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French forces kill IS Sahel jihadist leader wanted by US

France said Thursday its troops deployed in the Sahel region of Africa had killed the head of Islamic State in the Greater Sahara (ISGS) extremist...

End of ‘Merkron’ : EU’s power couple prepares to bow out

French President Emmanuel Macron hosts Angela Merkel in Paris on Thursday for the last time before the German chancellor stands down, which will...

Head of IS in Greater Sahara killed by French forces : Macron

The head of Islamic State in the Greater Sahara, Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi, has been killed by French forces, President Emmanuel Macron tweeted...

Paris attacker says France ‘knew risks’ of IS strikes in Syria

The sole survivor of the jihadist cell that killed 130 people in Paris six years ago Wednesday claimed France "knew the risks" of attacking jihadist...

Belarus opposition leader urges ‘decisive action’ from France

Exiled Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya on Wednesday urged "decisive action" from France to solve her country's political...

EU announces defence summit, more aid after Afghan collapse

Europe will seek to boost its own military capacity after the collapse of the US-backed government in Afghanistan, EU chief Ursula von der Leyen...

France gets tough on vaccine rule for health workers

The French government faces a stand-off with tens of thousands of health workers and carers Wednesday over a new rule requiring them to receive...

French far-right pundit edges closer to presidential bid

French far-right pundit Eric Zemmour is inching closer to announcing a run for the presidency, a move that would create fresh uncertainty around...

Macron’s ex-bodyguard on trial over beating of protesters

President Emmanuel Macron's former bodyguard appeared in court Monday on charges of assaulting two young demonstrators during an anti-capitalist...

How Paris attacks prompted tougher Greek migrant checks

In a tented courtyard in the migrant camp on Greece's Leros island, a dozen new arrivals await registration after two weeks in Covid-19 quarantine.

Paris mayor Hidalgo joins battle to topple Macron

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo on Sunday launched her bid for the French presidency, stressing green and social issues, and far-right leader Marine...

Paris mayor Hidalgo announces French presidential bid 

The Socialist mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, on Sunday announced plans to run for president in next year's election, joining a growing list of...

UK migrant plan stokes tensions with France

Britain and France locked horns on Thursday over reported plans by London to turn back boats carrying migrants across the Channel, triggering...

Main Paris attacks accused disrupts trial with new diatribe

The main defendant in the trial over the November 2015 attacks in Paris disrupted proceedings Thursday with a new outburst in court, claiming...

French scientist recognized for rapid DNA sequencing technique key in Covid fight

Twenty-five years ago, French biophysicist Pascal Mayer had an idea that seemed nothing short of "crazy." Today, his research has paved the way...

Paris attacker in court as historic Bataclan trial begins

The last surviving assailant of the November 2015 attacks on Paris appeared in court on Wednesday at the start of a historic trial over the night...

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