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FRANCE: Julie Gayet wins privacy case against French glossy over Hollande car photo

2014-09-02
French actress Julie Gayet, whose affair with President Francois Hollande hit the headlines in January, on Tuesday won a legal case against a photographer who snapped her at the wheel of her car. Julie Gayet Wikimedia commons/Georges Biard Standard

FRANCE: Fake architect built schools and crèches around Paris over 30 years

2014-09-02
A 60-year-old Frenchman, who pretended to be a qualified architect and was behind the building of schools, crèches and homes near Paris, has been given a two-year suspended prison sentence by a Versailles court. Cité de l'Architecture, Paris - not built by Leblanc DR Standard

FRANCE - INDONESIA: French journalists face probable trial in Indonesia after Papua arrest

2014-09-02
The lawyer for two French journalists arrested in Indonesia’s Papua, said on Tuesday they are likely to go on trial. If convicted they face up to five years in jail. Members of the Papuan ethnic group in Indonesia. Credit: Flickr/CC/austronesian expeditions Standard

FRANCE: Nuclear ban on muslim engineer upheld by French court

2014-09-02
A French court Monday upheld a ban on a Muslim engineer from accessing nuclear sites, citing his links with jihadist networks, though his lawyer insists the ban is due to Islamophobia. Nuclear plant at Nogent-sur-Seine AFP/François Nascimbeni Standard

: French press review 2 September 2014

2014-09-02
Putin faces tough choices over Ukraine. French bosses fail to invest in new technology. An ayatollah hates 3G. And French kids go back to school amid a row over changes in education. Standard

FRANCE - FINLAND: French-built Finnish nuclear reactor to go on stream nine years late

2014-09-02
A jinxed new-generation French-built nuclear reactor for Finland is to begin producing electricity in 2018, nine years late, energy company Areva announced on Monday. An expert tells RFI that the original deadline was too ambitious. The Oikiluoto EPR in Finland Reuters/Heikki Saukkomaa/Lehtikuva Standard

FRANCE: French PM Valls faces down Socialist rebels as party prepares for stormy political season

2014-09-01
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls escaped a major revolt at his Socialist Party’s summer school this weekend after a week that saw a cabinet reshuffle that purged the party left from his government. French Prime Minister Manuel Valls addresses party faithful at the Socialist summer school this weekend Reuters/Stephane Mahe Standard

FRANCE: French rescuers search for 66-year-old lost at sea

2014-09-01
French rescue-workers are searching for a 66-year-old man reported missing at sea off Saint-Nazaire in western France since Sunday evening. The Saint-Nazaire dockyard AFP/Camille Corbel Standard

FRANCE: Seventh body found after Paris apartment block blast

2014-09-01
A seventh body has been found in the ruins of the apartment building that collapsed following an explosion on the Paris outskirts on Sunday. Rescue workers were still searching on Monday morning for one last person missing. Firefighters carry a body on a stretcher from the rubble of the collapsed building in Rosny-Sous-Bois Reuters/Christian Hartmann Standard

FRANCE - SAUDI ARABIA: Saudi defence minister in Paris to discuss Syria, Iraq, Lebanon

2014-09-01
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud began a three-day official visit to France on Monday. He is expected to hold talks with French leaders on issues related to security in the Middle East. Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud Public domain Standard

FRANCE - MIDDLE EAST: Alleged jihad recruiter arrested in Nice

2014-08-31
A man suspected of recruiting French citizens for jihad in Syria has been arrested at the airport of Nice in the South of France. He had allegedly paid cash for the airplane ticket of a 16-year-old girl on her way to Turkey, with plans to travel to Syria. The International Airport of Nice. AFP PHOTO/Valéry Hache Standard

FRANCE - MIDDLE EAST: Syria slams France for lack of cooperation on Islamic State

2014-08-31
Syria on Sunday criticised France's President Francois Hollande for his refusal to cooperate with Damascus against jihadists from the extremist Islamic State group. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad Reuters/Syria TV via Reuters TV Standard

FRANCE: Desperate migrants attempt to reach UK from Calais

2014-08-31
Sixteen migrants were discovered inside a tanker truck at a service station on the outskirts of Calais (Pas-de-Calais) on Saturday. They were trying to make an illegal crossing from France to the United Kingdom. French riot police stand guard as migrants queue during a daily food distribution close to the city hall in Calais northern Fran Reuters Standard

FRANCE: Apartment collapses in Paris suburb, killing at least two people

2014-08-31
An elderly woman and an 8 year-old child died on Sunday when a building collapsed in Rosny-sous-Bois, a suburb of Paris, following an explosion that was likely caused by a gas leak. What is left of the apartment block after the explosion in Rosny-sous-Bois, 31 August 2014. Twitter/@Rosny_sous_Bois Standard

CULTURE IN FRANCE: Cinema Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé Foundation opens in Paris

2014-08-30
Nicolas Mirguet/CC/Flick'r Paris is about to become home to a new research centre on cinema history, and a place where silent films top the bill. It's called the Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé Foundation.

