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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.

Neymar to miss season opener for Paris St Germain

10 Aug 2019

PARIS Brazilian Neymar will not play in Sunday's season opener for Paris St Germain, the Ligue 1 club said, as speculation continues to swirl over whether or not the forward will remain at the French champions. | Video

Clashes break out in France as 'yellow vests' stage latest protest

20 Jan 2019

PARIS Clashes broke out throughout France on Saturday, as an estimated 84,000 "yellow vests" demonstrators took to the streets in a 10th consecutive weekend of protests against President Emmanuel Macron's government. | Video

UPDATE 3-Clashes break out in France as 'yellow vests' stage latest protest

20 Jan 2019

* Government building attacked in Angers (Adds quotes, detail)

New passage to Britain as Iranian migrants use boats to cross Channel

16 Jan 2019

CALAIS, France Mohamed's first attempt to reach Britain's southern shores in December foundered because the outboard engine was not powerful enough to propel the boat carrying him and half a dozen other Iranian migrants through the choppy English Channel.

Syrian refugee launches luxury sneaker brand in France

09 Jun 2018

LILLE, France When Daniel Essa fled Syria in 2014, he faced an uncertain future as a refugee in France, where he knew few people and less French. Now he is selling his own brand of luxury sneakers to the wealthy of Paris and Hollywood. | Video

Canal pool shows Paris could have Seine swimming for 2024 Olympics, mayor says

19 Jul 2017

PARIS Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo opened a clean swimming zone in a city canal on Tuesday, calling it a step on the way to open water swim events in the city's Seine river in time for the 2024 Olympic Games. | Video

France, Britain feud over young "Jungle" migrants

28 Oct 2016

CALAIS, France France demanded on Friday that Britain take in hundreds of minors from war-torn countries after the British interior minister suggested that Paris should do more for them following the closure of the "Jungle" migrant camp in the northern French port city of Calais. | Video

Islamists attack French church, slit priest's throat

27 Jul 2016

SAINT-ETIENNE-DU-ROUVRAY, France Knife-wielding attackers interrupted a French church service, forced the priest to his knees and slit his throat on Tuesday, a murder made even more shocking as one of the assailants was a known would-be jihadist under supposedly tight surveillance. | Video

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