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France Dijon: Driver targets city pedestrians – BBC News


France Dijon: Driver targets city pedestrians
BBC News
A driver shouting "God is great" in Arabic has run down pedestrians in the French city of Dijon, injuring 11, two seriously, French media say. He was arrested after targeting pedestrians at five locations. The suspect is "apparently imbalanced and had
11 people in France run over by man driver yelling 'Allahu Akhbar'Jerusalem Post

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Posted on 21 December 2014 | 10:40 pm

Driver shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ hits crowds of pedestrians in France – RT


RT

Driver shouting 'Allahu Akbar' hits crowds of pedestrians in France
RT
Driver shouting 'Allahu Akbar' hits crowds of pedestrians in France. Published time: December 21, 2014 21:25. Edited time: December 21, 2014 22:28. Get short URL. A police car is parked outside the police station of Joue les-Tours on December 20, 2014 …
Man shouting 'Allahu Akbar' drives into crowd in France, injuring 11Yahoo News
French police shooting linked to calls for jihadist attacksFRANCE 24
'Allahu Akbar' attacker shot by French policeBBC News
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Posted on 21 December 2014 | 10:09 pm

Ma’a Nonu heading for France after Rugby World Cup – Stuff.co.nz


Stuff.co.nz

Ma'a Nonu heading for France after Rugby World Cup
Stuff.co.nz
All Blacks midfielder Ma'a Nonu's anticipated post-World Cup move to Toulon has been confirmed by the French Top 14 club. Toulon boss Mourad Boudjellal confirmed the signing on Saturday (early Sunday NZT), ending months of speculation the star …
All Black Nonu to join DC in FranceRadio New Zealand

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Posted on 21 December 2014 | 9:26 pm

Force-fed foie gras loses favour in France – The Guardian


The Guardian

Force-fed foie gras loses favour in France
The Guardian
In France, the L214 animal rights group has been campaigning against force-feeding and noted that the percentage of those opposed to the process was three points higher this year than in 2013. The poll released on Saturday showed that 29% said they …

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Posted on 21 December 2014 | 9:23 pm

Liverpool held by Arsenal, Marseille top in France – USA TODAY


MiamiHerald.com

Liverpool held by Arsenal, Marseille top in France
USA TODAY
LONDON (AP) — Liverpool is starting to produce the kind of fluent attacking displays that led the team to a second-place finish in the English Premier League last season. Now, the Reds just need a striker to finish off the chances. Liverpool outplayed
Liverpool ties Arsenal; Marseille leads in FranceMiamiHerald.com

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Posted on 21 December 2014 | 9:05 pm

France probes possible lone wolf ‘radical Islamic’ attack – Yahoo News


Yahoo News

France probes possible lone wolf 'radical Islamic' attack
Yahoo News
Joué-lès-Tours (France) (AFP) – France on Sunday probed a suspected 'radical Islamic' attack on police that left two officers seriously injured and the assailant dead, prompting security to be stepped up at police and fire stations nationwide. Bertrand …
France Probes Attack on Police by Knife-Wielding ManWall Street Journal
France probes motives of knife attackerSky News Australia

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Posted on 21 December 2014 | 2:03 pm

First Germany, now France defies Amazon over pay – RFI


RFI

First Germany, now France defies Amazon over pay
RFI
French trade unions have called on Amazon workers to go on strike on Monday, less than four days to go before Christmas. Strike action could seriously impact deliveries of last minute presents. France has seen a surge in orders because of strikes in …

Posted on 21 December 2014 | 1:24 pm

Pensioners living in France miss out on payment after officials ‘manipulate … – Telegraph.co.uk


Telegraph.co.uk

Pensioners living in France miss out on payment after officials 'manipulate
Telegraph.co.uk
The amount may be small, but many expats retired to France because property values are such that they can afford to exist on just their state pension,” said Mr Spokes. “Now they stand to lose a much needed winter benefit because officials have fiddled

