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END OF EU: How electoral change in France 'could DESTROY bloc'  Express.co.uk

AN ELECTORAL change in France could not only take the country out of both the European Union and the single currency but also destroy the bloc in its entirety ...

The Economic Consequences Of The France-Italy Diplomatic Crisis Might Be Worse Than Expected  Forbes

Since the new elections in Italy, Rome and Paris have been undergoing a diplomatic crisis which might have just gone from war of words to a red-flag situation.

France TERRIFIED of losing EU influence in election WIPEOUT: 'We’re facing CATASTROPHE!'  Express.co.uk

FRANCE is terrified of losing its political clout following the next European Parliament elections, with several parties forecast to suffer crushing defeats.

France is well placed to take the ECB's top job after Draghi  CNBC

President Mario Draghi ends his eight-year mandate in October and market players are anxious to know what direction the central bank will take when his tenure ...

France vows crackdown after surge in anti-Semitic incidents  Haaretz

The issue came to the forefront of French politics last weekend after anti-Jewish graffiti appeared in Paris streets.

After France and U.K., Germany reports increase in anti-Semitic incidents  Haaretz

As both France and the United Kingdom reeled from an increase in anti-Semitic incidents, neighboring Germany also announced a rise in crimes against the ...

In France, footballers fight workplace bullying in court  Fox News

As it does with many footballers, the day finally came when Anatole Ngamukol's club told the attacker it was time for him to move on.

Fox News
French and European flags to fly in classrooms of schools in France  The Local France

The French parliament has voted in favour of a bill proposing that the flying of the French and European flags be made obligatory in all classrooms in France.

The Local France
France's 'Benalla Affair' - the scandal Macron can't shake  Reuters

PARIS (Reuters) - Emmanuel Macron has spent much of the past four months battling to contain the threat from France's “yellow vest” revolt. But another ...

Netflix has more than 5 million subscribers in France  euronews

PARIS (Reuters) - Netflix now has more than 5 million subscribers in France, a spokesman for the U.S. video streaming giant said on Wednesday, ...

Gordon D’Arcy: Watching France in 1991 was transformative. Now it’s painful  The Irish Times

France are a sorry sight in this Six Nations, but they were once the beating heart of rugby.

The Irish Times
Stonehenge Might Have Its Roots with Ancient Sailors from France  Popular Mechanics

Scientists have a new theory regarding one of the most famous structures in the world, Stonehenge. Based on previous structures, the new study says, ...

Popular Mechanics
Places to go in France that aren't Paris  INSIDER

Between the fairytale villages of Alsace and the beaches of Cannes and Nice, there's an ideal vacation spot for everyone.

Explore France's Loire Valley in the Footsteps of Leonardo da Vinci  Smithsonian.com

Most think of Leonardo da Vinci as being geographically tied to Italy, and for good reason. The visionary artist and scientist spent the majority of his life there.

French Mayor Offers Shelter to Migrants, Despite the Government’s Objections  The New York Times

Bayonne, near the Spanish border, is on the front line of a migration crisis, putting the city's leader in conflict with the Macron government for offering aid to ...

The New York Times
Referees taking fresh lessons to France 2019  FIFA.com

Four months – barely even that – until the FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019™ gets under way. And while the 24 teams who have qualified are eagerly ...

France proposed EU revolution on picking winners  Financial Times

Bruno Le Maire asserts Europe is blind to the challenges it faces from overseas.

Financial Times
Jonny May hat-trick spearheads England’s crushing win over France  The Guardian

Jonny May scored a first-half hat-trick of tries as England thrashed France 44-8 in the Six Nations at Twickenham.

The Guardian
How much does it cost to get a driving licence in France.... from scratch?  The Local France

French President Emmanuel Macron is looking to dramatically decrease the cost of getting a driving licence in France. But how much do you have to fork out at ...

The Local France
France fears loss of influence in next European Parliament  POLITICO.eu

Longtime insiders face political wilderness after next election.

France Says 1,800 People Convicted Over Yellow Vest Protests  Bloomberg

Almost three months of protests across France by the “Yellow Vests” have led to 1800 criminal convictions, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said on Tuesday ...

England v France Tactics | Why France Failed to Expose England  The 1014

France were unceremoniously demolished at Twickenham 44-8 by an England side that appeared to have no weaknesses. However, the truth is France were ...

