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In stolen boats from French fishermen, migrants steal across the English channel

Smugglers, and their migrant clients, who are intent on reaching Britain and are looking for vessels to cross the forbidding waters of the English Channel

Paris blast: Four dead including two fire fighters; at least 47 injured

Firefighters worked to extinguish the blaze and evacuate some people from the building using ladders while emergency workers treated some of the injured at the scene. The minister further informed that 10 people are in critical condition and 37 others 'less seriously injured'.

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France debates where to teach Arabic: public school or local mosque?

As part of France’s fight against extremism, the Education Ministry announced a plan to take back control of Arabic teaching “in order to provide a secular curriculum rather than the one offered by associations, which can drift toward radicalization."

France protests: Macron vows to ensure 'everyone of their rights'

Macron was quickly tagged as the “President of the Rich,” a label he has been unable to shake. On some of France’s traffic roundabouts, where the Yellow Vests held sway for much of November and December, mock guillotines were erected with Macron’s effigy.

Suspect tied to Charlie Hebdo attack sent to France, charged

Peter Cherif is accused of criminal association with a terrorist enterprise. France's defense minister says he played an "important role in organizing" the Charlie Hebdo attack.

Respite in Paris as yellow vest movement abates

One reason why the heat has been taken out of the protests relates to the concessions from French President Emmanuel Macron.

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France: Yellow vest protester dies in road accident

Macron's centrist government is also going to face a no-confidence vote in the lower house of parliament later Thursday.

France: Paris cleans up as President Macron prepares response to yellow vests

Yellow vest protesters demand lower taxes, higher minimum wages and better pension benefits. But, mindful of France's deficit and not wanting to flout EU rules, President Macron has scant wriggle room for more concessions.

France 'yellow vest' protests: 211 arrested, 89,000 police deployed across country

Much of Paris looked like a ghost town on Saturday, with museums, department stores closed on what should have been a festive pre-Christmas shopping day.

Eiffel Tower to be closed as Paris braces for more protests

Fearing protesters could target street furniture or construction sites, Paris police will remove all the glass containers, railings and building machines set up in the identified sectors which include the world-renowned and glitzy Champs-Elysees avenue.

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France braces for trouble, Macron to address 'yellow vest' anger

Named after the fluorescent safety vests that all French motorists must carry, the protesters are billing their planned action on Saturday as “Act IV” of worst unrest seen in the capital since the 1968 student riots.

Paris assesses injuries, damage after worst riots since 1968

Earlier Sunday, Macron visited the Arc de Triomphe, which had damaged statues as well as graffiti. One slogan on the famed war memorial read: "Yellow jackets will triumph"

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Scaly, scary lodgers: Frenchman shares home with 400 reptiles

In an unassuming house on France’s River Loire, a cobra lives on the coffee table, a 50 kg (110-pound) tortoise roams the garden and a two-metre (seven-foot) alligator sleeps in the owner’s bed while another keeps a watch at the door.

Paris celebrates as France advances to World Cup final

Delirious supporters draped in the Tricolor flag spilled on to Parisian boulevards as the blare of car horns reverberated through the French capital.

Paris is flooded, but so is Germany and Texas

Floods in Germany and France have killed at least 10 people and forced thousands away from their homes, while five soldiers have been killed as storms dumped more rain on flood-hit parts of Texas.

Take an aerial view of Marseille, France's second-biggest city

The second largest city of France, Marseilles has a lot to offer to the curious tourist. Here's a bird's-eye view of Marseilles.

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Suspected terror attack in France

The suspected attacker entered the East France factory and set off several small explosive devices according to sources.

Terrorists storm office of French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, 12 reported dead

The newspaper was also firebombed in the past for publishing cartoons in 2011 joking about Muslim leaders.

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My aim is to reinforce Indo-French counter-terror cooperation: Hollande

New Delhi, Jan 25 (ANI): French President Francois Hollande on Monday reiterated that the main objective of his visit to India is to reinforce counter-terrorism cooperation between France and India. Hollande said France would take all measures required to protect democracy. He added that France will not be deterred by any kind of threats of terrorism. He further stated that today, in fact, there are all kinds of terrorist threats that are hovering around countries such as India and France and one of the main aims of my visit here in India is to reinforce and strengthen the cooperation against terrorism between two countries.

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French firms to invest $10 billion in India: French minister

New Delhi, Jan 25 (ANI): France Finance Minister Michel Sapin on Monday said that in the last five years French companies have invested more than $1 billion per year in India, which is now expected to increase to $10 billion in the next five years. Sapin said that France is the third biggest foreign investor in India and a major player in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Make in India' programme. He added that India and France have similar views on investment, which will further help them to fight against financing terrorism.

India, France to discuss counter terrorism mechanism

New Delhi, Jan 21 (ANI): In the wake of horrendous attack in Paris and the recent terrorist attack at the Pathankot air base, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Thursday the cooperation between France and India on matters related to counter terrorism has acquired a very significant dimension, and added that a lot of discussion in this regard is expected during the visit of French President François Hollande. President Hollande will be the chief guest at the Republic Day celebrations this year. This is the fifth time that a serving President of the French Republic will be the chief guest at the Republic Day function. Vikas Swarup also highlighted the business ties between both nations.

French travellers cut road and rail links near Grenoble

A group of around 30 travellers raided a scrapyard and blocked a road in the French alps in Moirans near Grenoble on Tuesday, setting the wrecks alight, to demand the authorities release a 17-year-old and his cousin from a nearby prison to attend the funeral of his brother.

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