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From TheJournal.ie 'Wine is not comparable to other alcohols': French minister causes stir with bold alcohol claim

'Wine is not comparable to other alcohols': French minister causes stir with bold alcohol claim

Guillaume blamed binge drinking among young people largely on spirits.

From TheJournal.ie Three people injured in large explosion and fire at University of Lyon France

Three people injured in large explosion and fire at University of Lyon

The explosion hit days after a blast apparently caused by a gas leak hit a Paris bakery.

From TheJournal.ie Fourth person confirmed dead in Paris bakery explosion after body found in rubble Gas Leak

Fourth person confirmed dead in Paris bakery explosion after body found in rubble

Two firefighters and a Spanish tourist were also killed in the explosion yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie 'Macron out': Tens of thousands of 'yellow vest' protesters march in France Riot Police

'Macron out': Tens of thousands of 'yellow vest' protesters march in France

Officials have vowed zero tolerance for the violence that has marred the weekly protests since they began two months ago.

From TheJournal.ie Third person confirmed dead following powerful explosion at Paris bakery Gas Leak This post contains videos

Third person confirmed dead following powerful explosion at Paris bakery

Around 200 firefighters were mobilised to battle a fire at the bakery before the explosion happened.

From The42 Toulouse's Ntamack one of five new faces in French training squad for Six Nations Allez!

Toulouse's Ntamack one of five new faces in French training squad for Six Nations

The teenage centre is in line to emulate his father Émile.

From The42 Bayern Munich confirm capture of World Cup star Pavard on five-year deal Remember That Goal This post contains videos

Bayern Munich confirm capture of World Cup star Pavard on five-year deal

The France defender will join from Stuttgart in July.

From TheJournal.ie France's 'yellow vest' protesters return to the streets Gilet Jaunes

France's 'yellow vest' protesters return to the streets

Around a thousand protesters gathered on the Champs-Elysees in central Paris.

From The42 'I would never prostitute my ideals and dreams' - Buffon says PSG move wasn't about money Paris Payday

'I would never prostitute my ideals and dreams' - Buffon says PSG move wasn't about money

The goalkeeper was expected to end his career at Juventus.

From TheJournal.ie French Resistance hero who saved hundreds of Jewish children during WW2 dies aged 108 Georges Loinger

French Resistance hero who saved hundreds of Jewish children during WW2 dies aged 108

Georges Loinger was himself imprisoned during the war but escaped.

From TheJournal.ie French prosecutors probe whether Macron’s ex-bodyguard used passports illegally Alexandre Benalla

French prosecutors probe whether Macron’s ex-bodyguard used passports illegally

The investigation will examine the “abuse of trust” over Benalla’s failure to return two passports after he was no longer in office.

From TheJournal.ie More than 50% of people think we should introduce France's winter eviction ban Winter Truce

More than 50% of people think we should introduce France's winter eviction ban

The ‘trêve hivernale’ has been a part of French law since 1956.

From TheJournal.ie 12 year-old child survives being buried in snow following avalanche in French Alps La Plagne

12 year-old child survives being buried in snow following avalanche in French Alps

The boy was swept away after skiing with his parents in southeast France.

From The42 France World Cup star denies signing for Bayern Munich Transfer News

France World Cup star denies signing for Bayern Munich

The German club are said to want Benjamin Pavard at the end of the season, but the defender says he has not agreed a move.

From The42 Poll: Pick your favourite Six Nations try from these 10 Vote Early Vote Often This post contains a poll

Poll: Pick your favourite Six Nations try from these 10

There were plenty of exciting scores during this year’s championship.

From The42 'I never wanted to leave Spurs. I knew that I could have success here' Faith

'I never wanted to leave Spurs. I knew that I could have success here'

Moussa Sissoko has become a key player for Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham side this season.

From TheJournal.ie Driver killed after car crashes at 'yellow vest' roadblock in southern France Perpignan

Driver killed after car crashes at 'yellow vest' roadblock in southern France

There have now been ten deaths related to the protests since they began.

From The42 Deschamps dismisses Manchester City defender's claims over France omission City Calling

Deschamps dismisses Manchester City defender's claims over France omission

The French head coach says personal reasons are not responsible for Aymeric Laporte being left out.

From The42 'More than half of the global population' tuned into record-breaking World Cup Live Audience

'More than half of the global population' tuned into record-breaking World Cup

Fifa has released tv figures from the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

From TheJournal.ie 'I'm going to ask them to reverse it': Ross 'deeply regrets' Irish Ferries' Rosslare-France announcement Irish Ferries

'I'm going to ask them to reverse it': Ross 'deeply regrets' Irish Ferries' Rosslare-France announcement

Irish Ferries yesterday said it is “unlikely” to have a ferry service between Rosslare and France in 2019.

From TheJournal.ie France's 'yellow vest' protests lose momentum on decisive weekend Yellow Vest

France's 'yellow vest' protests lose momentum on decisive weekend

An estimated 66,000 people took to the streets across France yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Police release image of Strasbourg attacker suspect as Irish visitors to France told to exercise caution Wanted

Police release image of Strasbourg attacker suspect as Irish visitors to France told to exercise caution

Two were killed and one person left brain-dead after the shooting at the Christmas market in Strasbourg.

