The Government Plans to Ban All New Petrol and Diesel Cars and Vans by 2040

The days of the good old trusty internal combustion engine, which revolutionised transportation but also maybe helped usher in a looming environmental apocalypse, may be numbered. Read More >>

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Watch a High-Speed Train Race a Fighter Jet

If you don’t live in a country where high-speed trains are common, you might not realise how fast they can really go. Travelling at just shy of 200 miles per hour, this TGV (Train à Grande Vitesse) train in France was able to keep pace with a fighter jet during an inaugural run of a new line. Read More >>

A French Artist Says He Received a National ID Card Using a Computer-Generated Headshot

With a stunt that will probably see France initiating changes to its National ID card programe, an artist named Raphaël Fabre submitted a photorealistic computer-generated image of himself—and he says it was approved without question. Read More >>

French Presidential Campaign Claims ‘Massive Hack’ 

Fears of a hacking campaign targeting centrist French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron came to fruition in a last minute information dump Friday evening. The leaked memos and emails appeared online just hours before a legally-required midnight media blackout on election coverage. Voters will head to the polls on Sunday amidst confusion over what information the hacked documents actually contain. Read More >>

Actually, Bread Crusts Are Good

The world might feel like it’s ending, but that doesn’t mean researchers should give up the pursuit of establishing truths via evidence-based science. Nor should they give up the aromatic crusts of a fresh-baked loaf of French baguette. Ooh la la, happy Friday. Read More >>

The War With Extraterrestrials Will Begin in France

With UFO sightings on the rise and Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman leading a push to reveal more classified info on extraterrestrial life, one small town in France wants to potentially ruin it for us all. Read More >>

Google and Wikipedia Redirect Accidentally DDoSed French Government Sites

The Orange network, which is still alive and well in France, seems to have accidentally performed a DDoS attack on its own country's government. Read More >>

French Official Threatens to Sue For Posting Pictures of Police Officers Enforcing the Burkini Ban

Five cities, including Cannes and Nice, have now banned women from wearing burkinis, full body bathing suits worn by some Muslim women. The deputy mayor of Nice, Rudy Salles, told the BBC the ban was “a necessity” after the terrorist attacks in Nice earlier this summer. Read More >>

France is Mad About Microsoft Collecting Windows 10 User Data Without Consent

France isn’t into Microsoft collecting user data without its consent. The CNIL, France’s National Commission on Informatics and Liberty, issued a formal notice telling the company it has three months to cut it out. If Microsoft fails to comply, the CNIL will issue a sanction against the company. Read More >>

The Louvre is Moving Art Due to Historic Flooding in Paris

Over the last few days heavy flooding across France, Austria, and Germany has resulted in some scary photos, including surreal images of the Seine spilling over its banks in Paris. The river is getting a little too close for comfort for the Louvre, which is relocating some of its art. Read More >>

Paris Is Now Banning All Pre-1997 Cars

Paris has tried just about everything to combat its terrible smog problem. The city has launched attempts to take half the cars off its road, introduce regular car-free days, and close famous streets to vehicular traffic—but Paris still has some of the worst pollution in Europe. Now a much bigger idea is going into effect: Kicking the oldest cars out of the city. Read More >>

Uber is Protesting Regulation Change With a Service Shut Down in Paris

The protested become the protesters. Uber is shutting down services in Paris today, to join other drivers from across the city in protest against regulations that could hurt non-taxi driving services. Read More >>

France Demands Facebook Stop Tracking Non-Users and Sending Data to US 

French authorities are not impressed with Facebook: The nation’s data protection authority has told the social network that it has just three months to stop tracking the browsing of non-users. Read More >>

French Government Says Silly Keyboards are Butchering The Language

France has finally decided to address its long-standing keyboard issue. Unlike in the UK, where QWERTY is king, French keyboards follow an AZERTY layout, but they’ve never ever been standardised. This means that manufacturers have confused the market with a wide range of models featuring different key layouts. Pretty silly. Read More >>

This Football-Sized Flying Robot Hovers Around Town to Do Your Bidding

This cute, safe, hovering robot that looks like a flying marshmallow is going to reinvent drone design, its creators say. Read More >>