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Europe's Ariane 5 rocket blasts off for 100th time
A European-made rocket has blasted off from French Guiana for the 100th time, in a symbolic landmark for its manufacturer as it comes under increasing pressure from Elon Musk's SpaceX programme.The Ariane...
(Wed, 26 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0000)

Ending decades of doubt, 'biggest bird' dispute put to nest
After more than a century of conflicting evidence, Anglo-French animosity and a H.G. Wells novella involving murder most fowl, scientists said Wednesday they have finally solved the riddle of the world's...
(Tue, 25 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0000)

Saint Laurent walks on water at Paris fashion week
Anthony Vaccarello made a splash by having his models walk on water for his Saint Laurent Paris fashion week show Tuesday.The Belgian designer may have divided opinion since he took over from the "Sultan...
(Tue, 25 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0000)

Macron urges 'dialogue and multilateralism' on Iran
French President Emmanuel Macron called Tuesday for "dialogue and multilateralism" on Iran, in a thinly veiled response to President Donald Trump's push for tough, US-led sanctions.Speaking at the UN...
(Tue, 25 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0000)

Paris says France, Spain, Germany, Portugal to share Aquarius migrants
France, Germany, Spain and Portugal will take in the 58 migrants aboard the Aquarius rescue ship, the French government said Tuesday, confirming another deal to share out migrants rescued in the Mediterranean.France...
(Tue, 25 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0000)

Voting and running for election in another EU state
France's ex-prime minister Manuel Valls on Tuesday became the most high profile beneficiary of European Union rules under which its citizens can vote and stand in local elections in other EU states.Here...
(Tue, 25 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0000)

Frenchman gets first fine for street harassment
A French court has fined a man for insulting a woman during an assault on a bus, the first conviction under a new law that punishes sexual harassment in public spaces, judicial sources said Tuesday.The...
(Tue, 25 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0000)

Father of boy saved by Paris 'Spiderman' convicted for negligence
The father of the little boy who was rescued dangling from a fourth-storey Paris balcony by a Malian migrant dubbed Spiderman received a three-month suspended jail sentence Tuesday for leaving the child...
(Tue, 25 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0000)

France suggests Aquarius migrant ship dock in Malta: presidential source
France is pushing for the Aquarius rescue ship to dock in Malta and unload the 58 migrants on board, a source in the presidential office said on Tuesday."We are clear on the fact that it shouldn't spend...
(Tue, 25 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0000)

Ex-French PM expected to run for Barcelona mayor
France's former prime minister Manuel Valls is expected to announce Tuesday that he will run for mayor of Barcelona.After weeks of suspense, the former Socialist premier is due to unveil his decision...
(Tue, 25 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0000)