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Iran triggers outrage with first hanging over protests
by Stuart Williams - December 9, 2022 - 7:53am
Iran carried out its first known execution Thursday over the protests that have shaken the regime since September, sparking an international outcry and warnings from rights groups that more hangings are imminen...
Iranian climber greeted as hero after competing without hijab
by Stuart Williams - October 19, 2022 - 5:45pm
An Iranian climber who caused a sensation by competing at an event abroad without a hijab was on Wednesday given a hero's welcome on her return to Tehran by supporters who raucously applauded her action.
Biden to impose 'further costs' on Iran over protests crackdown
by Stuart Williams - October 4, 2022 - 7:47am
President Joe Biden on Monday said the United States would place "further costs" on Iran for its violent crackdown against nationwide protests sparked by outrage over the death of Mahsa Amini.
Macron loses parliament majority in stunning setback
by Stuart Williams - June 20, 2022 - 7:46am
French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday lost his parliamentary majority after major election gains by a newly formed left-wing alliance and the far right, in a stunning blow to his plans for major second-term...
France's Macron wins new term after far-right battle
by Stuart Williams - April 25, 2022 - 8:14am
Macron is the first French president to win a second term for two decades, but Le Pen's result also marks the closest the far-right has ever come to taking power in France and has revealed a deeply divided nati...
Le Pen, Macron prepare for tense French election duel
by Stuart Williams - April 11, 2022 - 8:49am
With more than 90 percent of the vote counted in the first round, projections showed Macron scoring 28-29 percent, with Le Pen on 22-24 percent.
Putin and the West: From curiosity to cataclysm
by Stuart Williams - February 27, 2022 - 8:43am
Russian President Vladimir Putin's two decades of relations with the West, initially marked by fascination over what the ex-KGB agent stood for and then bursts of cooperation, have now reached a point of no return...
World powers make rare pledge to prevent nuclear weapons spread
by Stuart Williams - January 4, 2022 - 9:54am
Despite the major recent tensions between both China and Russia and their Western partners, the five world powers said they saw "the avoidance of war between nuclear-weapon states and the reduction of strategic risks...
'Visionary' Louis Vuitton designer Virgil Abloh dies aged 41
by Stuart Williams - November 29, 2021 - 10:39am
Top US fashion designer Virgil Abloh, the artistic director of Louis Vuitton's menswear collection, died Sunday aged 41 after battling cancer for several years, the fashion and luxury house's French owners LVMH...
Macron, Biden have 'friendly' talk to defuse submarine row
by Stuart Williams - September 23, 2021 - 7:42am
In a joint statement after the call, the two leaders vowed to launch "in-depth consultations... for ensuring confidence" and to meet in Europe at the end of October. The statement also said Macron would order France's...
Outcry grows in France after police filmed beating music producer
by Stuart Williams - November 27, 2020 - 5:07pm
A video of police beating a black music producer in Paris triggered outrage and condemnation on Thursday, leading to the suspension of several officers and a public backlash that drew in French World Cup...
France toll tops 25,000 as PM defends post-lockdown plan
by Stuart Williams - May 5, 2020 - 8:43am
France on Monday reached the grim milestone of over 25,000 coronavirus deaths as its prime minister defended the government's plan for easing a lockdown in the face of bitter criticism.
Coronavirus pandemic 'amplifies press freedom threats'
by Stuart Williams - April 21, 2020 - 1:24pm
Paris-based Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said in its annual press freedom rankings the pandemic was "highlighting and amplifying the many crises" already casting a shadow on press freedom.
France reaches 'painful' landmark of 20,000 virus dead
by Stuart Williams - April 21, 2020 - 8:26am
France on Monday announced it had become the fourth country worldwide to register over 20,000 deaths from the novel coronavirus, after recording 547 new fatalities in the epidemic.
France extends lockdown as countries see hope of virus peak
by Stuart Williams - April 14, 2020 - 8:30am
 France extended its nationwide lockdown on Monday for another month in a bid to halt the coronavirus pandemic, as other hard-hit countries considered easing their measures with hopes rising that death rates...
Macron ramps up French 'war' on coronavirus
by Stuart Williams - March 17, 2020 - 8:05am
French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday ordered people to stay at home to avoid spreading the new coronavirus, saying only necessary trips would be allowed and violations would be punished.
How will Iran retaliate to US killing of top commander?
by Stuart Williams - January 4, 2020 - 3:28pm
From mobilizing its allies in the Middle East to blocking shipping in a strategic waterway or even launching a cyber attack far beyond its borders, Iran has no shortage of options to avenge the killing...
Former French president Jacques Chirac dies aged 86
by Stuart Williams - September 27, 2019 - 7:25am
"We French have lost a statesman whom we loved as much as he loved us," French President Macron said in an address to the nation from the Elysee Palace, hailing Chirac as a "great Frenchman" who had "embodied" ...
G7 wrestles with Iran, Amazon fires and trade, but own unity shaky
by Stuart Williams - August 26, 2019 - 10:25am
G7 leaders close their summit Monday with discussion of world problems including the fires ravaging the Amazon rainforest, but overshadowed by President Donald Trump's trade wars and questions over the group's ...
France salutes 'exemplary' firefighters for saving Notre Dame
by Stuart Williams - April 19, 2019 - 8:16am
French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday hailed as "exemplary" hundreds of firefighters who saved Notre-Dame in the devastating blaze, as efforts intensified to shore up the still fragile cathedral.
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