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French police clash with striking prison guards

January 19, 2018 1:52 am
French police clash with striking prison guards

French police (R) stand near prison guards and burning wooden pallets as the guards block access to Vendin-le-Vieil prison to demand tighter security, January 16, 2018. (Photo by AFP) French police fired tear gas to break up a picket line of striking prison guards outside Europe’s biggest prison on Friday […]

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French President Emmanuel Macron urges European unity against China

January 10, 2018 1:35 am
French President Emmanuel Macron urges European unity against China

French President Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech to the French community at the country’s embassy in Beijing, China, January 10, 2018. (Photo by AFP) French President Emmanuel Macron pleaded on Wednesday for European unity in the face of China’s growing economic power as he wrapped up a visit to Beijing […]

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French prosecutors investigates Apple for planned obsolescence

January 9, 2018 3:24 am
French prosecutors investigates Apple for planned obsolescence

Activists of the Association for the Taxation of Financial Transactions and Citizen’s Action (ATTAC) stand next to a banner that reads, ‘We will stop when Apple pays,’ during a protest against alleged tax evasion by Apple Inc. at an Apple store in Paris, France, December 2, 2017. (Photo by AFP) […]

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Riots reported in France during New Year celebrations

January 2, 2018 4:18 am
Riots reported in France during New Year celebrations

The photo posted on Twitter on January 2, 2018 purportedly shows a car on fire during riots that erupted in a Paris suburb overnight. A new wave of mass rioting has engulfed French cities during New Year’s Eve celebrations as authorities report damage to cars and property in the capital […]

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French President Emanuel Macron asks King Salman of Saudi Arabia to lift Yemen blockade: Report

December 27, 2017 11:30 pm
French President Emanuel Macron asks King Salman of Saudi Arabia to lift Yemen blockade: Report

French President Emmanuel Macron (Photo by AFP) French President Emanuel Macron has reportedly asked King Salman of Saudi Arabia to remove a long-running blockade on Yemen and let humanitarian aid through, as millions of Yemeni civilians struggle with the humanitarian crisis caused by an ongoing Saudi military invasion. The Saudi-led […]

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France boosts security for New Year holidays

December 24, 2017 2:39 am
France boosts security for New Year holidays

Police officers patrol near department stores in Paris, France, before Christmas on December 22, 2018. (Photo by AFP) France has deployed almost 100,000 security forces across the country for the New Year holiday season as the likelihood of terrorist attacks remains high in the European country. The French Interior Ministry […]

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Global figures urge US, UK, France to stop fanning flames of Saudi war on Yemen

December 19, 2017 2:00 pm
Global figures urge US, UK, France to stop fanning flames of Saudi war on Yemen

Yemeni children protest against the Saudi-led bombing campaign on their country in front of UN offices in the capital, Sana’a, on November 20, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Over 350 high-profile global figures have urged the US, Britain and France, the three Western backers of Saudi Arabia’s bloody offensive on Yemen, […]

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French President Emmanuel Macron unveils plan to contain violence against women

November 25, 2017 11:30 pm
French President Emmanuel Macron unveils plan to contain violence against women

French President Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech during the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women at the Elysee Palace in Paris, November 25, 2017. (Photo by AFP) French President Emmanuel Macron has strongly condemned the “horrific and shameful” violence against women in the country, introducing a package […]

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Russia summons French envoy over arrest of billionaire lawmaker

November 22, 2017 10:57 am
Russia summons French envoy over arrest of billionaire lawmaker

The file photo shows Russian powerful oil and metals magnate billionaire Suleiman Kerimov in Moscow. (AFP photo) Russia has protested the arrest of a billionaire Russian lawmaker in France as the authorities summoned a French diplomat over the case. The Russian Foreign Ministry’s press service said that the charge d’affaires […]

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France hikes defense spending amid involvement in conflicts

November 8, 2017 1:56 am
France hikes defense spending amid involvement in conflicts

The file photo shows a French Rafale fighter jet. (AFP) French lawmakers have approved an increase of nearly two billion euros in defense spending in 2018 as Paris boosts its involvement in the ongoing conflicts across the Middle East and Africa. The 1.8 billion euros in additional spending approved by […]

