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#France

# france - Thursday 13 December, 2018

Police release image of Strasbourg attacker suspect as Irish visitors to France told to exercise caution

Two were killed and one person left brain-dead after the shooting at the Christmas market in Strasbourg.

Suspected Christmas market gunman Cherif Chekatt shot dead by police in Strasbourg

Three people were killed and 13 wounded in a shooting on Tuesday.

# france - Wednesday 12 December, 2018

Who is the Strasbourg Christmas market attacker Cherif Chekatt?

The suspected gunman has been sentenced 27 times for a variety of crimes.

'We saw a woman with a baby … we were screaming at her’: Sinn Féin MEP caught up in Strasbourg shooting

A lone gunman killed at least three people and wounded 13 others at the Christmas market in Strasbourg.

Strasbourg attack: Gunman who killed three people at Christmas market identified

The killer opened fire at around 8pm on one of the city’s busiest streets.

# france - Tuesday 11 December, 2018

Strasbourg shooting: Two dead and 12 injured at Christmas market as suspect remains at large

The suspected gunman was wounded by soldiers after an exchange of gunfire.

'For us, this is nonsense': Yellow vest protesters slam Macron's 'crumbs' speech

After three weeks of large scale protests, Macron announced last night that the minimum wage would be increased.

# france - Monday 10 December, 2018

Emmanuel Macron addresses nation and pledges wage increase in response to gilets jaunes Republic In Crisis This post contains videos

Emmanuel Macron addresses nation and pledges wage increase in response to gilets jaunes

Macron also rolled back on an unpopular increase in taxes on pensioners.

From The42 22-year-old Bayern Munich attacker suggests he could retire if injury nightmare continues Problems

22-year-old Bayern Munich attacker suggests he could retire if injury nightmare continues

Kingsley Coman has endured a difficult year due to ankle issues.

# france - Sunday 9 December, 2018

'Don't insult my country': France tells Trump to stop interfering in its politics

Trump yesterday posted two tweets referring to the “yellow vest” anti-government protests.

Over 1,700 arrested in latest 'yellow vest' protests in France

Protesters set fire to cars, burned barricades and smashed windows in pockets of violence across the city.

# france - Saturday 8 December, 2018

Over 700 arrested in early morning clashes at Paris 'yellow vest' protests

Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said 481 people had been detained in Paris.

Tourist sites closed and 8,000 police officers deployed to prevent repeat of 'yellow vest' riot

A number of tourist sites will be closed in Paris today ahead of more demonstrations.

# france - Wednesday 5 December, 2018

French government scraps all plans to hike fuel taxes following fierce protests

Many of the “yellow vest” protesters have called for new protesters on Saturday

Irish lecturer stabbed to death in Paris

The French Minister for Higher Education confirmed that the man had been killed.

Opinion: It is not just about petrol prices - years of austerity in France caused violent protests

The French are practical people and they tightened their belts as much as they could until eventually they couldn’t survive, writes Renaud Beranger.

# france - Tuesday 4 December, 2018

French Prime Minister suspends fuel hikes in bid to end 'yellow vest' protests

Hundreds were arrested last weekend when protests turned into street clashes in Paris.

# france - Monday 3 December, 2018

From The42 Luka Modric edges out French World Cup stars to win 2018 Ballon d'Or Top Of The Tree

Luka Modric edges out French World Cup stars to win 2018 Ballon d'Or

Meanwhile, Kylian Mbappe was named the best player of the year under the age of 21 at the Ballon d’Or ceremony.

Frenchman (72) at centre of Nobel Literature Prize scandal jailed for rape by appeals court

72-year-old Jean-Claude Arnault was convicted by a Stockholm appeals court of raping a young woman in October 2011.

The yellow vests: Dozens block fuel depot as PM to meet with protesters

Around 1,000 students shouting “Macron resign!” demonstrated in the city of Nice today – some wearing high-vis jackets.

# france - Sunday 2 December, 2018

'Wish for dialogue': France considers state of emergency over anti-government protests

263 people were injured nationwide and a trail of destruction was left around the French capital yesterday.

# france - Saturday 1 December, 2018

At least 224 people arrested and 80 injured in 'yellow vest' protests in Paris

Clashes between police and demonstrators broke out after crowds began gathering near the Arc de Triomphe.

Explainer: Who are France's 'yellow vest' protesters and what are they looking for?

Protesters have called for another demonstration to take place on the Champs-Elysees today.

# france - Friday 30 November, 2018

Attempt to 'run ahead of' 154km/h storm caused 'worst ever' Irish Ferries crossing from France

Ten passengers and two crew members were injured when the MV Epsilon was caught up in Storm Imogen.

# france - Thursday 29 November, 2018

From The42 'I was only trying to add an extra zero onto Conor's contract!' Zebo

'I was only trying to add an extra zero onto Conor's contract!'

Simon Zebo is settling happily into life in Paris but still harbours hopes of playing for Ireland.

From The42 'I need the sea to live': France captain Guirado leaves Toulon for Top14 rivals New Challenge

'I need the sea to live': France captain Guirado leaves Toulon for Top14 rivals

The hooker will join Montpellier on a three-year deal.

# france - Tuesday 27 November, 2018

France to shut down 14 of country's 58 nuclear reactors by 2035, Macron says

The total includes the previously announced shutdown of France’s two oldest reactors.

# france - Sunday 25 November, 2018

From The42 Bastareaud slams 'pathetic' and 'shameful' France Unhappy

Bastareaud slams 'pathetic' and 'shameful' France

Les Bleus had never lost to their opponents in nine previous attempts.

# france - Saturday 24 November, 2018

Paris police use tear gas and water cannon on anti-Macron tax protesters

Tens of thousands are expected on the streets of Paris today to protest against rising fuel prices and tax measures.

# france - Saturday 17 November, 2018

From The42 'I do not deserve the Ballon d'Or. I think there are players who have been better than me' Top Picks

'I do not deserve the Ballon d'Or. I think there are players who have been better than me'

The Chelsea and Belgium star believes Kylian Mbappe deserves to win the award.

One killed after panicked driver rams into crowd at French fuel protests

An estimated 124,000 people took part in the protests.

# france - Friday 16 November, 2018

France and Germany are 'jumping the gun' on EU army, Dutch Prime Minister says

“The idea of a European army is going way too far for the Netherlands.”

# france - Thursday 15 November, 2018

French ex-minister Georges Tron cleared of raping two former employees

Georges Tron was forced to resign in 2011 over the allegations made by two women.

# france - Saturday 10 November, 2018

From The42 Drama in Paris as Springboks score 85th minute try to take victory The Rassie-lution

Drama in Paris as Springboks score 85th minute try to take victory

Hooker Mbongeni Mbonami scored at the death to cap an enthralling closing act.

# france - Friday 9 November, 2018

# france - Wednesday 7 November, 2018

Six found dead in collapsed buildings in Marseille as search continues

The two buildings, one apparently vacant and the other housing apartments, collapsed on Monday at 9 a.m.

# france - Tuesday 6 November, 2018

Six detained over suspected 'violent plot' against President Macron

They are all linked to extreme right movements.

'The most important is saving lives': Up to eight feared dead in Marseille building collapse

Rescue workers have found a pocket of air leading to hopes some may have survived.

# france - Wednesday 31 October, 2018

France launches nationwide probe into incidents of babies born with arm defects

It has been confirmed that the results would be known in about three months.

# france - Thursday 25 October, 2018

For the first time in seven years, fewer French tourists are planning a trip to Ireland

Local tourism officials want to beef up their PR and media presence in the country.

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