A team of international scientists from France, Russia, and Germany have revived a so-called "zombie virus" from thawing permafrost in Siberia. The team uncovered 13 new viruses from seven different samples, one of which had been dormant under the ice for nearly 50K years.
On Wednesday, the Paris-based United Nations heritage body UNESCO voted to add the "artisanal know-how and culture of baguette bread" to its list of "Intangible Cultural Heritage," which includes 600 traditions that span more than 130 countries.
UK armed forces are expected to join France in Operation Orion, a two-phase "high intensity" war game that will take place in the French region of Champagne next spring, in order to prepare for a "major conflict."
Amid a weakening of the British pound, UK recession fears, and a boost in French luxury brand sales, London has lost its spot to Paris as the largest stock market in Europe for the first time since records began in 2003.
During a trip to Paris, UK Home Secretary Suella Braverman on Monday signed a revised deal with France in an attempt to reduce illegal English Channel boat crossings. As part of the deal, there will be a 40% uplift in French police patrolling beaches.
France confirmed on Thursday that it will allow the NGO ship Ocean Viking, which is carrying 230 migrants, to dock in the port of Toulon after the Italian administration prohibited the boat from docking in the nation.
The French parliament has issued a 15-day suspension for MP Gregoire de Fournas, a member of the far-right National Rally party, who appeared to yell "return to Africa" as a Black MP discussed migrants.