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France: Republic with mainland in Europe and numerous oversea territories
France, officially the French Republic, 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 span a combined area of 643,801 square kilometres (248,573 sq mi) and a total population of 67.3 million. 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.

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Clashes mark 19th weekend of French 'yellow vest' protests

Police fired tear gas at demonstrators in Paris and clashes broke out in other French cities on Saturday, the 19 consecutive weekend of "yellow vest" protests against President Emmanuel Macron's..
Reuters - Published

'Yellow Vests' march in Paris as troops join police to prevent trouble

French "yellow vest" demonstrators began their 19th consecutive weekend of protests against President Emmanuel Macron's government on Saturday as military units were deployed to help police clamp down..
Reuters - Published

Videos for France

France Sees Yellow Vest Protests For 19th Straight Week [Video]France Sees Yellow Vest Protests For 19th Straight Week

PARIS (Reuters) - Police fired tear gas at demonstrators in Paris and clashes broke out in other French cities on Saturday, the 19 consecutive weekend of “yellow vest” protests against President..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published

French Authorities Clash With Demonstrators As Yellow Vest Protests Continue [Video]French Authorities Clash With Demonstrators As Yellow Vest Protests Continue

According to a report by Reuters, on Saturday, police and demonstrators clashed briefly in Paris and other French cities as 'yellow vest' protests against President Emmanuel Macron's government..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:40Published

'Yellow Vest' clashes erupt in French city of Nantes [Video]'Yellow Vest' clashes erupt in French city of Nantes

Authorities say a total of 40,500 demonstrators picketed across France on Saturday in mostly peaceful protests. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:53Published

Clashes Break Out As 'Yellow Vest' Protests Continue For 19th Consecutive Week [Video]Clashes Break Out As 'Yellow Vest' Protests Continue For 19th Consecutive Week

According to a report by Reuters, on Saturday, police and demonstrators clashed in Paris and other French cities as 'yellow vest' protests against President Emmanuel Macron's government took place for..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

'Yellow vests' march in Paris as troops join police to prevent trouble [Video]'Yellow vests' march in Paris as troops join police to prevent trouble

This week's protests mark the 19th consecutive week the demonstrators have taken to the streets of the French capital. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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'Yellow Vests' March In Paris As Troops Join Police to Prevent Trouble [Video]'Yellow Vests' March In Paris As Troops Join Police to Prevent Trouble

According to Reuters, French “yellow vest” demonstrators began their 19th consecutive weekend of protests against President Emmanuel Macron’s government on Saturday as military units were..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published

French President Macron Praises Defeat Of Islamic State [Video]French President Macron Praises Defeat Of Islamic State

French President Macron Praises Defeat Of Islamic State

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French police ban 'yellow vest' protesters from Champs-Elysees [Video]French police ban 'yellow vest' protesters from Champs-Elysees

Polls show 70 percent of the public in France are disturbed by how far the movement has moved away from its original roots.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:49Published

France Says Israel's Claim Over Golan Breaks International Law [Video]France Says Israel's Claim Over Golan Breaks International Law

According to a report by Reuters, on Friday, France's foreign ministry said that France does not recognize the Israeli annexation of the Golan Heights and that the United States recognition of Israel..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:52Published

Doctolib 'unicorn' bets on video doctors [Video]Doctolib 'unicorn' bets on video doctors

Following its latest fundraising round, Franco-German Doctolib is officially a 'unicorn' - a startup valued at over $1bln. It's betting video consultations for doctors is going to be the next big thing..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:43Published

Emmanuel Macron: Brexit is based on lies [Video]Emmanuel Macron: Brexit is based on lies

Speaking in Brussels, French president Emmanuel Macron said Brexit is based on a 'considerable quantity of lies' and is a lesson to other democracies.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:18Published

Neymar charged by UEFA for his behaviour following Champions League exit [Video]Neymar charged by UEFA for his behaviour following Champions League exit

VIDEO SHOWS: FILE OF NEYMAR TRAINING; STILLS FROM THE PSG V MANCHESTER UNITED MATCH SHOWS: DOHA, QATAR (JANUARY 14, 2019) (PSG HANDOUT - MUST COURTESY PSG) 1. NEYMAR TRAINING WITH PSG PARIS, FRANCE (

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Tough Talk On No-deal Brexit Deadline [Video]Tough Talk On No-deal Brexit Deadline

According to Reuters, France said on Friday that Britain would crash out of the European Union on April 12 if it fails to ratify the Brexit withdrawal agreement and present a new plan, putting it at..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:58Published

May asks Brussels for more time to Brexit [Video]May asks Brussels for more time to Brexit

Brussels looks likely to give Britain more time to get Brexit sorted, but there's a catch. Theresa May has to get her hated deal through parliament first. Lucy Fielder reports.

