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French court finds Bashar al-Assad’s uncle guilty over property fraud

06 June, 2020 7:43 pm 7:43 pm

PARIS (Reuters) – The uncle of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was found guilty of acquiring millions of euros worth of French property using funds diverted from the Syrian state and sentenced to four years in prison on Wednesday. The French court also ruled that all of Rifaat al-Assad’s property in France be seized as well … Read More

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French to return to shops and hair salons as lockdown lifted

05 May, 2020 8:37 am 8:37 am

PARIS (Reuters) – Millions of French people are set to cautiously emerge from one of Europe’s strictest lockdowns on Monday, once more able to engage in everyday activities that have become unexpectedly precious, such as visiting shops and getting their hair cut. France, whose official death toll is the world’s fifth highest, had enforced an … Read More

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French coronavirus death toll close to 22,000

04 April, 2020 9:00 am 9:00 am

PARIS (Reuters) – The number of people who have died from coronavirus infection in France rose by 516 to 21,856 on Thursday, the health ministry said in a statement. The 2.4% increase was slightly slower than on Tuesday and Wednesday, when the death toll increased by 2.6%, but well below the more than 4% rate … Read More

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French coronavirus cases jump above China’s after including nursing h...

04 April, 2020 9:24 am 9:24 am

PARIS (Reuters) – The number of people who have died from the COVID-19 illness in France jumped by 61% to 6,507 over two days after data from nursing homes were included, and confirmed cases jumped by 44% to 82,165, the health ministry reported on Friday, making France the fifth country to report more cases than … Read More

Beating lockdown inertia: French city-dwellers keep fit on balconies

03 March, 2020 6:54 pm 6:54 pm

NANTES, France (Reuters) – As dusk fell over Nantes in western France, dozens of residents of an apartment block came out onto their balconies for a half-hour fitness session to beat the inertia of life under lockdown while the coronavirus sweeps across the country. Music pumped out as the group put itself through a routine … Read More

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Filmmaker Polanski will not attend ‘French Oscars’ in Paris ove...

02 February, 2020 10:25 pm 10:25 pm

PARIS (Reuters) – French-Polish movie director Roman Polanski decided on Thursday not to attend the Cesar Awards ceremony in Paris on Friday, amid criticism after his latest film led award nominations despite several recent and past accusations of sexual assault. The filmmaker launched his “An Officer and a Spy” movie in France last year, days … Read More

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French police shoot dead man near Paris after fatal stabbing

01 January, 2020 8:35 pm 8:35 pm

PARIS (Reuters) – French police shot dead a man near Paris on Friday after he went on a knife rampage in a suburban park, killing one person and seriously wounding two others, BFM TV broadcaster reported. The attack happened in the town of Villejuif, near Paris. Police cordoned off the area around the park, and … Read More

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French union calls for break in transport strikes over Christmas

12 December, 2019 3:23 pm 3:23 pm

PARIS (Reuters) – France’s CFDT union is opposed to transport strikes over the Christmas period but will call for new actions in January if the government does not drop a pension reform proposal that would encourage more years of work, its leader said on Sunday. In a major overhaul of its pension scheme, the French … Read More

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French strike against Macron reforms enters day two

12 December, 2019 9:07 am 9:07 am

PARIS (Reuters) – A strike that crippled public transport and closed schools across France entered a second day on Friday, with trade unions saying they planned to keep going until President Emmanuel Macron backs down from a planned reform of pensions. The strike pits Macron, a 41-year-old former investment banker who came to power in … Read More


Australia detains French TV crew filming Queensland anti-coal protest

07 July, 2019 1:01 pm 1:01 pm

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – A French television reporter and his crew were arrested on Monday while filming protesters blockading a coal port in Australia’s northeastern state of Queensland. Reporter Hugo Clément said he and his television crew from French public broadcaster France 2 were filming protesters blocking access to Indian conglomerate Adani Enterprise’s Abbot Point coal … Read More

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Russian Ground Forces commander-in-chief, COAS discuss expansion of militar...

07 July, 2019 6:30 pm 6:30 pm

RAWALPINDI (92 News) – Army General Oleg Salyukov, Commander in Chief Russian Ground Forces, called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at GHQ on Tuesday. During the meeting, matters related to enhanced security/training cooperation and measures to further expand joint military ties between the two armies were discussed. The COAS said … Read More

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Nadal racks up 12th French crown at Roland Garros

06 June, 2019 8:41 am 8:41 am

PARIS (Reuters) – Defying the years and one of the most fierce onslaughts he has ever faced at Roland Garros, Rafa Nadal won his 12th French Open crown on Sunday, leaving Dominic Thiem crushed and a packed Parisian stadium shaking their heads in wonder. The first set had been one for the ages, the second … Read More

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French police arrest three over Lyon bomb blast

05 May, 2019 9:58 pm 9:58 pm

PARIS (Reuters) – French police have arrested three people, including a 24-year-old computer science student of Algerian nationality, in connection with last week’s bomb blast in Lyon that injured 13 people, authorities said. The case is being handled as a terrorism investigation given the circumstances of the attack, committed in broad daylight, and the use … Read More


French yellow vest protesters clash with police but numbers wane

05 May, 2019 8:42 am 8:42 am

PARIS (Reuters) – Yellow vest protesters clashed with riot police in Paris and the northern city of Amiens as the French anti-government movement waned on its 28th straight weekend. Police in Amiens, hometown of President Emmanuel Macron, fired teargas at about 1,200 demonstrators after a group pelted stones at police, attacked local bank branches and … Read More

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French police hunt suitcase bomber after blast in Lyon

05 May, 2019 8:13 am 8:13 am

LYON (Reuters) – French police were hunting a suspected suitcase bomber after an explosion in the central city of Lyon that injured 13 people, officials said. The suspect was captured on security video leaving a bag in front of a bakery shortly before an explosion occurred at around 5:30 pm, police sources and local mayor … Read More