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Beluga whale stranded in French river dies after failed rescue mission
A beluga whale stranded in France's River Seine has died after a failed rescue mission.
Salt farmers emerge as reluctant winners of Europe's severe drought
As Europe suffers its most severe drought in decades, one group has emerged as a reluctant winner of the extreme conditions.
Stranded beluga whale removed from France's Seine river
The beluga whale stranded in the river Seine in northern France was removed from the water early Wednesday in the first stage of an ambitious rescue operation.
Police shoot dead knife-wielding man at Paris airport
It happened in terminal 2F of the airport at around 8:20 CEST.
Why are golf courses given a free pass during France’s water bans?
As France faces severe drought, the country's golf courses are escaping water bans.
Rescuers move to save whale stranded in the River Seine near Paris
The whale, first spotted in the River Seine last week, is dangerously thin and on the brink of death.
Thousands evacuated in southern France due to new wildfires
One blaze was reportedly started by a metal piece of tractor machinery.
France drought: Loire river so low it can be crossed on foot
With an early heatwave in June and an unusually hot and dry month of May, the bed of the Loire has reached a lower level than usual, so much so that the river can be crossed on foot in certain places.
Toxic levels of 'forever chemicals' found in breast milk and tap water
There are calls for a crackdown on chemical pollution after potentially toxic levels of PFAS were found in breastfeeding mothers in France.
Experts struggle to save beluga whale lost in France's River Seine
Hopes are diminishing for saving the whale, which shows signs of illness and has been refusing food, thousands of kilometres from its usual habitat.
Morzine: How I lived without my phone for a week in the mountains
A digital detox in the French Alps worked wonders for my physical and mental health.
Pay for your funeral before you climb Mont Blanc, mayor tells climbers
The mayor of Saint-Gervais in France suggests a €15,000 deposit would discourage unwary climbers from ignoring danger warnings.
Over 100 French towns without drinking water amid 'historic drought'
France's prime minister has created an emergency crisis cell to address the country's "worst ever drought".
French vineyards suffering from severe drought in some regions
The driest July since 1959 is forcing vine growers in some regions of France to ask for special permission to irrigate their vineyards
France faces third heatwave of the summer amid severe drought
There are water restrictions in several southern European countries due to drought.
Free art classes for disadvantaged children in Marseille
Some 150 summer camps are on offer in Marseille with up to 13,000 children set to benefit from the programme.
UK author Ken Follett donates €148,000 to restore French cathedral
The Welshman originally wanted to donate the funds to rebuild Notre-Dame in Paris, but was persuaded to help restore the Cathedral of St. Samson in Brittany.
Mont Blanc warning as heatwave causes more frequent rockfalls
Amateur climbers have been urged to steer clear of France's Mont Blanc as extreme heat is causing more frequent rockfalls.
France braces for another heatwave - its third this year
Barely out of the last one, France will experience another heatwave from Monday, with temperatures of 39°C predicted in the southeast.
French wildfires: aerial images of burnt areas in Gironde
Helicopter images show the forest and campsites of the Gironde coastline, in southwestern France, which was ravaged by flames as well as the creation of a deforestation zone by firefighters to prevent the fire from spreading to the Landes.
Paris expands its underground cooling system to beat the heat
Paris' urban cooling network is set to triple in size, reducing the city's temperature by 1°C.
Macron boosts Saudi prince's standing with dinner invite
French President Emmanuel Macron plans to welcome Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to his presidential palace and offer him dinner Thursday, marking another step in the Saudi leader's diplomatic rehabilitation less than four years after the killing of writer and critic Jamal Khashoggi.
Macron calls Russia a 'colonial power' in ex-French colony
France's president accused Russia of being "one of the last colonial imperial powers" during a visit to Benin, a former French colony.
Meet the viral parkour group climbing Paris to save the environment
A French parkour collective are swinging around Paris to try and reduce energy consumption in France.
Mediterranean marine life threatened by soaring sea temperatures
Rising temperatures in the Mediterranean Sea are attracting new species of fish, threatening local marine life.
France passes new bill allowing recycled cooking to be used as fuel
France’s new bill will allow citizens to power their diesel vehicles with recycled cooking oil.