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France: Country in Western Europe
France, officially the French Republic, is a transcontinental country consisting of metropolitan France in Western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. The metropolitan area of France extends from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean and from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea. The overseas territories include French Guiana in South America and several islands in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans. France borders Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany to the northeast, Switzerland, Monaco and Italy to the east, Andorra and Spain to the south, as well as the Netherlands, Suriname and Brazil in the Americas. The country's eighteen integral regions span a combined area of 643,801 km2 (248,573 sq mi) and a total population of 67.413 million. France 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. France, including its overseas territories, has the most time zones of any country, with a total of twelve.

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French president Macron visits former colonies in French Polynesia [Video]

French president Macron visits former colonies in French Polynesia

President Emmanuel Macron is visiting former French colonies in Polynesia in the South Pacific

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 01:20Published
Thousands protest amid global anger against COVID restrictions [Video]

Thousands protest amid global anger against COVID restrictions

People take to the streets in Greece, France, Italy and the UK in protests against lockdowns and vaccine pass schemes.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:37Published
Tens of thousands protest against health pass in France [Video]

Tens of thousands protest against health pass in France

For the second weekend in a row, thousands took to the streets in France to protest against the extension of the coronavirus health pass and compulsory vaccination for certain professions.

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 01:25Published
Covid-19 pandemic in France: government to set up a health pass [Video]

Covid-19 pandemic in France: government to set up a health pass

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 03:14Published
French parliament approves anti-covid bill widening restrictions [Video]

French parliament approves anti-covid bill widening restrictions

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French parliament to definitely adopt controversial anti-separatism bill [Video]

French parliament to definitely adopt controversial anti-separatism bill

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Unprecedented group action against the French state for racial profiling [Video]

Unprecedented group action against the French state for racial profiling

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Covid-19: France launches controversial vaccine pass as fourth wave hits [Video]

Covid-19: France launches controversial vaccine pass as fourth wave hits

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Pegasus project: 'The level of concerns in France is very high' [Video]

Pegasus project: 'The level of concerns in France is very high'

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France: 'Vaccination roll-out alone wouldn't be enough to stop a fourth wave of infections' [Video]

France: 'Vaccination roll-out alone wouldn't be enough to stop a fourth wave of infections'

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Tokyo2020: French football team thrashed by Mexico in Olympic opener [Video]

Tokyo2020: French football team thrashed by Mexico in Olympic opener

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UK, France boost efforts to stymie undocumented migrants [Video]

UK, France boost efforts to stymie undocumented migrants

The UK moves forward with legislation that could see undocumented migrants jailed for up to four years.

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Covid-19: Delta variant in France triggers unprecedented surge in new cases [Video]

Covid-19: Delta variant in France triggers unprecedented surge in new cases

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France's Macron targeted in spyware case - report [Video]

France's Macron targeted in spyware case - report

French President Emmanuel Macron called on Wednesday for an investigation after it was reported that Morocco may have targeted his phone using spyware made by the Israeli company NSO Group. Flora..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:26Published
Group of men in small dinghy make journey from France [Video]

Group of men in small dinghy make journey from France

A group of 13 men from Sudan and South Sudan have been filmed attempting to reach the UK in a small dinghy, using just three paddles and no engine. It comes as the number of migrants who have made the..

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Priti Patel defends £54.2m payment to France in effort to reduce migrant crossings [Video]

Priti Patel defends £54.2m payment to France in effort to reduce migrant crossings

The Home Secretary has defended sending “good money after bad” after it was announced that the Government will be giving £54.2 million to France to help stem the flow of migrants crossing the..

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No health pass, no museum: France tightens COVID-19 rules [Video]

No health pass, no museum: France tightens COVID-19 rules

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 02:06Published
France's Macron and top members of his government targeted in project Pegasus spyware case [Video]

France's Macron and top members of his government targeted in project Pegasus spyware case

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Minister insists France funding will ‘stop flow’ of migrants [Video]

Minister insists France funding will ‘stop flow’ of migrants

Home Office minister Victoria Atkins insists that the extra £54 million the UK government will pay France for more police patrols will help "stop the flow" of migrants trying to cross the Channel in..

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Covid-19 in France: 'Health pass' to be required for cinemas, bars, restaurants [Video]

Covid-19 in France: 'Health pass' to be required for cinemas, bars, restaurants

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Covid-19 in France: Country has entered fourth wave of the epidemic [Video]

Covid-19 in France: Country has entered fourth wave of the epidemic

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Covid-19 pandemic in France: Country prepares to introduce compulsory 'health pass' [Video]

Covid-19 pandemic in France: Country prepares to introduce compulsory 'health pass'

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High numbers of migrants cross the English Channel on Monday [Video]

High numbers of migrants cross the English Channel on Monday

Scenes from a beach in Kent, where at least 430 migrants made the journey across the English Channel to the UK on Monday, a new record for a single day.The large dinghy is believed to have left..

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