French Senate approves a bill to make abortion a constitutional right

France’s Senate on Wednesday adopted a bill to enshrine a woman’s right to an abortion in the constitution, clearing a key hurdle for legislation promised by President Emmanuel Macron in response to a rollback in abortion rights in the United…

UK could contribute to nuclear shield if Trump wins, suggests German minister

The UK could contribute to a new European nuclear shield if Donald Trump becomes US president again, a senior German minister has suggested, drawing British politicians into the debate about how Europe’s security could be bolstered in the event of the Republican…

5 migrants die trying to cross English Channel in boat

Five people were found dead Sunday in another maritime drama involving migrants trying to cross the dangerous English Channel from northern France, authorities said. The deaths and the rescue of dozens of other people after a migrant boat ran into…

Kylian Mbappe: Paris St-Germain forward says he has not made up mind on future

Paris St-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe says he has not made a decision about his future. The 25-year-old France captain’s deal with the Ligue 1 champions runs out in the summer and he has been heavily linked with a move to…

French father arrested after wife, 4 young children killed in family home

A French father was arrested after police said he killed his entire family, including his wife and four children, on Christmas Day. Some of the victims were stabbed to death as the bodies lay amid a bloody scene inside an…

Plane held in France over trafficking concerns lands in India

A plane carrying hundreds of Indian passengers that was grounded in France for four days amid a probe into possible human trafficking has arrived in India. The Airbus A340 carrying 276 Indian passengers landed in Mumbai early on Tuesday morning,…

Plane grounded in France over human trafficking fears

A plane carrying 303 Indian passengers has been grounded at an airport in north-eastern France on suspicion of human trafficking, French media report. The Airbus A340 was flying from the United Arab Emirates to the Nicaraguan capital, Managua. It was…

Elderly French couple lose rare African mask case worth millions

A second-hand dealer has won a case to keep the €4.2m (£3.6m; $4.6m) proceeds from the sale of a rare African mask he found in an elderly French couple’s attic. He had been brought in to help clear the attic…

Alex Batty: Teen from Oldham missing for 6 years found in France

A 17-year-old British boy from Oldham who went missing in Spain in 2017 has been found in France, authorities say. Alex Batty was found in the town of Revel, east of Toulouse, early on Wednesday morning. The prosecutor’s office in…

Paris attack near Eiffel Tower leaves 1 dead and 2 injured

A man has died and two others have been injured in an attack on a street in central Paris. France’s Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin said an attacker had targeted tourists around the Quai de Grenelle, which is close to the…

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