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Two French teen girls probed as would-be jihadis

Two girls, aged 15 and 17, are under investigation in France for allegedly making plans to join jihadis in Syria.

2014-08-23 07:22 in News

French wine producers turn to science for flavour

A group of wine cooperatives in southwest France has joined forces with leading scientists to "liberate" the flavours most prized by consumers in growing wine markets, from China to the US.

2014-08-10 09:09 in News

2 French journalists arrested in Indonesia

Indonesian police have arrested two French journalists who were reporting on the separatist movement in the restive region of Papua, police and embassy officials say.

2014-08-08 12:27 in News

Losing start for French football's first female coach

Corinne Diacre received a bouquet of flowers from her opposite number but ended up on the losing side when she became the first woman to coach a men's soccer team in a competitive professional match in France.

2014-08-05 07:07 in Soccer

Nasri drops France retirement hint

Manchester City's France midfielder Samir Nasri has indicated that he has decided to quit international football.

2014-08-04 14:45 in Soccer

50kg of cocaine missing from Paris police HQ

French authorities have ordered a probe after more than 50kg of seized cocaine worth millions of euros went missing from the Paris police headquarters.

2014-08-01 15:14 in News

Air Algerie jet plunged rapidly

The Air Algerie flight that crashed in Mali last week appears to have plummeted to the ground from an altitude of 10 000 metres in just a few minutes after flying into a storm.

2014-07-30 21:45 in News

'No intact bodies' in grim Air Algerie probe

French experts have been meticulously sifting through the debris of the Air Algerie plane that disintegrated over the Mali desert, killing all 118 on board. They have yet to see a single intact body

2014-07-30 19:45 in News

French flags fly half-mast after Air Algerie tragedy

Flags are flying at half-mast in France in mourning for the 118 victims of the Air Algerie plane tragedy, as investigators wait for the black boxes from the crash site to arrive.

2014-07-28 22:35 in News

'Bad weather likely cause of Air Algerie crash'

Poor weather was the most likely cause of the crash of an Air Algerie flight over the West African state of Mali with 116 people on board, French officials say.

2014-07-25 17:29 in News

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