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Valary Giscard Daeestaing

Profile: Late French President Valery Giscard d’Estaing

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France's former President Valery Giscard d'Estaing died Wednesday evening at the age of 94, local media reported. The former president had been hospitalized several...
Valary Giscard Daeestaing

Former French president Giscard d’Estaing dies aged 94

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Former French president Valery Giscard d'Estaing has died at the age of 94, sources close to him confirmed to dpa. He died at his home...

Macron honours Giscard d’Estaing as progressive statesman

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dpa, French President Emmanuel Macron has recognised former President Valery Giscard d'Estaing, who died at the age of 94, as a progressive statesman. "The directions...
Nicolas Sarkozy

Former French president Sarkozy faces corruption charges in court

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Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy is due to face trial in Paris on Monday on accusations of corruption and influence-peddling. In 2014 he is said...
President Emmanuel Macron

French President Macron criticizes Security Council

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French President Emmanuel Macron has criticized the UN Security Council and urged European nations to show greater independence in a wide-ranging interview in the...
Nicolas Sarkozy

Report: Key witness changes statement against Sarkozy on Libyan funds

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A key witness against Nicolas Sarkozy has changed his statement and said the former French president did nothing wrong, amid an investigation into...
Jean Luc Melenchon

French radical left leader Melenchon to run for presidency in 2022

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Jean-Luc Melenchon, the leader of France's radical left opposition, said Sunday he would run for the presidency in 2022 if 150,000 people support his...
Covid

More than 40,000 people die of Covid-19 in France

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France has recorded more than 40,000 Covid-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic, health authorities said late on Saturday. At least 40,169 deaths have...
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French police search for motive after attack on Greek Orthodox priest

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After a Greek Orthodox priest in the French city of Lyon was left with life-threatening injuries following a shooting, investigators were scratching their heads...
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New arrests made after Nice attack, with churches under guard

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French police have arrested two more people following what authorities say was an Islamist knife attack in a church in the southern city of...
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Three killed in apparent terrorist attack inside Nice Church

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Three people were killed in a knife attack in a Nice Church on Thursday that investigators are treating as an act of terrorism, French...
President Emmanuel Macron

Macron condemns “Islamic terrorist attack” in Paris suburb

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Condemning the "Islamic terrorist attack" that took the life of a teacher in Paris northwest suburbs, French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday evening called...
Covid Post X

French premier warns of new restrictions as coronavirus cases rise

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French Prime Minister Jean Castex has called on citizens to stick to local coronavirus rules, warning the government could impose further restrictions if the...
Covid Post X

France tops daily infection record with over 18,000 cases

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France has broken its record for new daily coronavirus infections, with 18,746 cases recorded in 24 hours, health authorities said Wednesday night. The previous highest...
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Eight missing in south-east France after heavy rains, flooding

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Eight people including two members of the fire brigade were missing near the French city of Nice on Friday after heavy rains caused severe...
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Paris stabbing attack an act of terrorism: French minister

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The stabbing attack in Paris on Friday near the former offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo was "clearly an act of Islamist...
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Two arrested following Paris knife attack

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Two suspects in connection with a knife assault that injured four people earlier Friday near the former offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo...
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Ex-world athletics chief Diack convicted in Paris graft trial

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A Paris court on Wednesday sentenced former world athletics chief Lamine Diack to jail time for corruption linked to doping by mainly Russian athletes...
Svetlana Tikhanovskaya

Belarus opposition boss warns states against deals with Lukashenko

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Exiled Belarus opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya has warned third countries against making any deals with the government of President Alexander Lukashenko, the official victor...
Champions League - Final - Bayern Munich v Paris St Germain - Estadio da Luz, Lisbon, Portugal - August 23, 2020 Bayern Munich's Philippe Coutinho with teammates celebrate after winning the Champions League, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Lluis Gene/Pool via REUTERS

Flick’s lucky hand: Paris pupil Coman securing Bayern’s glory

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By Oliver Trust Call it a coach's lucky hand or some gut feeling. Bayern coach Hansi Flick must have felt something like...
Champions League

European Champions League Winners

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Following is the list of the European Champions League/Cup winners: 1956_Real Madrid (Spain) 1957_Real Madrid (Spain) 1958_Real Madrid...
Emmanuel Macron

Macron warns Russia against Belarus intervention after Merkel meeting

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French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday warned against any aggressive Russian intervention in neighbouring Belarus, saying relations between the EU and Russia were at...
Schools Closed

Concerns raised in France over school reopening as infections surge

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Despite stricter anti-coronavirus measures in recent weeks, France is witnessing higher infections and faster virus transmission, fuelling fears of a second epidemic wave and...
Emmanuel Macron

EU ready to facilitate dialogue in Belarus, together with Russia

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French President Emmanuel Macron proposed on Thursday that the European Union (EU) facilitate a dialogue in Belarus along with other institutions and Russia. ...
Emmanuel Macron

France to beef up security for nationals in Sahel region after Niger attack

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France will beef up security for its citizens in Africa's Sahel region after six French nationals were killed in an attack in Niger, President...
Soldiers from the Rapid Intervention Battalion (BIR) secure a ceremony honouring four soldiers killed in the violence that erupted in the Northwest and Southwest Regions of Cameroon, where most of the country’s English-speaking minority live, on November 17, 2017 in Bamenda. Four soldiers were killed this month in less than a week, in attacks attributed to secessionist “terrorists”. / AFP PHOTO / STRINGER/Getty Images

Paris prosecutor opens anti-terror investigation into Niger attack

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Paris prosecutor's office on Monday launched an anti-terrorism investigation into an attack which targeted French nationals in Niger, state-run France info radio reported. ...
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PSG win French Cup title, but lose Mbappe to injury

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French Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain bagged their second trophy of the season on Friday, beating 10-man Saint-Etienne 1-0 to lift the French Cup,...
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France not banning Huawei from 5G – Minister

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French Minister of Economy and Finance Bruno Le Maire said on Tuesday that France is not banning China-based tech company Huawei from investing in...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel gestures as she speaks with France's President Emmanuel Macron, Finland's Prime Minister Sanna Marin and Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Lofven during the first face-to-face EU summit since the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Brussels, Belgium July 18, 2020. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir/Pool

French president calls EU deal on recovery fund “historic”

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French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday hailed a "historic" European Union (EU) deal on a post-pandemic recovery fund that would help build a "green...
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No Ballon D’Or in 2020 due to coronavirus pandemic

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The prestigious world football prize, the Ballon d'Or, will not be handed out in 2020 due to "lack of sufficient fair conditions," organizers France...