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From The42 Veteran French and Clermont hooker announces retirement after finally ending European misery Trophy-laden Career This post contains videos

Veteran French and Clermont hooker announces retirement after finally ending European misery

After losing five Champions Cup finals, Benjamin Kayser signs off with a Challenge Cup win.

From TheJournal.ie Life support resumes for man in controversial case after court reverses earlier decision Vincent Lambert

Life support resumes for man in controversial case after court reverses earlier decision

Vincent Lambert is at the centre of a hugely controversial court case.

From TheJournal.ie Eiffel Tower remains closed after climbing man causes evacuation France This post contains videos

Eiffel Tower remains closed after climbing man causes evacuation

The Parisian landmark was put on lockdown this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie Doctors begin switching off life support in hugely controversial French case Vincent Lambert

Doctors begin switching off life support in hugely controversial French case

The man’s parents have repeatedly launched court action to keep him alive — in defiance of his wife and five siblings who are in favour of his right to die.

From TheJournal.ie Son of Sophie Toscan du Plantier appeals to locals of West Cork to attend trial in France Schull

Son of Sophie Toscan du Plantier appeals to locals of West Cork to attend trial in France

Pierre-Louis Baudey Vignaud said that it was imperative that the relevant parties travel to France.

From The42 Netherlands to meet Italy in U17 European Championships decider Finalists

Netherlands to meet Italy in U17 European Championships decider

Catch up on all of today’s semi-final action.

From TheJournal.ie Former leader of Basque separatist group ETA arrested after 16 years on the run Basque Country
From TheJournal.ie Two French soldiers killed in operation to free four hostages in Burkina Faso West Africa

Two French soldiers killed in operation to free four hostages in Burkina Faso

One American, one Korean and two French hostages were freed in the operation.

From TheJournal.ie Four people taken hostage in shop in France Toulouse

Four people taken hostage in shop in France

Police have surrounded the convenience store and evacuated the area.

From TheJournal.ie 30 hit with hypothermia at French techno festival following unexpected snowfall Chilled Out

30 hit with hypothermia at French techno festival following unexpected snowfall

Teknival is an unauthorised electronic music festival that is held annually at a secret location.

From The42 Netherlands hit five past England to reach quarter-finals while Belgium see off Greece Roundup

Netherlands hit five past England to reach quarter-finals while Belgium see off Greece

It was a busy day of action in the Uefa U17 European Championships across the country.

From TheJournal.ie Six Paris firemen facing charges over alleged gang rape of Norwegian student France

Six Paris firemen facing charges over alleged gang rape of Norwegian student

Some of the suspects are expected to face lesser charges of failing to report a crime.

From The42 France side featuring Theo Zidane earn a draw against England in Longford Young Guns

France side featuring Theo Zidane earn a draw against England in Longford

A first-half penalty from Arsenal’s Sam Greenwood was cancelled out by PSG’s Adil Aouchiche.

From The42 Defence coach Edwards confirms Wales exit after turning down new contract Saga Over

Defence coach Edwards confirms Wales exit after turning down new contract

The former English rugby league star is in high demand after helping Wales to four Six Nations Championships.

From The42 Ex-France captain Ibañez to be les Bleus manager after World Cup Hooker

Ex-France captain Ibañez to be les Bleus manager after World Cup

The 98-times capped hooker has been lined up by Bernard Laporte.

From The42 World Cup star Pavard: Bayern signed me because I am one of the Bundesliga's best Not A One Goal Wonder This post contains videos

World Cup star Pavard: Bayern signed me because I am one of the Bundesliga's best

‘I didn’t sign just because of that one shot,’ the 23-year-old says.

From The42 Mbappe stars to kick off PSG's title celebrations against Monaco Champions

Mbappe stars to kick off PSG's title celebrations against Monaco

Neymar also made his first appearance since January in their 3-1 win.

From TheJournal.ie Scammers are calling and emailing people asking for Notre-Dame donations France

Scammers are calling and emailing people asking for Notre-Dame donations

The French Heritage Foundation is accepting donations only through its website; it’s so far collected €13 million.

From TheJournal.ie French billionaires pledge hundreds of millions of euro to help rebuild Notre Dame Paris

French billionaires pledge hundreds of millions of euro to help rebuild Notre Dame

The restoration is expected to take a number of years.

From TheJournal.ie 'World weeps for Notre Dame': Front pages lament damage to Paris cathedral Notre Drame

'World weeps for Notre Dame': Front pages lament damage to Paris cathedral

ABC, the paper of record in Spain, called Notre Dame “a Christian memory of Europe”.

From TheJournal.ie Firefighters put out blaze at revered Al-Aqsa Mosque at same time as Notre Dame fire Jerusalem

Firefighters put out blaze at revered Al-Aqsa Mosque at same time as Notre Dame fire

The fire broke out in the guards’ room but no one was injured.

