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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...

Algeria cancels France 24’s operating licence : state media

Algeria cancelled the accreditation of France 24, the communications ministry said Sunday, a day after parliamentary elections in the former...

Oil spill drifts away from Corsica coast

Fears two oil slicks would pollute eastern Corsica's holiday beaches eased Saturday after French officials prepared for the worst and naval boats...

Tens of thousands march against far-right in France

Tens of thousands of people across France on Saturday marched against "attacks on freedoms" and what organisers said was a growing influence...

French army kills Mali jihadist linked to journalist murders

French soldiers have killed a Malian jihadist suspected of being responsible for the kidnapping and deaths of two French journalists in 2013,...

Mixed emotions for Macron as US re-engages with world

Emmanuel Macron wrapped his arm around Joe Biden's shoulders when they met for the first time on Friday at the G7 summit in Cornwall.

Macron announces Sahel troop drawdown, calls for new force

President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday announced a major drawdown of France's military presence in the Sahel where forces have been battling jihadist...

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