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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.
Counting the losses: what we know about Notre-Dame's treasures
by Stuart Williams - April 17, 2019 - 5:01pm
While the Notre-Dame cathedral is venerated as a masterpiece of medieval architecture, it also houses outstanding examples of Western art as well as holy relics.
Macron vows to rebuild Notre-Dame after devastating fire
by Stuart Williams - April 16, 2019 - 10:05am
French President Emmanuel Macron has vowed to rebuild Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, after a colossal fire tore through the building, sending the spire crashing to the ground and wiping out centuries of heritag...
22 dead as migrant truck crashes in western Turkey
by Stuart Williams - October 15, 2018 - 2:33am
Twenty-two people, including children, died on yesterday when a vehicle carrying migrants reportedly heading for EU member Greece plunged off the highway into a waterway in western Turkey.
Anger as Turkey jails 24 over Istanbul airport protests
by Stuart Williams - September 20, 2018 - 2:17am
Turkish activists and the opposition on Monday expressed outrage after a court jailed 24 workers ahead of a trial over their actions in protests against labour conditions at Istanbul's giant new airport.
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