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Lucien Libert

Camembert causes stink in French parliament in row over quality rules

14 Mar 2019

PARIS A row over changes to a quality label for camembert cheese reached the French parliament on Wednesday as supporters of a traditional raw-milk recipe distributed samples of the creamy, odorous speciality to lawmakers. | Video

Gas blast kills three in Paris amid lockdown for yellow vest protests

12 Jan 2019

PARIS Two French firefighters and a Spanish woman died and nearly 50 people were injured in a massive gas explosion that gutted the ground floor of a building in a central Paris shopping district on Saturday, authorities said. | Video

Champs Elysees braces for return of France's 'yellow vest' protesters

30 Nov 2018

PARIS Workmen erected metal barriers and plywood boards on the glass-fronted facades of restaurants and boutiques lining the Champs Elysees on Friday ahead of a second demonstration in the French capital by protesters angry at high fuel prices. | Video

Riot police, masked protesters clash at Paris May Day rally

01 May 2018

PARIS Hundreds of masked and hooded anarchists smashed shop windows, torched cars and hurled cobblestones at riot police on Tuesday, hijacking a May Day rally by labour unions against President Emmanuel Macron's economic reforms. | Video

Quiet no more, French village becomes centre of anti-nuclear protest

18 Apr 2018

BURE, France The 82 residents of the French village of Bure lived a quiet life until the government began testing the feasibility of storing nuclear waste there. Now Bure is rocked by protests as a final decision on the project looms.

Swiss couple cycle 17,000 kms to watch son compete

19 Feb 2018

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea A year and 17,000 kms later, a Swiss couple arrived in Pyeongchang this week to watch their son compete in the Winter Olympics. | Video

Olympics - Athletes and fans shiver at Winter Games

05 Feb 2018

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea Sub-zero temperatures could be a real issue for visitors in Pyeongchang for this month's Winter Olympics, but while Games fans shivered, athletes on Monday welcomed the cold.

Exploring Egypt's Great Pyramid from the inside, virtually

07 Nov 2017

PARIS A team of scientists who last week announced the discovery of a large void inside the Great Pyramid of Giza have created a virtual-reality tour that allows users to 'teleport' themselves inside the structure and explore its architecture.

Protesters disrupt Polanski retrospective after new rape allegations

31 Oct 2017

PARIS Protesters have disrupted the opening of a retrospective of Roman Polanski's work in Paris following new rape allegations against the French-Polish film director.

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