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Controversial recognition of Palestine comes into effect for Norway, Ireland and Spain

France, May 28 -- The plans were unveiled last week in a coordinated announcement by the countries respective prime ministers, with formal recognition to take place in all three countries by Tuesday. ... Read More


Olympics organisers go with the flow as opening ceremony 'tests' postponed again

France, May 27 -- The planned session involves technical tests to measure the distance between the boats taking part in the parade on the Seine on 26 July. Due to heavy rainfall in recent weeks, the... Read More


France to lift state of emergency in New Caledonia

France, May 27 -- According to a statement from the Elysee palace on Sunday: "The President has decided for the time being not to extend the state of emergency" beyond its legal deadline of 12 days to... Read More


Zverev sees off Nadal to advance to second round at French Open

France, May 27 -- The 27-year-old German prevailed 6-3, 7-6, 6-3 to dispatch Nadal at the earliest point from the competition he has won 14 times. "It's such a great honour to play him," said Zverev ... Read More


French lawmakers open tense two-week debate on assisted dying

France, May 27 -- To allow adequate time for the debates - which will combine medical technicalities with legal and personal issues - the National Assembly has scheduled two weeks of discussions for t... Read More


Roland Garros: Five things we learned on Day 2: Nadal's got no idea

France, May 27 -- Going? Rafael Nadal - he who has won the tournament 14 times and has the shoes to prove it - gave the distinct impression last year that this year would be his final traipse around ... Read More


Defending champion Swiatek sweeps into second round at French Open

France, May 27 -- It finished 6-1, 6-2 to the 22-year-old Pole who needed only an hour to advance. Swiatek, who is chasing a fourth French Open crown, breezed through the opener on the back of crunch... Read More


Corruption a big worry for young South Africans voting in key elections

France, May 26 -- Amid a deepening social and economic crisis, young South Africans are demanding urgent action to reduce corruption, create jobs and improve basic needs and services. Three-quarters ... Read More


Postcard from Cannes #5: Indian cinematographer bags coveted prize

France, May 25 -- Sivan's award coincides with the much-anticipated return of Indian cinema, with one film in the main competition and three in the other categories. It's his first time at Cannes in ... Read More


French former Catholic priest convicted of raping and sexually abusing four boys

France, May 25 -- A criminal court on Saturday found de Scitivaux de Greische, a former senior priest in the diocese of Orleans southwest of Paris, "guilty of all the acts of rape and aggravated sexua... Read More