French police are equipped with so-called defence ball launchers that are used in riot-control operations.     Often called Flash Balls after the name of one producer of such weapons, they are designed to not penetrate the skin while still...
The withdrawal deal that has been almost two years in the making was voted down this week by the largest parliamentary majority in democratic history. Here's some advice from Kalba Meadows who heads the campaign group Remain in...
French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced on Thursday that France has activated its plan for a no-deal Brexit. But what exactly does this plan entail? The no-deal Brexit plan that France is set to trigger later on Thursday includes...
Life in France has its dilemmas, not least choosing the right bottle of wine when there’s an everlasting aisle in the supermarket dedicated to the stuff.  Unless you’re a sommelier or a seasoned connoisseur, sifting through the good, the...
"The possibility of a no-deal Brexit is more and more likely," Philippe said. "In these conditions the responsibility of the government is to make sure our country is ready, that the interests of our citizens are preserved." "I have...
*This is a French language learner article. The words in bold are translated into French at the bottom of the article.   The report highlights the kind of discrimination women go through on a daily basis, revealing that 1.2 million...
Paris City Hall has warned that 6 buildings close to the bakery which exploded in the centre of the city Saturday could collapse, while three others are still uninhabitable. Six buildings in central Paris close to where a huge...
Why do I need to know coup de fil?   Coup de fil (‘coo d(eu) feel’, the ‘e’ will often go unpronounced) is an expression that will be useful for talking about a regular activity, especially if you’re an expat...
The head of British eurosceptic party UKIP and two more of its MEPs have joined a European parliamentary group led by French far-right leader Marine Le Pen's National Rally. Previously the UKIP delegation to the Strasbourg parliament under former...
A British tourist on the hunt for a raunchy night out in the French capital got more than he bargained for after coming face to face with the wrong stripper. *French language learner article.* *This is a French...

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