French Riviera floods abate after 20 killed; cleanup starts

Oct 6, 2015

French Riviera floods abate after 20 killed; cleanup starts

Volunteers and firefighters began the grueling task Monday of cleaning up French Riviera towns strewn with mud and debris, as the death toll from floods which tore through the region rose to 20. Citizens of Britain, Italy and Portugal were among those who died ...

Oct 4, 2015

'Unprecedented' migrant breach briefly closes Channel Tunnel

More than 100 migrants stormed the Channel Tunnel early Saturday, penetrating a third of the way through and attacking staffers in an incident that halted overnight traffic. The attempt to go through the tunnel from France to Britain came as the daily flow of ...

Oct 3, 2015

Train evacuated in France over bag of stinky meat

A suspicious gas-like stench aboard a high-speed train led to the evacuation Friday of some 250 people in France before bio-chemical experts traced it to a package of stinky fermenting meat in a passenger’s bag. Local government officials in the Burgundy region of central ...

France routs Canada, nears quarters

Oct 2, 2015

France routs Canada, nears quarters

France closed in on a Rugby World Cup quarterfinal spot after scoring five tries in a 41-18 win against Canada in their Pool D match on Thursday. Veteran lock Pascal Pape scored the fourth try to earn a bonus point, which is likely to ...

Sep 25, 2015

Some secrets of cheese fungi revealed in genome study

Makers of Roquefort and Camembert could benefit from a new genetic study of 14 fungal species found in cheeses, French researchers said Thursday. But the study, published in the journal Current Biology, also raises questions about food safety due to the transfer of genes ...