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Migrants at risk of drug-resistant TB in Europe

24 March 2017 | 0 comments

In the late 19th century, an estimated one in seven Europeans was dying of tuberculosis,

French voters adrift as unconventional election looms

24 March 2017 | 0 comments

One month before the French cast their first votes for president, mainstream parties are battling for relevance as anti-establishment candidates such as Marine Le Pen come to the fore.

French presidential election: What do voters want?

24 March 2017 | 0 comments

As France gears up for its most unpredictable presidential election in decades,

French vote seen from abroad: Le Pen steals the limelight

24 March 2017 | 0 comments

Marine Le Pen's far-right rhetoric, Francois Fillon's survival tale and Emmanuel Macron's novel style:

Foreign hardhats in France asked 'parlez-vous francais?'

24 March 2017 | 0 comments

A new rightwing talking point has entered the political debate ahead of France's presidential elections: should foreign workers be required to speak French on building sites?

World's first museum of polar lands opens in France

17 March 2017 | 0 comments

As global warming reshapes the Arctic and Antarctic, a new museum built by the son of a renowned French explorer aims to show "the beauty of polar landscapes" and illustrate the consequences of climate change.

French political partners: unconventional, shy or scandal-hit

17 March 2017 | 0 comments

On the campaign trail and in the media, the partners of France's presidential contenders have had an outsized role in this year's election, some seeking the spotlight, others doing their best to avoid it.

Game over for France's traditional left and right?

17 March 2017 | 0 comments

With neither the mainstream left nor right tipped to win the French presidency, this year's election could end a lock on power that has defined the country's politics for decades.

France's Fillon banks on voter anger over 'stolen' election

15 March 2017 | 0 comments

French rightwing presidential candidate Francois Fillon said Wednesday he had the backing of angry voters after being charged with misusing public money, as scandals rather than policy continue to dominate...

Paris's overworked rat-catchers on strike

14 March 2017 | 0 comments

Paris's overworked rat-catchers staged a one-day strike Tuesday, protesting outside city hall to demand reinforcements and bonuses two months after carrying out a massive cull in the French capital.Laying...

Down's woman presents weather on French television

14 March 2017 | 0 comments

Melanie Segard, a 21-year-old woman with Down's Syndrome, broke new ground for the disabled on Tuesday by presenting the weather forecast on French national TV.Segard provided a summary of the weekend...

Fillon, Penelopegate and France's election explained

14 March 2017 | 0 comments

France's rightwing presidential candidate Francois Fillon was charged Tuesday with misusing public funds over a fake jobs scandal that has crippled his campaign.AFP explains the scandal, dubbed "Penelopegate"...

France's Fillon charged over 'fake jobs' scandal

14 March 2017 | 0 comments

French rightwing presidential candidate Francois Fillon was charged Tuesday with several offences over a fake jobs scandal, worsening his unprecedented legal problems which have upended the race just...

In the digital age, Paris revamps newsstands

13 March 2017 | 0 comments

A new-look newspaper kiosk appeared on a Paris street Monday, the first of hundreds that will replace the iconic domed structures that have dotted the city since the 1860s.The new model, developed after...

Horror piste crash leaves skier dead in France

13 March 2017 | 0 comments

A 52-year-old Italian skier died and a British holidaymaker was left seriously injured after a violent collision on a gentle blue piste in a French Alpine resort at the weekend, emergency services said.The...



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