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World pledges 250 million euros for Lebanon's people: France

World pledges 250 million euros for Lebanon's people: France

World leaders on Sunday pledged more than 250 million euros for disaster-struck Lebanon, conference host France said, with the emergency aid to be delivered ‘directly’ to a population reeling from the deadly port blast in Beirut.

France sends aid after Mauritius declares oil spill emergency

France sends aid after Mauritius declares oil spill emergency

Riot police fired tear gas at demonstrators trying to break through a barrier to get to the parliament building in Beirut on Saturday during a protest over the government's handling of this week's devastating explosion

UK minister says France must tackle migrants from crossing English Channel

UK minister says France must tackle migrants from crossing English Channel

Britain is facing an ‘unacceptable’ rise in the number of boats carrying migrants across the English Channel and would act to send ‘illegal’ entrants back to France ...

PM warns France 'not to let down guard' as virus cases surge

PM warns France 'not to let down guard' as virus cases surge

Prime Minister Jean Castex on Monday urged France ‘not to let down its guard’ in the fight against the coronavirus in order to prevent a new national lockdown, as concern grows over a surge in cases.

First French fighter jets head to India after purchase

First French fighter jets head to India after purchase

The first five of a batch of French Rafale fighter jets purchased by New Delhi in a controversial multibillion-dollar deal headed to India on Monday for rapid deployment amid rising tensions with China.

Fire destroys organ, shatters stained glass at Nantes cathedral in France

Fire destroys organ, shatters stained glass at Nantes cathedral in France

A major fire broke out in the cathedral in the western French city of Nantes on Saturday, blowing out stained glass windows and destroying the grand organ in the 15th-century building, officials said.

Baby infected with Covid-19 in the womb: study

Baby infected with Covid-19 in the womb: study

Doctors in France have described what they said was the first confirmed case of a newborn infected in the womb with Covid-19 by the mother.

French bus driver dies after attack over mask-wearing rules

French bus driver dies after attack over mask-wearing rules

A French bus driver who was badly beaten by passengers after asking them to wear face masks in line with coronavirus rules has died, his family said, sparking tributes from political leaders who condemned his ‘cowardly’ attackers.

French bus driver brain dead after assault for refusing maskless riders

French bus driver brain dead after assault for refusing maskless riders

A bus driver in France was declared brain dead Monday after being attacked by several people he refused to let aboard because they were not wearing face masks as required during the coronavirus outbreak.

Two French ex-spies on trial accused of espionage for China

Two French ex-spies on trial accused of espionage for China

In a case that could be from a spy thriller, two former French intelligence agents go on trial on Monday accused of having passed on secrets to a foreign power.

Macron replaces French PM after election rout

Macron replaces French PM after election rout

French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday named a senior but low-profile bureaucrat as prime minister to replace Edouard Philippe, the first move in a widely expected cabinet reshuffle after dismal local election

Merkel, Macron meet as Germany takes on high-stakes EU presidency

Merkel, Macron meet as Germany takes on high-stakes EU presidency

Chancellor Angela Merkel hosts French President Emmanuel Macron for talks on Monday, days before Germany takes on the rotating presidency of the European Union with the economy ...