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Amazing Five Things To Do At The Frankfurt Book Fair

October 14, 2017 7:30 am
Amazing Five Things To Do At The Frankfurt Book Fair

A visitor walks past a book display at the Frankfurt Book Fair on October 13, 2017 in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany. France is this year’s guest of honour at the world’s largest book fair, where more than 7,000 exhibitors from more than 100 countries are expected from October 11 […]

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Asterix illustration sells for record 1.4 million euros

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Asterix illustration sells for record 1.4 million euros

A visitor views an exhibition dedicated to the adventures of comics heroes Asterix and Obelix in Belgium, in the album entitled “Asterix in Belgium”, created by French artists Rene Goscinny and Albert Uderzo  An original illustration for the cover of one of the early Asterix comic books sold for a […]

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Britain’s Vauxhall cars to cut 400 jobs: PSA spokesman

October 13, 2017 10:09 pm
Britain’s Vauxhall cars to cut 400 jobs: PSA spokesman

French carmaker PSA announced on March 6, 2017, the acquisition of General Motors’ European subsidiary, which includes the Opel and Vauxhall brands, for 1.9 billion GBP Britain’s Vauxhall cars, which was this summer taken over by French automaker PSA, is planning to cut 400 jobs at one of its factories […]

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Monaco beaten by late Lyon thunderbolt goal

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Monaco beaten by late Lyon thunderbolt goal

Lyon’s French forward Nabil Fekir (R) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match between Lyon and Monaco on October 13, 2017 at the Groupama stadium in Decines-Charpieu, France  Nabil Fekir’s last-gasp free-kick delivered three crucial points to Lyon in Ligue 1 Friday as their […]

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Former French Culture Minister Audrey Azoulay picked as new UNESCO chief

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Former French Culture Minister Audrey Azoulay picked as new UNESCO chief

Former French culture minister and newly elected head of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, addresses a press conference following her election as UNESCO chief on October 13, 2017 at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris. (Photo by AFP) UNESCO’s executive board has selected former French Culture Minister Audrey Azoulay as the new chief […]

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French strikers disrupt flights, schools

October 10, 2017 6:00 pm
French strikers disrupt flights, schools

Protesters hold placards during a demonstration as part of a nation-wide action day of French civil servants against the French government’s plans to freeze their pay and eliminate 120,000 public jobs, on October 10, 2017 in Nantes, western France. (Photo by AFP) French public sector workers went on strike on […]

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Nuclear plants in France, Belgium vulnerable to terrorist attack: Report

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Nuclear plants in France, Belgium vulnerable to terrorist attack: Report

The file photo shows La Hague factory, a nuclear fuel reprocessing plant of French nuclear group Areva. (Photo by AFP) International experts have warned about security shortcomings at French and Belgian nuclear plants, which make them vulnerable to attacks by terrorist groups such as al-Qaeda. In a report commissioned by […]

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France, China urge the United States for diplomacy over North Korea

September 27, 2017 9:00 pm
France, China urge the United States for diplomacy over North Korea

A US bomber, flanked by a South Korean jet, prepares to drop a 2,000-pound live bomb during war games in South Korea on September 18, 2017. (Photo by AFP) France and China have urged the United States to resolve tensions with North Korea through diplomacy instead of threatening military action. […]

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Russia, Iran, France warn Iraqi Kurds against repercussions of secession

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Russia, Iran, France warn Iraqi Kurds against repercussions of secession

Kurds celebrate to show their support for the independence referendum in Dohuk, Iraq, September 26, 2017. (Photo by Reuters) Russia, Iran and France have warned that a controversial secession referendum held in Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region could lead to further instability in the entire Middle East, a region already rife […]

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France, China urge the United States for diplomacy over North Korea

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France, China urge the United States for diplomacy over North Korea

A US bomber, flanked by a South Korean jet, prepares to drop a 2,000-pound live bomb during war games in South Korea on September 18, 2017. (Photo by AFP) France and China have urged the United States to resolve tensions with North Korea through diplomacy instead of threatening military action. […]

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