From TheJournal.ie Suspected Christmas market gunman Cherif Chekatt shot dead by police in Strasbourg France

Suspected Christmas market gunman Cherif Chekatt shot dead by police in Strasbourg

Three people were killed and 13 wounded in a shooting on Tuesday.

From TheJournal.ie Who is the Strasbourg Christmas market attacker Cherif Chekatt? France

Who is the Strasbourg Christmas market attacker Cherif Chekatt?

The suspected gunman has been sentenced 27 times for a variety of crimes.

From TheJournal.ie 'We saw a woman with a baby … we were screaming at her’: Sinn Féin MEP caught up in Strasbourg shooting Strasbourg

'We saw a woman with a baby … we were screaming at her’: Sinn Féin MEP caught up in Strasbourg shooting

A lone gunman killed at least three people and wounded 13 others at the Christmas market in Strasbourg.

From TheJournal.ie Strasbourg attack: Gunman who killed three people at Christmas market identified France

Strasbourg attack: Gunman who killed three people at Christmas market identified

The killer opened fire at around 8pm on one of the city’s busiest streets.

From TheJournal.ie Strasbourg shooting: Two dead and 12 injured at Christmas market as suspect remains at large Breaking

Strasbourg shooting: Two dead and 12 injured at Christmas market as suspect remains at large

The suspected gunman was wounded by soldiers after an exchange of gunfire.

From TheJournal.ie 'For us, this is nonsense': Yellow vest protesters slam Macron's 'crumbs' speech Minimum Wage

'For us, this is nonsense': Yellow vest protesters slam Macron's 'crumbs' speech

After three weeks of large scale protests, Macron announced last night that the minimum wage would be increased.

From TheJournal.ie Emmanuel Macron addresses nation and pledges wage increase in response to gilets jaunes Republic In Crisis This post contains videos

Emmanuel Macron addresses nation and pledges wage increase in response to gilets jaunes

Macron also rolled back on an unpopular increase in taxes on pensioners.

From The42 22-year-old Bayern Munich attacker suggests he could retire if injury nightmare continues Problems

22-year-old Bayern Munich attacker suggests he could retire if injury nightmare continues

Kingsley Coman has endured a difficult year due to ankle issues.

From TheJournal.ie 'Don't insult my country': France tells Trump to stop interfering in its politics YELLOW VESTS

'Don't insult my country': France tells Trump to stop interfering in its politics

Trump yesterday posted two tweets referring to the “yellow vest” anti-government protests.

From TheJournal.ie Over 1,700 arrested in latest 'yellow vest' protests in France Protests

Over 1,700 arrested in latest 'yellow vest' protests in France

Protesters set fire to cars, burned barricades and smashed windows in pockets of violence across the city.

From TheJournal.ie Over 700 arrested in early morning clashes at Paris 'yellow vest' protests Gilets Jaunes

Over 700 arrested in early morning clashes at Paris 'yellow vest' protests

Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said 481 people had been detained in Paris.

From TheJournal.ie Tourist sites closed and 8,000 police officers deployed to prevent repeat of 'yellow vest' riot Paris

Tourist sites closed and 8,000 police officers deployed to prevent repeat of 'yellow vest' riot

A number of tourist sites will be closed in Paris today ahead of more demonstrations.

From TheJournal.ie French government scraps all plans to hike fuel taxes following fierce protests YELLOW VESTS

French government scraps all plans to hike fuel taxes following fierce protests

Many of the “yellow vest” protesters have called for new protesters on Saturday

From TheJournal.ie Irish lecturer stabbed to death in Paris France

Irish lecturer stabbed to death in Paris

The French Minister for Higher Education confirmed that the man had been killed.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: It is not just about petrol prices - years of austerity in France caused violent protests Opinion

Opinion: It is not just about petrol prices - years of austerity in France caused violent protests

The French are practical people and they tightened their belts as much as they could until eventually they couldn’t survive, writes Renaud Beranger.

From TheJournal.ie French Prime Minister suspends fuel hikes in bid to end 'yellow vest' protests Paris Riots

French Prime Minister suspends fuel hikes in bid to end 'yellow vest' protests

Hundreds were arrested last weekend when protests turned into street clashes in Paris.

From The42 Luka Modric edges out French World Cup stars to win 2018 Ballon d'Or Top Of The Tree

Luka Modric edges out French World Cup stars to win 2018 Ballon d'Or

Meanwhile, Kylian Mbappe was named the best player of the year under the age of 21 at the Ballon d’Or ceremony.

From TheJournal.ie Frenchman (72) at centre of Nobel Literature Prize scandal jailed for rape by appeals court Jean-Claude Arnault

Frenchman (72) at centre of Nobel Literature Prize scandal jailed for rape by appeals court

72-year-old Jean-Claude Arnault was convicted by a Stockholm appeals court of raping a young woman in October 2011.

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