Manifestation Lyon 19/10/10: la CGT infiltrée par la police
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CATCH up with some of the stories that have been making the headlines in France over the past few days, and find more at the news in France section of This French Life each day.
British and French troops to deploy together under Cameron and Sarkozy - Telegraph
British and French forces could be deployed together on combat missions in an unprecedented deal to save money being set to be agree by David Cameron and Nicolas Sarkozy.
Maldives grovels after French couple wedding insults | RFI
The Maldives has promised strict new rules for conducting wedding ceremonies after a French couple were abused as “swine” and “infidels” while renewing their marriage vows.
BBC News - Bullfighting comes under attack in France
Since a vote to ban it in the Spanish region of Catalonia from 2012, French animal welfare groups have been stepping up their campaign to get bullfighting outlawed in France as well.
Marks & Spencer to relaunch in Europe - Telegraph
The retailer is understood to have made overtures to Spanish chain El Corte Inglés about taking back some of the nine shops that it sold to the retailer. M&S is also considering re-aquiring some of the 18 French shops that were also let go in a deal with Galeries Lafayette, the French retailer.
First passenger plane in 20 years lands in Baghdad - Telegraph
A French passenger jet on Sunday landed in Baghdad, ending an almost uninterrupted 20-year boycott of the city by European airlines.
BBC News - Eutelsat suffers spacecraft loss
The Paris-based Eutelsat company says its latest spacecraft has failed less than 24 hours after being launched on an Ariane rocket from French Guiana.
Lyon official orders inquiry into plain-clothes police on demos | RFI
A regional official in southern France has opened an inquiry into the presence of police posing as trade unionists on recent anti-government demonstrations.