Storm Ciara: wind and waves on Wimereaux pier in Northern France | AFP

Le vent souffle et les vaguent cassent sur la jetée, en pleine marée The wind is blowing and the waves are breaking on the pier, in Wimereux, in the Pas-de-Calais. Thirty-five departments in the northern France, including Pas-de-Calais, are placed on alert because of storm Ciara, which will generate “strong winds”. IMAGES

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Thick smoke in Northern France after chemical plant fire | AFP

Thick black smoke billows over the northern French town of Rouen after a spectacular fire broke out at a chemical factory, leading authorities to close schools and warn about possible pollution of the nearby Seine river. IMAGES *COMPLETES VID1390703_EN*

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D-Day anniversary: tourists and veterans flock to Normandy | AFP

“It’s wonderful to come back here, to see where I landed and where I fought”: 95-year-old Eugene is in Normandy to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings of June 6, 1944. Like him, hundreds of veterans and thousands of tourists have flocked to Northern France, to commemorate the turning point of WWII.

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Anti-terror raid in France: 11 arrested in Muslim centre suspected of extremist activity

Police in Northern France have made a dawn raid on a Muslim club suspected of extremist activity. The activities of Centre Zahra France are under particularly close watch given its leaders’ clear support for several terrorist oganisations and movements espousing ideas contrary to (French) republican values – local prefect’s office. READ MORE:


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