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Macron downplays 'absurd' power cut fears as winter bites in France

France, Dec. 6 -- French President Emmanuel Macron has dismissed growing fears of winter electricity outages as "overblown", even as France's energy companies prepare for possible targeted power cuts ... Read More


French YouTube star 'Norman' in custody over rape allegations

France, Dec. 6 -- One of France's most popular YouTube celebrities has been detained for a second day of questioning by police investigating charges he raped several young women in recent years Norma... Read More


Strasbourg city mayor sues French state for failure to accommodate the homeless

France, Dec. 6 -- The Mayor of the city of Strasbourg says she willsue the French statefor not doing enough to help homeless people. This move comes as amigrant campof some 200 people near the city ce... Read More


Anti-Semitism, xenophobia on the rise warns Macron on visit to French camp

France, Dec. 6 -- French President Emmanuel Macron says it's time to "open our eyes" to resurgent anti-Semitism and xenophobiaduring a visit toa deportation camp in the south of France, where theautho... Read More


Defendant slams security conditions on first day of Brussels terror attacks trial

France, Dec. 5 -- The largest trial in Belgianhistory got underway on Monday with 10 men accused of involvementin Islamist suicide bombings in Brussels in 2016 that killed 32 people and injured over 3... Read More


Chad jails 262 in mass trial after deadly anti-government protests

France, Dec. 5 -- A Chadian court has handed jail terms of between two and three years to 262 people who were arrested after deadly protests in October, the public prosecutor said on Monday. A total ... Read More


US, allies 'welcome' Sudan initial pact to end post-coup crisis

France, Dec. 5 -- The United States and allies Monday welcomed the signing of an initial deal between Sudan's military and civilian leaders to end a political crisis sparked last year by a coup. Mond... Read More


Africa's harissa, rai and Kalela win Unesco heritage status

France, Dec. 4 -- Spicy harissa paste from Tunisia, Morocco's raimusic and Kalela dance from Zambiawere selected on Thursday to join Unesco's intangible cultural heritage list. The United Nations' cu... Read More


Macron says 'no panic' about possible French power cuts

France, Dec. 3 -- French President Emmanuel Macron said there was no reason to panic about possible power cuts this winter, but he called on citizens to use less energy and on state utility EDF to res... Read More


M23 rebels accused of civilian massacre as ceasefire collapses in eastern DRC

France, Dec. 3 -- The Congolese armed forces have accused the M23 rebel groupof breaching a recent ceasefire, claimingthat they killed at least 50 people in a massacre earlier this week and warning th... Read More