The 1014
Alleged Assad regime torturers arrested in Germany and France  The National

Police in Germany and France have detained three former members of Syria's intelligence *service* in the first arrests by western authorities of suspected torturers ...

The National
Macron thinks of France as 'GUARDIAN' of European Project says Hunt after Paris meeting  Express

FRANCE views itself as the “guardian” of Europe and the European Project, claimed Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt following a meeting French ministers in ...

England 44-8 France: Six Nations player ratings from Twickenham  The Guardian

Tom Curry was magnificent, bloodied but unbowed in the back row as England powered to a 44-8 win over France, for whom Gaël Fickou was out of sorts and ...

The Guardian
EU rules on migration are FAILING, says France’s former asylum chief  Express.co.uk

THE European Union's “Dublin” rules on asylum which state that requests be handled by the country where asylum is first claimed have been described as a ...

Huge spike in antisemitism in France - French Interior Minister  The Jerusalem Post

Figures include a frightening 80 attempted murders with antisemitic motivations, along with the actual murder of 85-year old Holocaust survivor Mireille Knoll in ...

The Jerusalem Post
'I'm on €410 a month': Anxious Britons in France reveal why they won't apply for residency permits  The Local France

As Brexit inches closer, Britons in France are being urged to apply for their carte de séjour but many are simply reluctant to do so. Here, our readers reveal what ...

The Local France
France have collapsed into a shambolic, disorganised rabble  Irish Examiner

The French federation is guilty of dereliction of duty for the manner with which they have allowed their national team become an object of ridicule, says Donal ...

Irish Examiner
SF Library & Consulat General Of France Present ‘Night Of Ideas’  CBS San Francisco

A unique event was happening at the San Francisco Library called 'Night of Ideas.' The library's chief of Community Programs and Partnerships Michelle Jeffers ...

CBS San Francisco
Will France's New Luxury Strategy Help Sell More Louis Vuitton Bags?  The Business of Fashion

PARIS, France — Despite sales of over €10 billion last year, LVMH cash cow Louis Vuitton could have “grown more,” the group's chairman and chief executive ...

The Business of Fashion
India 'A' women hockey team clinches series against France 'A'  Sportstar

Youngsters Jyoti and Gagandeep Kaur were on target as India 'A' women beat France 'A' 2-0 in the fourth and final match of the series here Wednesday to seal ...

New call for bridge between Jersey and France  Jersey Evening Post

BUILDING a bridge to France could help ease Jersey's growing housing crisis and should be 'properly investigated' by the States, a former government adviser ...

Jersey Evening Post
France told to launch NATO rival in boost for Macron EU army plan  Express.co.uk

EMMANUEL Macron has been urged to extend France's nuclear arsenal to shield the whole of the European Union, with member states urged to chip in ...

Italy-France 'WAR': Jacob Rees-Mogg highlights crucial point in EU 'AWFUL muddle'  Express.co.uk

JACOB Rees-Mogg has warned the European Union is in 'endless trouble' as he highlighted last time a French Government withdrew an ambassador from Italy ...

Amateur Cyclist Completes Toughest Stage of Tour de France Without a Seat– and He Did it for Charity  Good News Network

A super-fit amateur cyclist pedaled his way up the toughest stage of the Tour de France – and he did it all without a seat on his bicycle. Rob Holden managed to ...

Good News Network
The Right-Wing Pundit ‘Hashtag Triggering’ France  The New York Times

The pop historian Eric Zemmour has fashioned himself as an evangelist of French culture — and become a driving force for French conservatism.

The New York Times
France carries out rare simulation of nuclear deterrent strike  Reuters

France conducted a rare simulation of a nuclear deterrent mission, its armed forces ministry said on Tuesday, at a time when the United States plans to exit a ...

France's Yellow Vest protesters hit the streets again  FRANCE 24 English

Thousands of Yellow Vest protesters returned to the streets of France Saturday to protest against President Emmanuel Macron's policies, despite disagreement ...

FRANCE 24 English
France and Italy's war of words steps up as elections approach  The Guardian

The French president, Emmanuel Macron, may have brushed off the recent spate of verbal attacks by Italy's two deputy prime ministers, Luigi Di Maio and Matteo ...

