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Saturday 9 December 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# France

This week
3rd December 2023 - 9th December 2023
Nantes fan dies after stabbing before Ligue 1 game
A supporter was fatally injured before the club’s 1-0 win over Nice yesterday.
Police in Paris arrest man who killed one person and injured two more
The anti-terrorism prosecutor’s office confirmed it has opened an investigation.
Last week
26th November 2023 - 9th December 2023
Widow of a French serial killer on trial over her role in three murders admits to 'all facts'
Monique Olivier is charged with aiding and abetting the kidnapping and murder of the girls.
Last month
November 2023
Six teenagers to go on trial in Paris for their role in the beheading of teacher Samuel Paty
The 47-year-old history and geography teacher was stabbed and then beheaded in 2020.
100% record denied as France held by Greece in final Euro 2024 qualifier
Elsewhere in Ireland’s group, Netherlands thumped Gibraltar 6-0.
France notch their biggest win, beating Gibraltar 14-0 for Euro record
Nine different players on the scoresheet as 28-year old record falls.
French senator held for allegedly spiking MP's drink with intent to assault her
Joel Guerriau, a centrist senator from western France, has been held after an alleged incident on Tuesday night.
France issues arrest warrant for Syrian President over alleged war crimes
Warrants were issued for President Bashar Assad, his brother, and two army generals.
Judge recommends eight-month suspended term for France's Chalureau over racist attack
Second-row Chalureau, 31, who was part of France’s Rugby World Cup squad.
Retired doctor goes on trial in Paris over alleged role in 1994 Rwanda genocide
Sosthene Munyemana is facing charges of genocide, crimes against humanity and complicity in such crimes.
Ireland suffer 52-point defeat to France in opening women's Euro 2025 qualifier
Ireland were just one point behind at end of the first quarter but their challenge faded.
Emmanuel Macron says melting glaciers are ‘an unprecedented challenge for humanity’
The French leader was spaking at the anuual Paris Peace Forum.
Storm Ciarán: Britain on high alert as northern France hit with record winds of 200km/h
Here at home, Status Yellow warnings for rainfall across six counties were lifted at 7am.
October 2023
Macron vows to enshrine rights to abortion in French constitution by next year
The French president said it will make the rights “irreversible”.
Two men charged in Paris over last week's Brussels attack which killed two Swedish football fans
Abdesalem Lassoued, a radicalised 45-year-old Tunisian, shot dead the fans before a Belgium-Sweden international football match on 16 October.
Macron to discuss creation of Palestinian state on Israel visit
Macron will also urge “a halt of the colonisation” of the West Bank as a result of Israeli settlements.
Fake Ozempic pens circulating in Europe, watchdogs warn
The drug is in short supply internationally.
14 airports in France hit by bomb threats today, with at least eight evacuated
Most of France’s major airports – with the exception of its two biggest in Paris – were temporarily evacuated yesterday.
'Bring my baby home': Mother of French-Israeli woman in Hamas hostage video makes plea
Mia Shem’s mother saw the video and is urging world leaders to free her.
Springboks march on in World Cup defence as les Bleus come up short
The Springboks’ excellent bench helped them to edge a thrilling quarter-final in Paris.
Springboks march on in World Cup defence as les Bleus come up short
The Springboks’ excellent bench helped them to edge a thrilling quarter-final in Paris.
Johnny Sexton reflects on his career after Ireland’s devastating World Cup exit
The team was bidding to make history by becoming the first Irish team to reach the last four of the tournament.
France deploys 7,000 soldiers to bolster security after teacher's murder as Louvre evacuated
A total of eight people were in police custody as of yesterday, a police source said.
Mbappe on the double as France qualify for Euro 2024
Didier Deschamps’ men qualify for the tournament with two games to spare.
Macron condemns 'barbarity of Islamist terrorism' as teacher killed in knife attack at school
The incident happened at a school in the town of Arras in northeastern France.
France orders ban on all pro-Palestinian protests
French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said that the demonstrations “are likely to generate disturbances to public order”.
Momentous boost for France with Antoine Dupont cleared to return
The French captain can resume training ahead of the quarter-final against South Africa.
Seven schools closed in France due to growing concerns over bedbug infestation
The French government has held a series of meetings this week to examine surging numbers of reported bedbug cases.
France thrash Italy to reach Rugby World Cup quarter-finals
Victory ensured France topped Pool A with a perfect record of four wins from four.
French government to hold crisis meetings over 'scourge' of bedbugs
Citizens have reported seeing the creatures on trains, the Paris metro and in cinemas.
French government plans bill to tackle surging numbers of bedbug cases
In recent weeks, French citizens have reported seeing the creatures in locations including trains and cinemas.
Hopes grow that Dupont may make incredible recovery for quarter-final
The scrum-half fractured his cheekbone just 12 days ago.
September 2023
Macron says France will end military presence in Niger following July coup
France has maintained some 1,500 troops in Niger since the coup.
France arrests, charges Rwanda ex-official over 1994 genocide
Pierre Kayondo is understood to have been charged with complicity in genocide and crimes against humanity.
Pope condemns ‘fanaticism of indifference’ facing migrants arriving in Europe
Francis has long lamented that the Mediterranean Sea has become “the world’s biggest cemetery”.
Baille and Danty to return for France against Namibia
The sides meet in Marseille on Thursday.
Macron says ambassador to Niger 'literally held hostage', living off 'military rations'
Niger’s military leaders told the ambassador he had to leave the country after they overthrew President Mohamed Bazoum.
A night of stress for the World Cup hosts after rotation for Uruguay
Fabien Galthié’s much-changed France side struggled to put Los Teros away in Lille.
Apple to update iPhone 12 in France over radiation concerns from regulators
France had ordered a halt to sales of the device this week after finding that the phone emitted more electromagnetic waves than permitted.
Botulism outbreak: Irish citizens being treated in French and Spanish hospitals
A Greek woman has died in the outbreak and her Irish partner remains in hospital.
Dr Catherine Conlon: Botulism - where does it come from and what are the risks?