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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...
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African Athletics boss eyeing future development after pandemic

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African Athletics Confederation (CAA) president Hamad Kalkaba Malboum said in an interview on Wednesday that they are working to ensure that sport in Africa...
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Majority of French approve new cabinet, but expect no change in Marcon’s policy

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A majority of the French people said they are satisfied with the reshuffled government under the helm of the newly-appointed Prime Minister Jean Castex,...
Dozens of Russian athletes have been tested positive for meldonium which was banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) from this year. (Sputnik Photo)

Former marathon world record holder Kipsang hit with four-year doping ban

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Former men's marathon world-record holder Wilson Kipsang was given a four-year ban for violation of anti-doping rules, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) announced on...
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France says no link between origin of COVID-19, Wuhan lab

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France has recently announced that it does not have information to corroborate a possible link between the origin of the novel coronavirus and the...
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Head of Al-Qaida in Islamic Maghreb killed in Mali by French forces

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The Al-Qaida leader in the Islamic Maghreb had been killed by French forces in northern Mali, French Minister for the Armed Forces Florence Parly...
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IOC Coordination Commission and Paris 2024 agree to examine new Games delivery opportunities

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC)s Coordination Commission for the Olympic Games Paris 2024 met today (3 June 2020) by video-conference with the Paris 2024...
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French Professional Football League to seek state-guaranteed loan to aid struggling clubs

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The French Professional Football League (LFP) has adopted a resolution on Monday to apply a loan guaranteed by the state (PGE) to pay the...
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French carmaker PSA to resume production

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French leading auto manufacturer PSA on Monday said it would restart production this week after nearly 50 days of shutdown due to the coronavirus...
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France to provide €500 million for global search for COVID-19 vaccines, treatments

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France will provide 500 million euros (about 547 million U.S. dollars) for the global search for COVID-19 treatment and vaccines, President Emmanuel Macron said...
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France says not to quarantine travelers from Schengen area, Britain

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Travelers to France who arrive from Europe's Schengen area or Britain will not undergo a compulsory two-week quarantine, as France prepares to ease COVID-19...
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French parliament green lights lockdown exit plan

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The French National Assembly, the lower house of Parliament, on Tuesday evening adopted the government's plan to cautiously and progressively ease anti-coronavirus lockdown starting...
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2019/2020 French Ligue 1 season abandoned amid COVID-19 pandemic

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French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe on Tuesday announced that "no sporting events will be allowed to take place until September" amid the ongoing fight...
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European Athletics Championships canceled due to COVID-19

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The 2020 European Athletics Championships, scheduled to take place in Paris from August 25-30, have been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, organizers announced...
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France regrets U.S. decision to halt funding for WHO

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France regrets the U.S. decision to suspend funding to the World Health Organization (WHO), French government spokesperson Sibeth Ndiaye said on Wednesday. ...
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Tour de France postponed to August 29-September 20 due to coronavirus pandemic

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The International Cycling Union (UCI) on Wednesday announced that the Tour de France, originally scheduled from June 27-July 19 has been put back from...
Growth was uneven across eurozone countries, with Germany "robust" and France losing ground ?

France expects deeper recession as coronavirus lockdown prolonged

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France has further lowered its 2020 economic forecast to a contraction of eight percent, from an earlier prediction of six-percent contraction, and would broaden...
The TV grab shows French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe (L) delivering a speech in Paris, France, on March 14, 2020. With the COVID-19 confirmed actively spreading across the country, France entered "stage 3" of its epidemic response plan, which means it is now at highest epidemic alert at national level, announced Director-General of Health Jerome Salomon on Saturday evening. (Xinhua/Gao Jing)

France reports over 32,000 coronavirus cases, lockdown extended

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The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in France has risen by 13 percent within a day to reach a total of 32,964 as of...
French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe (Front) leaves the Elysee Palace after a cabinet meeting on the COVID-19 in Paris, France, on Feb. 29, 2020. France has confirmed 73 cases of coronavirus infection by Saturday noon and the government has decided to impose stricter measures to contain its spreading, Minister of Health Olivier Veran announced. (Photo by Aurelien Morissard/Xinhua)

France extends coronavirus lockdown by two weeks

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France will extend the lockdown by two weeks until April 15 to combat the spread of the coronavirus, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced on...
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As China recovers from COVID-19 blow and rush to Europe’s rescue

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by Liu Fang "Together we are stronger","l'union fait la force", "Berg und Tal kommen nicht zusammen, wohl aber die Menschen" -- expressions...
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United World Wrestling supports Tokyo 2020 postponement

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United World Wrestling released a "President Statement on Tokyo 2020 and Next Steps" on Wednesday, giving its support to the decision of Tokyo2020 postponement. ...
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Coronavirus deaths top 1,000 in France as government struggles to contain “unprecedented” epidemic

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French Director General of Health Jerome Salomon on Tuesday announced that 1,100 people diagnosed with the COVID-19 have died, an increase of 240 in...
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France reports new coronavirus death, 191 positive cases

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France reported the third novel coronavirus death on Monday, and 191 positive cases have been confirmed so far in 12 regions, Health General Director...
Pedestrians wearing masks are seen in downtown Tehran, Iran, Feb. 23, 2020. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday issued an order to form a national headquarters to cope with the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in the country, state TV reported. Since Iran announced the first batch cases of the coronavirus in the country on Wednesday, 43 Iranians have been confirmed infected by the virus, eight of whom have died. (Photo by Ahmad Halabisaz/Xinhua)

France, Germany, UK offer Iran €5 million with material support to fight coronavirus

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France, Germany and Britain are offering a package of financial aide close to 5 million euros (5.6 million U.S. dollars) with material support to...
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Mbappe hits twice as PSG thrash Dijon 4-0

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Kylian Mbappe scored a brace and set up another goal for Mauro Icardi as run-away French Ligue 1 leaders Paris Saint-Germain cruised past relegation-threatened...
French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe (Front) leaves the Elysee Palace after a cabinet meeting on the COVID-19 in Paris, France, on Feb. 29, 2020. France has confirmed 73 cases of coronavirus infection by Saturday noon and the government has decided to impose stricter measures to contain its spreading, Minister of Health Olivier Veran announced. (Photo by Aurelien Morissard/Xinhua)

COVID-19 confirmed cases reach 100 in France

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In a daily press conference about the novel coronavirus outbreak, French Health General Director Jerome Salomon announced 43 new cases of coronavirus in France...
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France to take stricter measures to curb spreading of coronavirus as confirmed cases climb...

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France has confirmed 73 cases of coronavirus infection by Saturday noon and the government has decided to impose stricter measures to contain its spreading,...