The Guardian
To Understand France's Yellow Vest Movement, You Have To Get Out Of Paris  NPR

The yellow vest protests continue in France despite President Emmanuel Macron's attempts to mollify the protesters.

In France, Comic Books Are Serious Business  The New York Times

At the Angoulême International Comics Festival, there was a sense that the best days for comic books may be yet to come — in the French-speaking world, ...

The New York Times
Yellow Vests: Are France's working poor being left behind?  FRANCE 24 English

France enjoys a reputation for having a generous social safety net that provides well for the least fortunate. But weeks of Yellow Vest unrest have highlighted that ...

FRANCE 24 English
France and Germany provoke populist anger over 'friendship pact'  The Guardian

France and Germany have renewed their vows of postwar friendship, aiming to show that the traditional engine powering the EU project is still strong, but ...

The Guardian
Dani Martinez: The Tour de France is my dream  Cyclingnews.com

Fruit metaphors in sports can often be tricky, but EF Education First team CEO Jonathan Vaughters went there to describe the development of 22-year-old Dani ...

France launches $57m plan for no-deal Brexit  Al Jazeera English

France has put in motion a contingency plan to deal with an eventual "hard Brexit", including 50 million euros ($57m) of investments to help ports and airports ...

Al Jazeera English
France fines Google nearly $57 million for first major violation of new European privacy regime  The Washington Post

Google has been fined nearly $57 million by French regulators for violating Europe's tough new data-privacy rules, marking the first major penalty brought ...

The Washington Post
Apple will pay its $571 million tax bill in France  Engadget

Apple has agreed to pay 500 million euro ($571 million) in back taxes in France, according to French website L'Express. Like other European nations, including ...

3 WWII veterans honored with France's most distinguished medal  Military Times

Three St. Louis-area World War II veterans in their 90s who played roles in liberating France from Nazi occupation have been given France's Legion of Honor.

Military Times
Germany and France signal willingness to delay Brexit  The Guardian

Member states attempted to plot out their terms for extending the negotiating time beyond 29 March.

The Guardian
Weedkiller Roundup banned in France after court ruling  FRANCE 24 English

French authorities on Tuesday officially forbid the sale of a form of controversial weed-killer Roundup following a court ruling that regulators failed to take safety ...

FRANCE 24 English
France’s gilets jaunes used to cause chaos. Right now they’re just chaotic  The Guardian

The anti-Macron protest movement is split over a decision to compete in elections, says French journalist Pauline Bock.

The Guardian
Emiliano Sala: Born in Argentina, reputation forged in France  BBC Sport

Just three days after he signed for Premier League club Cardiff City, Emiliano Sala was on a light aircraft that went missing over the English Channel on 21 ...

BBC Sport
OPINION: France's 'yellow vest' conflict is heading into calamitous new territory  The Local France

The latest violence at the "yellow vest" demo in Paris where one of the leaders of the Gilets Jaunes was gravely wounded must act as a warning to both ...

The Local France
France Is Overhauling Their Nutrition Guidelines in a Really Surprising Way  Cooking Light

The French High Council For Public Health (HCPH) is in the middle of updating their national nutrition guidelines. The five-year process is set to wrap up in 2021 ...

Cooking Light
En garde! 'Cyber-war has begun' – and France will hack first, its defence sec declares  The Register

FIC2019 France's defence secretary Florence Parly today declared: “Cyber war has begun.” And she said the Euro nation's military will use its “cyber arms as all ...

The Register
U.S., Russia and France All Launch Nuclear-Capable Missiles Within Hours of One Another as Treaty Falls Apart  Newsweek

The United States, Russia and France have all test-launched nuclear-capable missiles within hours of one another as international fears of a global arms control ...

France’s yellow vests want to turn anger into votes for their own EU Parliament candidates  Global News

Ingrid Levavasseur, a 31-year-old nurse and mother of two, will run for EU Parliament as the 'yellow vest' movement's top candidate in France.

Global News
Haldiram’s inks pact with France’s Brioche Dorée  Economic Times

Co's deal with a French firm is the first partnership by snacks firm outside the family.

