French PM seeks ‚unity’ after new unrest

French PM seeks ‚unity’ after new unrest

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Many more people were detained on 8 December than during the previous weekends French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe has vowed to „restore national unity” after violence broke out during a fourth consecutive weekend of protests. Police used tear gas and rubber bullets on Saturday – the latest day of „yellow…

French government fears ‚major violence’

French government fears ‚major violence’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The scene on Thursday in Nantes, as school students protested against education reforms The French government says it fears „major violence” in Paris on Saturday as the national „yellow vests” protest movement shows little sign of easing. The government said it was scrapping the fuel tax increases in the budget…

French fuel protests leave 400 injured

French fuel protests leave 400 injured

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThousands march in France over diesel taxDemonstrations in France over rising fuel prices have left more than 400 people injured, officials say, as protests spilled into a second day. The French interior ministry said that nearly 300 protesters were questioned, with 157 among them taken into custody.…

French President Emmanuel Macron holds on to New Caledonia, but with another referendum in just 2 years, Paris is further from paradise than ever

French President Emmanuel Macron holds on to New Caledonia, but with another referendum in just 2 years, Paris is further from paradise than ever

It was far from the ‚Absolument Non’ that many French loyalists had hoped for, but following Sunday’s historic independence referendum in New Caledonia, the archipelago will remain a French posession for at least a couple more years. Provisional results, released by French officials on Sunday night, had the count in favor of staying with the…

A French company has designed a fully electric, asymmetric concept sports car that’s ‘a vision of 2035’ — here’s what it is like

A French company has designed a fully electric, asymmetric concept sports car that’s ‘a vision of 2035’ — here’s what it is like

The DS X E-TENSE is a new concept car created by DS Automobiles. It’s an imagining of what a sports car could look like in 2035. The car is completely electric and self-driving, but uniquely it’s also asymmetric. It features a racing style cockpit for the driver, and a sealed cocoon for passengers to travel…

French jailbreak gangster hid in burqa

French jailbreak gangster hid in burqa

Image copyright IBO/SIPA/REX/Shutterstock Image caption Rédoine Faïd, pictured here in 2010, gained fame by writing a book France’s most-wanted fugitive Rédoine Faïd was tracked down by police through phone-taps and was discovered using a burqa as a disguise, prosecutors say. Faïd, 46, was detained on Wednesday in the town where he grew up north of…

A French family just became the first to permanently live in a 3D-printed home — take a look

A French family just became the first to permanently live in a 3D-printed home — take a look

Engineers and manufacturers have been working to automate the homebuilding process for years, and some startups have already released prototypes of their designs. Until this year, however, nobody has lived in any of these prototypes. This summer, a five-person family in France became the first to permanently live in a 3D-printed home. The 1,022-square-foot home,…

French and UK boats clash in ‚scallop war’

French and UK boats clash in ‚scallop war’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFrench and British fishing fleets have come to blows over when they can catch scallopsFrench and British fishermen have clashed in the English Channel in an escalating battle over scallops. About 40 French boats tried to stop five larger British boats from fishing 12 nautical miles (22km)…