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The latest local and international news and information for expats in France, the French Riviera and the Côte d’Azur.
France says Brexit delay 'in nobody's interest' France said on Saturday that any new delay in Britain's departure from the EU was "in nobody's interest" after British MPs postponed a decision on a new Brexit deal.
European governments to block Facebook's digital money Major European players are joining forces to block Facebook's proposed digital currency because of the dangers it poses to “national sovereignty”, according to French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire.
French PM accuses striking rail workers of disregard for ordinary people French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe says a wildcat strike by rail workers is causing havoc for passengers at the start of school holidays.
EU impatient with UK MPs over Brexit If the House of Commons rejects the new Brexit deal, Prime Minister Boris Johnson will be required by law to ask the EU for a delay. But several EU leaders, including French President Emmanuel Macron, are growing impatient with London.
All France's OUIGO trains cancelled on Saturday due to strike France's CGT rail union continued its last-minute strike on Friday, with a spokesperson for state rail company SNCF saying the situation was "essentially identical" to that on Friday.
New US tariffs 'a hostile act': French Economy Minister New US tariffs on $7.5 billion in European goods are a "hostile act" from American allies, French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Friday, adding that wine tariffs were "profoundly unfair."
Paris power couple given jail terms for money laundering A French power couple who dominated politics in a wealthy suburb of Paris for decades were given jail terms Friday for money laundering, sealing their fall from grace after earlier convictions for tax fraud.
2019-10-19 02:15 FOCUS Exclusive reports from the France 24 correspondents around the world.
Former French politician Patrick Balkany jailed for money laundering French politician and businessman Patrick Balkany has been given a five-year prison sentence for money laundering. Corruption charges against him were dropped. His wife and son were also given four-year and six-month sentences respectively.
Exploring the best little museums in Paris Discover a new side of Paris, hidden in plain sight. From hunting spoils, to old phonographs, private gardens and much more, The Little(r) Museums of Paris is full of interesting facts about the lesser known treasures in the city of lights.
The delicious French foods that are also surprisingly healthy Have you ever wondered how the French stay so slim and live for a long time despite their love of wine and pastries? Catherine Edwards discovers the health benefits behind some classic Gallic grub.
What you need to know about France's new museum of food France is generally pretty content to think of itself as the world centre of food - and UNESCO agrees - but now it has opened a new museum to share its gastronomic secrets.
Raising pork in Brittany the eco-friendly way Brittany is France’s biggest pork-producing region. With many farms concentrated in a small area, the pigs’ waste ends up running into the water supply, feeding a rise in deadly green algae in the English Channel. But because agriculture is such a large part of the region’s economy, authorities are hesitant ...
French expression of the day: Jetez un œil You will probably be invited to do this at one time or another if you spend time in France, so best figure out what it involves (which is not chucking body parts around).
'Hang on, is it 80 or 90km/h?': France split over speed limit on priority routes An ongoing saga involving the unpopular speed limit drop from 90 to 80km/h on countryside roads in France has seen the government pass the buck to regional authorities to decide what to do about it. The result? A mishmash of speed limits that’s confusing drivers.
Trains across France delayed and cancelled due to unexpected strike Trains across France are severely disrupted on Friday after the network was hit by unexpected strike action.
IN PICTURES: France's first floating solar power plant France has unveiled its first floating solar power plant.
Where in France you can protest against Brexit this weekend Brits in France who want to protest against the UK’s imminent departure from the EU have several events they can attend on Saturday, October 19th.
'Frenchmen aren't that great in bed' - Five French dating myths exploded France is seen as the home of romance and a place for lovers, but French writer Olivia Sorrel-Dejerine argues that many of these myths do not live up to reality.
Roads blocked between France and Spain by Catalan separatist protesters Catalan separatists have blocked traffic on two routes connecting Spain and France, on the fifth day of protests over the jailing of nine of their leaders, the transport ministry said on Friday.
French Epstein associate accused of sexual harassment A French modelling agent suspected of procuring young women for the disgraced US billionaire Jeffrey Epstein has been formally accused of sexual harassment, French judicial sources said Thursday.
Italian court rejects bid to halt loan of da Vinci work to Louvre An Italian court on Wednesday rejected a last-minute bid to halt the loan of Leonardo da Vinci's iconic Vitruvian Man drawing and other works to France's Louvre museum, ending a bitter cultural row.

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