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Spain says France to take in Aquarius ship migrants

Spain says France to take in Aquarius ship migrants

Madrid said Saturday it has accepted an offer from France to take in some of the 630 migrants from the Aquarius rescue ship following a turbulent week that saw Italy spurning people plucked from the Mediterranean.

Technology helps France beat Australia 2-1 at World Cup

Technology helps France beat Australia 2-1 at World Cup

Technology assisted with both France goals as the 1998 winners began their World Cup campaign with a less-than-convincing 2-1 win over Australia in Group C on Saturday.

Italy bans more migrant rescue boats

Italy bans more migrant rescue boats

Italy's Interior Minister Matteo Salvini on Saturday warned another migrant rescue mission off the Libyan coast that it would not be allowed to land its ‘human cargo’ at an Italian port.

Messi to put heat on Iceland as France target Australia

Messi to put heat on Iceland as France target Australia

Lionel Messi's bid for World Cup redemption begins Saturday when he leads Argentina against an unfancied Iceland side intent on springing a surprise in their first appearance on football's biggest stage.

Italy and France try to patch up migrant row, draw papal rebuke

Italy and France try to patch up migrant row, draw papal rebuke

European neighbours Italy and France tried to patch up a row over immigration on Thursday as Pope Francis urged politicians everywhere to work together on helping refugees and respect their dignity.

Italy summons French envoy as migration row escalates

Italy summons French envoy as migration row escalates

Italy summoned France's envoy and angrily rejected French criticism of its immigration policies on Wednesday, escalating a diplomatic standoff between the neighbouring European powers.

Chinese vase found in attic sells for 16.2 million euros

Chinese vase found in attic sells for 16.2 million euros

An 18th-century Chinese vase forgotten for decades in a shoe box in a French attic sold for 16.2 million euros ($19 million) at Sotheby's in Paris on Tuesday -- more than 30 times the estimate.

Paris suburban train overturns, 7 slightly injured

Paris suburban train overturns, 7 slightly injured

A landslip caused by heavy rains Tuesday caused three carriages of a Paris suburban RER train to overturn, slightly injuring seven people, France's transport minister said.

Germany, France slam Trump over Group of Seven U-turn

Germany, France slam Trump over Group of Seven U-turn

Germany and France on Sunday sharply criticised US President Donald Trump's decision to abruptly withdraw his support for a Group of Seven communique, accusing him of destroying trust and acting inconsistently.

France hangs up: new bill would ban cell phones at school

France hangs up: new bill would ban cell phones at school

France's phone-addicted children will be obliged to do without their mobile devices at school under a bill the education minister on Thursday called a ‘detox measure’ to combat classroom distraction and bullying.

Iran's uranium enrichment plans  close to  "red line" - French minister

Iran's uranium enrichment plans close to "red line" - French minister

Iran's declaration that it could increase its uranium enrichment capacity if a nuclear deal with world powers falls apart risks sailing close to the "red line", France's foreign minister said on Wednesday.

Merkel reaches out to Macron on Europe reform

Merkel reaches out to Macron on Europe reform

The German chancellor gave an extensive newspaper interview on Sunday that touched on reform of the euro zone as well as defence and asylum policy.