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As Calais 'Jungle' closes, women migrants in smaller camps fear influx


NORRENT-FONTES, France (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - At a small, muddy makeshift migrant camp in the quiet countryside of Norrent-Fontes, some 70 kilometres (43 miles) from Calais in northern France, Ethiopian and Eritrean women prepare to cook injera, a type of flatbread, for their lunch.


Juppe widens lead over Sarkozy for French primaries - poll 25 Oct 2016

PARIS Former prime minister Alain Juppe has widened his lead over rival Nicolas Sarkozy to win the center-right's nomination for France's 2017 presidential elections, an opinion poll showed on Tuesday.


Plane on French surveillance mission crashes in Malta, five dead 24 Oct 2016

VALLETTA/PARIS A small aircraft conducting a surveillance mission over the Mediterranean for France's defence ministry crashed on take-off in Malta on Monday, killing all five people on board. | Video


Fate of child migrants uncertain before France demolishes Jungle camp 24 Oct 2016

CALAIS, France Aid workers accused France and Britain on Sunday of failing more than 1,300 unaccompanied child migrants whose future remained uncertain just a day before the French government begins dismantling the filthy camp where they are holed up. | Video


French police chief promises change after sixth night of protests - TV 23 Oct 2016

PARIS France's national police chief has promised to upgrade equipment and improve working conditions for the country's police, who staged a sixth night of protests across several cities.


French Socialist sees little prospect of election win 22 Oct 2016

PARIS Socialist party leader Jean-Christophe Cambadelis has said that on current trends none of the Socialist candidates will be able to win France's 2017 presidential election or even make it into the second round.

Clash at France's Credit Mutuel heats up as part of group votes for autonomy 22 Oct 2016

PARIS Credit Mutuel, France's third-biggest cooperative bank, said on Saturday it would examine the consequences of a possible divorce with a group of its regional banks, whose shareholders voted earlier to seek financial independence.

Gagey to be replaced soon as Air France chief-newspaper 22 Oct 2016

PARIS Frederic Gagey stands to lose his job as boss of French carrier Air France in early November when its parent Air France-KLM unveils a new strategic plan to the board, daily La Tribune said on Friday.


Roe-deer hunting on horseback with hounds booming in France 22 Oct 2016

PARIS Banned in much of Europe, roe-deer hunting on horseback with hounds is enjoying such renewed interest in France that some companies are marketing one-off outings to non-specialists, some riding in carriages.


S&P raises rating outlook on France in boost to Hollande 21 Oct 2016

PARIS S&P raised its outlook on France's "AA" long-term sovereign credit rating to "stable" from "negative", citing labour and tax reforms introduced in the last two years, in a boost to President Francois Hollande's Socialist government.