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After Biden, Blinken back to Europe to shore up Western unity

Days after Joe Biden's first presidential trip abroad, Secretary of State Antony Blinken headed back to Europe Tuesday to keep up the work of...

Setbacks for Le Pen, Macron parties in French regional vote

France's far-right led by Marine Le Pen insisted Monday it could recover from a disappointing first round of regional polls marked by a strong...

Woman who killed rapist husband goes on trial in France

A French woman went on trial on Monday for killing the man who raped her for years as her stepfather before becoming her husband and pimp.

US, French astronauts make ISS spacewalk

A French and an American astronaut completed a six-hour spacewalk Sunday as they installed new solar panels to boost power supplies to the International...

Le Pen suffers disappointment in French regional polls

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen's party performed weaker than expected in the first round of regional elections Sunday, in a vote marked...

French police battle party-goers at illegal rave

Five police officers were injured in western France as they broke up a 1,500-strong illegal rave, authorities said Saturday, with one party-goer...

Several hurt as French police break up mass rave

Five police officers were injured overnight in western France as they broke up a 1,500-strong illegal rave, authorities said Saturday, with one...

Hubert Germain : France’s last Hero of the Resistance

At nearly 101 years old, Hubert Germain is the last of the designated Heroes of the Resistance against the Nazi occupation of Germany, handpicked...

France ditches masks but virus cases surge in Africa

Highly contagious coronavirus variants are fuelling a surge in infections in Africa, the World Health Organization warned Thursday, while in...

French prosecutors seek 6-month jail term for Sarkozy

Prosecutors in the trial of former French president Nicolas Sarkozy on Thursday called for a six-month jail term over campaign finance violations...

Malaysian court overturns ‘misadventure’ inquest ruling in teen’s death

A Malaysian court Wednesday overturned an inquest verdict of "misadventure" in the death of a French-Irish schoolgirl who vanished in the jungle,...

China blames minor fuel rod damage for nuclear plant issues

A handful of damaged fuel rods is behind a build-up of radioactive gases at a nuclear power station in southern China, authorities said Wednesday,...

Malaysian court to rule on challenge by French-Irish teen’s family

A Malaysian court will rule Wednesday on a challenge by the family of a French-Irish teenager over an inquest verdict that she died by misadventure...

China says radiation levels normal at Taishan nuclear plant

China said Tuesday radiation levels remained normal at one of its nuclear power plants and there were no safety concerns, after the station’s...

French nuclear firm seeks to fix ‘performance issue’ at China plant

A French nuclear firm said Monday it was working to resolve a "performance issue" linked to a gas build-up at a plant it part-owns in southern...

Key dates in the Carlos Ghosn saga

From his shock detention to an audacious escape from Japan, the rollercoaster saga of former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn made headlines around the...

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