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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.