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Signs of strain as France and Germany mark 60 years of friendship

France, Jan. 22 -- Russia's invasion of Ukraine and a changing world order are straining ties between France and Germany as they prepare to celebrate 60 years since a post-World War II treaty sealed t... Read More


French youth hold rallies in Paris against government pension reform

France, Jan. 21 -- A dozen youth organisations marched through Paris on Saturday afternoon, to show their anger overthe government's pension reform. Actively supported by far-left party France Unbowed... Read More


What next for French victims of the FTX cryptocurrency exchange collapse?

France, Jan. 21 -- The collapse of the FTX cryptocurrency exchange has had repercussions around the globe, with more thana million clients losing money overnight. In France, some 50,000 to 60,000 peop... Read More


Sierra Leone passes gender law reserving 30 percent of jobs for women

France, Jan. 21 -- Sierra Leone has passed a lawrequiring public and private entities to reserve 30 percent of their jobs for womenin a bid to tackle gender imbalances in a male-dominated society. In... Read More


Macron announces plans to boost French defence spending to €400bn

France, Jan. 20 -- President Emmanuel Macron has announced plans to increase France's defence budget by a third for the next seven years.He said he would ask parliament to approve a new budget of &#83... Read More


Macron announces plans to boost France's defence spending to €400 billion

France, Jan. 20 -- President Emmanuel Macron has announced plans to increase France's defence budget by a third for the next seven years.He said he would ask parliament to approve a new budget of &#83... Read More


Battlelines drawn as fight over French pension reform gathers pace

France, Jan. 20 -- The French government is pressingahead with its unpopular pensions reform despite huge strikes and protests that paralysed much of the country on Thursday, bringing more than a mill... Read More


French court convicts 14 of smuggling migrants from Sri Lanka to Europe

France, Jan. 20 -- A court in northern France has sentenced 14 Sri Lankan nationalsto prison for operating a people-smuggling ring across Europe - part of a continent-wide attempt to crack down on the... Read More


French MPs vote to block deep-sea mining and back international ban

France, Jan. 20 -- France's parliament has called for the country to join the international fight to ban deep-sea mining, starting by outlawing the practice in its own vast marine territory. The Fren... Read More


French celebrities slam 'archaic' pensions reform ahead of strike, protests

France, Jan. 19 -- More than a hundred French personalities -including 2022 Nobel literature laureate Annie Ernaux -have denounced President Emmanuel Macron's "terribly unequal" pensions reform. Their... Read More