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FRANCE/GERMANY: Personality of crash co-pilot not the only serious lead, says French investigator

2015-03-28
0 Police chief Jean-Pierre Michel said on Saturday that the personality of Andreas Lubitz, who is suspected of deliberately crashing the Germanwings passenger jet into the Alps, is a “serious lead” in the inquiry but not the only one. German prosecutors believe that Andreas Lubitz hid an illness from his airline. REUTERS/Foto-Team-Mueller Standard

FRANCE/IRAN: Fabius in Switzerland for Iran nuclear talks

2015-03-28
0 French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius says he wants to achieve a robust agreement with Iran during the nuclear talks in Switzerland. France's foreign minister Laurent Fabius wants a robust nuclear deal with Iran REUTERS/Mike Segar Standard

: French press review 28 March 2015

2015-03-28
0 Consternation in French press as medical records of Germanwings suicide pilot emerge. Standard

FRANCE: Morocco deports three French nationals for terrorism

2015-03-27
0 Morocco on Friday deported three French nationals who had been convicted on terrorism charges on Thursday. The court that ordered the deportation also handed them prison sentences but they had already served them while awaiting trial. French President François Hollande welcomes Morocco's King Mohammed VI to the Elysée presidential palace in February 2015 Reuters/Philippe Wojazer Standard

FRANCE: 'Racist' cakes banned from French shop window

2015-03-27
0 A court in southern France has banned the display of cupcakes sporting naked figures of a man and a woman in dark chocolate on the grounds that they are racist. The Nice court ordered baker Yannick Tavolaro to stop putting the cakes in his shop window and told the right-wing mayor Jérôme Viard of the nearby town of Grasse to enforce the order or face a fine of 500 euros a day.   Dark chocolate - vital for pastry modelling, claims baker Yannick Tavolaro Reuters/Jacky Naegelen Standard

FRANCE: Germanwings A320 crash pilot hid sick-leave notes for crash day

2015-03-27
0 Andreas Lubitz, the copilot thought to have deliberately caused Tuesday's deadly crash, had a sick-leave note for the day, German prosecutors say. Police at the Lubitz family home in west Germany Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach Standard

: French press review 27 March 2015

2015-03-27
0 Today's French press is awash with reactions to the shocking revelations by investigators that copilot Andreas Lunitz deliberately crashed the Germanwings Airbus in the French Alps on Tuesday after locking his captain out of the cockpit. Standard

FRANCE: German police take evidence from A320 crash copilot's home

2015-03-27
0 German police seized on Friday a number of items at the homes of Andreas Lubitz the copilot who appears to have deiberately crashed the Germanwings A320 flight in the French Alps on Tuesday. Germanwings Airbus A320 copilot Andreas Lubitz from his Facebook page Reuters/Str Standard

ON-THE-SPOT FRANCE: Rights group fear Front National rise in French regional elections

2015-03-27
AFP Photo /Alain Jocard Mainstream parties in last week’s first round of elections in France's départements have urged supporters to turn out in droves to halt the progress of the far-right Front National. In the northern Paris suburb of Sarcelles inhabitants are worried about the impact the FN's risecould have on their culture of living together. The head of a campaign called Bridging Cultures comments. 

FRANCE, GERMANY, SPAIN : Germanwings A320 crashed deliberately, investigators

2015-03-26
0 The Germanwings A320 was deliberately crashed said the French chief of the investigation though he added that "at this moment there is no indication this crash is an act of terrorism." Grieving families of the victims Reuters/Albert Gea Standard

FRANCE: Germanwings A320 crash: pilot locked out of cockpit

2015-03-26
0 The pilot on the Germanwings flight that crashed in the French Alps was locked out of the cockpit before the plane went down, killing 150 people, a source close to the investigation said on Thursday. French gendarmerie helicopter flies over crash site Reuters/Emmanuel Foudrot Standard

: French press review 26 March 2015

2015-03-26
0 The Germanwings plane crash, the French army and French radio are in the newspapers today ... Standard

ON-THE-SPOT FRANCE: France elections: Islam under scrutiny

2015-03-26
Election officials count votes from the first-round local elections, 22 March 2015. Reuters/Stephane Mahe Islam’s place in France is increasingly under debate, following January’s terror attacks against Charlie Hebdo magazine and attacks in Tunisia that left 22 people dead. Paris has intensified efforts to tackle radical islam, with the far right Front National even calling for a halt to the construction of new mosques, perceived as being at the source of the problem.

