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Dance off: Performers threaten to pull out of Paris Olympics opening ceremony

France, July 19 -- Key sections of the opening ceremony for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games were in jeopardy on Friday after a performing artists union announced a boycott of the extravaganza along the r... Read More


Macron ally Braun-Pivet re-elected as speaker of France's National Assembly

France, July 19 -- The rancour in French politics showed no sign of abating on Friday following the re-election of Yael Braun-Pivet as speaker of the National Assembly. Braun-Pivet, who held the post... Read More


France's new parliament faces key decisions in first session

France, July 18 -- France's newly elected National Assembly, the lower house of parliament, meets on Thursday for the first time. The country is still struggling to form a government after snap electi... Read More


Trump to cap Republican National Convention with highly anticipated nomination speech

France, July 18 -- The Republican National Convention reaches its climax Thursday evening as Donald Trump formally accepts the party's nomination for president. Trump is set to deliver a highly antici... Read More


Ursula von der Leyen is re-elected, vows to advance EU's green ambitions

France, July 18 -- European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen won a second term on Thursday, afterGreen lawmakers agreedto back her following her pledge tostay the course on Europe's green tra... Read More


Kenya security forces begin patrols in Haitian capital Port-au-Prince

France, July 18 -- Kenyan police began patrolling Port-au-Prince in armored vehicles on Wednesday, as Haiti's Prime Minister Garry Conille announced new emergency measures to combat the country's gang... Read More


France rugby stars accused of rape placed under house arrest in Argentina

France, July 18 -- France international rugby players Hugo Auradou and Oscar Jegou were on Thursday facing a second day under house arrest as they await trial for on charges of raping a 39-year-old wo... Read More


World marks International Mandela Day at turning point for South Africa

France, July 18 -- On 18 July every year, the world marks International Nelson Mandela Day as an occasion to reflect on the life and legacy of the iconic South African freedom fighter. In recent years... Read More


World marks International Mandela Day as Ramaphosa prepares key parliamentary address

France, July 18 -- On 18 July every year, the world marks International Nelson Mandela Day as an occasion to reflect on the life and legacy of the iconic South African freedom fighter. In recent years... Read More


Von der Leyen's second term as EU president could be in jeopardy after Covid vaccine ruling

France, July 18 -- Ursula von der Leyen's attempt for a second term as European Commission chief has encountered a significant setback after a top EU court determined she was not sufficiently transpar... Read More