‘French Spiderman’ climbs Hong Kong building

A Frenchman, known for climbing stunts on skyscrapers around the globe, scaled a 62-story building in Hong Kong and hung a banner featuring the Chinese and Hong Kong flags. (Aug. 16)

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Frenchman achieves ‘dream’ of first hoverboard Channel crossing | AFP

A French daredevil who spent years developing a jet-powered hoverboard zooms across the English Channel, fulfilling his quest after pulling off a tricky refuelling manoeuvre that cut short his first attempt 10 days ago. Franky Zapata blasted off on his “Flyboard” from Sangatte on the northern coast of France at 8:17 am (0617 GMT) for the 35-kilometre (22-mile) trip to St. Margaret’s Bay in Dover. of the landing

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Frenchman lands in UK after crossing Channel on ‘flyboard’ | AFP

A Frenchman who has spent years developing a jet-powered hoverboard zoomed across the Channel on Sunday, after a first attempt last month was cut short when he fell into the water while trying to refuel. Franky Zapata set off on his “Flyboard” from Sangatte on the northern coast of France for the 20-minute trip and landed at St. Margaret’s Bay in Dover, on England’s south coast. IMAGES of Franky Zapata taking off from France and flying over the Channel

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Frenchman attempts to fly across channel

French television is reporting that a man who tried to cross the English Channel on a homemade “flyboard” has failed in his attempt. (July 25)

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Flying Frenchman fails in Channel crossing bid | AFP

A daredevil French inventor fails in his attempt to fly across the Channel standing on a jet-powered “flyboard”, crashing into the sea but vowing to try again.

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Flying Frenchman begins pioneering attempt to cross Channel | AFP

Daredevil French inventor Franky Zapata blasts off from Sangatte on the French coast at the start of his attempt to hover across the Channel standing on a jet-powered “flyboard”. The ambitious crossing comes 110 years to the day after pioneer Louis Bleriot made the first airplane flight across the Channel on July 25, 1909. IMAGES

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Notorious French medical impostor and killer to be freed

A Frenchman who killed his parents, wife and children after pretending for two decades to be a successful doctor in a case that inspired a book and films, is to be released on parole, his lawyer said. IMAGES of the prison in Saint-Maur, Indre (central France), where he is detained.

‘Now he has to build a team, it’s a different challenge’ – Mourinho on Zidane’s Real return

Zinedine Zidane will face an altogether different challenge in his second stint as Real Madrid manager, according to Jose Mourinho, a man many had tipped for the role before the Frenchman was appointed this week.

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The art of shedding light on gifts with possible Nazi ties

The Museum of Fine Arts in Bern investigates the origins of an important donation by Georges F. Keller, and how certain works came to be in the collection. Last year, the Kunstmuseum’s provenance researcher came across an archival document linking Keller to Etienne Bignou, a Frenchman now considered a “red-flag” dealer because he traded art with Germans in Nazi-occupied Paris.

Appeals trial opens for Frenchman in Nobel rape scandal

Frenchman Jean-Claude Arnault arrives in Sweden for an appeals trial after he was sentenced to two years in jail in October for rape. The scandal had led to the postponement of this year’s Nobel Literature Prize, as Arnault had once been an influential figure in Stockholm’s cultural scene. 1ST IMAGES of Arnault’s arrival

Frenchman at centre of Nobel scandal on trial for rape

The man at the centre of a sexual assault scandal that prompted the Swedish Academy to postpone this year’s Nobel Literature Prize goes on trial for two counts of rape that emerged during the #MeToo campaign. Frenchman Jean-Claude Arnault was an influential figure on Stockholm’s cultural scene for decades, until the explosive sexual assault accusations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein sparked a wave of similar allegations around the world. IMAGES

‘No questions asked’: Frenchman returning from Syria exposes ‘porous’ border control

Despite a string terrorist attacks across France and increased numbers of ISIS fighters returning home from the battlefields, it could take potential terrorists mere minutes to cross the French border using E-passport gates at the airports, a French journalist told RT.

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