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#France

# france - Sunday 5 January, 2020

Notre Dame 'not saved yet' and still in a 'state of peril' following devastating fire

A blaze in April last year destroyed the roof and toppled the spire of the medieval cathedral.

# france - Friday 3 January, 2020

Police kill man who stabbed passer-by to death in Paris park

At least two other people are reported to have been stabbed during the attack.

# france - Wednesday 25 December, 2019

21 taken to hospital after suffering carbon monoxide poisoning during Christmas mass in France

The cause of the poisoning has not been determined but investigators were looking into a gas heater.

# france - Tuesday 24 December, 2019

Notre Dame unable to host Christmas services for first time since French Revolution

The Paris landmark was damaged by a fire this year and reconstruction is expected to take several years.

# france - Sunday 22 December, 2019

Nine dead across Spain and Portugal following storms Elsa and Fabien

Spain was the worst hit with seven deaths recorded.

# france - Saturday 21 December, 2019

Latest Ian Bailey extradition case 'totally new ground' for Irish courts

This is the third time the French authorities have sought his surrender to face charges in relation to the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier.

# france - Wednesday 18 December, 2019

French government ready to 'compromise' as country enters day 14 of transport strike

The government is struggling to win over support for its points-based pension system.

# france - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

French police fire tear gas as hundreds of thousands protest pension reform plans

Commuters in Paris and other big cities have borne the brunt of transport stoppages so far but Christmas travel plans are now at risk.

# france - Sunday 15 December, 2019

Danish-French actress Anna Karina has died aged 79

Karina died of cancer in a French hospital yesterday.

# france - Saturday 14 December, 2019

France transport strike reaches tenth day as fears grow of Christmas travel chaos

Protesters want the government to back down on pension reforms.

# france - Saturday 7 December, 2019

Truckers block roads as French strikes over pension plans cause travel chaos

Another nationwide strike is planned for Tuesday.

# france - Friday 6 December, 2019

France braced for second day of disruptions amid strikes over pension reforms

Irish passengers face flight disruptions as French workers continue industrial action.

# france - Thursday 5 December, 2019

Eight migrants found on cargo ship in Waterford have been deported

The males were in good health when they were discovered yesterday.

France paralysed as hundreds of thousands take to the streets in protest over pensions overhaul plan

The protest stem from French President Macron’s proposals to reform the pension and retirement structure.

Multiple Aer Lingus and Ryanair flights from Ireland cancelled today due to major strike in France

The strike action has been planned over President Emmanuel Macron’s planned pension reforms.

# france - Monday 2 December, 2019

Three rescue workers killed in helicopter crash in flood-hit south of France

The helicopter lost radio and radar contact while on a rescue flight in the Var region last night.

# france - Monday 25 November, 2019

At least seven dead from heavy rain in France, Italy and Greece

People have been trapped in their cars and roads have been closed by the floods.

School ordered to pay €3,500 over refusal to take TY student on school trip over severe nut allergy

The school felt that the student needed supervision that could not be provided by the two staff members.

'Leaving Cert papers shouldn't be published in France': PAC probing Ireland's 'lazy' approach in awarding State contracts

The PAC is to look at issues of non-compliance with procurement rules for all State bodies.

# france - Sunday 24 November, 2019

Motorway section collapses in Italy following heavy rainfall

Two people in France were also killed after historic levels of rain fell in the south of the country.

# france - Friday 22 November, 2019

Three men jailed for murder and torture of three elderly people in France

The men were convicted of the maximum sentences allowed.

# france - Tuesday 19 November, 2019

Pregnant woman killed by dogs during hunt in French forest

The body of the 29-year-old woman was found on Saturday.

# france - Monday 18 November, 2019

Teenage girl and truck driver killed after suspension bridge collapses in France

The 15-year-old was killed on the bridge at Mirepoix-sur-Tarn.

# france - Saturday 16 November, 2019

Yellow vest protesters return to streets of Paris to mark one-year anniversary of movement

Police used tear gas and water cannons to disperse the protesters.

