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Macron to reduce French military troops in Africa's Sahel

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday announced the future reduction of France’s military presence fighting Islamic extremism in Africa’s Sahel region. In a news ...

French court dismisses case over Agent Orange use in Vietnam

PARIS (AP) — A French court on Monday dismissed the case of a French-Vietnamese woman who sued 14 companies that produced and sold the powerful defoliant dioxin Agent Orange used by U.S. troops during...

EU launches conference to debate its future with citizens

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday expressed hope that Europe would rediscover the path of “great projects, great ambitions and great dreams” as the European Union launched a wide...

French demonstrators demand more action on climate change

PARIS (AP) — Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Paris and other French cities on Sunday to call for more ambitious measures in the fight against climate change. The na...

Eyeing reelection bid, Macron looks to repair French economy

PARIS (AP) — President Emmanuel Macron’s plans for bringing France out of the pandemic aren't just about resuscitating long-closed restaurants, boutiques and museums. They are also about preparing his...

EU's Brexit chief eyes a role in French presidential vote

PARIS (AP) — He’s well known in the U.K., and his photo was regularly splashed across the front pages of European newspapers. But as presidential elections approach in France, Michel Barnier – the EU’...

France unveils new counterterrorism and intelligence bill

PARIS (AP) — The French government on Wednesday unveiled a new counterterrorism and intelligence bill aiming at better preventing attacks, notably via a greater surveillance of extremist websites. ...

Seven Italian Red Brigades members arrested in France

PARIS (AP) — Seven Italian former members of the Red Brigades, a left-wing domestic terrorism group active in the 1970s and 1980s, were arrested on Wednesday morning in France, the French presidency s...

France, Germany plan billions in pandemic recovery spending

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — France and Germany together laid out plans for billions in spending from the European Union's pandemic recovery fund aimed at fighting climate change and boosting the use of ...

France reopens schools as virus patients numbers peak

PARIS (AP) — Nursery and primary schools reopened on Monday across France after a three-week closure in the first step out of the country's partial lockdown, despite numbers of COVID-19 patients in in...

French protesters call for trial for Jewish woman's killer

PARIS (AP) — Crowds gathered Sunday in Paris and other French cities to denounce a ruling by France’s highest court that the killer of Jewish woman Sarah Halimi was not criminally responsible and ther...

Rwanda report blames France for 'enabling' the 1994 genocide

PARIS (AP) — The French government bears “significant” responsibility for “enabling a foreseeable genocide,” a report commissioned by the Rwandan government concludes about France’s role before and du...

China calls for closer cooperation on climate change

PARIS (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping called Friday for closer cooperation on combating global change as he held a video meeting with the leaders of Germany and France, the official Xinhua News Ag...

Ukraine, France and Germany hold security talks

PARIS (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is holding talks on Friday with French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel amid growing tensions with Russia, which has d...

France to open archive for period covering Rwandan genocide

PARIS (AP) — France’s role before and during the 1994 Rwandan genocide was a “monumental failure” that the country must acknowledge, the lead author of a report commissioned by President Emmanuel Macr...