Single-use plates, cups, and cotton buds were banned from January 1st; more will be banned next year, in first steps towards goal of phasing out all single-use plastics by 2040.
France is experiencing a 'venomous national debate' that is scrambling questions over the headscarf, Islam, immigration and radicalization.
Education minister says decision to postpone Le Brevet a week taken to 'guarantee security of the pupils' with temperatures set to reach 40C.
Iraqi president Barham Saleh said the 13 were handed over by Syrian Kurdish forces last month.
The satellite, launched from China, will study ocean surface winds and waves around the clock and aims to help the better prediction of cyclones.
Commission for the Enrichment of the French Language (CELF) has offered another possibility for French speakers - 'infox'.
Formerly displaced people from Europe were tempted 'home' to USSR but lost their previous nationality and suffered poverty and repression.
Report by French senate says strikes cost airlines €300 million a year and force some planes to skirt the country to shorten flight times.
Mélina Boughedir, who left her home in France with her four children in 2015 to follow her husband to Iraq, was sentenced to life by Iraqi court.
Poll shows 75% of French people want President Emmanuel Macron to suspend arms exports to countries involved in the Yemeni war.
Ministers threaten sanctions after country’s big supermarkets said recalled Lactalis baby foods had still found their way onto shop shelves.
From this Sunday, the new version of the prayer will say 'Do not let us enter into temptation' - shifting the emphasis of sin more onto the sinner.
Author Steven Poole says Macron’s big ambition for French language is optimistic but nothing more than an enjoyable bit of grandiose rhetoric.
Deal, which aims to create a world leader in naval industry, ends dispute after France had unexpectedly blocked a takeover by an Italian firm.
Like most international institutions, the United Nations functions in several languages, demanding the translation of its thousands upon thousands of documents of various kinds into six tongues. But the task of its professional translators is far from straightforward, as Santiago Artozqui, a translator of UN texts from English to French, explains here. Not least is what he calls “a misplaced Atticism” required of French-language documents which “dunks the language in starch and leaves it as stiff as the shirt of a notable”.