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With ski slopes closed, Parisians flock to the beaches

Feb 17 2021

LA BAULE, France With ski lifts closed because of COVID-19 restrictions, Parisians have flocked to the French Atlantic coast where sunny weather and a spike in visitor numbers have given beaches an air of summer.

Southwest France hit by heavy floods, Paris area on flood alert

Feb 08 2021

SAINTES, France Southwestern France was hit by heavy flooding on Monday following days of torrential rain, and several other regions including eastern Paris were on flood alert ahead of a cold snap expected later this week.

Fire destroys organ, shatters stained glass at Nantes cathedral in France

Jul 18 2020

NANTES, France A fire in the 15th century cathedral in the western French city of Nantes blew out stained glass windows and destroyed the grand organ on Saturday, and officials said they suspected arson. | Video

Dead dolphins wash up on France's shores in record numbers

Jun 26 2020

CANCALE, France Dead dolphins are washing up on France's Atlantic coast in such high numbers that local populations of the mammals are at risk, marine biologists say. | Video

Last A380 convoy in French village spells end of an aviation era

Jun 18 2020

LEVIGNAC, France The last convoy of outsize parts for the world's largest airliner crawled towards an assembly plant in southwest France late Wednesday, applauded by residents and production workers as Europe's Airbus prepares to build the last A380 superjumbo.

Last A380 convoy in French village spells end of an aviation era

Jun 17 2020

LEVIGNAC, France, June 18 The last convoy of outsize parts for the world's largest airliner crawled towards an assembly plant in southwest France late Wednesday, applauded by residents and production workers as Europe's Airbus prepares to build the last A380 superjumbo.

Midnight cowboy steak: French restaurant re-opens after lockdown

Jun 02 2020

NANTES, France The steak restaurant that Jean-Pierre Le Bot co-owns in the French city of Nantes had been shut for 11 weeks, so when officials gave the go-ahead for it to open on Tuesday, he was not going to wait a moment longer than needed.

Renault factory worker spared layoffs - for now

May 29 2020

CAUDAN, France Giovanni Pili, a worker at a Renault factory in France, was on Friday savoring the fact that he was not laid off in a global shakeup at the carmaker, and trying not to think too much about the uncertain future facing his plant, and his industry.

Canada's Trudeau, in election fight, says he needs voter support to stand up to Trump

Oct 14 2019

WINDSOR, Ontario Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who looks set to lose his parliamentary majority after an Oct. 21 election, said on Monday he needed a strong government to keep standing up to U.S. President Donald Trump.

Canada's Trudeau vows to forge ahead with campaign after security threat

Oct 14 2019

TORONTO Canada's Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Sunday that he will not change the way he is campaigning ahead of the Oct. 21 federal election after a security threat forced him to wear a bulletproof vest at a campaign rally on Saturday. | Video

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