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The bandana's back: Paris catwalk show brings back the 1970s
The bandana's back: Paris catwalk show brings back the 1970s

On the Paris catwalk, a reappearance of bandanas -- those paisley kerchiefs that were hot back in the 1970s, remember? -- proved the lesson that old can become trendy again if you just wait long enough.

The bandana's back: Paris catwalk show brings back the 1970s
Massive clean-up after 20 killed in French Riviera floods
Massive clean-up after 20 killed in French Riviera floods

Volunteers and firefighters began the gruelling task of cleaning up French Riviera towns strewn with mud and debris, as the death toll from floods which tore through the region rose to 20.

Massive clean-up after 20 killed in French Riviera floods
Australia to spend $1 bn on 'world leader' armoured vehicles
Australia to spend $1 bn on 'world leader' armoured vehicles

Australia will spend Aus$1.3 billion (US$1 billion) on next-generation armoured land vehicles for its army, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said as he announced the latest update to modernise the nation's military.

Australia to spend $1 bn on 'world leader' armoured vehicles
Sixteen dead as heavy flooding hits French Riviera
Sixteen dead as heavy flooding hits French Riviera

Violent storms and flooding along the chic French Riviera overnight have killed at least 16 people and left another five missing.

Sixteen dead as heavy flooding hits French Riviera
Channel Tunnel traffic suspended after migrant intrusion: Eurotunnel
Channel Tunnel traffic suspended after migrant intrusion: Eurotunnel

Traffic through the Channel Tunnel connecting Britain and France was suspended after around 100 migrants entered the French side of the tunnel complex, the company operating it said in a statement.

Channel Tunnel traffic suspended after migrant intrusion: Eurotunnel
Small is beautiful: models under 1.30 metres wow Paris
Small is beautiful: models under 1.30 metres wow Paris

Bucking the fashion show stereotype of tall, willowy models, Paris Fashion Week was treated to a parade of women of restricted growth sashaying along the runway to great public applause.

Small is beautiful: models under 1.30 metres wow Paris
Ukraine local elections will not take place in 2015: Hollande
Ukraine local elections will not take place in 2015: Hollande

French President Francois Hollande said that local elections in Ukraine, planned for October, will be delayed until next year.

Ukraine local elections will not take place in 2015: Hollande
France cautiously backs Putin call for Syria coalition
France cautiously backs Putin call for Syria coalition

France gave cautious backing at the United Nations to a call from Russian President Vladimir Putin for a "broad coalition" to fight the Islamic State group in Syria.

France cautiously backs Putin call for Syria coalition
Sarkozy backs 'united Spain' amid Catalan independence bid
Sarkozy backs 'united Spain' amid Catalan independence bid

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy appealed for a "united Spain" in Barcelona as campaigning wrapped up for a regional election in Catalonia framed as an indirect vote on independence.

Sarkozy backs 'united Spain' amid Catalan independence bid
Germanwings, Lufthansa heads remember France crash victims
Germanwings, Lufthansa heads remember France crash victims

The heads of the firm and parent company Lufthansa gathered near the crash scene to remember victims in France.

Germanwings, Lufthansa heads remember France crash victims
French minister urges 'Europe-wide' probe after VW scandal
French minister urges 'Europe-wide' probe after VW scandal

France's finance minister called for a "Europe-wide" probe after revelations that hundreds of thousands of Volkswagen diesel cars had software that secretly thwarts US pollution tests.

French minister urges 'Europe-wide' probe after VW scandal
No European country 'can be exempt' from taking in refugees: Hollande
No European country 'can be exempt' from taking in refugees: Hollande

No European country can get out of taking in refugees who have the right to asylum, French President Francois Hollande said Sunday.

No European country 'can be exempt' from taking in refugees: Hollande
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Moody's downgrades France rating citing slow growth

Moody's cut France's sovereign debt rating one notch to Aa2, saying the country will struggle with slow growth and a high debt burden for the next five years.

Moody's downgrades France rating citing slow growth
Hollande warns against 'dangers' facing Schengen
Hollande warns against 'dangers' facing Schengen

French President Francois Hollande warned that a failure to resolve the refugee crisis would put the borderless Schengen zone "in danger".

Hollande warns against 'dangers' facing Schengen
Obama lauds 'train heroes' at White House
Obama lauds 'train heroes' at White House

US President Barack Obama feted three Americans who helped thwart a train attack in France, welcoming them to the White House and hailing their courage.

Obama lauds 'train heroes' at White House
Hollande says air strikes against IS in Syria 'necessary'
Hollande says air strikes against IS in Syria 'necessary'

French President Francois Hollande, whose country is carrying out surveillance flights over Syria, said it would be "necessary" to carry out air strikes against Islamic State militants there.

Hollande says air strikes against IS in Syria 'necessary'
France urges EU members to 'scrupulously' respect Schengen rules
France urges EU members to 'scrupulously' respect Schengen rules

France called for the "scrupulous respect by all European Union countries" of rules setting out the bloc's borderless Schengen zone.

France urges EU members to 'scrupulously' respect Schengen rules
Hundreds in US pay tribute to French train heroes
Hundreds in US pay tribute to French train heroes

Hundreds of people waving American flags lined the streets of Sacramento to pay tribute to three local heroes who helped thwart a train attack in France.

Hundreds in US pay tribute to French train heroes
Hollande, Merkel, Putin, Poroshenko to hold October summit on Ukraine
Hollande, Merkel, Putin, Poroshenko to hold October summit on Ukraine

The leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine agreed to hold an October summit on ending the conflict in Ukraine.

Hollande, Merkel, Putin, Poroshenko to hold October summit on Ukraine
'Tired but happy': refugees arrive in France from Germany
'Tired but happy': refugees arrive in France from Germany

A first group of around 50 refugees arrived in France from Germany as Paris tries to ease pressure on its neighbour, which has received the bulk of the migrants streaming into Europe.

'Tired but happy': refugees arrive in France from Germany

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