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Bah Ndaw installed as Mali's interim president

France, Sept. 22 -- Bah Ndaw, the former Malian defence minister,was on Monday named interim president. Colonel Assimi Goita, who led the military coup in August that overthrew President Ibrahim Boub... Read More


Russia, China launch massive 'Caucasus 2020' military exercises

France, Sept. 21 -- Russian and Chinese armed forces have started joint military exercises in southern Russia alongside troops from Armenia, Belarus, Iran, Myanmar and Pakistan. Neighbouring Ukraine i... Read More


'Moonraker' villain Michael Lonsdale dies aged 89

France, Sept. 21 -- The veteran British-French actor Michael Lonsdale has died in Paris, aged 89. Known for his rolein "The Day of the Jackal" and as James Bond villain Hugo Drax and Lonsdale appeared... Read More


French supermarket giant Casino 'put on notice' over illegal logging in Amazon

France, Sept. 21 -- The French supermarket giant Casino has been threatened with legal action by a coalition of NGOs who accuse it of selling beef linked to illegal deforestation in the Amazon. Frenc... Read More


Airbus to launch hydrogen-powered commercial aircraft by 2035

France, Sept. 21 -- Airbus has announced its aim to put the world's first hydrogen-powered commercial aircraft into service by 2035. "This is a historic moment for the commercial aviation sector as a... Read More


Computer bug denies payments to French pensioners abroad

France, Sept. 21 -- A computer hiccup has left around 3,000 French pensioners living abroad without their monthly retirement payments. The caisse nationale d'assurance vieillesse (Cnav), which overse... Read More


Market jitters across Europe amid tightening Covid restrictions in Spain, UK

France, Sept. 21 -- Fresh coronavirus restrictions in Spain and across Europe, and news that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was pondering a second lockdown, have sent European stocks plummeting ... Read More


France eases Covid restrictions in primary schools despite rising cases

France, Sept. 21 -- France's government has decided to ease rules on pre-school and primary school closures as of Tuesday, after health advisors said children were at low risk of serious illness or of... Read More


Toyota claims third consecutive Le Mans crown

France, Sept. 21 -- Toyota claimed a Le Mans 24 Hour hat-trick on Sunday after winning the 88th edition of the annual motorsport race held on the outskirts of the city of Le Mans in central France. T... Read More


Pogacar finds glory in old-fashioned antic of cycling fast

France, Sept. 20 -- Tadej Pogacar's already the stuff of legend. In second place, 57 seconds behind the tour leader going into the 36.2km time trial on the penultimate stageand emerging 59 seconds ahe... Read More