City councilors want the French capital to be greener and more animal-friendly. Now the first shaggy sheep are grazing in the city center, and rare birds and bats enjoy special protection.
A plague of algae is washing up on beaches in Brittany. Experts say only a drastic cut in nitrate fertilizer use will get rid of it, but farmers are reluctant to ditch the chemicals.
France has warned that batches of fipronil-contaminated eggs have been found at two French food-processing factories. The UK's food regulator has said it is "urgently investigating the distribution of these eggs."
French prosecutors have launched a terror investigation into the knife-wielding teenager who tried to breach security at the Eiffel Tower in Paris. The 19-year-old French national was a patient at a mental hospital.
The French artist Jean Cocteau loved Villefranche-sur-Mer on the Côte d'Azur, and he presented the picturesque fishing town with a work that still bears fruit.
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