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# france - Yesterday’s News

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# france - Monday 21 November, 2016

Nicolas Sarkozy knocked out of French presidential race

In a major upset, Francois Fillon, a pro-business conservative, took more than 44% of the vote in the first round of the rightwing primary.

# france - Sunday 13 November, 2016

A year on from the Paris attacks - what do we know about those who killed 127 people?

A key conspirator was identified just this week

# france - Monday 31 October, 2016

From The42 Watch: Fullback's brain fade hands Montpellier win in bizarre end to Top 14 game Oh Dear This post contains videos

Watch: Fullback's brain fade hands Montpellier win in bizarre end to Top 14 game

La Rochelle’s Charles Bouldoire won’t be forgetting this rule again any time soon.

From The42 Lyon blast 'despicable' reports that Mathieu Valbuena had died France

Lyon blast 'despicable' reports that Mathieu Valbuena had died

The Ligue 1 club have moved to quash rumours suggesting the French international had passed away.

# france - Saturday 29 October, 2016

'We will not tolerate other camps': Hollande hails 'Jungle' clear-out as a success

The French president said there were no incidents “from start to finish”, when police moved in to evacuate people from the camp.

# france - Thursday 27 October, 2016

"The situation for children in Calais is the worst it's ever been"

1,500 children are being housed in shipping containers following the destruction of “The Jungle” migrant camp. Others are sleeping in the remains of the destroyed camp.

# france - Wednesday 26 October, 2016

'They are angry because the Jungle is finished and they cannot go to England'

Fires have blazed in Calais since last night.

# france - Tuesday 25 October, 2016

Six to be tried in France over topless Kate Middleton photos

The topless images were published in France, Denmark, Ireland, Italy and Sweden.

Elderly businesswoman Jacqueline Veyrac (76) kidnapped in Nice

Her attackers forced her from her black 4x4 into another car, a source told AFP.

Thousands of migrants expected to remain at demolished Calais camp

A migrant charity said it is concerned about what will happen later in the week when those determined to get to England refuse to be moved.

Mistrust, language barriers and mist: An Irish volunteer's account of the Calais evacuation

“It’s tense but calm at the moment. There’s warehouse processing people from the camp and a container has been cleared out to process the children.”

# france - Monday 24 October, 2016

From The42 Former Ireland defence coach Ford handed top job at French giants Toulon Moving On Up

Former Ireland defence coach Ford handed top job at French giants Toulon

Diego Dominguez has been sacked after recording four wins, three defeats and a draw in their opening eight Top 14 games.

# france - Sunday 23 October, 2016

From The42 Steve Hansen names his All Blacks squad for November Tests Formidable

Steve Hansen names his All Blacks squad for November Tests

Kieran Read captains the 36-man squad.

# france - Wednesday 19 October, 2016

'Nobody wants that on their conscience': Irish truck drivers fear deaths of migrants in trailers

The body representing hauliers expressed concern after five people, including a child, were found in a trailer in Wexford at the weekend.

# france - Monday 17 October, 2016

Tens of thousands protest against gay marriage on streets of Paris

The march was briefly interrupted by six topless feminist protesters who were surrounded by demonstrators before police intervened.

# france - Wednesday 12 October, 2016

French police open investigation into Kim Kardashian robbery

DNA traces that were found in the luxury apartment where Kardashian and her entourage were staying are being examined.

# france - Saturday 1 October, 2016

Disgruntled customer smashes up smartphones at Apple store in France

The scene, captured on camera and posted on the Internet, has gone viral in France.

# france - Sunday 25 September, 2016

Two teenage girls arrested in France over planned terror attack

Searches failed to find any weapons at their homes.

# france - Thursday 22 September, 2016

Belgian police officers questioned after being found with vanload of migrants in France

The men said that they didn’t want to leave the migrants on the side of the road.

# france - Wednesday 21 September, 2016

Poll: Should Ireland ban plastic cups and plates? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland ban plastic cups and plates?

France recently passed a similar law.

# france - Thursday 15 September, 2016

French strikes force Aer Lingus and Ryanair to cancel flights

French air traffic controllers are striking today and tomorrow.

# france - Wednesday 14 September, 2016

While a ceasefire takes hold in Syria, the war in eastern Europe rumbles on with almost 10,000 dead

Clashes of the conflict have returned to the highest level in a year.

# france - Tuesday 13 September, 2016

Dialogue is the only way to deal with the irreligious hatred of Islamic State, says the Dalai Lama

The Buddhist spiritual leader also said Europe should educate for the children of hundreds of thousands of refugees, mainly from the war-torn Middle East, to help them go home rebuild their countries.

Crew member on world's largest cruise ship dies during safety drill

Another two men are in a critical condition.

# france - Sunday 11 September, 2016

French police have arrested a 15-year-old boy suspected of planning a terror attack

Prime Minister Manuel Valls has warned that the country faces a threat from 15,000 homegrown radicals.

# 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.