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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.

Hollande, Merkel condemn Erdogan's 'unacceptable' Nazi remarks

16 March 2017 | 0 comments

The French and German leaders on Thursday condemned Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's "unacceptable" remarks accusing Germany and the Netherlands of acting like "Nazis".Francois Hollande and Angela...

Euro MPs approve 'conflict minerals' crackdown

16 March 2017 | 0 comments

The European Parliament on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a law requiring firms to ensure they do not use so-called conflict minerals from Africa and other areas that end up funding warlords.The law...

Several injured in shooting at French school: sources

16 March 2017 | 0 comments

Several people were injured in a shooting Thursday at a high school in the southern French town of Grasse, police said.One person was arrested and another was on the run after the shooting at the Tocqueville...

Four to stand trial over Renault false spy scandal: source

16 March 2017 | 0 comments

French prosecutors have sent four people to stand trial over a 2011 fiasco at Renault that saw three senior executives falsely accused of selling secrets about its electric vehicles programme, a source...

One hurt in letter bomb blast at IMF's Paris office

16 March 2017 | 0 comments

An employee at the Paris offices of the International Monetary Fund suffered injuries to her hands and face after opening a letter which exploded on Thursday, police said.Several people were evacuated...

Phileas Fogg's 80-day dash 'was timed to last minute'

16 March 2017 | 0 comments

A long-lost manuscript of the classic adventure story "Around the World in Eighty Days" shows how Jules Verne timed the story down to the last minute.The handwritten original draft -- which will be published...

Britain bans new MPs from employing family members

16 March 2017 | 0 comments

Britain will ban new MPs from employing spouses, relatives or business associates, according to rules announced Thursday in the wake of a scandal that has rocked France's presidential election.The Independent...



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