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#France

# france - Saturday 12 January, 2019

Third person confirmed dead following powerful explosion at Paris bakery Gas Leak This post contains videos

Third person confirmed dead following powerful explosion at Paris bakery

Around 200 firefighters were mobilised to battle a fire at the bakery before the explosion happened.

# france - Wednesday 9 January, 2019

From The42 Toulouse's Ntamack one of five new faces in French training squad for Six Nations Allez!

Toulouse's Ntamack one of five new faces in French training squad for Six Nations

The teenage centre is in line to emulate his father Émile.

From The42 Bayern Munich confirm capture of World Cup star Pavard on five-year deal Remember That Goal This post contains videos

Bayern Munich confirm capture of World Cup star Pavard on five-year deal

The France defender will join from Stuttgart in July.

# france - Saturday 5 January, 2019

France's 'yellow vest' protesters return to the streets

Around a thousand protesters gathered on the Champs-Elysees in central Paris.

# france - Monday 31 December, 2018

From The42 'I would never prostitute my ideals and dreams' - Buffon says PSG move wasn't about money Paris Payday

'I would never prostitute my ideals and dreams' - Buffon says PSG move wasn't about money

The goalkeeper was expected to end his career at Juventus.

# france - Sunday 30 December, 2018

French Resistance hero who saved hundreds of Jewish children during WW2 dies aged 108

Georges Loinger was himself imprisoned during the war but escaped.

# france - Saturday 29 December, 2018

French prosecutors probe whether Macron’s ex-bodyguard used passports illegally

The investigation will examine the “abuse of trust” over Benalla’s failure to return two passports after he was no longer in office.

# france - Thursday 27 December, 2018

More than 50% of people think we should introduce France's winter eviction ban

The ‘trêve hivernale’ has been a part of French law since 1956.

# france - Wednesday 26 December, 2018

12 year-old child survives being buried in snow following avalanche in French Alps

The boy was swept away after skiing with his parents in southeast France.

# france - Monday 24 December, 2018

From The42 France World Cup star denies signing for Bayern Munich Transfer News

France World Cup star denies signing for Bayern Munich

The German club are said to want Benjamin Pavard at the end of the season, but the defender says he has not agreed a move.

From The42 Poll: Pick your favourite Six Nations try from these 10 Vote Early Vote Often This post contains a poll

Poll: Pick your favourite Six Nations try from these 10

There were plenty of exciting scores during this year’s championship.

# france - Sunday 23 December, 2018

From The42 'I never wanted to leave Spurs. I knew that I could have success here' Faith

'I never wanted to leave Spurs. I knew that I could have success here'

Moussa Sissoko has become a key player for Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham side this season.

# france - Saturday 22 December, 2018

Driver killed after car crashes at 'yellow vest' roadblock in southern France

There have now been ten deaths related to the protests since they began.

From The42 Deschamps dismisses Manchester City defender's claims over France omission City Calling

Deschamps dismisses Manchester City defender's claims over France omission

The French head coach says personal reasons are not responsible for Aymeric Laporte being left out.

# france - Friday 21 December, 2018

From The42 'More than half of the global population' tuned into record-breaking World Cup Live Audience

'More than half of the global population' tuned into record-breaking World Cup

Fifa has released tv figures from the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

# france - Wednesday 19 December, 2018

'I'm going to ask them to reverse it': Ross 'deeply regrets' Irish Ferries' Rosslare-France announcement

Irish Ferries yesterday said it is “unlikely” to have a ferry service between Rosslare and France in 2019.

# france - Sunday 16 December, 2018

France's 'yellow vest' protests lose momentum on decisive weekend

An estimated 66,000 people took to the streets across France yesterday.

# 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.