Economic Times
France’s dilemma: what to do with jihadists who say sorry  Spectator.co.uk

Patrick Jardin lost his daughter when Islamist terrorists attacked the Bataclan in November 2015. Nathalie was one of 130 people killed that evening in…

France's yellow vest protests inspire Iraqi protesters  Aljazeera.com

Iraq's city of Basra has faced months of protests against corruption and poor services.

High school students raise money to send WWII vets to France  NBC2 News

(WRAL) This year marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day and a group of North Carolina high school students are trying to make sure veterans who walked the ...

NBC2 News
France’s Macron calls election of Venezuela’s Maduro ‘illegitimate’  FRANCE 24 English

French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday called the 2018 election of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro “illegitimate”, throwing his weight behind ...

FRANCE 24 English
Geraint Thomas: Froome and I can share Tour de France leadership again  Cyclingnews.com

Geraint Thomas has said that he will be heading to this year's Tour de France with a very similar game plan to 2018, where both he and Chris Froome started as ...

Letter from the editor: Takeaways from the Sirha show in Lyon, France  Nation's Restaurant News

Last month, I found myself in an expo hall in Lyon, France, with 200,000 other foodservice professionals. While the Bocuse d'Or culinary competition is well ...

Nation's Restaurant News
France's solar liquidation leaves Queensland business in the lurch  Brisbane Times

A multimillion-dollar solar power company ultimately owned by the French government has put itself into liquidation just weeks after the Supreme Court in ...

Brisbane Times
France’s Largest Bank BNP Paribas Loses $80 Million Due to Trader’s Pre-Vacation Snafu  CCN

According to multiple sources, BNP SA, known by many as the largest bank in France, reportedly made a loss of $80 million in derivative trades connected to the ...

Regulators clear Air France-KLM move for Virgin stake  Flightglobal

European Commission regulators have cleared Air France-KLM's acquisition of a 31% joint-controlling interesting in UK carrier Virgin Atlantic. The move was ...

What American liberals could learn from France's neo-Bonaparte  The Week Magazine

I have long been convinced that most people who reject liberalism do so not because they think it is false or immoral, but because it is boring. One reason for this ...

The Week Magazine
These 5 Numbers Explain Why the French Are in the Streets  The New York Times

The “Yellow Vest” movement has morphed into an outcry over problems that have plagued France for years: declining living standards and eroding purchasing ...

The New York Times
French Police Crack Down on ‘Yellow Vests’ With Tear Gas and Over a Thousand Arrests  The New York Times

PARIS — A fourth weekend of antigovernment protests in France turned violent again on Saturday, with demonstrators in Paris burning cars and ripping down ...

The New York Times
Air France unveils new Airbus A330 business class  Australian Business Traveller

Air France is rolling out a new business class cabin for its Airbus A330s, and some travellers will be in for quite a treat with one jet already sporting the *fresh* new ...

Australian Business Traveller
What France's Unrest Means  The National Interest Online

The ongoing Yellow Vest movement is significant and could have long-lasting repercussions for France and the rest of Europe.

The National Interest Online
Thousands in France protesting gas taxes and President Macron  Vox.com

Thousands of protesters in Paris and elsewhere in France demonstrate against rising fuel prices and Macron's economic policies.

'Yellow vest' protesters turn out for fifth weekend in France  CNN

Crowds of "gilets jaunes" or "yellow vest" protesters gathered Saturday in Paris for a fifth consecutive weekend of demonstrations despite concessions this week ...

France’s Existential Loneliness in Syria  Foreign Policy

U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw all American ground troops from Syria, revealed by a tweet on Wednesday, was an early Christmas gift to ...

Foreign Policy
Unrest in France Hinders Macron’s Push to Revive Economy  The New York Times

The Yellow Vest protests roiling the country have cost businesses billions of euros and threatened President Emmanuel Macron's strategy for growth.

The New York Times
France fuel protest: One dead in 'yellow vest' blockades  BBC News

One protester has died and more than 200 were injured as more than a quarter of a million people took to the streets of France, angry at rising fuel prices.

BBC News
In France, School Lessons Ask: Which Twitter Post Should You Trust?  The New York Times

To combat online misinformation and radicalization, one of the world's largest national internet literacy efforts is teaching students how to spot junk information.