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EU Presses May On Brexit Deal [Video]EU Presses May On Brexit Deal

According to Reuters, French President Emmanuel Macron warned Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday that Britain would face a disorderly departure from the European Union if she fails to get..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:48Published

Real Madrid Real Madrid "a dream club for every player", says Manchester United's Pogba

RESENDING WITH COMPLETE SCRIPT EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: THIS EDIT IS AN ADDITIONAL EDIT WHICH CAN GO WITH EARLIER EDIT 3202-SOCCER-EURO-MDA-FRA/PREVIEW VIDEO SHOWS: NEWS CONFERENCE WITH PAUL POGBA SHOWS:

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France gears up for Euro qualifier against Moldova [Video]France gears up for Euro qualifier against Moldova

France's Paul Pogba admits that it may be difficult for the national side to motivate themselves after World Cup success last year

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Paul Pogba Buys American-Style Championship Rings for France's World Cup Team [Video]Paul Pogba Buys American-Style Championship Rings for France's World Cup Team

Paul Pogba honored France's World Cup team for their win in Russia by designing a championship ring for the squad.

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France May Reject May's Brexit Delay Request [Video]France May Reject May's Brexit Delay Request

LONDON (Reuters) - France threatened to reject British Prime Minister Theresa May’s request for a three-month delay to Brexit on Wednesday unless she can guarantee to get her departure plans though..

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France Ready to Veto Any Meaningless Brexit Delay [Video]France Ready to Veto Any Meaningless Brexit Delay

According to Reuters, France is ready to veto any British request for a Brexit delay that may postpone a decision without offering a way out of its deadlock or put at risk European Union institutions...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Thousands of doctors and students protest against Algerian government [Video]Thousands of doctors and students protest against Algerian government

Thousands of students, university professors and health workers rallied in Algiers on Tuesday, demanding President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's resignation after 20 years in power. Rough cut (no reporter..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:45Published

Best French classics for less than £20,000 [Video]Best French classics for less than £20,000

The used car market is full of beautiful, unique cars from France - here are some of the best available for £20,000.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:56Published

French unions stage day of strikes at Macron policies [Video]French unions stage day of strikes at Macron policies

French unions took to the streets on Tuesday to protest against President Macron's economic policies. As Francis Maguire reports, the demonstrations ramp up pressure on Macron who is also dealing after..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:51Published

Demands For A Brexit Delay Will Need Strong Justification [Video]Demands For A Brexit Delay Will Need Strong Justification

According to Reuters, an official at the Elysee office of French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday that any demands by Britain for a delay to Brexit need clear and strong justifications. The..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:44Published

Japan's Olympics chief to step down amid corruption probe [Video]Japan's Olympics chief to step down amid corruption probe

Amid charges of corruption by French prosecutors, Japan's Olympic Committee president will step down at the end of his term in June. Justin Solomon reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:57Published

 

Macron hails Islamic State defeat as ending a 'major danger' for France

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Saturday that a "major danger for France" had been eliminated, after U.S.-backed forces said they had captured Islamic State's last shred of territory in..
Reuters - Published

French military join police to tackle latest 'Yellow Vest' protest

French military forces joined police in Paris on Saturday to tackle the nineteenth consecutive weekend of "yellow vest" protests against President Emmanuel Macron's government.
Reuters - Published

Echoing de Gaulle, Macron sees Brexit Britain as poor fit for Europe

France's wartime hero Charles de Gaulle twice vetoed Britain's attempts to join the European Economic Community in the 1960s, convinced the country was a poor fit for Europe.
Reuters - Published

France working with EU for listing of Masood Azhar as a global terrorist: MEA

France has approached the European Union to designate Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist and the 28-member grouping is expected to take a decision on the issue based on the..
IndiaTimes - Published

France talks tough on no-deal Brexit deadline, at odds with others

France said on Friday that Britain would crash out of the European Union on April 12 if it fails to ratify the Brexit withdrawal agreement and present a new plan, putting it at odds with other member..
Reuters - Published

