superb as Joe Schmidt’s side saw off France on a 19-9 scoreline.

From The42 As it happened: Ireland v France, Six Nations Six Nations

As it happened: Ireland v France, Six Nations

Can Joe Schmidt mastermind another win over Les Bleus? We’re going minute by minute.

From The42 Poll: Who will win today's Six Nations clash between Ireland and France? Round 3 This post contains a poll

Poll: Who will win today's Six Nations clash between Ireland and France?

The big one kicks off at 4.50pm this afternoon.

# france - Friday 24 February, 2017

From The42 Ireland's U20s will need to keep a close eye on the 17-year-old son of a France legend tonight In The Genes

Ireland's U20s will need to keep a close eye on the 17-year-old son of a France legend tonight

Nigel Carolan’s side are looking to make it three wins from three.

# france - Thursday 23 February, 2017

Topless protester disrupts Marine Le Pen speech

Three security guards carried the woman out of the Paris venue.

From The42 'I'll always come away having learned something new' - Ringrose Education Centre

'I'll always come away having learned something new' - Ringrose

The centre will win just his sixth cap this Saturday, but is lapping up every lesson.

From The42 Sexton starts as Ireland aim to keep Six Nations chase alive against France Bringing Sexty Back

Sexton starts as Ireland aim to keep Six Nations chase alive against France

The out-half is one of three changes as captain Rory Best also returns after illness.

From The42 Testy session with Schmidt's seniors has raised U20s' game for France showdown Young Guns

Testy session with Schmidt's seniors has raised U20s' game for France showdown

Lock Oisin Dowling is confident Nigel Carolan’s side can produce a much-improved performance tomorrow night.

# france - Wednesday 22 February, 2017

Le Pen's personal assistant charged in 'fake jobs' scandal

Meanwhile, Emmanuel Macron won the support of a key centrist.

From The42 Analysis: Ireland's scrum will get a huge test against monstrous French pack Scrumbags

Analysis: Ireland's scrum will get a huge test against monstrous French pack

The Irish forwards face their biggest challenge yet this weekend.

# france - Tuesday 21 February, 2017

From The42 The42 Rugby Show: Eddie O'Sullivan previews Ireland's game against France Les Bleus

The42 Rugby Show: Eddie O'Sullivan previews Ireland's game against France

Former Ireland head coach Eddie O’Sullivan joins Murray Kinsella to look at the key talking points ahead of Ireland’s first home game.

Le Pen sparks controversy by refusing to wear veil in Lebanon

The National Front candidate promptly refused and made a brief statement to journalists before leaving.

Another alleged case of rape with police baton increases tensions in Paris

A similar alleged involving a black youth worker has led to sometimes violent protests.

From The42 Bastareaud and Chouly ruled out of Six Nations clash with Ireland Sidelined

Bastareaud and Chouly ruled out of Six Nations clash with Ireland

The French pair will not travel to Dublin after sustaining injuries.

From The42 Captain's curse strikes again as stand-in U20s skipper likely to miss rest of Six Nations Injury News

Captain's curse strikes again as stand-in U20s skipper likely to miss rest of Six Nations

Connacht forward Cillian Gallagher could be out for six weeks with a shoulder injury.

# france - Monday 20 February, 2017

'Spiderman' art thief fined €104 million over one of the biggest art heists in recent years

The fine corresponds to the estimated value of the artworks, which are still missing.

From The42 Conor Murray and Johnny Sexton to take full part in Ireland training tomorrow Only A Day Away

Conor Murray and Johnny Sexton to take full part in Ireland training tomorrow

Rob Kearney is scheduled to take part in contact training today and is also expected to train fully tomorrow.

# france - Sunday 19 February, 2017

From The42 France recall Racing 92 duo for Ireland clash French Legion

France recall Racing 92 duo for Ireland clash

Brice Dulin and Henry Chavancy have been named in a 31-man squad for the visit to Dublin.

From The42 Van der Flier, Carbery and Dillane not included in Ireland squad to face France The Green Party

Van der Flier, Carbery and Dillane not included in Ireland squad to face France

Joe Schmidt has named his squad for Saturday’s game.

# france - Saturday 18 February, 2017

A tiny French restaurant was awarded a Michelin star by mistake and was 'swamped'

It took nearly a week to for the error to be corrected.

# france - Thursday 16 February, 2017

Eleven nights of rioting over alleged police rape of young man in Paris

Hundreds gathered to demand justice for a 22-year-old black man who says he was raped with an officer’s baton.

# france - Sunday 12 February, 2017

Explainer: Everything you need to know about the French presidential election Va Va Vote This post contains videos

Explainer: Everything you need to know about the French presidential election

The world is watching for the next Brexit or Trump, but will it happen?

From The42 France edge past battling Scotland in Paris Les Bleus

France edge past battling Scotland in Paris

Guy Noves’ side bounced back from last weekend’s defeat to England with a 22-16 win.