FRANCE: Sea levels along French coasts rising at rapid pace: report

2015-03-25
0 Sea levels along France's coasts have been rising at nearly double the rate over the past two decades compared with the 20th century, according to a new report. Melting ice shows through at a cliff face at Landsend, on the coast of Cape Denison in Antarctica. Reuters Standard

FRANCE: Indian Prime Minister Modi to visit France mid-April

2015-03-25
0 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to visit France on 9-12 April as part of a tour that will also take him to Germany and Canada, officials in Delhi announced on Wednesday. The much-postponed sale of Rafale jet fighters to India is expected to be discussed in Paris. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Reuters/Stringer Standard

The Songs of Leo Hurley Set for BROADWAY AU CARRE in Paris, April 1

2015-03-28
This month the evening will start with a special concert featuring the songs of Leo Hurley, an American composer who will be presenting his music for the first time in France, including songs from his musicals Paris Through the Window, The Winter's Tale ...

Dunga delight as Brazil down France 3-1

2015-03-27
Paris (AFP) - Brazil coach Dunga was delighted with the character shown by his side as they came from behind to beat France 3-1 in a friendly in Paris on Thursday to continue their impressive post-World Cup form. The Selecao recovered from falling behind ...

We Still Have Paris

2015-03-28
For Britain and France and countless oppressed people everywhere ... And so America still has that long ago day in Paris in its pocket, not as a memory of jubilant millions rushing into the streets to honor America but in the facts on the ground, with ...

France likely to see conservative win, far-right breakthrough, Socialist defeat in local vote

2015-03-28
PARIS – The conservative party of former President Nicolas Sarkozy is expected to dominate the final round of France's local elections, give the far-right National Front another electoral breakthrough and deal a new blow to the governing Socialists.

France given reality check by Brazil

2015-03-27
PARIS: France suffered a serious reality check in their build-up to Euro 2016 on home soil when Brazil outclassed them in a friendly at the Stade de France on Thursday. Les Bleus, who were unbeaten since last year's World Cup quarter-final exit ...

Muslims leave France for ‘UAE dream’

2015-03-28
One young Frenchman of Maghrebin origin, identified only as Mohammed, said while attending a Hegire dinner near Paris for would-be emigrants that the attitude of many in France seemed to be “you fast [during Ramadan], so you’re an extremist”.

France vs Brazil Friendly: Dunga Looking to Exorcise Paris Demons

2015-03-25
Paris: Brazil coach Dunga will revisit the site of one of his greatest disappointments when he leads out his side against France at the Stade de France in Paris on Thursday. He was the Brazil captain in 1998 when his side were surpassed by a Zinedine ...

Brazil end France’s unbeaten run with 3-1 win

2015-03-26
... World Cup when a perfectly executed second-half performance earned them a 3-1 win in a friendly game at the Stade de France in Paris on Thursday. Neymar and Luiz Gustavo scored after the interval with Oscar having cancelled out Raphael Varane’s ...

Football international friendly: Brazil come from behind to down France

2015-03-27
Paris: A fine finish from captain Neymar helped secure a come-from-behind 3-1 win for Brazil over France in a friendly in Paris on Thursday as they maintained their perfect record since the return as coach of Dunga. Brazil’s Oscar celebrates scoring a ...

Neymar, Willian shine as Brazil beat France 3-1

2015-03-27
Paris: Striker Neymar scored his 43rd international goal and midfielder Willian set up two as Brazil beat France 3-1 on Thursday in another step in rebuilding their credibility. It was France's first defeat since last year's World Cup, where they lost to ...

France's far-right breakthrough expected in local elections - Bellingham Herald

2015-03-29
Bellingham HeraldFrance's far-right breakthrough expected in local electionsBellingham HeraldPARIS — The conservative party of former President Nicolas Sarkozy is expected to dominate the final round of France's local elections, give the far-right National Front another electoral breakthrough and deal a new blow to the governing Socialists.French court OKs media access to Sarkozy's campaign filesTheNewsTribune.comSarkozy, Le Pen expect boost from French local pollsYahoo Newsall 85 news articles »

