France suspends fuel tax hike for 6 months to quell protests
France has suspended a planned fuel tax hike which has sparked violent protests. In a televised address, the prime minister called for an end to violent protests, saying "no tax deserves to risk unity of the nation."
France, Germany said to warn EU not to let U.K. claim victory
Germany and France have privately warned the European Union to do more to prevent the U.K. from being able to claim victory in Brexit talks, according to EU diplomats. They have expressed fears the bloc is giving too much away in the charge to get a deal.
Unrest breaks out in New Caledonia after referendum on independence from France
Unrest breaks out in New Caledonia after a referendum on independence from France.
World leaders call for lasting ceasefire for Syria
The leaders of Russia, Germany, France and Turkey stressed the importance on Saturday of a lasting ceasefire in Syria, and said a committee to create a new constitution should meet by the end of the year.
Paris fan zone goes wild at final whistle as France wins World Cup
Fans in Paris went wild at the final whistle in the World Cup final on Sunday (July 15) as France won the competition for the second time in its history, beating Croatia 4-2.
France and Croatia to face off at World Cup final
France and Croatia face off at the World Cup final on Sunday, an unexpected match-up that pairs one of the European Union’s founding nations against the bloc’s newest member.
It might be my last World Cup, says France midfielder Pogba
France midfielder Paul Pogba said the finals in Russia might be his last World Cup but he hopes he will be fit for more.
Fishing far from home, from Senegal to Brittany
In the western French region of Brittany, Senegalese fishermen board trawlers in the early morning to catch fish for the local markets of Guilvinec and Lorient. They have come to France to work because the fishing sector is in crisis in their home country due to overfishing. Despite immigrating to France, these foreign workers retain strong links with Senegal.
What remains of multicultural France that won 1998 World Cup?
Night of July 12, 1998, That’s when France was crowned the winner of the football World Cup, after beating Brazil 3-0. After the final, 1.5 million people flocked to the Champs-Élysées avenue in Paris to celebrate the victory. “Les Bleus”, a team made up of black, white and North African players, symbolised multicultural France.