The New York Times

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Why is France protesting? | CNBC Explains
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SKAM FRANCE EP.4 S3 : Mercredi 13h43 - Prince charmant
Yellow Vests: Microcosm of racist France
Yellow Vests: Microcosm of racist France
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فرانس 24 البث المباشر – الأخبار الدولية على مدار الساعة
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What is Really Happening in France?
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10 Top Tourist Attractions in France - Travel Video
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Les images inédites de la finale du Mondial 2018, Equipe de France I FFF 2018
France’s Yellow Vest Protesters Just Won Against Macron (HBO)
France’s Yellow Vest Protesters Just Won Against Macron (HBO)

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France, Normandie-Utah-Beach | emile lombard | Flickr
Snowboarding the Vallee Blanche on Mont Blanc, Chamonix, F ...
Snowboarding the Vallee Blanche on Mont Blanc, Chamonix, F ...
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Somport tunnel leading to France | Photo taken as entering ...
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Chateau de Canteloup | Calvados 14 Normandie France ...
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Russ Brami - E Company
Wilko Johnson Live In France - January 15, 1981
Wilko Johnson Live In France - January 15, 1981
Eiffel Tower in red | Paris | Red lightened Eiffel Tower ...
Eiffel Tower in red | Paris | Red lightened Eiffel Tower ...
Ceramic rose on a grave | All these ceramic flowers are ...
Ceramic rose on a grave | All these ceramic flowers are ...
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France (French: [fʁɑ̃s]), officially the French Republic (French: République française, pronounced [ʁepyblik fʁɑ̃sɛːz]), is a country whose territory consists of metropolitan France in Western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. The metropolitan area of France extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean. It is bordered by Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany to the northeast, Switzerland and Italy to the east, and Andorra and Spain to the south. The overseas territories include French Guiana in South America and several islands in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans. The country's 18 integral regions (five of which are situated overseas) span a combined area of 643,801 square kilometres (248,573 sq mi) and a total population of 67.3 million (as of October 2018). France, a sovereign state, is a unitary semi-presidential republic with its capital in Paris, the country's largest city and main cultural and commercial centre. Other major urban areas include Lyon, Marseille, Toulouse, Bordeaux, Lille and Nice.During the Iron Age, what is now metropolitan France was inhabited by the Gauls, a Celtic people. Rome annexed the area in 51 BC, holding it until the arrival of Germanic Franks in 476, who formed the Kingdom of Francia. The Treaty of Verdun of 843 partitioned Francia into East Francia, Middle Francia and West Francia. West Francia which became the Kingdom of France in 1190 emerged as a major European power in the Late Middle Ages following its victory in the Hundred Years' War (1337 to 1453). During the Renaissance, French culture flourished and a global colonial empire was established, which by the 20th century would become the second largest in the world. The 16th century was dominated by religious civil wars between Catholics and Protestants (Huguenots). France became Europe's dominant cultural, political, and military power in the 17th century under Louis XIV. In the late 18th century, the French Revolution overthrew the absolute monarchy, established one of modern history's earliest republics, and saw the drafting of the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, which expresses the nation's ideals to this day.In the 19th century, Napoleon took power and established the First French Empire. His subsequent Napoleonic Wars shaped the course of continental Europe. Following the collapse of the Empire, France endured a tumultuous succession of governments culminating with the establishment of the French Third Republic in 1870. France was a major participant in World War I, from which it emerged victorious, and was one of the Allies in World War II, but came under occupation by the Axis powers in 1940. Following liberation in 1944, a Fourth Republic was established and later dissolved in the course of the Algerian War. The Fifth Republic, led by Charles de Gaulle, was formed in 1958 and remains today. Algeria and nearly all the other colonies became independent in the 1960s and typically retained close economic and military connections with France.France has long been a global centre of art, science, and philosophy. It hosts the world's fourth-largest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites and is the leading tourist destination, receiving around 83 million foreign visitors annually. France is a developed country with the world's seventh-largest economy by nominal GDP, and tenth-largest by purchasing power parity. In terms of aggregate household wealth, it ranks fourth in the world. France performs well in international rankings of education, health care, life expectancy, and human development. France is considered a great power in global affairs, being one of the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council with the power to veto and an official nuclear-weapon state. It is a leading member state of the European Union and the Eurozone, and a member of the Group of 7, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the World Trade Organization (WTO), and La Francophonie.