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The latest local and international news and information for expats in France, the French Riviera and the Côte d’Azur.
Police in Toulouse seek four men over gang-rape posted online French police were searching Thursday for four men seen raping a woman outside a nightclub in southern France in videos that were shared on social media.
Accused of sexual molestation, priest kills himself in church A 38-year-old French priest committed suicide in his church in Rouen, a northern French town, after being accused of molesting a young woman, local prosecutors and police sources said on Wednesday.
French Word of the Day: Du coup... Du coup... Du coup... Do you want to give your French conversation the native touch? Then it's time to start using "du coup". Here we take a look at what it means and how it is used.
Five French rail stations and Paris airport at risk of major power outage A report into a power cut at Montparnasse station that halted rail traffic for days at the height of the summer holidays has revealed that several other mainline stations around France and a Paris airport are also at risk of being hit by crippling outages.
The hidden costs of moving to France you need to know about The cost of setting a up a new life in France does not just add up to your new home and the ferry or flight tickets. There are many hidden expenses involved in the move to France that are worth factoring in to your budget.
French priest commits suicide in church after sexual assault claim A 38-year-old French priest in a northern French town committed suicide in his church after being accused of molesting a young woman, local prosecutors and police sources told AFP on Wednesday.
Man City start Champions League campaign with shock loss to Lyon If Manchester City wants to finally win a first Champions League title, it will have to start taking the competition a bit more seriously - on and off the field.
In Nice if you stop for pedestrians 9 X out of 10 the car behind overtakes (usually cursing and honking). https://t.co/lQSmnP786L
No-deal Brexit to fuel £1,500 rise in cost of EU car in UK, says motor trade https://t.co/rPCCp1TfNr
Asian hornets claim another victim in France: What to do to avoid being stung The public in France are once again being warned this week after a Normandy man became the latest victim of Asian hornets when he died after being stung. Here's what to do to avoid being stung.
Police in Paris seize 20 tonnes of miniature Eiffel Towers French police have seized 20 tonnes of miniature Eiffel Towers as part of a crackdown on the souvenirs which are offered illegally to tourists at visitor hotspots around Paris, security sources told AFP.
French Property of the Week: A restored chateau in rural western France If you fancy living an aristocratic lifestyle or simply use it as a thriving business then you need to take a closer look at this magnificent chateau in western France and all that comes with it.
Macron’s former aide defends himself before Senate French President Emmanuel Macron’s closest security officer, fired after video showed him beating May Day protesters, defended himself before a Senate inquiry on Wednesday, saying he was neither a police officer nor a genuine bodyguard.
Knights of the French table French pride over culinary tradition is well-known. But did you know that since the Middle Ages, there have been Orders, Knights and ritual ceremonies in honour of French gastronomic items such as tripe, Bayeux pigs and cassoulet?
Macron's ex-aide grilled at senate hearing Alexandre Benalla, President Macron's ex-security officer, gave questionable defence arguments at a Senate hearing investigating him. He denied being a personal bodyguard to Macron, and said his firearm was for personal use a fact refuted by police authorities.
Frenchman at heart of scandal at Swedish Academy goes on trial for rape Jean-Claude Arnault, the Frenchman at the centre of a sexual assault scandal that prompted several members of the prestigious Swedish Academy to quit, went on trial Wednesday for two counts of rape that emerged during the #MeToo campaign.
French Expression of the Day: 'C’est la galère' One of the famous stereotypes about the French is that they love to complain and if you want to see how true this is, why not count the number of times you hear "c’est la galère" in the street? Here's a look at exactly what today's expression of the day ...
The new driving laws and penalties that come into force in France this week A series of new laws came into force in France this week that both drivers and pedestrians should be aware of, including stiffer punishments for all those drivers who don't stop at crossings. Will it work?
Debunk: 'Frenzied knife attack' at French cinema... turns out to be a fight Several American and British news sites published stories on Wednesday about cinema-goers being stabbed in a "frenzied knife attack" in France. But the story wasn't quite as frightening as the tabloids would have you believe.
French press review 19 September 2018 Twenty-five years after the Oslo peace agreement, what remains of the first great move towards peace between Palestinians and Israelis? Why were there no McDonald's restaurants open in ten US cities yesterday? And is the departure of his interior minister another nail in the political coffin of President Emmanuel Macron?
Macron unveils plans to make French healthcare system ‘best in the world’ French President Emmanuel Macron has unveiled plans to make France’s health care system, considered one of the best in the world, more efficient and sustainable for the next 50 years.
French government in flux as Macron’s key ally plans to quit post France’s interior minister, one of President Emmanuel Macron’s closest allies, has announced plans to quit the government and run for election as mayor of Lyon in 2020, adding to doubts and instability around the young leader’s administration.
French press review 18 September 2018 President Macron unveils new offers in education and healthcare despite continuing slide in the polls.
French jobseeker says Macron comment on how to find a job 'hard to swallow' The unemployed gardener who French President Emmanuel Macron said had only to "cross the road" to find a job described the controversial remarks Tuesday as "hard to swallow".
Macron sparks Marie-Antoinette jibe after jobless remark French President Emmanuel Macron has sparked criticism over comments to an unemployed man deemed insensitive. But is it really possible, as he claimed, to find a job in a Parisian restaurant just by crossing the street?
Teenager killed, two others wounded in gun-battle in Paris suburb A 16-year-old boy was killed and two people wounded during a gun battle on Monday night in a housing complex in Saint-Denis, in the north of Paris, according to the police.
French interior minister Collomb to quit, deals further blow to Macron France's Interior Minister Gerard Collomb announced Tuesday that he will stand down next year to run again for his old job as mayor of the city of Lyon, in yet another blow to President Emmanuel Macron.
The Monaco Better World Forum: Promoting peace through cinema under the high patronage of H.S.H Prince Albert II of Monaco Friday, September 21st, is the International Day of Peace and the principality will celebrate by hosting the Monaco Better World Forum (MBWF), under the High Patronage of H.S.H Prince Albert II of Monaco. This two-day event will be held across three locations, including the Cinéma des Beaux-Arts Théâtre Princess Grace ...
French wineries have trouble finding grape harvesters It’s grape harvest season across France, but winemakers have been struggling to find enough people to do the work. Gone are the days of harvest parties, with friends and family members picking grapes and crushing them with their feet (they’re now crushed in mechanical presses). Today winemaking is more professional, ...
Sting in exclusive concert for Ferretti Group A total of 24 Ferretti Group yachts were anchored in front of the Yacht Club for the occasion - Sting performing his Fields of Gold live concert.
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