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From TheJournal.ie France places seven more regions on high alert for Covid-19 France

France places seven more regions on high alert for Covid-19

There are now 28 ‘red zones’ where authorities can impose exceptional measures to slow the number of new cases.

From TheJournal.ie Huge fire breaks out at chemical plant in northern France Blaze

Huge fire breaks out at chemical plant in northern France

The fire broke out in the early hours of this morning.

From TheJournal.ie A number of calls made to exams commission over 'muffled' sound during Leaving Cert French exam Guessing Game

A number of calls made to exams commission over 'muffled' sound during Leaving Cert French exam

One student said students resorted to guessing the answers on the exam.

From TheJournal.ie 'Three hours of jiggling butts': Cannes film sparks scandal over its depiction of women's bodies My Love: Intermezzo

'Three hours of jiggling butts': Cannes film sparks scandal over its depiction of women's bodies

The film was directed by Abdellatif Kechiche, who directed Blue Is The Warmest Colour.

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 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 The42 Second-half surge sees Connacht earn bonus-point victory over 14-man Perpignan

Second-half surge sees Connacht earn bonus-point victory over 14-man Perpignan

The Irish province ran in five tries at the Stade Aime Giral this evening.

From TheJournal.ie Six detained over suspected 'violent plot' against President Macron France

Six detained over suspected 'violent plot' against President Macron

They are all linked to extreme right movements.

From TheJournal.ie Banksy 'blitzes' Paris with graffiti murals commemorating 1968 student revolt Graffiti

Banksy 'blitzes' Paris with graffiti murals commemorating 1968 student revolt

Stencilled images in the style of the mysterious British graffiti star began appearing on walls across the French capital last week.

From TheJournal.ie At 100 years old, this French woman drinks, dances, and has run the same bar for half a century Going Strong

At 100 years old, this French woman drinks, dances, and has run the same bar for half a century

Marie-Louise Wirth wouldn’t dream of giving up her bar in northern France.

From TheJournal.ie Over 1,400 Leaving Cert papers were given a better mark after student appeals Here's Hoping

Over 1,400 Leaving Cert papers were given a better mark after student appeals

Honours English and Biology were easily the most appealed subjects in 2017.

From TheJournal.ie Pensioner saves bus from plunging into ravine in Austrian Alps Quick Thinking

Pensioner saves bus from plunging into ravine in Austrian Alps

Nine people were hospitalised in the accident.

From TheJournal.ie Singer dies after apparent 'electrocution' at French festival Barbara Weldens

Singer dies after apparent 'electrocution' at French festival

Barbara Weldens died while performing at a festival in the southwest of France yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Calls for Paris black feminist festival to be stopped for 'banning white people' from certain areas No Whites Allowed

Calls for Paris black feminist festival to be stopped for 'banning white people' from certain areas

Four-fifths of the festival area will be set aside as a “non-mixed” space “for black women,” according to its website in French.

From TheJournal.ie Here's how Leaving Cert students did in French, Russian and Japanese Excuse My French

Here's how Leaving Cert students did in French, Russian and Japanese

Some performed very well, while others struggled with basic vocabulary.

From TheJournal.ie 'France decides': Everything you need to know about this weekend's presidential election Explainer

'France decides': Everything you need to know about this weekend's presidential election

Macron or Le Pen? The French people will decide what path their future will take tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie Two policemen shot by suspected radical Islamist on French Indian Ocean island Reunion

Two policemen shot by suspected radical Islamist on French Indian Ocean island

The overseas territory of Reunion is in the Indian Ocean.

From TheJournal.ie Alcohol, cannabis and cocaine found in blood of Paris airport attacker Orly Airport

Alcohol, cannabis and cocaine found in blood of Paris airport attacker

Investigators are still trying to understand what motivated Saturday’s assault by 39-year-old Ziyed Ben Belgacem.

From TheJournal.ie Twist in case of missing French family as brother-in-law 'admits killings' Nantes

Twist in case of missing French family as brother-in-law 'admits killings'

The case is thought to centre on a dispute over an inheritance.

