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France step up search effort after flood

by on October 4, 2020 0
Rescue services stepped up their search efforts in southwestern France on Sunday after floods cut off several villages and killed two people in Italy, with eight still missing in France. Breil-sur-Roya, a French village close to the Italian border, was a scene of devastation with houses buried in mud and turned-over cars stuck in... Read More

Egypt’s Al-Azhar slams Macron’s Islam remarks as ‘racist’

by on October 4, 2020 0
Scholars at Egypt’s prestigious Sunni Islamic institution, Al-Azhar, have denounced remarks by French President Emmanuel Macron on “Islamist separatism” as “racist” and spreading “hate speech”. Macron on Friday unveiled plans to defend France’s secular values against radical Islam, describing Islam as a religion “in crisis” worldwide. “He made false accusations against Islam, that have... Read More

Moment of Mbappe brilliance gives France victory in Sweden

by on September 6, 2020 0
Kylian Mbappe scored with France’s only shot on goal on Saturday in Solna to give the world champions a 1-0 victory over Sweden in the opening round of matches in the Nations League. Mbappe picked up the ball wide of the goal in the 41st minute, squeezed past two defenders, waited for goalkeeper Robin... Read More

France issues Niger travel warning after killing of aid workers

by on August 13, 2020 0
French citizens urged to avoid travelling to Niger if possible as reserve attack raises questions over troop deployment. France has issued a warning against travelling to Niger after six French aid workers were among eight people killed by suspected fighters at the weekend. The foreign ministry said on its website on Wednesday people were “strongly... Read More

Italy Returns Stolen Banksy To France On Bastille Day

by on July 14, 2020 0
Italy on Tuesday returned to France a stolen artwork by British artist Banksy that was painted as a tribute to the victims of the 2015 Paris attacks at the Bataclan music hall. The chief prosecutor in charge of the investigation, Michele Renzo, told the French ambassador that it was significant that the handover was... Read More

Jean Castex named French PM after Edouard Philippe resignation

by on July 3, 2020 0
The French president has tasked Jean Castex with forming a new government after Philippe’s resignation, the Elysee says. French President Emmanuel Macron has named Jean Castex, who coordinated France’s reopening strategy after the coronavirus lockdown, as the country’s new prime minister, according to the Elysee Palace. The relatively low-profile Castex replaces Edouard Philippe, who... Read More

Macron ‘confident’ of progress in Russia ties after Putin talks

by on June 27, 2020 0
French President Emmanuel Macron is confident of progress in key areas with Russia, including notably the crisis in Libya, his office said on Friday after a video conference summit with Russia’s Vladimir Putin. Macron is “confident that we can make progress with Russia on a number of subjects,” a senior French presidential official told... Read More
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