Posted on 20 December 2014 | 2:55 pm

France launches campaign against British ‘plot’ to ‘dethrone’ it as world’s … – Telegraph.co.uk


Telegraph.co.uk

France launches campaign against British 'plot' to 'dethrone' it as world's
Telegraph.co.uk
"There is on the part of the Anglo-Saxons an attempt to dethrone us, to say that France used to be good but that it's lost its edge," said Philippe Faure, former French ambassador to Mexico, Morocco and Japan and an ex-chairman of the revered Gault

Posted on 20 December 2014 | 2:53 pm

Confluence Museum Opens in Lyon, France – New York Times


New York Times

Confluence Museum Opens in Lyon, France
New York Times
LYON, FRANCE — This country games architecture a little like the way England plays rugby, with the intensity of a contact sport. When a major museum opens in one city, it's an event with repercussions in others. People have opinions and take sides.

Posted on 19 December 2014 | 7:02 pm

France – France 24 – International News 24/7

Is time running out for Blanc at lacklustre PSG?

As boos rang out at the Parc des Princes on Saturday night, a chill must have run down Paris Saint-Germain coach Laurent Blanc’s spine, which had little to do with the cold December air. Once the fans start to turn, club owners are rarely far behind.

Posted on 21 December 2014 | 3:21 pm

Far-right French mayor under fire for campaign finance fraud

A French court on Friday said the far-right mayor of the northeastern town of Hayange failed to declare all of his campaign spending to authorities, in a decision that will likely cost him his job and further embarrass the National Front.

Posted on 19 December 2014 | 1:30 pm

French ski resorts worried over snow’s no-show

With just a few days to go until Christmas, France’s top ski resorts would normally be gearing up for the usual flurry of visitors that the holiday season brings. But a lack of snow amid unseasonably warm weather is causing alarm for the industry.

Posted on 19 December 2014 | 11:13 am

French ex-airline boss claims cover-up on MH370

Former airline boss and famous French author Marc Dugain argued Thursday that there had been a cover-up in the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, speculating that the passenger jet could have been hacked and then shot down by the US.

Posted on 18 December 2014 | 6:20 pm

Russians training on Mistral warship ‘leave France’

The Russians training on a Mistral-class warship have left the French shipyard of Saint-Nazaire without the vessel, after months of speculation over whether Paris would deliver the helicopter carrier to Moscow in the face of intense NATO pressure.

Posted on 17 December 2014 | 4:06 pm

French health minister seeks to ban new ‘e-joints’

France’s health minister is looking to curtail sales of a new electronic cigarette containing cannabis that was launched on Tuesday, claiming it will “incite” people to use marijuana.

Posted on 16 December 2014 | 8:01 pm

Hollande hails benefits of immigration in swipe at Sarkozy

French President François Hollande delivered a rare and passionate defence of the benefits of immigration as he formally inaugurated France’s first immigration museum, seven years after its hushed opening under his predecessor, Nicolas Sarkozy.

Posted on 15 December 2014 | 9:12 pm

Police raids dismantle French jihadist network

French police launched nationwide raids early on Monday to dismantle a network that was sending jihadists to Syria, a police source said. The raids were focused mainly near Toulouse but also around Paris and Normandy.

Posted on 15 December 2014 | 7:14 am

Paris bans UberPOP as taxi drivers stage protest

France’s interior ministry announced Monday that UberPOP, Uber’s amateur car service, will be banned in the country from 2015. The move came as taxi drivers staged a protest blocking traffic on major roadways from Paris’s main airports to the city.

Posted on 15 December 2014 | 6:43 am

Is France’s far-right flirting with the gay vote?

France’s far-right National Front party announced Friday that the cofounder of a prominent gay rights group was joining its ranks and will be a future candidate in elections, a surprise move for a group that has long been linked to homophobic views.

Posted on 13 December 2014 | 5:23 pm