From TheJournal.ie Notre Dame main structure 'saved' after blaze engulfs Paris cathedral France

Notre Dame main structure 'saved' after blaze engulfs Paris cathedral

Video footage from the scene shows the iconic spire collapsing.

From TheJournal.ie A 'terrible catastrophe': The world reacts to the burning of Notre Dame Iconic

A 'terrible catastrophe': The world reacts to the burning of Notre Dame

‘I would like to express the feelings of solidarity of the Irish people with the people of France.’

From The42 Ligue 1 match temporarily stopped due to racist chants France

Ligue 1 match temporarily stopped due to racist chants

‘We are in the 21st century, it’s unacceptable,’ Amiens captain Prince Gouano said.

From The42 'I didn't know that?' - ex-Chelsea star Malouda finds out he's been sacked by FC Zurich...on Twitter Exit Door

'I didn't know that?' - ex-Chelsea star Malouda finds out he's been sacked by FC Zurich...on Twitter

The Swiss side reported the former France winger’s departure as a “mutual agreement” but it seems he knew nothing about it

From The42 Kenny's Ireland U21 side discover group opponents for Toulon action in France in June COYBIG

Kenny's Ireland U21 side discover group opponents for Toulon action in France in June

Ireland will take on Bahrain, China and Mexico in the prestigious tournament.

From The42 Pele 'doing well' after treatment in Paris hospital On The Mend

Pele 'doing well' after treatment in Paris hospital

The 78-year-old was receiving antibiotics prior to the long flight back to his home country.

From The42 'You can reach 1,000 goals too', Brazil legend Pele tells PSG's rising star Mbappe Goal Machine

'You can reach 1,000 goals too', Brazil legend Pele tells PSG's rising star Mbappe

Last year the French star became only the second teenager to score in a World Cup final after Pele.

From TheJournal.ie Emmanuel Macron: 'We will never abandon Ireland or the Irish people, no matter what' Brexit

Emmanuel Macron: 'We will never abandon Ireland or the Irish people, no matter what'

Varadkar is in Paris for a meeting with Macron to discuss the latest Brexit developments.

From TheJournal.ie French yellow vests stage 20th week of protests as banks call for end for violence Gilets Jaunes

French yellow vests stage 20th week of protests as banks call for end for violence

The demonstrations began in November of last year.

From The42 'I have an amount of work to do here' - O'Gara dismisses reports linking him to France national team No Dice

'I have an amount of work to do here' - O'Gara dismisses reports linking him to France national team

Reports suggested the Munster legend would join Jacques Brunel’s backroom staff for the World Cup.

From TheJournal.ie Roma in France attacked over false 'white van' kidnap rumours Paris

Roma in France attacked over false 'white van' kidnap rumours

Police arrested 20 people following attacks on Monday night on Roma people.

From The42 Next France coach will be chosen before World Cup says Les Bleus rugby chief, Laporte Succession Plan

Next France coach will be chosen before World Cup says Les Bleus rugby chief, Laporte

He also commented on stories linking Ronan O’Gara to the French backroom staff.

From The42 Mbappe on target in four-goal rout as France make light work of Iceland Routine Win This post contains videos

Mbappe on target in four-goal rout as France make light work of Iceland

Samuel Umtiti, Olivier Giroud, and Antoine Griezmann also scored in the win for the World Cup champions.

From TheJournal.ie French yellow vest marches enter 19th weekend, as protestors banned from Champs-Elysées Week 19

French yellow vest marches enter 19th weekend, as protestors banned from Champs-Elysées

More than 100 businesses were damaged last week weekend in Paris during yellow vest riots.

From The42 World Cup champions France get Euro 2020 qualifying campaign off to winning start Les Bleus

World Cup champions France get Euro 2020 qualifying campaign off to winning start

Didier Deschamps’ side scored three goals in 12 first-half minutes against Moldova.

From TheJournal.ie Paris police chief fired following yellow vest riots on Champs-Elysées Paris

Paris police chief fired following yellow vest riots on Champs-Elysées

About 5,000 police were deployed in the capital on Saturday to deal with the protests.

O'Shea insists Italy will hurt 'more than ever' after France defeat

The Azzurri once again ended their Six Nations campaign without a win.

From TheJournal.ie Mother and child saved from apartment building set on fire by yellow vest protesters in Paris Gilets Jaunes

Mother and child saved from apartment building set on fire by yellow vest protesters in Paris

French police said more than 80 people had been arrested by mid-afternoon.

From The42 Benetton youngster handed debut as Italy aim to avoid fourth Six Nations whitewash in a row Roma Invicta

Benetton youngster handed debut as Italy aim to avoid fourth Six Nations whitewash in a row

Marco Zanon, 21, will start at centre against France on Saturday.

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