France says Britain to leave EU on April 12 if no deal, not later

Britain will crash out of the European Union on April 12 if its lawmakers again vote down the Brexit withdrawal agreement and the government fails to present a new, credible plan, a French presidency..
Reuters - Published

Responding to Trump, France says Israeli sovereignty over Golan breaks international law

France does not recognize the Israeli annexation of the Golan Heights and its recognition - as called for by U.S. President Donald Trump - is contrary to international law, its foreign ministry said on..
Reuters - Published

The best hideouts for under-the-radar economic offenders

Several cities in France, Spain and Brazil make for good hideouts, offering anonymity and safety to crooks
Firstpost - Published

France's Macron to host Xi, Merkel and Junker at March 26 meeting

Emmanuel Macron will host Chinese President Xi Jinping as well as the leaders of Germany and the European Union's executive arm at a March 26 meeting to discuss multilateral relations between Europe..
Reuters - Published

French Senate refers Macron aides to prosecutors over investigation into bodyguard

The French Senate referred President Emmanuel Macron's top aides to prosecutors on Thursday for withholding information from an investigation into Macron's former bodyguard, prompting the government to..
Reuters - Published

France says nuclear deal no blank check for rights abuses in Iran

France told Iran on Thursday that European efforts to keep a nuclear deal alive did not mean Tehran had a blank check to violate the human rights of its citizens, after lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh received..
Reuters - Published

No deal beckons: EU presses May on Brexit deal

French President Emmanuel Macron warned Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday that Britain would face a disorderly departure from the European Union if she fails to get parliamentary approval for her..
Reuters - Published

Despite Washington talks, France still unclear over U.S. Syria plans: Le Drian

France, one of the main contributors to the fight against Islamic State in the Middle East, has received no answers to questions about U.S. calls for it and others to help secure northeastern Syria,..
Reuters - Published

Animal rights activist Brigitte Bardot stirs fury in Reunion with 'racist' comments

The highest ranking official on the French island of Reunion filed a legal suit against former film star and animal rights activist Brigitte Bardot on Wednesday after receiving a letter deemed "racist"..
Reuters - Published

France threatens to reject May's Brexit delay request

France threatened to reject British Prime Minister Theresa May's request for a three-month delay to Brexit on Wednesday unless she can guarantee to get her departure plans though parliament,..
Reuters - Published

Brexit delay request will be rejected if no guarantees of deal success: France

Britain's request for a delay to Brexit will be rejected by the EU if Prime Minister Theresa May cannot provide sufficient guarantees that her parliament will approve the divorce deal she negotiated,..
Reuters - Published

French presidency dismisses Le Point report on Brexit delay as 'speculation'

A report by Le Point magazine saying that President Emmanuel Macron would veto any Brexit delay is "pure speculation", an Elysee official said on Wednesday, adding that a decision would be taken at the..
Reuters - Published

France takes note of May's decision to send Brexit deal to new vote

A senior official in President Emmanuel Macron's office said on Wednesday that France took note of British Prime Minister Theresa May's decision to send the Brexit divorce deal to a third vote in..
Reuters - Published

Granting Brexit delay to May is not automatic, says France

France said on Wednesday that the European Union would not automatically grant a delay to British Prime Minister Theresa May, who had earlier asked for a short extension to the Brexit negotiation..
Reuters - Published

Germany 'optimistic' EU will list Masood Azhar as terrorist, is working with France to reach consensus

After France froze the assets of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief Masood Azhar, Germany has come forward in support of listing Azhar as a terrorist in the European Union.
Firstpost - Published

France ready to veto any meaningless Brexit delay: Elysee official

France is ready to veto any British request for a Brexit delay that either kicks the can down the road without offering a way out of its deadlock or imperils European Union institutions, an official in..
Reuters - Published

Opposition accuses French interior minister over yellow vest violence

Opposition leaders accused French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner, an ally of President Emmanuel Macron, of incompetence after he said on Tuesday he was unaware of policing decisions made during..
Reuters - Published

French Cardinal Barbarin says pope refused his offer to resign over sex abuse case

Philippe Barbarin, the French Roman Catholic cardinal convicted of failing to report sexual abuse charges, said on Tuesday that Pope Francis had turned down his offer to resign but had suggested he..
Reuters - Published

Demands for Brexit delay need strong justification: official at French presidency

Any demands by Britain for a delay to Brexit need clear and strong justifications, said an official at the Elysee office of French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

