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As Air France restores some flights, pilots queue for simulator

15 May 2020

PARIS Air France is putting its grounded pilots through their paces in the flight simulator as the airline prepares to restore flights to dozens of destinations that had been suspended under coronavirus lockdown measures.

As Air France restores some flights, pilots queue for simulator

15 May 2020

PARIS, May 15 Air France is putting its grounded pilots through their paces in the flight simulator as the airline prepares to restore flights to dozens of destinations that had been suspended under coronavirus lockdown measures.

French beekeepers look to lockdown exit to sell bumper honey harvest

05 May 2020

CHANTILLY, France Beekeepers in France are celebrating a bumper spring honey harvest after weeks of warm weather but will need a smooth unwinding of the coronavirus lockdown if they are to find a market for their produce. | Video

With tourists gone, birds stake out new territory at Paris landmarks

22 Apr 2020

PARIS, April 22 The two ducks resting on the plinth of a statue in front of Paris's Musee D'Orsay had struck out boldly from their usual habitat: to get there from the River Seine involves waddling across a four-lane highway.

Ex-soccer star hopes to score big in French local elections

13 Mar 2020

PARIS Vikash Dhorasoo is not your usual candidate for a local election in France, but the ex-French soccer international hopes to send a message that politics can be done differently as he campaigns to become the mayor of one of Paris' more diverse districts.

'We need a social life' - French stick to cafe culture despite coronavirus

13 Mar 2020

PARIS At lunchtime in a busy Paris restaurant area, hundreds of people are soaking up the sun, eating, chatting and smoking on cafe terraces and adamant that the coronavirus will not get in the way of their lives.

With elbow taps and fist bumps, French elections candidates defy coronavirus

12 Mar 2020

PARIS Elbow to elbow, foot to foot or the occasional Namaste is how some candidates in France's local elections are greeting voters across cities, but for others direct contact is too valuable to give up even as the highly contagious coronavirus runs amok.

Macron says Mont Blanc glacier melting proves global warming

15 Feb 2020

CHAMONIX, France French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday the melting of Mont Blanc's main glacier is irrefutable proof of global warming, as he sought to burnish his environmentalist credentials ahead of municipal elections next month.

Nine-year-old double amputee to model at Paris Fashion Week

28 Sep 2019

PARIS Nine-year-old Daisy-May Demetre, whose legs were amputated due to a birth defect, will become the first double amputee to walk the runway in Paris Fashion Week on Friday, when she will model for children's wear label Lulu et Gigi inside the Eiffel Tower. | Video

Long-lost Italian painting could fetch $6 million at French auction

24 Sep 2019

PARIS A long-lost painting by a 13th century Italian master discovered in the kitchen of an elderly French woman has been valued at up to six million euros and will be sold at auction next month.

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