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Thousands peacefully protest French IVF law, avoiding repeat of 2013 violence

07 Oct 2019

PARIS An estimated 42,000 protesters took to the streets of Paris on Sunday, peacefully demonstrating against a draft law allowing lesbians and single women to conceive children with medical assistance, police said.

Chiding Macron, Putin says 'I don't want yellow vests in Russia'

19 Aug 2019

FORT BREGANCON, France Vladimir Putin rebuked his French counterpart on Monday, saying he did not want "yellow vest" protests spring up like in France, after Emmanuel Macron urged the Russian leader to abide by democratic principles following weeks of protests in Moscow. | Video

Riot police, masked protesters clash at Paris May Day rally

01 May 2019

PARIS Dozens of masked and hooded anarchists clashed with riot police in Paris on Wednesday, burning bins, smashing property and hurling bottles and rocks, hijacking a May Day rally that was focussed on protesting against President Emmanuel Macron's policies. | Video

Blaze kills 10 in Paris apartment block, arson suspected

05 Feb 2019

PARIS Flames tore through an apartment block in Paris, killing at least 10 residents in the early hours of Tuesday, after what prosecutors said looked like an arson attack. | Video

Knifeman kills mother, sister in Paris suburb attack

23 Aug 2018

TRAPPES, France A man with psychiatric problems fatally stabbed his mother and sister in the Paris suburb of Trappes on Thursday and seriously wounded a third person, French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said. | Video

Charities warn of drowning danger as migrants camp along Paris canal

16 May 2018

PARIS With hundreds of migrants and asylum seekers packed in tents alongside a Paris canal and under a nearby bridge, charities are warning of the risk from drowning and violence if the authorities do not act to tackle makeshift camps.

French children return to school under police guard after summer attacks

02 Sep 2016

PARIS More than 12 million French children went back to school under heightened security on Thursday after a summer vacation marked by further deadly attacks in a country that is one of the prime targets of Islamic State militants.

Track fault may have caused French train crash-SNCF

13 Jul 2013

BRETIGNY-SUR-ORGE, France The train derailment that killed at least six people in central France on Friday may have been caused by a loose steel plate at a junction, French train operator SNCF said. | Video

Track fault may have caused French train crash: SNCF

13 Jul 2013

BRETIGNY-SUR-ORGE, France The train derailment that killed at least six people in central France on Friday may have been caused by a loose steel plate at a junction, French train operator SNCF said. | Video

Track fault may have caused French train crash - SNCF

13 Jul 2013

BRETIGNY-SUR-ORGE, France The train derailment that killed at least six people in central France on Friday may have been caused by a loose steel plate at a junction, French train operator SNCF said.

World News

'Everyone was in the loop' about Ukraine pressure campaign

A U.S. diplomat said on Wednesday that "everyone was in the loop" about a Trump administration effort to get Ukraine to carry out investigations that might ultimately benefit U.S. President Donald Trump, including Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.