A video has been viewed more than one million times in multiple Facebook and YouTube posts alongside a claim it shows Turkey and “Arab [countries]” are “ready to crush France” after French President Emmanuel Macron “insulted Islam”. The
A video has been viewed hundreds of thousands of times in multiple posts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter alongside a claim it shows French President Emmanuel Macron being hit on the forehead by an egg after he “insulted the Prophet Muhammad”.
A clip from a news broadcast has been shared in multiple Facebook and Twitter posts that claim it shows Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan blaming Muslims for recent acts of terrorism in France. But the claim is misleading: the posts share a short, ed
Quinquin, his code name, followed orders, crossing enemy lines to pass messages if needed. In the end he was killed by friendly fire, at the age of 6.
A video has been viewed more than 10,000 times on Facebook and Twitter alongside a claim that it shows Muslims resisting French police’s efforts to close down the mosque under the French president’s order in 2020. The claim is misleading; this vide
Residents of the small Ohio River community were encouraged to "vote early and vote often."
A Facebook post shared hundreds of times claims that Rwanda has dropped French as an official language and replaced it with Swahili. This is an old claim that was previously debunked by AFP Fact Check and has resurfaced. The Rwandan government confirme
Footage has been viewed thousands of times on Facebook alongside a claim that it shows a family killed by a teenage boy who was addicted to video games. The claim is false; the footage is actually a parody sketch which aired on French TV channel Cana
A post on Facebook with 11,000 shares claims that care workers in France are getting a £1,500 tax-free bonus, and compares that to a badge available to UK carers and care workers to purchase. The French government has announced that staff working
Asterix, portrayed as a short man with a droopy mustache always wearing a helmet with wings, was created in the early 1960s by Uderzo and Rene Goscinny.
Investigators in Florida's Palm Beach County are searching for a dog thief targeting a particular high-end breed.
A search is on for a red panda that broke out of a zoo in the Rhone region of southeastern France.
An old painting found in the kitchen of an elderly French woman, who considered it an icon of little importance, has made her a multimillionaire.
Jacques Chirac, a two-term French president who was the first leader to acknowledge France's role in the Holocaust and defiantly opposed the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, died at age 86.
A Paris court ruled that she must pay $22,000 for defaming the man she accused of harassment.
It wasn't clear where the panther came from or if it had escaped from a zoo.
Maurice the rooster can keep crowing, a French court ruled, as it rejected a complaint from neighbors who sued over noise nuisance.
A French inventor will try again to traverse the English Channel on a flying board after his first attempt failed halfway.
Activists from the Workers' Force union have been barring trucks from entering or leaving the factory.
Can McDonald's french fries cure baldness? No, that's not true: Researchers have found that an ingredient used in the making of McDonald's fries -- in a very small amount -- might also be used as a "culture vessel" in the mass production of ha
The company — then called France Telecom — was undergoing job cuts and modernization efforts at the time of the suicides a decade ago.
Lawyers of a French priest say the picture depicted allegations against their client as facts and should be blocked because it does not respect the presumption of innocence.
A French yellow vest protester's hand was ripped apart during violent clashes in Paris as demonstrators tried to storm the French National Assembly in a 13th consecutive week of unrest.
Did French troops intervene during the short-lived coup attempt in Gabon today, capturing the military officers responsible? No, that's not true: the story was spread by a known fake news site using an outdated photo from a different country.
Did French riot police officers loot a store during recent "Gillets Jaunes" protests in France? No, that's not true. The confusion was caused by a viral tweet from a user by the name "Prins Heerlijk" (Jay_K_83), archived here, video archived h
Did Netflix announce a French version of the "Suicide Squad" movie? No, that's not true: the rumor was started by a Belgian satire website mocking the French government. It is not real. The story originated from an article published by NordPre
Is the French senate limiting the bonus its members receive for Chrismas to "only" €17.850 this year? No, that's not true: the story and the composition of the bonus was made up by a French satire website. The story originated from an artic
The specially constructed barrel capsule is designed to use ocean currents alone to propel him across the sea.
Police union officials identified the suspected assailant as Frenchman Cherif Chekatt, a 29-year-old with a thick police record for crimes including armed robbery and monitored as a suspected religious radical.
Was the "EU Army" deployed to the streets of Paris to "crush" the "French Revolution" this weekend? No, that's not true: the claim came from a notoriously unreliable website that tries to make money by luring in people with explosive headline
Did French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner announce that 'calm' jihadi's would be released from prisons to make room for yellow vest protesters? No, that's not true: the story came from a Belgian satire site, it is not real. The story
Anti-government protesters gained new allies as French paramedics and students joined ongoing rallies while the prime minister met with political rivals in a bid to ease the anger following riots that rocked Paris.
Is President Macron removing the Christmas bonus for recipients of the "CAF" ("Caisse des Allocations Familiales")? No, that's not true: no official announcement about this has been made but a post on a prank website has gone massively viral i
Is the French army preparing to break up roadblocks tomorrow during a planned protest against high fuel prices (by protesters that have taken up yellow safety vests as their sign)? No, that's not true: the protest are real but the "news" about
French officials participated in Veterans Day services at Arlington National Cemetery on the centennial of WW1’s conclusion.
Did a young woman named Nicoline infect over 630 migrants from African countries like Cameroon or Ivory Coast with AIDS out of "vengeance" against illegal immigration to France? No, that's not true: the story was launched by a French site wit
His death was confirmed by the singer's producer, Gerard Drouout Productions, and the French Culture Ministry.
A Maine restaurant says news about the anger surrounding a change in its french fries has reached people all over the world.
French master chef Joel Robuchon has died at the age of 73.
Internet memes falsely used an unrelated image of a Moroccan girl to illustrate the unusual life story of Najat Vallaud-Belkacem.