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Viral photos add fuel to French burkini debate

An angry debate over a ban on burkinis in France was further stoked by images of a veiled woman surrounded by police on a beach in Nice.

Viral photos add fuel to French burkini debate
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Thousands protest possible China-France nuclear project

Thousands of people took to the streets of a city in eastern China to protest against a possible Sino-French nuclear project.

Thousands protest possible China-France nuclear project
15-hour mega jam in UK as France ups border checks
15-hour mega jam in UK as France ups border checks

British holidaymakers spent hours sweating in their cars as 15-hour queues snaked back from the port of Dover on Sunday.

15-hour mega jam in UK as France ups border checks
IS can be conduit for psychopaths' violent desires: experts
IS can be conduit for psychopaths' violent desires: experts

Not all jihadists are psychopaths, and not all psychopaths turn violent.

IS can be conduit for psychopaths' violent desires: experts
France becomes first major nation to ratify UN climate deal
France becomes first major nation to ratify UN climate deal

President Francois Hollande finalised ratification of the Paris climate accord reached in December 2015.

France becomes first major nation to ratify UN climate deal
Air France KLM narrows losses, warns of turbulence as pilots' pay cut
Air France KLM narrows losses, warns of turbulence as pilots' pay cut

Air France-KLM said Wednesday it cut its losses in the first quarter of 2016 but passenger traffic to Paris was affected by terror attacks.

Air France KLM narrows losses, warns of turbulence as pilots' pay cut
Drone crosses path of Aer Lingus plane over France
Drone crosses path of Aer Lingus plane over France

A drone flying at more than 2,000 metres altitude came close to an Aer Lingus plane as it approached Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport.

Drone crosses path of Aer Lingus plane over France
French MPs set to approve contested ban on paying for sex
French MPs set to approve contested ban on paying for sex

French lawmakers are looking to outlaw sex for money and impose fines of up to 3,500 euros on prostitutes' clients.

French MPs set to approve contested ban on paying for sex
France PM warns extreme Islam winning the propaganda war
France PM warns extreme Islam winning the propaganda war

Prime Minister Manuel Valls said extreme forms of Islam were winning the propaganda war for hearts and minds.

France PM warns extreme Islam winning the propaganda war
Iran 'certain' Security Council will not act on missile tests
Iran 'certain' Security Council will not act on missile tests

Iran's defence minister is certain the UN Security Council will not take any action over its missile tests despite calls from the Western.

Iran 'certain' Security Council will not act on missile tests
Japan to send plutonium cache to US this weekend
Japan to send plutonium cache to US this weekend

Japan will return a huge cache of plutonium -- enough to produce 50 nuclear bombs -- to the United States.

Japan to send plutonium cache to US this weekend
Woman who 'taught France to cook' swept away by Irish food
Woman who 'taught France to cook' swept away by Irish food

Did you hear the one about the Irishwoman who taught the French how to cook?

Woman who 'taught France to cook' swept away by Irish food
Obama hits out at Cameron, Sarkozy over Libya intervention
Obama hits out at Cameron, Sarkozy over Libya intervention

British leader David Cameron got "distracted" and French President Nicolas Sarkozy wanted to promote his country during the 2011 military intervention in Libya, US President Barack Obama said.

Obama hits out at Cameron, Sarkozy over Libya intervention
'Dentist of horror' on trial for mutilating French patients
'Dentist of horror' on trial for mutilating French patients

A Dutchman dubbed the 'dentist of horror' went on trial after causing horrific injuries to the mouths of more than 100 patients in France.

'Dentist of horror' on trial for mutilating French patients
Tenor Alagna saves Met Opera but risks his voice
Tenor Alagna saves Met Opera but risks his voice

When Jonas Kaufmann suddenly bowed out of the Metropolitan Opera's production of Manon Lescaut, Roberto Alagna pulled off the herculean feat of learning the complex score within days.

Tenor Alagna saves Met Opera but risks his voice
Air France jet in near-miss with drone
Air France jet in near-miss with drone

An Air France Airbus A320 narrowly avoided colliding with a drone as it was about to land in Paris on a flight from Barcelona.

Air France jet in near-miss with drone
Chaotic mix of actors and interests in Syria war
Chaotic mix of actors and interests in Syria war

Syria's brutal five-year war has turned increasingly messy tangle of internal and external players with their own multi-faceted agendas.

Chaotic mix of actors and interests in Syria war
'Virtual trees' turn the Eiffel Tower green for COP21
'Virtual trees' turn the Eiffel Tower green for COP21

The Eiffel Tower turned green Sunday for the opening of the Paris climate conference, marking the launch of an art project that will see "virtual trees" grow on the landmark to support reforestation.

'Virtual trees' turn the Eiffel Tower green for COP21
French PM Valls calls on Gulf to accept more refugees
French PM Valls calls on Gulf to accept more refugees

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has called on the Gulf states to accept more refugees fleeing Syria, saying that a "humanitarian disaster" could erupt in the Balkans if Europe does not control its borders.

French PM Valls calls on Gulf to accept more refugees
French president urges British MPs to back Syria air strikes
French president urges British MPs to back Syria air strikes

Francois Hollande urged British MPs to back air strikes on Islamic State targets in Syria "in solidarity with France", in a tight vote expected early next week.

French president urges British MPs to back Syria air strikes