France face biggest group stage challenge against a solid Denmark
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by Tom WHEELDON
3d ago
France and Denmark go into their match on Saturday as Group D’s clear favourites for winners and runners-up, respectively. Les Bleus will be full of confidence after smashing Australia 4-1 in their opening match just after Denmark drew against Tunisia – but France will have little cause for complacency after Denmark’s sparkling run over the past year and a half ..read more
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French bid to ban bullfighting dropped amid 'obstruction' in parliament
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by FRANCE 24
3d ago
A bid to ban bullfighting in France was abandoned on Thursday after a bill that would have made the blood sport illegal was withdrawn by the campaigning left-wing lawmaker behind it ..read more
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Paris Opera drama as rebel dancer quits in pursuit of ‘professional freedom’
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by NEWS WIRES
3d ago
One of the best-known male dancers at the Paris Opera, who has won a big following outside ballet for working as a judge on the French equivalent of "Strictly Come Dancing", on Wednesday quit the company after months of tension ..read more
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France's Reunion Island, a land of contrasts
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by FRANCE 24
3d ago
It's nicknamed the intense island. Located 10,000 kilometres from the French mainland, in the Indian Ocean, Reunion Island contains a thousand treasures for the senses. Some 40 percent of the territory is a UNESCO World Heritage site. On the coast, whale song punctuates the missions of oceanographers. Meanwhile, on the Grègues plantation, a bright orange root is harvested by hand to make a popular spice: turmeric ..read more
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One French woman’s fight for her rapist to face justice
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by FRANCE 24
3d ago
In France, only one in every ten women press charges after being raped. As the world marks International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on Friday, FRANCE 24 examines the case of a young woman who did file criminal charges against her rapist. But after six years of fighting in court, her abuser walked out a free man ..read more
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French prosecutor's probe of McKinsey widened to cover role in Macron's election campaigns
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by NEWS WIRES
3d ago
France's financial prosecutor has opened a probe into suspected favouritism and alleged illegal financing of President Emmanuel Macron's 2017 campaign, in connection with contracts with McKinsey, Le Parisien newspaper said on Thursday ..read more
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France's answer on abortion: Should constitution include a woman's right to choose?
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by François PICARD
3d ago
Who would have thought that a Supreme Court ruling in the United States could trigger a constitutional amendment in France? After all, there is zero threat here to a woman's right to terminate a pregnancy, a right that has been on the books since 1975. Earlier this month we saw blowback in the US to that June decision by the high bench in Washington, with midterm election results pointing to record mobilisation by young people. For them, women's rights were on the ballot ..read more
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Tributes for migrants as France admits it should have prevented Channel tragedy
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by NEWS WIRES
4d ago
Tributes and demonstrations took place in France on Thursday for the 27 migrants who died exactly a year ago in a Channel boat disaster that France's interior minister admitted should have been prevented ..read more
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French astronaut Sophie Adenot: 'Space is everywhere in our lives'
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by James ANDRE
4d ago
The European Space Agency (ESA) unveiled its new class of career astronauts on Wednesday, selecting France's Sophie Adenot and four other candidates from a list of more than 22,500 applicants. A helicopter pilot in the French army, Adenot becomes France's second woman astronaut after Claudie Haigneré. She spoke to FRANCE 24 about reaching this historic milestone, what inspired her to become an astronaut and why she feels space exploration is important ..read more
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Nowhere to go: France's emergency and social housing under post-pandemic strain
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by Julia GUGGENHEIM
5d ago
When the Covid-19 pandemic put a temporary stop to tourism, some hotels in the French capital were turned into homes for families in need. But now, with hotels reopening to tourists, families are being forced out with no suitable alternatives. In Paris alone, this means that 2,500 people are having to leave what had been their homes for the past two years. Some of the accommodation proposed to them is unsanitary, with cockroaches, bed bugs or even mice. Our team reports ..read more
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