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August 10, 2017 12:14 pm gmt |
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French police have searched the apartment block of a suspect shot and arrested on Wednesday after he ‘deliberately’ rammed his car into a group of soldiers, injuring six of them, in an upmarket Parisian suburb. The assailant was unarmed when he was trapped by police late Wednesday some 260 km (162 mi...
In France
August 5, 2017 4:28 am gmt |
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Neymar insisted that money was not a motivation in deciding to join Paris Saint-Germain and said Friday that he would not be burdened by his 222 million-euro ($262-million) price tag. The Brazilian star flew in from Barcelona on a private jet for his official presentation, arriving in a city whose so...
In Europe
June 11, 2017 10:03 am gmt |
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French voters headed to the polls on Sunday (June 11) for the first of two rounds of a parliamentary election expected to give new President Emmanuel Macron a solid majority that should allow him to carry out far-reaching reforms. Just a month after the 39-year old ex-banker defied the odds to be ele...
In Europe
May 29, 2017 9:42 am gmt |
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French President Emmanuel Macron will receive Russia’s Vladimir Putin at the palace of Versailles outside Paris on Monday (May 29) to inaugurate an exhibition marking 300 years of Franco-Russian diplomatic ties, an opportunity for both leaders to get to know each other, Kremlin aide Yuri Ushako...
In Europe
May 18, 2017 11:52 am gmt |
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The newly-appointed government of French president Emmanuel Macron held its first cabinet meeting on Thursday (May 18). Following the announcement of their appointment on Wednesday (May 17), the ministers streamed into the Elysee presidential palace on Thursday morning. Macron sat in between Interior...
In Europe
May 16, 2017 10:58 am gmt |
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Newly-appointed French President Emmanuel Macron received members of the International Olympic Committee evaluation commission at the Elysee Place on Tuesday (May 16) in support of Paris’s 2024 Olympic bid. The commission was on a three-day visit as part of the process to decide which city will...
In Europe
May 15, 2017 4:30 am gmt |
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New French President Emmanuel Macron went for a walkabout outside Paris town hall on Sunday (May 14) to greet well-wishers in the last stop of a busy inauguration day. He was welcomed by Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo and pledged to nurture success across the French territory during his five-year term in f...
In Europe
May 14, 2017 12:12 pm gmt |
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French President-elect Emmanuel Macron arrived on Sunday (May 14) for his inauguration as president at a ceremony in the Elysee palace. Following the tradition, a red carpet was unrolled in the courtyard of the 18th century presidential residence and Macron was welcomed by outgoing President Francois...
In Europe
May 11, 2017 11:41 am gmt |
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The French government has published a decree which bans the reproduction of dolphins and killer whales held in captivity, causing controversy in some of the country’s zoos and amusement parks. Wildlife Director at Antibes’ Marineland in the South of France, Jon Kershaw, told Reuters TV th...
In Europe
May 10, 2017 10:46 am gmt |
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French President Francois Hollande chaired his last cabinet meeting on Wednesday (May 10), days before the official handover of powers to newly-elected successor Emmanuel Macron. Hollande will formally hand power over to Macron at 10 am local time (4.00 a.m. ET) on Sunday (May 14), according to an of...
In Europe
May 6, 2017 10:28 am gmt |
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Leading French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron’s campaign said on Friday it had been the target of a “massive” computer hack that dumped its campaign emails online 1-1/2 days before voters choose between the centrist and his far-right rival, Marine Le Pen. Macron, who is seen...
In Europe
April 25, 2017 10:43 am gmt |
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President of France Francois Hollande, presidential candidates Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen on Tuesday (April 25) attended a ceremony honouring the policeman killed by a jihadist in an attack on the Champs Elysees, as they push ahead with France’s presidential race. The two candidates diff...
In Europe
April 21, 2017 10:01 am gmt |
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France has fully mobilised its security forces, including elite units, to ensure citizens’ protection during the forthcoming presidential election following Thursday (April 20) night’s shooting in central Paris, Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said on Friday (April 21). Speaking after an...
In Europe
April 21, 2017 9:55 am gmt |
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Far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen said that “the nightmare is starting again” after a policeman was shot dead and two others were wounded in a shooting in central Paris on Thursday (April 20). She called for measures to tackle “Islamic terrorism” and called on the...
In Europe
April 17, 2017 7:17 am gmt |
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French President Francois Hollande said on Sunday (April 16) that he would feel personally responsible if National Front leader Marine Le Pen wins France’s upcoming presidential election. The first-round vote is due to take place next Sunday (April 23) and Le Pen is widely tipped to pass throug...
In Europe
April 11, 2017 7:56 am gmt |
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A fire destroyed large swathes of the Grande-Synthe migrant camp near Dunkirk in northern France on Monday night (April 10) following skirmishes that injured several people earlier in the evening, firefighters and regional authorities said. At least six migrants were wounded after scuffles and a knif...
In Europe
March 18, 2017 10:56 am gmt |
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A man has been shot dead at Paris’ Orly airport after trying to grab a soldier’s weapon, officials have said. The hub was immediately evacuated following the incident. Some eyewitnesses said the suspect targeted the soldier with a knife. Police believe the same suspect shot and slightly wounded anoth...
In Europe
February 27, 2017 10:01 am gmt |
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Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris, criticized U.S. President Donald Trump’s recent statement over Paris. Anne said Trump’s comments as “unfriendly” on Monday (Feb 27) after he remarked in a speech that a friend thought “Paris is no longer Paris” after the attacks by Isl...
In Europe
February 22, 2017 8:32 am gmt |
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French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron told British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday (February 21) that her country should not receive preferential treatment from the European Union after quitting the bloc. Macron briefed reporters on their meeting after talks with May at her office, a co...