Paris building explosion toll rises to eight - Yahoo News

2014-09-01
Yahoo NewsParis building explosion toll rises to eightYahoo NewsRosny-sous-Bois (France) (AFP) - The death toll from an explosion in an apartment building outside Paris rose to eight on Monday, including three children, as a desperate search for survivors proved almost fruitless. Eleven people were also injured in ...Death toll rises in Paris apartment building blastFRANCE 24Apartment collapses in Paris suburb, killing at least two peopleRFISix dead in Paris suburb building explosionTelegraph.co.ukRappler -Independent Onlineall 458 news articles »

France coach Clement picks Benneteau vs. Czechs - Fresno Bee

2014-09-01
Fresno BeeFrance coach Clement picks Benneteau vs. CzechsFresno BeePARIS — France captain Arnaud Clement picked Julien Benneteau instead of Gilles Simon on Monday in his team to face two-time defending champion Czech Republic in their Davis Cup semifinal this month. Tenth-ranked Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, No. 14 Richard ...and more »

A history of Paris during Nazi occupation - Washington Post

2014-08-31
A history of Paris during Nazi occupationWashington PostLike so much else that happened in France during World War II, the Nazi occupation of Paris was something entirely more complex and ambiguous than has generally been understood. We tend to think of those four years as difficult but minimally ...

Paris tragedy: At least 4 dead following explosion at four-story apartment ... - New York Daily News

2014-08-31
New York Daily NewsParis tragedy: At least 4 dead following explosion at four-story apartment ...New York Daily NewsOne child, a teenager and two women were reportedly killed early Sunday when an apartment building in a Paris suburb collapsed after an explosion. Four more people were believed to be trapped under the rubble of the four-story building in the ...

Reviewed: Peter Turnley's Photography Workshop in Paris - FranceToday.com

2014-09-02
FranceToday.comReviewed: Peter Turnley's Photography Workshop in ParisFranceToday.comLittle did I know when browsing the Internet on St Valentine's day this year the love affair that was about to unfold. Friends of mine, well established photographers in Ireland, had been admiring the work of Peter Turnley, an acclaimed American ...

France Marks 70th Anniversary of Paris Liberation - ABC News

2014-08-25
FRANCE 24France Marks 70th Anniversary of Paris LiberationABC NewsParis celebrated on Monday the 70th anniversary of its liberation after four years in the grip of the occupying Nazis, with President Francois Hollande saying France now has a moral obligation to answer the call of those under the boot of dictators or ...Paris celebrates 70th anniversary of liberationThe Local.frThe liberation of Paris as it happened, 70 years onFRANCE 24all 135 news articles »

Saudi prince's motorcade held up at gunpoint in Paris - The Guardian

2014-08-19
The GuardianSaudi prince's motorcade held up at gunpoint in ParisThe GuardianSoon afterwards the robbers released the hostages and abandoned the vehicle, which was found an hour later in Saint-Mesmes, a village in the Ile-de-France region north-east of Paris, along with one of the BMWs. Both vehicles were burnt out. Some ...Gunmen lift €250000 from Saudi prince in Paris heistFRANCE 24Gunmen attack Saudi prince's motorcade in ParisTelegraph.co.ukSaudi prince's convoy in Paris attacked by gunmenBBC NewsYahoo News -New York Times -RFIall 320 news articles »

Paris to celebrate 70 years since liberation from Nazi occupation, with little ... - Telegraph.co.uk

2014-08-25
Telegraph.co.ukParis to celebrate 70 years since liberation from Nazi occupation, with little ...Telegraph.co.ukIn his victory speech, he said: “Paris liberated! Liberated by itself, liberated by its people with the support of the armies of France, with the help and support of the whole of France, of the France that fights, of the only France, of the true France ...70 years later, Paris prepares to celebrate end of Nazi ruleThe Times of IsraelRemembering the Liberation of Paris, on its 70th anniversaryNational PostParis 1944: True stories behind liberation from NazisBBC NewsNew York Times -The Local.fr -eTurboNewsall 95 news articles »

Fake architect built schools and crèches around Paris over thirty years - RFI

2014-09-02
RFIFake architect built schools and crèches around Paris over thirty yearsRFI... made some basic enquiries. Over the summer he presented his final dissertation in the hope of finally gaining his official qualifications. In 15 days he will get the result. tags: Paris - France - Architecture and urban planning - Construction ...

France Outlines Expectations for Paris COP - IISD Reporting Services

2014-09-02
France Outlines Expectations for Paris COPIISD Reporting ServicesFabius made this statement at the Annual French Ambassadors Conference in Paris, France, on 28 August 2014, which was attended by Mary Robinson, UN Secretary-General Special Envoy for Climate Change, and Ségolène Royal, French Minister of ...