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World's biggest weapons fair sees surge in visitors amid global turmoil

France, June 22 -- The world's largest arms exhibition, held in Paris this week, attracted bumper crowds as a result of the wars in Ukraine and Gaza and increased tension between the US, Russia and Ch... Read More


France 'massively upgrading' its nuclear weapons: report

France, June 17 -- Nuclear-armed countries increased spending on atomic weapons arsenals by a third in the past five years, according to a new report. France is just one of nine countries racing to mo... Read More


Israel and Russia barred as world's largest arms show opens in Paris

France, June 17 -- Representatives from some 2,000 companies will this week evaluate the latest defence technologies at France's Eurosatory weapons show in northern Paris. Notably absent this year are... Read More


Are EU tariffs on Chinese electric vehicles a sign of weakness?

France, June 15 -- The European Commission is this week expected to disclose the tariffs it plans to slap on Chinese electric vehicles (EVs) over what it says are excessive subsidies- a move likely to... Read More


Facing Chinese competition, Europe struggles to hold its position in Africa

France, May 31 -- Over the past 10 years, Chinese development funds have played an "absolutely essential role" in helping a number of African countries close the gaping infrastructure gap, says Eric O... Read More


France urges coordination with China on Ukraine, trade at Paris summit

France, May 6 -- Opening an initial trilateral meeting attended by European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen, Macron said coordination with Beijing on "major crises" including Ukraine was "ab... Read More


Japanese PM sets off on six-day trip to France and Latin America

France, May 1 -- The six-day itinerary will see Kishida meet French President Emmanuel Macron as well as Brazilian leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. In December Macron and Kishida adopted a "common r... Read More


Armenian genocide remembered as Assyrians fight for acknowledgement of their plight

France, April 24 -- "A lady, a relative of mine, escaped with her two daughters. Soon after, they were recaptured, and the two girls were carried away to slavery. Their mother died," writes Yonan Shah... Read More


Who gets to be remembered under France's contentious 'memory laws'?

France, April 23 -- "Memory laws are about recognition," says Christophe Premat, a former MP for the French Socialist Party and now an expert in memory studies at Stockholm University. Under a 2019 F... Read More


Brussels aims to remove Chinese energy giants from the EU market

France, April 12 -- Beijing said Wednesday it was "highly concerned" over a European Union probe into Chinese wind turbine suppliers. The probe is just the latest move by Brussels targeting the count... Read More