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France: Country located primarily in Western Europe
France, officially the French Republic, is a country located primarily in Western Europe. It also includes overseas regions and territories in the Americas and the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans, giving it one of the largest discontiguous exclusive economic zones in the world. Its metropolitan area extends from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean and from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea; overseas territories include French Guiana in South America, Saint Pierre and Miquelon in the North Atlantic, the French West Indies, and many islands in Oceania and the Indian Ocean. Its eighteen integral regions span a combined area of 643,801 km2 (248,573 sq mi) and had a total population of over 68 million as of January 2023. 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 Marseille, Lyon, Toulouse, Lille, Bordeaux, Strasbourg and Nice.

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France's far-right leader Marine Le Pen denies ties with Russia and Hungary [Video]

France's far-right leader Marine Le Pen denies ties with Russia and Hungary

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has called a parliamentary inquiry looking into possible links between her National Rally party and Russia a 'witch hunt.'

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As war rages in Europe's 'neighborhood', France asserts that 'Europeans have to step up' militarily [Video]

As war rages in Europe's 'neighborhood', France asserts that 'Europeans have to step up' militarily

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France School Outcry [Video]

France School Outcry

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France starts preparing for 4C temperature rise [Video]

France starts preparing for 4C temperature rise

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Amazon founder Jeff Bezos engaged to Lauren Sánchez with a 20-carat diamond | Oneindia News [Video]

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos engaged to Lauren Sánchez with a 20-carat diamond | Oneindia News

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and his girlfriend Lauren Sanchez are now engaged.The couple are currently in France for the Cannes Film Festival where they have been attending the star-studded party..

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French authorities destroy shanty town on Indian Ocean island of Mayotte [Video]

French authorities destroy shanty town on Indian Ocean island of Mayotte

France deploys hundreds of police officers to oversee the destruction of a slum on the island of Mayotte in the Indian Ocean in an operation authorities say is aimed at curbing sub-standard housing and..

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Sunak meets Macron at G7 summit [Video]

Sunak meets Macron at G7 summit

Rishi Sunak attends meeting with French president Emmanuel Macron at the G7 Summit in Hiroshima. Report by Etemadil. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at..

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Zelensky’s In-Person G7 Attendance Thrown Into Doubt [Video]

Zelensky’s In-Person G7 Attendance Thrown Into Doubt

Zelensky’s In-Person G7 Attendance , Thrown Into Doubt. On May 19, Oleksii Danilov, secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, . publicly announced on TV that Zelensky..

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French ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy's prison sentence for corruption upheld [Video]

French ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy's prison sentence for corruption upheld

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy was sentenced on appeal to three years in prison, two years suspended, for a corruption offence committed in 2014, the same sentence to which he was sentenced in..

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Report accuses French military of failures over journalist's kidnapping [Video]

Report accuses French military of failures over journalist's kidnapping

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Prime Minister: I will not rest until we stop the boats [Video]

Prime Minister: I will not rest until we stop the boats

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak says “stopping the boats” is a “big focus” for him, as he attends the Council of Europe Summit in Iceland. He added that the “stepped-up cooperation” from France..

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76th edition of the Cannes Film Festival gets underway on Tuesday [Video]

76th edition of the Cannes Film Festival gets underway on Tuesday

Cannes braces itself for stars, film fans, and protestors, as the annual film festival gets underway in the southern French city on Tuesday evening.

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The UK pledges attack drones and more missiles to Ukraine, but no jets [Video]

The UK pledges attack drones and more missiles to Ukraine, but no jets

On his European tour aimed at drumming up more military support for his country, President Zelenskyy also obtained aid from France and Germany, but no planes.

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UK and France Pledge More Military Aid for Ukraine [Video]

UK and France Pledge More Military Aid for Ukraine

UK and France Pledge, More Military Aid for , Ukraine. On May 15, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky held talks with Prime Minister Rishi Sunak of the United Kingdom. I will meet my friend..

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Russia-Ukraine war: Paris assures kyiv of more military help after Zelenskyy's visit | Oneindia News [Video]

Russia-Ukraine war: Paris assures kyiv of more military help after Zelenskyy's visit | Oneindia News

France has promised Ukraine dozens more light tanks and armoured vehicles after President Emmanuel Macron met Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky in Paris as Kyiv readies for a widely expected..

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France promises Ukraine more light tanks and armoured vehicles [Video]

France promises Ukraine more light tanks and armoured vehicles

As Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy visits key European allies, France promises Kyiv more light tanks and armoured vehicles.

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Gold for Japan in final day of Judo World Championship [Video]

Gold for Japan in final day of Judo World Championship

Japan overcome France in the Mixed Team World Championships to take home gold in day 8 of the 2023 Doha World Championships.

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Germany welcomes president Zelenskyy with open arms [Video]

Germany welcomes president Zelenskyy with open arms

Zelenskyy then travelled to Paris, where urgent military aid and assistance were top of the agenda with French President Emmanuel Macron.

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Last 26 prepare for this year’s Eurovision Grand Final [Video]

Last 26 prepare for this year’s Eurovision Grand Final

Ten acts from each semi-final have qualified along with last year’s winner Ukraine and the Big Five countries who fund Eurovision - France, Germany, the UK, Spain and Italy.

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France says 2 citizens held in Iran freed from prison, on way to Paris [Video]

France says 2 citizens held in Iran freed from prison, on way to Paris

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Former French president Sarkozy facing trial over Libya financing for 2007 campaign [Video]

Former French president Sarkozy facing trial over Libya financing for 2007 campaign

The case is the biggest and most shocking of multiple corruption investigations involving Sarkozy. He has been convicted in two others. He denies wrongdoing in all cases.

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'Crisis' measures come into force in drought-hit southern France [Video]

'Crisis' measures come into force in drought-hit southern France

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France's Clarisse Agbegnenou secures sixth World Championship gold [Video]

France's Clarisse Agbegnenou secures sixth World Championship gold

Clarisse Agbegnenou defeated in-form Andreja Leski of Slovenia to take under 63 kilo gold in Doha

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France wants to persuade the EU to list Wagner mercenaries as 'terrorist group' [Video]

France wants to persuade the EU to list Wagner mercenaries as 'terrorist group'

France's National Assembly adopted a resolution calling on the European Union to list Russian Wagner mercenaries as a "terrorist group".

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Southern France region to declare 'crisis' drought level from Wednesday [Video]

Southern France region to declare 'crisis' drought level from Wednesday

The French Pyrenees-Orientales department, which borders Spain's Catalonia autonomous region, will be officially declared to be in a drought "crisis" level from 10 May.

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