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France repatriates 10 children from camps in north-eastern Syria

France repatriates 10 children from camps in north-eastern Syria

France has repatriated 10 children from camps in north-eastern Syria containing people displaced from territory formerly controlled by the Islamic State extremist organization, the Foreign Ministry said on Monday.

France slams 'provocation' as US halts digital tax talks

France slams 'provocation' as US halts digital tax talks

France and the US locked horns on Thursday over taxing digital giants such as Google and Facebook, after Washington said it was breaking off talks aimed at establishing a global framework ...

France pledges 15bn euros of aid for aviation sector

France pledges 15bn euros of aid for aviation sector

The French government will provide 15 billion euros ($16.9 billion) to support the country's aviation industry, which has been hammered by travel restrictions imposed to blunt the coronavirus pandemic

Suspects in UK migrant truck tragedy charged in France

Suspects in UK migrant truck tragedy charged in France

Thirteen suspects arrested by French police over the deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants in a refrigerated lorry in Britain have been charged with people trafficking, a judicial source said Saturday.

Rwandan genocide 'financier' arrested in France

Rwandan genocide 'financier' arrested in France

French police arrested one of the last key suspects sought over the Rwandan genocide on Saturday, prosecutors and police said.

France extends virus emergency until July 24

France extends virus emergency until July 24

France will extend a health emergency imposed to fight the new coronavirus for another two months until July 24, Health Minister Olivier Veran said on Saturday.

France to shun discrimination by age in lockdown exit

France to shun discrimination by age in lockdown exit

France will look to avoid setting different rules for older people and other forms of discrimination once the government starts easing its coronavirus confinement measures, the French President's office said.

Spain, France impose tight restrictions as infections cross 150,000

Spain, France impose tight restrictions as infections cross 150,000

Spain and France have imposed sweeping restrictions to fight the spread of coronavirus, as US President Donald Trump tested negative for the disease that has infected more than 150,000 people worldwide.

Macron urges calm after French minister contracts coronavirus

Macron urges calm after French minister contracts coronavirus

President Emmanuel Macron warned France on Tuesday that it was at just the start of a health epidemic as the coronavirus outbreak crept closer to the heart of French political power.

'Authoritarian' Macron under fire after pensions debate cut short

'Authoritarian' Macron under fire after pensions debate cut short

French unions and opposition leaders called for fresh demonstrations on Monday after the government employed a rarely used decree to force its controversial pension overhaul through parliament.

Air France to cut 1,500 jobs by end-2022: union sources

Air France to cut 1,500 jobs by end-2022: union sources

Air France is to cut 1,500 jobs, mostly ground staff, by late 2022, union sources told AFP Thursday, though the company declined to confirm the figures pending talks with labour representatives.

EU wants battery autonomy, but first it needs graphite

EU wants battery autonomy, but first it needs graphite

As Europe looks to declare its tech independence by becoming a leader in next-generation batteries, it will have to start by making its own graphite. The problem is, nearly all of it now comes from Asia, mainly China.