France investigates reports of babies born without arms in rural areas


Paris’s health authorities say they investigate why there are an extremely large number of babies born in some parts of the country without hands, forearms or arms. The results of the countrywide survey will be published in three months, the head of public health service, François Bourdillon, told RTL radio station on Wednesday. “Nothing is kept secret,” he promised.





Eight years ago: Jerôme Kerviel

On 5 October 2010, Kerviel was found guilty and sentenced to five years of prison, with two years suspended, full restitution of the $6.7 billion which was lost, and a permanent ban from working in financial services.

France : national bioethics debate

French bioethics body backs IVF for all women who want children

Seven years ago : France beats England

Autumn 2011 : Rugby World Cup / England 12-19 France

Nobel physics prize winner

Nobel physics prize winners include first female laureate for 55 years

Manuel Valls launches bid to become Barcelona mayor

Manuel Valls and her mother

French journalist Fabrice Nicolino who was injured in the jihadist Attack against Charlie Hebdo

Fabrice Nicolino


The Sèvres manufactory :

A new set of plates reportedly worth €500,000 has been ordered for the Elysée Palace

Five charged with murdering transgender sex worker, Vanessa Campos who was reportedly trying to stop a robbery

Vanessa Campos

18 years ago : the assassination of Jean Michel Rossi

August 2000 – Corsican nationalist who had renounced violence is shot dead.

7 years ago Bernard Tapie and Christine Lagarde.

Seven years ago / Christine Lagarde under investigation over role in payments to Bernard Tapie

Total biofuel refinery in La Mède.

Amid controversy over its planned use of imported palm oil, Total S.A. received an operating license for its La Mède biorefinery .

Le fort de Brégançon

Emmanuel Macron wants to turn the old Riviera fort of Brégançon into a Gallic Camp.

He wants a swimming pool to avoid paparazzi.

The estimated €15,000 cost will come from the retreat’s €150,000 annual maintenance budget.

La France championne du monde de football

La France championne du monde de football

Edith Thomas with her nephews

Edith Thomas, writer, journalist, archivist, resistant fighter

La petite inconnue de l’A10 identifiée

‘Martyr of the A10’: DNA leads to arrests in France over girl’s 1987 murder

Christophe Robert, delegate general of the Abbé Pierre foundation

Over the last 20 years the housing crisis in France has affected more and more families and left thousands more living in the streets.

La Cité de la Grande Borne

Macron’s plan for French suburbs slammed as insufficient

Jean François Corty : France doesn’t treat refugees with dignity and respect

Jean François Corty, French doctor