Mediterranean

Greece to buy French jets and frigates as tensions rise in Med

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In contrast to other EU and Nato allies, France has strongly backed Greece in its burgeoning showdown with Turkey over hydrocarbon resources and naval influence in the waters off their coasts.

France to bolster Mediterranean military presence

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Move comes as President Emmanuel Macron called on Turkey to halt oil and gas exploration in disputed waters that has heightened tensions with Greece. 

Two missing as Côte d'Azur hit by flooding

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The two départements  affected, Alpes-Maritimes and Var, were placed on 'red alert' weather warnings  and official warnings were also issued about high waves off the coast. 

Thousands evacuated after wildfire on France's Mediterranean coast

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Authorities in the Côte d’Azur region moved people out of tents, campsites and holiday homes around the hilltop town of Bormes-les-Mimosas.

Second black box retrieved from EgyptAir plane in eastern Mediterranean

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The flight data recorder was found in the tail of the Airbus A320 which crashed en route from Paris to Cairo last month for unknown reasons.

EU wants France to take in 9,000 asylum seekers

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Number is France's proposed 'share' of 40,000 asylum-seekers already in Italy and Greece plus 20,000 refugees currently outside Europe.

French riviera: private beach clubs at risk under demolition plans

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Authorities are serving notice to owners of 'private beaches' on France's coastline that buildings must be pulled down once permit comes to an end.

France urges Europe meeting on migrants after Italy tragedy

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French prime minister Jean-Marc Ayrault says it is up to European political leaders to find a solution, adding 'compassion is not enough'.

Marseille museum offers bridge across Mediterranean

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Museum of Civilisations from Europe and the Mediterranean, opening 7 June, explores European and Mediterranean cultures past and present.