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Parents try to save severely brain-damaged man from judicial dead end The parents of Vincent Lambert, paralysed and severely handicapped following a road accident ten years ago, are to launch a new appeal to prevent the termination of his life-preserving treatment.
French coast guard stops nine migrants heading to UK in small boat France's coast guard on Sunday stopped a small boat with nine migrants - including a boy suffering mild hypothermia
- from crossing the English Channel to reach Britain, it said in a statement.
France's 'yellow vests' mark six months of protests with numbers dwindling "Yellow vest" protesters turned out across France Saturday to mark six months of rallies against President Emmanuel Macron's policies, but with their numbers dwindling, according to a government tally.
Mira Nair chaperones budding talent at French film project workshop Ten aspiring film makers and their producers are grabbing the opportunity to move on their feature film projects at Cannes in a week-long workshop organised by the French Institut Français.
'Only you can help, Mr President': Parents appeal to Macron in right-to-die case The parents of a Frenchman kept alive in a vegetative state for a decade appealed to President Emmanuel Macron Saturday to ensure his treatment continues, two days before his doctor plans to stop all medication.
This card will start replacing Paris metro tickets on June 12th The days of the classic cardboard Paris metro ticket are numbered as the French capital launches its version of London’s Oyster Card.
Germany and France at loggerheads over next EU president Next week's European parliamentary election will set the scene for a summer-long political battle over Brussels' most powerful posts, with Germany and France at loggerheads over who takes the top spot.
France breaks new tourist record despite 'yellow vest' unrest France welcomed nearly 90 million foreign tourists last year, a new record for the country despite the yellow vest anti-government protests that prompted many visitors to put off trips late last year, the government said Friday.
Paris braces for Act 27 of Yellow Vest protests Yellow Vest demonstrations are planned for Saturday starting at several gathering points in Paris. At least ten underground and suburban rail stations have been closed since 7am, but protestor numbers seem to be declining.
Podcast: Yellow Vests on the campaign trail, France unprepared for climate change, and Cannes This week, the Yellow Vests get political: We meet a DJ running for a seat in the European parliament in next weekend's election. He's enthusiastic, but can the party federate the movement? Also, France is not prepared for the effects of climate change, says a new Senate report. The authors ...
All eyes on 5G in this year's biggest VivaTech summit Paris is playing host to VivaTech, the three-day summit that sees industry and world leaders meet to look at innovation in the tech field, with this year’s focus on rolling out the 5G network.
After failed appeal, ex-French president Sarkozy looks headed to trial A top French court on Friday rejected an appeal by former president Nicolas Sarkozy to avoid facing charges of illicit financing for his failed 2012 re-election bid, with a trial of the ex-head of state now appearing inevitable.
The tale of a Paris brothel: raising the curtain on a taboo Belles de Nuit is the brothel in this French musical theatre production, named after the Ladies of the Night who work there. It's set in 1946, when a government bill to shut down brothels was introduced, effectively bringing to an end regulated prostitution, in place since 1804.
French doctor charged in 17 new cases of poisoning An French anaesthesiologist already under investigation has been charged with poisoning 17 more people at a clinic in eastern city of Besançon. Frédéric Péchier now faces 24 charges of poisoning, nine of which resulted in death. 
Jewish museum attacker Nemmouche questioned in France over Syria kidnappings Belgian authorities transferred Mehdi Nemmouche, the French jihadist who killed four people at a Jewish museum in 2014, to Paris for questioning over his suspected role in the kidnapping of four journalists in Syria in 2013, a source said Friday.
‘Dark year’ for France as LGBT+ assaults hit record high in 2018 As countries across the world prepared for the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia on Friday, a French support group reported that physical attacks on LGBT+ people hit a record high in France in 2018.
France’s largest Facebook group driven by solidarity Facebook has been in the crosshairs of French regulators, and the social network itself has admitted it could be harmful for some users. But one community offers a reprieve. "Wanted" is the largest Facebook group in France, where people regularly ask, and receive, advice and support.
Unemployment in France at 10-year low French President Emmanuel Macron has received a boost from figures showing unemployment at a 10-year low. But at 8.7 percent, the jobless rate in France is still much higher than in other European heavyweights.
Macron warns against 5G tech wars as Vivatech summit opens in Paris French President Emmanuel Macron has kicked off the three-day VivaTech startup summit in Paris with a call for cooperation and multilateralism in the tech sector. His comments come after US President Donald Trump declared an IT emergency amid Washington's 5G standoff with China. 

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