Search Resumes At Germanwings Plane Crash Site - ABC News

2015-03-25
ABC NewsSearch Resumes At Germanwings Plane Crash SiteABC NewsOne black box has been recovered, according to a spokesman for the French Interior Ministry. That box was en route to the Bureau d'Enquêtes et d'Analyses, the French authority in a Paris suburb responsible for safety investigations in civil aviation, ...France gets audio from black box, looks for 2nd on mountainThe Idaho StatesmanPlane carrying 144 passengers, 6 crew members crashes in French AlpsNew York's PIX11 / WPIX-TVGermanwings pilot locked out of cockpit before descentThe San Luis Obispo TribuneArutz Sheva -Deutsche Welle -WKTVall 8,827 news articles »

Delaney: Confident Brazil beat France - ESPN FC (blog)

2015-03-26
ESPN FC (blog)Delaney: Confident Brazil beat FranceESPN FC (blog)Three thoughts on Brazil's 3-1 win versus France, which saw Oscar, Neymar and Luiz Gustavo answer Raphael Varane's opening goal at Stade de France. 1. In battle of hosts, Brazil look more comfortable. It's a fixture rich in history and, although this ...Neymar and Willian shine as Brazil beats France 3-1TheNewsTribune.comBrazil Beat France 3-1 in International Friendly in ParisThe Rio Timesall 724 news articles »

Paris: France mulls lifting ban on casinos - The Local.fr

2015-03-26
The Local.frParis: France mulls lifting ban on casinosThe Local.frQuoted in Le Parisien, an unnamed member of the opposition to the Council of Paris said casinos could bring substantial financial benefits to France. “If we are pragmatic, we must take two factors into account: first that the casinos are located in ...

Exclusive: Paris Saying 'Non' to US Control of Peace Process - Foreign Policy (blog)

2015-03-26
Foreign Policy (blog)Exclusive: Paris Saying 'Non' to US Control of Peace ProcessForeign Policy (blog)France's U.N. ambassador, François Delattre, told reporters this week that Paris is committed to seeking U.N. support for a resolution setting out guidelines for future negotiations and calling for an end to Israeli settlements. The French would be ...and more »

Paris, France: When man made the beach - Livemint

2015-03-27
LivemintParis, France: When man made the beachLivemintIn the sweltering Parisian summer, he wanted this beach to especially help office-going city-dwellers who didn't have the traditional urban French luxury of taking long seaside or countryside holidays. The first such beach, or Paris-Plage, stretched ...

Eiffel Tower shrouded in smog as Paris pollution spikes - The Guardian

2015-03-18
The GuardianEiffel Tower shrouded in smog as Paris pollution spikesThe GuardianAuthorities have the power to put into place emergency measures such as allowing only one in two cars to enter the French capital and making public transport free. This was last implemented on 17 March last year during a particularly bad spike in the ...and more »

Smog-choked Paris bans half of city's traffic - FRANCE 24

2015-03-21
QuartzSmog-choked Paris bans half of city's trafficFRANCE 24French authorities will on Monday put in place emergency traffic-limiting measures in Paris, as the City of Light and much of northern France suffers from a choking smog. City mayor Anne Hidalgo had asked authorities to prevent one in every two cars ...Paris is taking rare steps to cut car traffic as pollution persistsQuartzDriving ban on half Paris motorists after air pollution briefly tops ShanghaiTelegraph.co.ukParis Will Dramatically Reduce Car Traffic To Fight Air Pollution EmergencyThinkProgressRFI -Houston Chronicle -The Weather Channelall 312 news articles »

French Parliament Debates Weight Standards for Fashion Models - New York Times

2015-03-19
New York TimesFrench Parliament Debates Weight Standards for Fashion ModelsNew York TimesPARIS — France, which often seems to have style and elegance written into its genetic code, is again confronting one of the dark sides of fashion: the glamorization of too-thin women. The French Parliament is debating legislation that would ...France aims to criminalize advertising with anorexic modelsBradenton Heraldall 288 news articles »

FRANCE/GABON : Ali Bongo's Boeing seizure prompts diplomatic row with Paris - Africa Intelligence (subscription)

2015-03-27
FRANCE/GABON : Ali Bongo's Boeing seizure prompts diplomatic row with ParisAfrica Intelligence (subscription)A diplomatic crisis has erupted between Paris and Libreville over the French police's seizure of a Gabonese presidential Boeing 777 at Orly Airport on February 25. Following the incident the Gabonese government asked the French foreign ministry to step ...and more »