Former French President Sarkozy sentenced to one year for illegal campaign financing

A French court Thursday imposed a one-year sentence on former president Nicolas Sarkozy after finding him guilty of illegal campaign financing for massive overspending on his 2012 re-election campaign. The verdict came six months after he was found guilty of corruption in a separate trial. The court will allow the ex-president to serve the sentence […]

‘Donnez-moi un break,’ Boris Johnson tells France over submarine row

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told France on Wednesday to “prenez un grip” (get a grip) and “donnez-moi un break” over a submarine deal row that saw Australia tear up a French contract for a trilateral nuclear-powered submarine deal between Australia, the US and the UK. Johnson’s comments came as French President Emmanuel Macron is […]

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[Verse 1] Ok let’s go Imma do it like this No sleep ‘less I got all of my rings back I stay strong Barely speak Life’s a light 6 All about the struggle in the limelight Cheers Martini with tears No turning back since I told you the secret Bad man mixed With a little […]

France cancels defense meeting with UK over submarine row, sources say

PARIS (Reuters) – France has cancelled a meeting between Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly and her British counterpart planned for this week after Australia scrapped a submarine order with Paris in favour of a deal with Washington and London, two sources familiar with the matter said. Parly personally took the decision to drop the bilateral […]

French break-up a blow to Biden’s China-focused alliance rebuilding: analysis

By Humeyra Pamuk and David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) – European capitals celebrated a visit by U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken in June, as President Joe Biden’s top diplomat cracked jokes in French in Paris, posed for selfies with French youth and spoke at length about revitalizing the transatlantic relationship. It was a breath of […]

France suspends 3,000 unvaccinated health workers without pay

Thousands of health workers across France have been suspended without pay for failing to get vaccinated against Covid-19 ahead of a deadline this week, Health Minister Olivier Veran said Thursday. France’s national public health agency estimated last week that roughly 12 percent of hospital staff and around six percent of doctors in private practices have […]

Paris attacker rants in trial that France ‘knew risks’ of striking jihadists 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 targets in Syria, as he spoke out again one week into the trial into France’s worst postwar atrocity. “We attacked France, targeted its population, civilians, but there was nothing personal,” […]

Taliban say Afghan women will be allowed to work and study ‘according to Islamic law’

The Taliban vowed Tuesday to respect women’s rights, forgive those who resisted them and ensure a secure Afghanistan as part of a publicity blitz aimed at convincing world powers and a fearful population that they have changed. Following a lightning offensive across Afghanistan that saw many cities fall to the insurgents without a fight, the […]

French protests call for ‘freedom’ amid government vaccine push

PARIS (Reuters) -More than a hundred thousand people marched across France on Saturday to protest against President Emmanuel Macron’s plans to force vaccination of health workers and require a COVID-19 free certificate to enter places such as restaurants and cinemas. Macron this week announced sweeping measures to fight a rapid surge in coronavirus infections, which […]

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Macron to address nation amid fears of Delta variant surge in France

French President Emmanuel Macron is due to address the country on Monday evening to present new measures against the Delta variant of Covid-19, whose rapid progression is hampering France’s emergence from restrictions. Vaccination may be made compulsory for health professionals and health pass requirements look set to be extended. Faced with a resurgence of Covid-19 […]

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France denies covering-up nuclear tests near French Polynesia in Pacific

The French government on Friday denied any cover-up over radiation levels in the Pacific following its nuclear testing in the region, as state-backed discussions took place in Paris about the legacy of the explosions. A two-day meeting called by French President Emmanuel Macron began on Thursday following fresh allegations that the testing from 1966 to […]

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