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France is beefing up its counterterrorism powers and creating new bodies to track radicalised inmates and better identify extremists at risk of turning to violence.
Security has been tightened for the weekend for what France hopes will be back-to-back celebrations of the July 14 Bastille Day festivities and a 2018 World Cup final victory.
Ireland’s Dan Martin, of the UAE team, capped a daring, late attack on the steep Mur de Bretagne climb to snatch victory on the sixth stage of the Tour de France on Thursday.
Les Bleus’ run to the World Cup final has triggered vast outpourings of glee throughout France, driven by a desire to relive France’s 1998 victory.
The Tour de France is the biggest free sporting spectacle in the world. First organized in 1903, the so-called "Grande Boucle" is held primarily during the month of July and covers around 3,500 kilometres across France. It’s considered one of the hardest and most prestigious bike races and is watched the world over. Though repeated doping scandals have tainted the Tour's reputation in recent years, it continues to be a national treasure and a celebration of France's beautiful landscapes.
Celebrated British artist Banksy has confirmed that the street art appearing across the French capital is his work. The murals have sparked debate, with his art tackling France’s migrant crisis and greed.
The veteran French actress Catherine Deneuve was awarded one of the world's most lucrative arts prizes Wednesday.
The AIDS Association of France has launched a nationwide campaign to raise awareness of PrEP, an antiviral drug that protects against HIV. Although little known in France, the medication has proven effective in countries like the US and UK.
When France line up for their World Cup semi-final French great Thierry Henry will stare back at them from the Belgium bench—and Les Bleus can’t stop talking about it.
A new measure prohibiting smoking in six public parks across Paris has raised the question: Will the Parisians respect it?
A Senate report released last week found France’s security services to be at crisis point and called on the presidency to act quickly. "We are on the verge of implosion," warned one of the authors.
France and Belgium share a border, a language, a passion for comic strips, and a former world champion in Thierry Henry. Here are five reasons their World Cup semi-final on Tuesday will have a special flavour.
French President Emmanuel Macron will push his ambitious reform agenda in a speech to both houses of parliament at the opulent Versailles Palace on Monday amid mounting criticism of his “monarchical” drift.