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  • French striker Karim Benzema

    How Does Karim Benzema “Fit” Into the New France XI?

    The striker is back in the France national team after 6 years.

  • Turkey stun France; Italy sweep aside Greece; Germany see off Belarus

    World champion France was given a cold shower on Saturday in a Euro 2020 qualifier against Turkey, which kept up pressure throughout the game for a 2-0 home win while former world champions Italy and Germany notched comfortable wins against Greece and Belarus.

  • Paris stunned as fire engulfs Notre-Dame Cathedral

    A colossal fire swept through the famed Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris yesterday, causing a spire to collapse and threatening to destroy the entire masterpiece and its precious artworks.

  • Fire breaks out on rooftop of Lyon university

    A large fire breaks out on the rooftop of a university in the French city of Lyon and firemen are on the scene.

  • France bans smartphone use in schools

    French children who are going back to school after summer vacation will have to do so without their mobile phones.

  • Knifeman kills mother, sister in Paris suburb attack

    ​A man with psychiatric problems fatally stabbed his mother and sister in the Paris suburb of Trappes and seriously wounded a third person, French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb says.

  • fifa-world-cup-chaimpion-france

    France are champions

    France beat Croatia 4-2 in the final of the World Cup in Moscow to win the world title for the second time.

  • Paris celebrates France's march to the World Cup final

    The French national anthem La Marseillaise, chants of "We're in the final" and a cacophony of car horns and fire crackers rings out over Paris as residents of the capital celebrates France's march to the World Cup final.

  • Uruguayan Cunha to referee France v Belgium semifinal

    Uruguayan Andres Cunha will referee the World Cup semi-final between France and Belgium at the St Petersburg Stadium on Tuesday evening, FIFA said on Monday.

  • France in semifinals

    Raphael Varane's glancing header and a goalkeeping blunder that gifted Antoine Griezmann a soft goal gave France a 2-0 victory over Uruguay in the first World Cup quarter-final on Friday.

  • US President Donald Trump

    Anger in France, Britain over Trump's gun law speech

    US President Donald Trump sparks anger in France and Britain by suggesting looser gun laws could have helped prevent deadly attacks in Paris in 2015, and linking a wave of knife crime in London to a handgun ban.

  • Rescue workers

    4 French schoolchildren killed as train ploughs into bus

    Four adolescents have been killed when a train smashed into a school bus on a level crossing outside the town of Perpignan in southwestern France.

  • Catalan leader blasts Spain move to sack separatists

    Catalan leader blasts Spain move to sack separatists

    Spain takes drastic measures to stop Catalonia from breaking away, announcing plans to dismiss its separatist government and call fresh elections in a move the region's leader compared to the dictatorship of Francisco Franco.

  • Mbappe could win Ballon d'Or, says Matuidi

    Kylian Mbappe is so good he could one day emulate the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo by winning the Ballon d'Or, his France international team-mate Blaise Matuidi says.

  • French fashion giants ban ultra-thin models

    A host of French-owned fashion labels spanning Christian Dior to Saint Laurent has pledged to ban ultra-thin models from their advertising and catwalk shows following repeated scandals about anorexia and mistreatment.

  • The Macron Doctrine?

    French President Emmanuel Macron invited Russian President Vladimir Putin to Paris as his first foreign guest, while US President Donald Trump will attend this year's Bastille Day celebrations.

  • Belgium to face Aus in semis

    Belgium's David Goffin defeated Italy's Paolo Lorenzi in straight sets to seal a 3-1 Davis Cup victory for the hosts in Charleroi and a semifinal showdown with Australia.

  • France and Serbia set up Davis Cup semi-final clash

    France will meet Serbia in the semi-finals of the Davis Cup after both finished off their last-eight ties inside two days on Saturday but Australia and Belgium were made to sweat.

  • Fossils point to life on Earth 4 billion years ago

    The oldest fossils ever found are "direct evidence" of life on Earth 3.8 to 4.3 billion years ago when our planet was still in its infancy, researchers report.

  • Lyon sign Depay

    Olympique Lyonnais have signed Dutch winger Memphis Depay from Manchester United on a four and a half year contract, the French Ligue 1 club said on Friday.

  • Euro 2016 gave France 1.2 bn boost

    Hosting the Euro 2016 football tournament cost France less than 200 million euros ($211 million) but brought some 1.22 billion euros into the country, according to figures released by the ministry of sports Tuesday.

  • Balotelli gets 2-match ban

    Mario Balotelli was handed a two-match ban Thursday after being sent off for an off-the-ball incident in last month's 0-0 draw at Bordeaux, his club Nice said.

  • Gasquet leads France to Hopman Cup win

    Cagey veteran Richard Gasquet led France to a 2-1 win over Germany at the mixed teams Hopman Cup in Perth on Monday.

  • Balotelli stirs Nice hopes of fairytale finish

    Nice fans are dreaming of seeing their Mario Balotelli-fuelled underdogs do a Leicester and steal the French title from the likes of crisis-stricken Paris Saint-Germain.

  • Monaco top, PSG stunned

    Colombian striker Radamel Falcao scored twice as Monaco thrashed Bastia 5-0 to move top of Ligue 1 on Saturday, while French champions Paris Saint-Germain crashed to a shock 3-0 defeat at Montpellier.

  • Nice held by Bastia as PSG close gap thanks to Cavani

    Nice return to the top of Ligue 1 after drawing 1-1 at home to Bastia but champions Paris St Germain move to within a point of the leaders as an Edinson Cavani double earns them a 2-1 victory at Lyon.

  • Czech Republic retain Fed Cup title

    Karolina Pliskova and Barbora Strycova clinched the Czech Republic's fifth Fed Cup title in six years on Sunday after beating France in the the deciding doubles rubber in Strasbourg.

  • Sting reopens Paris' Bataclan hall on anniversary of militant attack

    Rock star Sting headlined a concert in Paris' Bataclan music hall on Saturday to mark the venue's reopening a year after three Islamist militants gunned down 90 revellers in France's bloodiest terror attack.

  • France lose Coman

    Kingsley Coman has been ruled out injured with Thomas Lemar getting his first France callup for Friday's 2018 World Cup

  • Unhappy fans rush at club president

    The end of the French Ligue 1 match between Nantes and Toulouse on Saturday was marred by trouble as unhappy home supporters tried to get into the president's box.