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Proxy not postal: Brits in Europe urged to New! 2019-09-18 09:10:16With a UK general election looking increasingly likely, Brits in the EU are being urged to register to vote. Here are your options for voting from ove

French Word of the Day: rude 2019-09-18 08:38:29For the first of The Local's French Word of the Day series we look at what the French mean when they use the word 'rude'. And it's very different

IN PICTURES: Paris tests out new 'flying' water 2019-09-18 08:08:52A 'flying' electric river taxi is being put through a battery of tests on the River Seine in Paris this week, with a view to being in service by the

France judged one of the hardest countries in 2019-09-18 07:47:50Speaking the local language - or the inability to - and making friends among French people remain one of the main hurdles for foreigners trying to set

Femicide in France: Woman stabbed to death by 2019-09-18 07:35:10A young French woman in Le Havre was killed after being stabbed 14 times by her male partner, as their three children watched in horror. This comes am

Netflix in France to soon be available on 2019-09-18 07:20:46French television channel Canal + will integrate Netflix into its packages from October 15.

Paris Metro passengers get 'fright of their life' 2019-09-18 03:04:58Commuters on the Paris Metro panicked with some saying they feared for their lives when a driverless Line 1 train failed to stop at three consecutive

After Brexit: French customs and Eurotunnel confident 2019-09-18 02:36:37French customs officials and Eurotunnel said Tuesday that they were confident of maintaining a smooth flow of traffic through the Channel Tunnel at

France to give millions of residents iodine pills 2019-09-18 02:24:34France will soon start distributing radioactivity-blocking iodine pills to an additional 2.2 million people living near the country's 19 nuclear pow

40 years of Le Big Mac: Here's how 2019-09-17 13:59:52It's 40 years since the US burger giant McDonald's sold its first French fries in France. Here's a look at how the French fell in love with the Big

France's Macron wants to take a tougher stand 2019-09-17 08:14:50French President Emmanuel Macron said France needs to toughen up on immigration. He argued that the government must end its current "lax" approach i

Is it now cheaper to fly from Paris 2019-09-17 06:31:24The cost of transatlantic flights on budget airlines have fallen dramatically in recent years and with a new airline offering discount flights it can


French investigators probe Iran's alleged role in Saudi New! 2019-09-18 11:46:31France was trying to pinpoint the origin of two drone strikes on Saudi Arabia's oil infrastructure Wednesday as Riyadh said it would reveal proof lin

Runaway train in Paris metro near miss New! 2019-09-18 10:35:13A runaway driverless metro train has whizzed through three stations without stopping, striking fear into commuters on the Paris underground system and

Chickens in lucky escape as barns are burnt New! 2019-09-18 10:09:23More than 2000 square metres of property belonging to a chicken farmer was devasted by a deliberate fire in the Orne region of France on Tuesday eveni

Macron throws €5 billion at digital start-ups New! 2019-09-18 09:18:40French President Emmanuel Macron has made the continent's latest move to muster help for homegrown start-ups, promising five billion euros  of t

Nuclear plants fit for service despite problems with 2019-09-18 07:21:50French electricity company EDF announced on Wednesday that it does not intend to close any of its nuclear reactors despite some problems with componen

Frenchwoman was world's oldest person - no doubts 2019-09-18 07:18:27Frenchwoman Jeanne Calment, who died two decades ago aged 122, should retain the title of the oldest person on record, French researchers said Monday,

France gives more people living in shadow of 2019-09-18 05:13:57France will soon start distributing radioactivity-blocking iodine pills to an additional 2.2 million people living near the country's 19 nuclear powe

French government unveils anti-drug strategy in Marseille 2019-09-18 03:15:30The Macron government has unveiled a new 55-point strategy aimed at tackling drug trafficking, after a gun battle in the southern port city of Marseil

French government must take urgent action on air 2019-09-18 03:06:48As France marks its 5th National air quality day, several branches of environmental NGOs such as WWF and Greenpeace are calling for the government to

French minister saves Mischa the bear from a 2019-09-17 11:16:17France’s Environment Minister, Elizabeth Borne, has banned the use of a bear called Mischa in shows and performances, after a campaign by animal

Macron urges government to 'face up to immigration 2019-09-17 09:55:38With less than two weeks to go before French parliament begins debate on immigration, President Emmanuel Macron has urged his government to take an ho

Migrant camp evacuated in northern France after court 2019-09-17 08:16:42French officials are clearing around 1,000 migrants from a gymnasium near the northern port of Dunkirk, after a court ordered its closure on the groun

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Before and after: Urban farms transform decaying Baltimore New! 2019-09-18 13:33:30

Saudi Arabia displays fragments from attack site it New! 2019-09-18 12:42:01Saudi Arabia said Wednesday that strikes on its petroleum infrastructure that suspended half of the kingdom's oil production were "unquestionably"

Rwandan Hutu leader wanted by the Hague shot New! 2019-09-18 11:13:15A Rwandan Hutu rebel leader wanted by the International Criminal Court on war crime charges has been shot dead by the Congolese army, a DRC military s

Trump orders 'substantial increase' in Iran sanctions over New! 2019-09-18 10:05:03U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he had ordered Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to "substantially increase sanctions" imposed on Iran

The horrific reality of a psychiatric hospital in New! 2019-09-18 08:57:12It's one of the most devastating aspects of Venezuela's political and economic turmoil: the collapse of the public health system. Venezuela suffers

Toxic haze from forest fires closes schools, airports New! 2019-09-18 08:42:07Toxic haze from Indonesian forest fires closed schools and airports across the country and in neighbouring Malaysia Wednesday, while air quality worse

New York State bans sale of flavoured e-cigarettes 2019-09-18 04:26:02The state of New York became the first in the United States to ban all flavoured e-cigarettes on Tuesday, after an outbreak of lung illnesses tied to

Ecuador's lawmakers vote against decriminalizing abortion for cases 2019-09-18 04:24:17Ecuador's National Assembly voted Tuesday against decriminalizing abortion in all cases of rape and for fetal malformation.

Venezuela releases key opposition lawmaker after four months 2019-09-18 03:00:02Venezuela has released key opposition figure Edgar Zambrano from jail, where he had been held since a failed uprising in May, Attorney General Tarek W

Netanyahu neck-and-neck with rival Gantz in Israeli election, 2019-09-17 21:46:15Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was in a battle for political survival after exit polls following Tuesday's election showed the race too close to c

Teen activist Greta Thunberg tells US lawmakers to 2019-09-17 21:23:44Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg offered a blunt message to Congress on Tuesday as she brought her campaign for urgent action on climate change to the

Putin aims a weaponised barb at Trump over 2019-09-17 16:14:01Russian President Vladimir Putin joked this week about selling defense systems to Riyadh following weekend attacks on Saudi oil facilities. The gag wa

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