France launches state-of-art military communications satellite

France has successfully launched a state-of-the-art satellite into orbit, designed to allow all of France’s armed forces across the globe to communicate swiftly and securely.    Paris created a space…

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French Prime Minister Jean Castex and French President Emmanuel Macron arrive for the presentation of the “France 2030” investment plan at the Elysee Presidential Palace in Paris, France, October 12, 2021. Ludovic Marin/Pool via Reuters

Macron unveils 30-bln euro plan for innovation and industrial revival

PARIS, Oct 12 (Reuters) – France wants to be a leader in green hydrogen by 2030 and build low-carbon planes and small nuclear reactors as part of a 30 billion…

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Saint-Sulpice church in Paris, France REUTERS/Sarah Meyssonnier

French clergy sexually abused over 200,000 children since 1950, report finds

PARIS, Oct 5 (Reuters) – French clergy sexually abused more than 200,000 children over the past 70 years, a major investigation released on Tuesday found, and its authors said the…

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Shrink-wrapped Arc de Triomphe finally displays artist Christo’s vision

Crowds stood admiring the Arc de Triomphe in Paris on Saturday (September 18) after it was draped in silvery blue, recyclable plastic wrapping as a tribute to late artist Christo….

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Demonstrators march in Lille, northern France, Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021, during a rally against the COVID-19 health pass needed to access restaurants, long-distance trains and other venues. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)

Anti-vaccine demonstrates in France for sixth weekend

Tens of thousands of people demonstrated in the streets of France again on Saturday against the government’s Covid-19 vaccination policies amid concern from rights groups about anti-Semitic sentiment in the…

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The giant panda Huan Huan and her second twin cub, are seen inside their enclosure after she gave birth at Beauval Zoo in Saint-Aignan-sur-Cher, Central France, on August 1, 2021. (Photo by Guillaume SOUVANT / AFP)

Panda loaned to France gives birth to twins: zoo

Huan Huan, a giant panda on loan to France, gave birth to twin cubs very early Monday, according to the Beauval Zoo.  The twins, born around 1 am, are Huan…

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A view shows a burning backhoe loader during a demonstration against the new measures announced by French President Emmanuel Macron to fight the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Paris, France, July 14, 2021. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Thousands in France protest against COVID-19 ‘health pass’ rules

PARIS (AFP) – Police in Paris fired tear gas to disperse demonstrators on Wednesday, as 19,000 people protested throughout France over new coronavirus restrictions. Some of the protests began in the…

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music care home

‘Music soothes pain’: Cellist plays to ease suffering for end-of-life patients

Once a week, the rooms of the Jeanne Garnier end-of-life care home in southern Paris reverberate to the sound of a solo cello. Claire Oppert, a concert cellist trained at…

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A man stands on a pedestal wearing a shirt reading “Palestine will live” as protesters shout slogans and wave Palestinian flags during a demonstration in solidarity with the Palestinian people on Republique square in Paris on May 22, 2021. – The ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza was holding on May 22, as humanitarian aid began to enter the Israeli-blockaded enclave ravaged by 11 days of bloodshed. As thousands of displaced Palestinians returned to their homes, and Israelis began to resume normal life the day before, international focus turned to the reconstruction of the bomb-shattered Gaza Strip. (Photo by GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT / AFP)

Thousands rally in France in support of Palestinians

Several thousand people marched Saturday in Paris and other French cities in support of Palestinians after an 11-day conflict with Israel that killed 260 people, most of whom Palestinians. This…

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France sees ‘no need’ to suspend AstraZeneca vaccine

France will continue to use AstraZeneca’s Covid vaccine, the health minister said Thursday after several European nations halted its use due to concerns over blood clots. Denmark, Iceland and Norway…

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Gig economy workers say they can no longer survive

Whether in Paris, Kuala Lumpur or California, gig economy workers fear they can no longer survive on meagre earnings from jobs that leave them increasingly vulnerable. The term “gig” stretches…

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People wearing face mask walk by an empty cafe in Berlin, Germany / REUTERS

France and Germany thrust into lockdown as second COVID-19 wave sweeps Europe

French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel ordered their countries back into lockdown on Wednesday, as a massive second wave of coronavirus infections threatened to overwhelm Europe before…

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Tear gas hovers at the Les Invalides complex in central Paris during the protest

Police fire tear gas as thousands join French healthcare protest

French police fired tear gas after being pelted with objects during a Paris demonstration on Tuesday led by thousands of healthcare workers demanding more investment in the health system. Doctors,…

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A portrait of a teacher who was mobilized during the pandemic is displayed on a giant screen in Paris on the eve of France’s easing of lockdown measures [AFP / Thomas SAMSON]

France, Spain ease virus lockdowns but UK wary

Millions of people in France and Spain were set to embrace a relaxation of stay-at-home rules on Monday, but Britain extended its lockdown as countries plot their way tentatively through…

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FILE PHOTO: A patient suffering from coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is treated at the intensive care unit at the Institut Mutualiste Montsouris (IMM) hospital in Paris, France, April 6, 2020. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/File Photo

France is fourth country to pass 10,000 coronavirus deaths

PARIS (Reuters) – France has officially registered more than 10,000 deaths from coronavirus infections, making it the fourth country to cross that threshold after Italy, Spain and the United States….

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A demonstrators set up a barricade and light fire during a protest against pension reform plans in Paris, Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019. Thousands of protesters opposed to the French government’s plan to revamp the retirement system marched through Paris on Saturday, the 14th day of crippling strikes. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

Thousands march in Paris to protest pension reform plan

PARIS (AP) — Thousands of protesters opposed to the French government’s plan to revamp the retirement system marched through Paris on Saturday, the 24th day of crippling strikes. In an…

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The ortolan bunting, like one seen here in Lithuania, is a prized delicacy in France/AFP

Illegal hunting threatens songbird prized as delicacy: study

Every year, nearly five million breeding pairs of ortolan buntings — a type of tiny songbird classified as endangered in several countries — migrate from Europe to Africa for the…

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Police motorcycles in the streets of Strasbourg, eastern France, after a shooting breakout, on Tuesday.

Witness recounts how he tried to save Thai tourist killed in Strasbourg shooting

Strasbourg, France – A witness in France has told the BBC that one of the people shot and killed in the city of Strasbourg was a Thai tourist who suffered…

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Thai tourist among 4 killed at Christmas market in France

STRASBOURG, FRANCE (AFP) – A gunman killed four people, including a Thai tourist, and injured around a dozen others at the famed Christmas market in the French city of Strasbourg…

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France beats Belgium 1-0  to go into final

Samuel Umtiti’s 51st-minute header sent France into the World Cup final for the first time since 2006.  The 1-0 win over Belgium in Saint Petersburg makes it the third time…

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