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French police unleash water cannon, tear gas against anti-brutality protesters (VIDEO)
Water cannons and tear gas have been used against protesters in Southern France. Public anger over police brutality is boiling over in France following the death of an environmental activist killed by a police stun grenade last month.

22.11.2014 21:50

French ISIS fighters burn passports, call for attacks on home soil in video
Islamic State has released a film showing the terrorist group’s French-speaking fighters burning French passports and urging others to join in the fight - in the streets of France.

20.11.2014 12:28

​Eurozone manufacturing outlook weakest for 16 months, as France, Germany lose steam
A new survey of manufacturing and service companies across the eurozone shows the area is now a step away from recession, as key economies France and Germany remain weak.

20.11.2014 15:14

2 new subatomic particles found by CERN scientists
CERN’s Large Hadron Collider scientists have discovered two new subatomic particles each made from three quarks bound together by the strong force. They were predicted to exist by the Standard Model of particle physics.

19.11.2014 18:35

French surgeons successfully operate on 20-week fetus to correct spina bifida
French surgeons have successfully operated on a fetus in its mother’s womb – for the first time in the country. They have corrected a defect which could lead to the baby’s legs being paralyzed – a procedure available in only a dozen hospitals worldwide.

19.11.2014 15:40

Eyeful Tower? Paris turns down controversial €500mn skyscraper design
The Paris City Council has voted against plans for a new “Tour Triangle” skyscraper that could ruin the city's 19th-century skyline. However, the mayor immediately declared the results invalid, triggering a debate over city’s image and future.

18.11.2014 12:46

‘Revoking European passports solution to jihadist issue’
To prevent European converts who listen to extremist preachers from fighting for ISIS, European governments should revoke their travel documents, defense consultant Moeen Raoof told RT.

18.11.2014 09:25

Mistaken identity: French plane entered Swedish air space – not Russian as reported
The Swedish military has confirmed a “Russian” aircraft that entered Swedish airspace on Saturday was actually French. The Expressen newspaper had falsely reported a Russian plane was "a couple of kilometers on the wrong side of the border.”

17.11.2014 15:57

Uber-angry cab drivers attack student for using taxi app
A mob of angry cab drivers allegedly attacked a French woman as she tried to get into a rival Uber car, a smartphone-based ridesharing service, instead of taking a traditional taxi, according to French media.

17.11.2014 16:34

Tech hub: France becomes new tax haven for R&D firms
Tech giants from all over the world choose France as a base for their businesses, as the combination of tax breaks for research and development, as well as world-class scientists has turned it into a magnet for companies.

17.11.2014 13:47

‘Outraged’ French union urges Hollande to honor Mistral deal, 2,500 jobs at stake
One of the French biggest union federations, Workers’ Force, has urged Paris to fulfill the Mistral deal and deliver the two warships to Russia, otherwise 2,500 shipyard employees may lose their jobs.

16.11.2014 14:30

'Austerity kills': Thousands rally against French President Hollande in Paris (VIDEO)
Thousands of people took to the streets of Paris on Saturday to protest against austerity and condemn French President Francois Hollande for betraying his voters.

15.11.2014 20:15