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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Olympics-Tokyo hands Olympic flag to Paris, prepares to douse its flame

Tokyo handed its Olympic flag to the mayor of Paris on Sunday, setting the stage for the next Games in 2024 at a closing ceremony that featured park scenes of both cities,…

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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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Japan’s Naomi Osaka celebrates after winning against Romania’s Patricia Maria Tig during their women’s singles first round tennis match on Day 1 of The Roland Garros 2021 French Open tennis tournament in Paris on May 30, 2021. (Photo by MARTIN BUREAU / AFP)

Osaka threatened with French Open disqualification over media boycott

Naomi Osaka has been threatened with disqualification from the ongoing French Open by Grand Slam organizers if she continues her media boycott at Roland Garros. “We have advised Naomi Osaka…

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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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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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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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A woman cries as people look at Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral engulfed in flames from the Paris’s Hotel de Ville esplanade on April 15, 2019. – A huge fire swept through the roof of the famed Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris on April 15, 2019, sending flames and huge clouds of grey smoke billowing into the sky. The flames and smoke plumed from the spire and roof of the gothic cathedral, visited by millions of people a year. (Photo by STR / AFP)

Investigators probe Notre-Dame inferno as donations pour in

PARIS (AFP) — Pledges to donate millions of euros in cash and materials poured in today in the aftermath of a massive fire at the Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris, which…

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French President Macron: ‘We’ll rebuild Notre-Dame together’

PARIS (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron pledged to rebuild Notre-Dame cathedral after a blaze devastated large parts of the gothic gem on Monday. “Notre-Dame is our history, our literature,…

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