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France begins accelerated election campaign after Macron poll gamble

France, June 17 -- France on Monday kicked off two weeks of frenetic election campaigning for snap polls called by President Emmanuel Macron to combat the far right after it made big gains in the rece... Read More


France skipper Mbappe urges youth to vote in upcoming parliamentary elections

France, June 17 -- France football team skipper Kylian Mbappe urged young people in his country to fight off their suspicions or apathy and vote in the forthcoming parliamentary elections to combat wh... Read More


Israel and Russia barred as world's largest arms show opens in Paris

France, June 17 -- Representatives from some 2,000 companies will this week evaluate the latest defence technologies at France's Eurosatory weapons show in northern Paris. Notably absent this year are... Read More


How France's far-right National Rally finally hooked the women's vote

France, June 16 -- It came as little surprise when Marine Le Pen's National Rally (RN) won the 9 June European parliamentary elections in France, but the number of women backing the anti-immigration p... Read More


Ukraine summit paves way for peace talks with Russia to end war

France, June 16 -- Dozens of countries meeting for a landmark international summit on peace in Ukraine agreed Sunday that Kyiv should enter dialogue with Russia on ending the war, while strongly suppo... Read More


EU to ban artificial smoky snack flavourings over cancer fears

France, June 16 -- European member states are to ban artificial smoke flavourings used in products such as cheeses and crisps amid concern over health risks. Manufacturers have two years to find alter... Read More


France racing to build giant army camp for Paris Olympics security

France, June 16 -- To house the thousands of soldiers tasked with keeping the Paris Olympics safe, France is building the largest army camp its mainland has seen since World War II, at breakneck pace.... Read More


The sound of struggle: South Africa's lasting legacy of cultural resistance

France, June 16 -- Thirty years after the end of apartheid in South Africa, the cultural resistance artists waged against white minority rule continues to inspire new generations of creators. "Nelson... Read More


Former president Hollande makes surprise comeback in French election

France, June 16 -- France's former Socialist president Francois Hollande on Saturday said he would run for parliament again, the latest political twist following his successor Emmanuel Macron's surpri... Read More


Ukraine summit strives for broad consensus to lean on Russia to end war

France, June 16 -- Western powers and countries from the rest of the world will use the second day of a major summit in Switzerland on Sunday to pursue a consensus on condemningRussia's invasion of Uk... Read More