French PM forced to pay for children's trip to football match on government jet

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Manuel Valls took sons on official Falcon to watch Champions League final in Berlin, claiming his own presence was for official business with Fifa.

French parents banned from naming their child Nutella or Fraise

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Judge ruled that giving a girl the 'name of a chocolate spread' was against her interests as it 'might lead to mockery and unpleasant remarks'.

French education ministry picture sparks racist abuse

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French education ministry’s Facebook page inundated with racist comments because most children in its 'back to school'  photo were black.

US father slammed over 'irresponsible' Mont Blanc stunt

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Local official is furious after climber Paul Sweeny told US TV he climbed the mountain with his two young boys when an avalanche struck.

French minibus crash leaves six dead

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Four children and two adults died after a minibus collided head-on with a lorry near the town of Troyes in north-east France.

France inquiry after Paris children found 'living wild'

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A couple are in custody facing an investigation for neglect after three boys aged two, five and six are believed never to have left their flat.

France faces up to scandal of stolen children from its overseas territory

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The French parliament will this week vote upon recognition of children kidnapped from La Réunion used to boost France's rural population.

Energy drinks cause sleep disorders in children, French agency warns

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Public health body says pregnant women and people with certain heart problems or neurological disorders are also at risk from energy drinks.

France to ban child beauty pageants

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Organisers of such pageants may face a jail term of up to two years and a fine of 30,000 euros after French MPs vote for new law.

Two children in social care found dead in pond north of Paris

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Three other children among a group aged three to eight were found unconscious in a pond by a hotel where they lived in temporary accomodation.

France hits rich families' tax breaks in benefit reforms

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Bulk of savings will come from reducing the income tax exemptions that wealthy parents can claim according to number of children they have.

French police arrest British father over childrens' deaths

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A 48 year-old divorced British man is being questioned by police in Lyon on suspicion of slitting the throats of his two children.