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35 France Telecom employees end lives, bosses may go to jail

It is the first time that French bosses, caught in the vise of France’s strict labor protections, have been prosecuted for systemic harassment that led to worker deaths.

France President Emmanuel Macron vows to protect women from abusive partners

In a Facebook post Saturday, Macron listed the names of more than 50 women killed as a result of domestic violence, saying "the nation couldn't manage to protect you."

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European heatwave: France roasts at 44.3 degrees Celsius, two die in Spain

Four administrative departments in France have been placed on red alert, signalling temperatures of "dangerous intensity". Temperatures in parts of Spain are also expected to hit a new record of 43°C Friday.

Explained: Treaty of Versailles 100 years on — A fragile peace and a fraught legacy

The victorious powers — led by the United States, Britain, France and Italy — declared Germany and its allies to be solely responsible for the outbreak of World War I.

Two wounded in shooting outside mosque in western France

Brest Prosecutor Jean-Philippe Recappe said the gunman opened fire as people left the mosque in the city's Pontanezen neigbourhood.

In legal first, court faults France over air pollution

Paris regularly goes through periods of high pollution, especially during heat waves, but requests by Paris city hall to temporarily ban polluting vehicles from entering the city centre often take a long time to be implemented by the government.

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Five Bangalore girls to represent India at football event in France

The youngsters will participate in Festival19, a 10-day event scheduled to be held during the semi-final stages of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Lyon.

As Iran nuclear deal flounders, France turns to Saudi Arabia for oil

The surge in France's buying of Saudi oil shows Paris is doing less business with Iran even as it publicly encourages European partners to find a way to keep trade with Tehran flowing via the Franco-German-British Instex trade system.

France welcomes PM Modi's call for global conference on terrorism

The French ministers' remarks comes two days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during his trip to the Maldives called for a need of a 'global convention' or 'conference' on terrorism.

France, Germany spar over European Union leadership

Besides commission president, other big roles that need to be filled later this year include the head of the European Parliament and the European Central Bank (ECB), the bloc's foreign policy chief and the head of the European Council.

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Rebuilding Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

Three months after the devastating fire that wrecked the 850-year-old jewel of Paris and triggered a global outpouring of grief, France’s Parliament voted Tuesday in favour of a law to restore the damaged roof of Notre Dame Cathedral.

Protestors, police clash after Bastille Day parade

Flags of the 10 European countries that are in a joint military pact spearheaded by Macron last year led contingents of French and foreign armed forces from the Arc de Triomphe down the Champs-Elysees avenue.

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Merchants near Paris' Notre Dame struggle after fire

Paris merchants whose livelihoods depend on Notre Dame tourism are worried about the cathedral's stability and their own futures.

The varied faces of France's yellow vest movement

These are the faces of France's yellow vest movement, an array of people with grievances so varied that sometimes it's hard to see what they have in common other than the fluorescent vests glowing from their chests.

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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France’s Hollande reshuffles government with an eye on 2017 poll

France’s former prime minister Jean-Marc Ayrault is now back at Francois Hollande’s side in a new role. Ayrault replaces Laurent Fabius as Foreign Minister. An Hollande loyalist and fluent German speaker, Ayrault is seen as a safe pair of hands. He will now serve in the team of current premier Manuel Valls alongside other noteworthy […]

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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