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Paris aquarium offers haven for unwanted goldfish

Paris aquarium offers haven for unwanted goldfish

Paris's biggest aquarium has created a refuge for goldfish, providing a second life for any unwanted pets who might otherwise find themselves flushed down the toilet.

Multiple bids lined up for Paris airport operator: sources

Multiple bids lined up for Paris airport operator: sources

At least three consortiums have been formed to launch multibillion-euro bids for a stake in the operator of Paris Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports, among the first of France's planned privatisations for 2019 ...

France to set penalities on non-recycled plastic next year

France to set penalities on non-recycled plastic next year

France plans to introduce a penalty system that would increase the costs of consumer goods with packaging made of non-recycled plastic, part of a pledge to use only recycled plastic nationwide by 2025 ...

Rappers in custody after Paris airport brawl

Rappers in custody after Paris airport brawl

Orly airport said it was lodging a public order complaint after Booba and Kaaris remained in detention having been held for questioning.

Strike over long queues shuts Eiffel Tower for second day

Strike over long queues shuts Eiffel Tower for second day

The Eiffel Tower was turning away tourists for a second day on Thursday as workers pressed a strike over a new access policy which they say is causing unacceptably long wait times for visitors.

French lawmakers vote to ban smartphones in schools

French lawmakers vote to ban smartphones in schools

French schoolchildren will have to leave their smartphones switched off or at home as the new academic year begins in September, after lawmakers voted for a ban on Monday.

Thomas hailed as 'Perfect Poster boy' after Tour de France win

Thomas hailed as 'Perfect Poster boy' after Tour de France win

Geraint Thomas was labelled the ‘Perfect Poster Boy’ on Monday after the British Team Sky rider deposed teammate and four-time champion Chris Froome to win the Tour de France.

Macron's disgraced former bodyguard admits 'mistake'

Macron's disgraced former bodyguard admits 'mistake'

Le Monde had last week published smartphone videos of Alexandre Benalla hitting one protester and violently wrestling another.

French minister 'informed Macron's office of bodyguard case'

French minister 'informed Macron's office of bodyguard case'

The case has sparked a political storm and bolstered critics who say Macron is a lofty president out of touch with ordinary people.

Macron security aide scandal deepens with minister under fire

Macron security aide scandal deepens with minister under fire

The most damaging scandal of Emmanuel Macron's presidency deepened on Saturday as his interior minister faces a grilling over his response to a top security aide caught on video striking a young man at a Paris protest in May.

France, Russia send humanitarian aid to Syria for Ghouta victims

France, Russia send humanitarian aid to Syria for Ghouta victims

France and Russia on Saturday despatched a plane carrying humanitarian aid to the ravaged former Syrian rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta, which was retaken by government forces in April after a five-year siege.

After 15 years, thieves behind French heist surface in Serbia

After 15 years, thieves behind French heist surface in Serbia

They believed they were safe but a few blood drops betrayed them: 15 years after a daring robbery at a French jewellery store, the four alleged perpetrators have been found -- in Serbia.