# france - Thursday 14 November, 2019

From The42 Late penalty secures win for France hours after clinching Euro 2020 spot Onwards

Late penalty secures win for France hours after clinching Euro 2020 spot

Olivier Giroud coverted the spot-kick that gave his side a 2-1 win over Moldova.

# france - Monday 11 November, 2019

A 'significant' amount of pure cocaine is washing up on France's west coast

On Friday two people discovered two packages on the beach at Arcachon, southwest of Bordeaux, containing 3 kg of cocaine.

# france - Sunday 3 November, 2019

Over 30 injured after tourist bus crashes on French motorway

There were 33 people on board, of whom 29 sustained light injuries and four were seriously wounded.

# france - Wednesday 30 October, 2019

Frenchman, 84, charged over mosque attack

Claude Sinke is accused of shooting two men and setting fire to a mosque.

# france - Monday 28 October, 2019

Rare Cimabue painting discovered in French kitchen sells for €24 million at auction

Bidding began at €3 million, with only three of the eight bidders present at the auction.

# france - Monday 21 October, 2019

From The42 'I just lost control' - Vahaamahina announces international retirement after World Cup dismissal Lock Out

'I just lost control' - Vahaamahina announces international retirement after World Cup dismissal

The France lock was sent off in the 49th minute of their quarter-final defeat to Wales yesterday.

# france - Sunday 20 October, 2019

From The42 France coach Brunel disappointed by contentious Welsh try Feeling Bleu This post contains videos

France coach Brunel disappointed by contentious Welsh try

Ross Moriarty’s late score was awarded by the TMO as Wales advanced through to the semis.

From The42 As it happened: Wales v France, Rugby World Cup quarter-final Liveblog

As it happened: Wales v France, Rugby World Cup quarter-final

Ireland may be gone, but the World Cup carries on and we’re going minute-by-minute as Warren Gatland chases another semi-final.

# france - Friday 18 October, 2019

From The42 Penaud and Dupont passed fit for France's quarter-final showdown with Wales L'Equipe

Penaud and Dupont passed fit for France's quarter-final showdown with Wales

Jacques Brunel has made just one change to the side which began in such impressive fashion against Argentina.

# france - Monday 14 October, 2019

From The42 Giroud on target against Turkey but France forced to wait on Euro 2020 qualification spot Euro 2020

Giroud on target against Turkey but France forced to wait on Euro 2020 qualification spot

Olivier Giroud put France ahead at the Stade de France but Kaan Ayhan nodded in an equaliser.

# france - Sunday 13 October, 2019

From The42 France head coach Brunel defends decision to send Ramos home Doubting Thomas

France head coach Brunel defends decision to send Ramos home

Despite having his World Cup cut short by injury, the fullback played all 80 minutes for Toulouse yesterday.

# france - Saturday 12 October, 2019

DNA test finds French man arrested at Glasgow airport is not fugitive suspected murderer

Xavier Dupont de Ligonnes was subject to an international arrest warrant for the 2011 killings in a mystery that has transfixed France.

# france - Friday 11 October, 2019

From The42 Unbeaten France all but seal qualification as Giroud makes Iceland pay the penalty Euro Vision

Unbeaten France all but seal qualification as Giroud makes Iceland pay the penalty

The world champions inflicted a first home qualifier defeat in six years on Iceland.

# france - Thursday 10 October, 2019

From The42 England v France and New Zealand v Italy games called off at the World Cup Chaos

England v France and New Zealand v Italy games called off at the World Cup

Meanwhile, it’s still uncertain if Japan’s clash with Scotland in Pool A will go ahead.

# france - Wednesday 9 October, 2019

From The42 World Rugby call media briefing amidst fears of cancelled World Cup games Typhoon Hagibis

World Rugby call media briefing amidst fears of cancelled World Cup games

The super typhoon is currently forecast to hit Yokohama and the Tokyo area on Saturday.

# france - Monday 7 October, 2019

From The42 Bayern stand firm amid refusal to release France defender for international duty Loggerheads

Bayern stand firm amid refusal to release France defender for international duty

Lucas Hernandez has been forced to sit out the Bundesliga club’s last two fixtures due to an injury.

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