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  • Catalan leader blasts Spain move to sack separatists

    Catalan leader blasts Spain move to sack separatists

    Spain takes drastic measures to stop Catalonia from breaking away, announcing plans to dismiss its separatist government and call fresh elections in a move the region's leader compared to the dictatorship of Francisco Franco.

  • Mbappe could win Ballon d'Or, says Matuidi

    Kylian Mbappe is so good he could one day emulate the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo by winning the Ballon d'Or, his France international team-mate Blaise Matuidi says.

  • French fashion giants ban ultra-thin models

    A host of French-owned fashion labels spanning Christian Dior to Saint Laurent has pledged to ban ultra-thin models from their advertising and catwalk shows following repeated scandals about anorexia and mistreatment.

  • The Macron Doctrine?

    French President Emmanuel Macron invited Russian President Vladimir Putin to Paris as his first foreign guest, while US President Donald Trump will attend this year's Bastille Day celebrations.

  • Belgium to face Aus in semis

    Belgium's David Goffin defeated Italy's Paolo Lorenzi in straight sets to seal a 3-1 Davis Cup victory for the hosts in Charleroi and a semifinal showdown with Australia.

  • France and Serbia set up Davis Cup semi-final clash

    France will meet Serbia in the semi-finals of the Davis Cup after both finished off their last-eight ties inside two days on Saturday but Australia and Belgium were made to sweat.

  • Fossils point to life on Earth 4 billion years ago

    The oldest fossils ever found are "direct evidence" of life on Earth 3.8 to 4.3 billion years ago when our planet was still in its infancy, researchers report.

  • Lyon sign Depay

    Olympique Lyonnais have signed Dutch winger Memphis Depay from Manchester United on a four and a half year contract, the French Ligue 1 club said on Friday.

  • Euro 2016 gave France 1.2 bn boost

    Hosting the Euro 2016 football tournament cost France less than 200 million euros ($211 million) but brought some 1.22 billion euros into the country, according to figures released by the ministry of sports Tuesday.

  • Balotelli gets 2-match ban

    Mario Balotelli was handed a two-match ban Thursday after being sent off for an off-the-ball incident in last month's 0-0 draw at Bordeaux, his club Nice said.

  • Gasquet leads France to Hopman Cup win

    Cagey veteran Richard Gasquet led France to a 2-1 win over Germany at the mixed teams Hopman Cup in Perth on Monday.

  • Balotelli stirs Nice hopes of fairytale finish

    Nice fans are dreaming of seeing their Mario Balotelli-fuelled underdogs do a Leicester and steal the French title from the likes of crisis-stricken Paris Saint-Germain.

  • Monaco top, PSG stunned

    Colombian striker Radamel Falcao scored twice as Monaco thrashed Bastia 5-0 to move top of Ligue 1 on Saturday, while French champions Paris Saint-Germain crashed to a shock 3-0 defeat at Montpellier.

  • Nice held by Bastia as PSG close gap thanks to Cavani

    Nice return to the top of Ligue 1 after drawing 1-1 at home to Bastia but champions Paris St Germain move to within a point of the leaders as an Edinson Cavani double earns them a 2-1 victory at Lyon.

  • Czech Republic retain Fed Cup title

    Karolina Pliskova and Barbora Strycova clinched the Czech Republic's fifth Fed Cup title in six years on Sunday after beating France in the the deciding doubles rubber in Strasbourg.

  • Sting reopens Paris' Bataclan hall on anniversary of militant attack

    Rock star Sting headlined a concert in Paris' Bataclan music hall on Saturday to mark the venue's reopening a year after three Islamist militants gunned down 90 revellers in France's bloodiest terror attack.

  • France lose Coman

    Kingsley Coman has been ruled out injured with Thomas Lemar getting his first France callup for Friday's 2018 World Cup

  • Unhappy fans rush at club president

    The end of the French Ligue 1 match between Nantes and Toulouse on Saturday was marred by trouble as unhappy home supporters tried to get into the president's box.

  • Nice suffer first defeat

    Table-toppers Nice suffered their first Ligue 1 defeat of the season on Sunday when they went down 1-0 after a hotly disputed penalty at Caen.

  • Real aim for goal fest

    Look ahead to Tuesday's Champions League action as champions Real Madrid go on the goal trail against minnows Legia Warsaw.

  • Spain, Wales cruise

    Spain began life under new coach Julien Lopetegui in perfect style while Gareth Bale inspired Euro 2016 sensations Wales and Kosovo

  • Infantino hails video replays

    FIFA president Gianni Infantino has hailed as "promising" the use of video replays for the first time during France's 3-1 friendly win over Italy.

  • Ventura's reign begins with defeat

    Italy coach Giampiero Ventura hands teenaged AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma his debut but begins his tenure with a 3-1 defeat to France.

  • Ballotelli to have medical at Nice

    Liverpool's outcast Italian striker Mario Balotelli will have a medical at French side Nice amid transfer deadline day talks between the clubs.

  • Art gallery rejoices over found Durer

    Stuttgart's art museum says a print by Albrecht Durer donated by a man who found it at a French flea market is in very good condition.

  • French city, Rouen, bar, fire, 13 killed, Cuba Libre bar, birthday party, victims, France

    Fire kills 13 at French bar

    A fire during a birthday party at a bar in the northern French city of Rouen has killed at least 13 people and injured six.

  • Priest killed in French church before police shoot dead hostage-takers

    Two attackers kill a priest with a blade and seriously wound another hostage in a church in northern France on July 26, 2016 before being shot dead by French police.

  • Nice attack premeditated, assailant attracted to radical Islam- prosecutor

    The man who killed 84 people in Nice had planned his attack in the days prior to Bastille Day and had recently developed an interest in radical Islam, the Paris prosecutor says.

  • French PM booed at Nice commemoration

    French Prime Minister Manuel Valls is booed as he attends a minute's silence in Nice, where an attacker in a lorry killed 84 people.

  • Kante was my target: Conte

    Chelsea coach Antonio Conte hails the signing of N'Golo Kante after the France international joined from Premier League champions Leicester City on Saturday.

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