From TheJournal.ie Marine Le Pen could be prosecuted for tweeting photos of Islamic State killings No Longer Immune

Marine Le Pen could be prosecuted for tweeting photos of Islamic State killings

The European Parliament lifted immunity from prosecution today.

From TheJournal.ie 'Telling me I have to switch off p*****s me off': France gets to grips with its new work emails law Right To Disconnect

'Telling me I have to switch off p*****s me off': France gets to grips with its new work emails law

Since 1 January, French companies with more than 50 employees must work up a charter defining employees’ right to switch off.

From TheJournal.ie 'Unacceptable and false': French PM slams New York Times article about Muslim women in France Unhappy

'Unacceptable and false': French PM slams New York Times article about Muslim women in France

The women who were interviewed spoke of discrimination and “persecution”.

A group of French tourists stuck up this class note when driving around Galway

“we do not have the habit of driving on the left”

From TheJournal.ie French media say they'll no longer use terrorists' photos to avoid 'glorification' France

French media say they'll no longer use terrorists' photos to avoid 'glorification'

Their decision comes as the French prosecutors identified the second man involved in the killing of a priest in Normandy.

From The42 Nonu ruled out of Top 14 final after this nasty head clash last weekend Hard Knocks This post contains videos

Nonu ruled out of Top 14 final after this nasty head clash last weekend

Don’t panic Toulon fans, Mathieu Bastareaud will play instead.

French people have completely fallen in love with Irish fans at the Euros

“Les rois de l’ambiance.” The kings of atmosphere!

From TheJournal.ie Irish Euro fans face travel chaos after airlines cancel French flights Euro 2016

Irish Euro fans face travel chaos after airlines cancel French flights

Aer Lingus and Ryanair flights have been affected.

From TheJournal.ie Heading to the Euros? Here's all the French you need* Sponsored By Cityjet
From TheJournal.ie Officials from UCC set to travel to Spain to assist Irish hurt in bus crash Tarragona

Officials from UCC set to travel to Spain to assist Irish hurt in bus crash

Seven Italians are among the dead.

From TheJournal.ie Two French teenage girls who attempted to go to Syria to join Isis returned home Disappeared

Two French teenage girls who attempted to go to Syria to join Isis returned home

The mother of one of the girls said she had caught her daughter trying to leave for Syria two years ago.

From TheJournal.ie The French justice minister has quit after a huge row about terrorism Loss Of Nationality

The French justice minister has quit after a huge row about terrorism

She didn’t agree with government plans to strip French-born terrorists of their citizenship.

From TheJournal.ie France's far-right makes major gains in first election since shooting attacks Paris

France's far-right makes major gains in first election since shooting attacks

President Francois Hollande’s Socialist party has been struggling for support.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland offers support as UN unanimously approves 'all necessary measures' against IS Solidarity

Ireland offers support as UN unanimously approves 'all necessary measures' against IS

A man suspected of scouting targets for Islamic State before last week’s terror attacks in Paris has been arrested in Turkey this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Al-Qaeda linked group kills 27 after nine-hour Mali hotel siege Special Forces Storm

Al-Qaeda linked group kills 27 after nine-hour Mali hotel siege

An Al-Qaeda-affiliated group is reportedly claiming responsibility.

From TheJournal.ie France to EU: We need to wake up and defend ourselves against terrorists Border Controls

France to EU: We need to wake up and defend ourselves against terrorists

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuv said Paris received no warnings about Abdelhamid Abaaoud.

From TheJournal.ie 'Yes, I mourn for Paris. But, I do so while weeping for the invisible victims in our global world' Opinion

'Yes, I mourn for Paris. But, I do so while weeping for the invisible victims in our global world'

‘When we see the bloodshed in Paris, we should open our borders to refugees, not close them’, writes Mairead Healy.

From TheJournal.ie French attack suspect took selfie with severed head of boss Terror Threat

French attack suspect took selfie with severed head of boss

The picture was sent in a WhatsApp message to a Canadian phone number.

From TheJournal.ie More than 25,000 Renaults have been recalled because of a braking issue Recall

More than 25,000 Renaults have been recalled because of a braking issue

A spokesperson for the company has said that it is not a “stop driving your car immediately” issue.

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