French EU minister says London must break Brexit impasse

Britain must come up with a reason for any Brexit delay and a no-deal divorce may well happen, French EU affairs minister Nathalie Loiseau said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

French minister expresses concern about long-term U.S. commitment to NATO

By Idrees Ali WASHINGTON (Reuters) - French Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly said on Monday that Europe was concerned about the United States' long-term commitment to NATO and implicitly criticized..
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters

After Paris violence, pressure mounts on Macron's post-debate response

By Michel Rose PARIS (Reuters) - Just when Emmanuel Macron thought he had regained the upper hand over the yellow vest protest movement with his "great debate", the latest flare-up of..
Firstpost - Published

France to ban 'yellow vest' protests if violent groups take part - PM

PARIS (Reuters) - France's prime minister said Paris's police chief had been sacked and that the government would shut down "yellow vest" protests if violent groups were identified among the..
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Macron woos East Africa but French companies struggle to make inroads

On a trip to East Africa last week, a beaming French President Emmanuel Macron was driven through the grounds of the Kenyan president's official residence in a locally assembled Peugeot 3008 car.
Reuters - Published

German FinMin welcomes Macron efforts to stimulate EU debate

German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz on Monday welcomed French President Emmanuel Macron's efforts to stimulate debate about the future of the European project with an open letter published earlier this..
Reuters - Published

Convicted French cardinal meets pope after saying he would resign

Philippe Barbarin, the French Roman Catholic cardinal convicted this month of failing to report sexual abuse allegations, met Pope Francis on Monday after saying he planned to resign as archbishop of..
Reuters - Published

French President Macron considers banning protests on Champs Elysees: official

French President Emmanuel Macron is considering banning all demonstrations on the Champs Elysees after "yellow vest" rioters wrecked the iconic Parisian avenue last weekend, an official from the..
Reuters - Published

Convicted French cardinal Philippe Barbarin to tender resignation to Pope Francis today, pontiff to decide on it within weeks

The pope has previously defended the cardinal, saying in 2016 that his resignation before a trial would be "an error, imprudent".
Firstpost - Published

French PM plans new security measures after Champs Elysees rioting

France's prime minister will present plans on Monday to crack down on rioters, his office said, after a new flare-up of violence linked to the yellow vest protest movement.
Reuters - Published

France's BEA says Ethiopian jet's flight data successfully recovered

Data from the flight data recorder of the Ethiopian jet that crashed last week has been successfully downloaded, France's BEA air accident investigation said on Sunday.
Reuters - Published

France's yellow vest protests enter fourth month: Rioters set fire to stores at Champs Elysees, police fire tear gas

Rioters set fire to a bank and ransacked stores on Paris's Champs Elysees avenue on Saturday, in a new flare-up of violence as France's yellow vest protests against President Emmanuel Macron and his..
Firstpost - Published

Ethiopian jet's cockpit recorder data successfully downloaded: BEA

Data from the cockpit voice recorder of the Ethiopian jet that crashed last week has been successfully downloaded, France's air accident investigation agency said on Saturday.
Reuters - Published

French violence flares as yellow vest protests enter fourth month

By Leigh Thomas and Simon Carraud PARIS (Reuters) - Rioters set fire to a bank and ransacked stores on Paris' landmark shopping street in a new flare-up of violence as France's yellow vest protests..
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Experts begin examining Ethiopia jet cockpit recorder

Investigators hunting for the cause of the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines plane that killed all 157 people on board have begun studying the cockpit voice recorder, France's BEA air accident..
Reuters - Published

Investigators start studying Ethiopia jet cockpit recorder

Investigators seeking the cause of the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines plane that killed all 157 people on board have begun studying the cockpit voice recorder, France's BEA air accident investigation..
Reuters - Published

French investigators resume work on Ethiopian jet's black boxes

France's air accident investigation agency said on Saturday it had resumed work analyzing the black boxes from an Ethiopian Airways plane that crashed last week, in coordination with teams from Boeing..
Reuters - Published

Fresh clashes as France's yellow vests seek new momentum

French police fired tear gas and arrested dozens on Saturday in clashes with protesters as the yellow vest movement sought to inject new impetus into its four-month old revolt against President..
Reuters - Published

US, France and UK in talks with China on Masood Azhar's 'global terrorist' listing at UN, say sources

If the fresh efforts by the US, France and the UK does not end up in the formal designation of Masood Azhar, the three permanent members are planning to soon move a resolution for his listing in the..
Firstpost - Published

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