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Jail sentence for man who slapped French President

A man who slapped French President Emmanuel Macron during a public event has been sentenced to 18 months in jail, but with 14 months...

France launches legal probe into Peugeot in Dieselgate scandal

France has launched a judicial investigation into carmaker Peugeot in the Dieselgate scandal, for allegations of fraud causing danger to humans or animals, sources...
Novak Djokovic

Djokovic sets up Nadal semi-final with win over Berrettini in Paris

Novak Djokovic will face Rafael Nadal in the semi-final of the French Open after defeating Matteo Berrettini in four sets. The 18-time grand slam champion,...
Emmanuel Macron

Man Who Slapped Macron Tells Investigators He Did Not Plan It

The man who slapped French President Emmanuel Macron at a public event on June 8 said during questioning that his actions were not planned,...

France to Push for Minimum Tax for Amazon

France will fight to tax the online retail giant Amazon at a minimum rate of 15% after G7 nations gave the scheme a nod,...
China tourists

France Permits Entry to Vaccinated EU Tourists Without PCR Test

The French government embarked on a new phase of lifting COVID-19 restrictions, permitting entry to tourists from EU nations and some other countries without...
Emmanuel Macron

Macron Vows to Continue Holding Meetings With French Citizens After Slapping Incident

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday that he will continue holding meetings with citizens of France despite the slapping incident that occurred earlier...
Emmanuel Macron

Macron Slapped in Face During Visit to France’s Drome Department

French President Emmanuel Macron was slapped in the face during his visit to the Drome department in southeastern France on Tuesday, with two people...

French watchdog fines Google millions for abuse of dominant position

The French competition authority has imposed a fine of 220 million euros (267 million dollars) on Google for preferential treatment of its own services...
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France to Create Agency to Fight ‘Disinformation’ Online

France will create a government agency to monitor "disinformation" coming from abroad, the head of the General Secretariat for Defense and National Security said...
Libyan Dialogue

Macron Calls for Withdrawal of Foreign Forces From Libya

French President Emmanuel Macron spoke in favor of the withdrawal of foreign forces, including Russian and Turkish, from the territory of Libya. "As Libyans themselves...
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France Expresses Concern About IAEA Report on Iran As No Progress Seen

France is concerned about the report of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on the undeclared nuclear activity of Iran, and the inability of...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel

European countries urge explanation on alleged U.S. spying on Merkel and officials

European countries are demanding the United States and Denmark to give explanation as soon as possible on reports that the U.S. intelligence agency...
ECOWAS on Mali

Paris Backs ECOWAS on Presidential Election in Mali Next Year – Le Drian

France agrees with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on the need to organize presidential elections in the Western African nation of...
Nigerian Economy

International donors aim to mobilize billions for Africa’s economy

International donors gathering at a summit in Paris On Tuesday pledged to mobilize more than 100 billion dollars to help boost Africa's economy amid...

Getting to zero emissions will require new energy approaches

For the world to reach net zero emissions by 2050 will require a never-before-seen transformation of the global energy sector, according to a new...
Soldiers in Central African Republic

Russia Delivers Batch of Small Arms to Central African Republic

Russia delivered a third batch of small arms, including 5,000 Kalashnikov assault rifles, to the Central African Republic (CAR), Russian Ambassador to Bangui Vladimir...

Ex-soldier sentenced to 20 years for murder in France

An ex-soldier in France has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for murder in a high-profile case that has gripped the country. Nordahl L,...
Air France Klm

Air France-KLM Q1 loss narrows

Air France-KLM Group (AFRAF.PK), comprising Air France, KLM and Transavia, reported that its first-quarter net loss narrowed to 1.48 billion euros (1.78 billion dollars)...
Societe Generale

Societe Generale turns to profit in Q1 on strong net banking income

Societe Generale SA (SCGLF.PK, SCGLY.PK) reported Thursday that its first-quarter Group net income was 814 million euros (979 million dollars), compared to last year's...
stock market

Major European markets close weak

European markets ended notably lower on Tuesday following a sell-off in shares of technology firms and several top name companies from other sectors due...
climate change

French lawmakers approve wide-ranging climate change legislation

France's National Assembly on Tuesday approved climate protection legislation that included input from a specially convened citizens' panel but which activists argue does not...

France gripped as trial begins over murder of young soldier

The trial of a man accused of murdering a soldier began in France on Monday amid huge media interest, with the accused suspected of...
Black young woman doing shopping in a store

France consumer confidence stable in April

France's consumer confidence remained unchanged in April, defying expectations for an easing, preliminary data from the statistical office INSEE showed Wednesday. The consumer confidence index...
jail bars

Seven members of former Italian guerilla group detained in France

Seven people who had been convicted in Italy for terrorist acts as members of the Red Brigades, a former Italian far-left guerilla group, have...
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France has passed peak of pandemic’s third wave – Jean Castex

France has probably put the peak of the pandemic's third wave behind it, Prime Minister Jean Castex said on Thursday at a press conference. "The...
Europe Week

European stocks close higher again

European markets closed higher on Thursday, extending recent gains, as investors reacted positively to the European Central Bank's monetary policy announcement, and some encouraging...
The fight between Airbus and Boeing for jet orders is poised to heat up at the Farnborough Airshow outside London next week.

Airbus plans to reorganize aircraft production

The aerospace and defence group Airbus plans to reorganize its aircraft production in Germany and France, the company said on Wednesday. The reorganization means new...
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France imposes mandatory quarantine on several countries

France is tightening entry restrictions from Argentina, Brazil, Chile and South Africa because of concerns about new variants of the coronavirus. A 10-day compulsory quarantine...

Germany, France and Ukraine to discuss conflict in Donbass

(dpa) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky are meeting online to discuss the worsening situation in...