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Leaders gather in Paris to discuss boosting vaccine production in Africa

France, June 20 -- Several senior African politicians are in Paris on Thursday for talks with French President Emmanuel Macron at a global summit where a billion dollars will be formally pledged to in... Read More


Four in five people want more climate action: UN survey

France, June 20 -- Four in every five people want their country to strengthen its commitments to addressing climate change, according to a global poll of 75,000 participants published on Thursday. Th... Read More


UN urges swift action to help millions of displaced people across Africa

France, June 20 -- The UN High Commissioner for Refugees has warned that without concerted peace efforts in war-torn Sudan, people will continue to flee to neighbouring countries. Filippo Grandi'scomm... Read More


Climate body says France must improve 'fragile' gains on global warming

France, June 20 -- France is on "the right track" to reduce carbon emissions but needs to vastly speed up its efforts, a yearly report by the High Council for Climate (HCC) has found. The independent ... Read More


French PM promises to boost household finances ahead of snap vote

France, June 20 -- French President Emmanuel Macron's centrist alliance would lower power bills, soften inheritance tax and link pensions to inflation if it wins a snap election, the prime minister sa... Read More


Veteran French journalist 'pushed out' of India by denial of work permit

France, June 20 -- A French journalist who worked announced on Thursday that he had left India after over 13 years because his work permit was denied, describing the decision as an act of "incomprehen... Read More


Russian invasion has forced 6.5 million Ukrainians to flee country, UN says

France, June 20 -- More than 120 million people have been forcibly displaced by war, violence and persecution- a number the UN's refugee agency describes as a "terrible indictment on the state of the ... Read More


Fed up with being overlooked, France's Guadeloupe turns to the far right

France, June 19 -- For the second time running, the far-right National Rally came out top in European elections in the French overseas department of Guadeloupe. As France heads back to the polls to el... Read More


France Euro 2024 squad remains upbeat as Mbappe recovers from broken nose

France, June 19 -- Teammates of injured France skipper Kylian Mbappe on Wednesday sniffed at suggestions the squad would crack up in the absence of their star striker who broke his nose during their o... Read More


Record number of migrants cross Channel to UK in single day this year

France, June 19 -- More than 800 migrants crossed the English Channel into Britain on Tuesday, setting a new record for 2024. The highest single-day figure since 2022, a total of 882 people arrived b... Read More