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France 'won't rule out' using army to reinforce security at Paris Olympics

France, Jan. 25 -- French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said he could not exclude bringing in the army to ensure security at the 2024 Paris Olympic Games. Questioned in the Senate Tuesday evening... Read More


Paris 2024 Olympic security bill could enable use of surveillance using artificial intelligence

France, Jan. 25 -- The NGO Amnesty International France and some left-wing politicians haveexpressed concern over the Olympic security bill being debated in the French Senate this week.The text would ... Read More


Djokovic whomps Rublev to reach semi-final with Paul at Australian Open

France, Jan. 25 -- NovakDjokovic advanced to the last four at the Australian Open on Wednesday with a clinical straight sets destruction of the fifth seed Andrey Rublev. Djokovic, hunting a record-ex... Read More


France rolls out five-year 'anti-drought' plan to save water

France, Jan. 25 -- France has announced what it calls a "daily sobriety plan" to slash water consumption following a severe drought last summer that parched most of the country. The measures were pre... Read More


Sugar beet farmers cry foul after French U-turn on bee-killing pesticide

France, Jan. 25 -- Sugar beet growers in France say asurprise decision to conclusively ban the use of neonicotinoids - insecticides that are harmful to pollinators and to overall biodiversity - amount... Read More


French rugby boss Laporte detained by police over alleged tax fraud

France, Jan. 24 -- French police on Tuesday detained rugby federation president Bernard Laporte for questioningas part of an investigation into suspected tax fraud. Earlier this month, Laporte steppe... Read More


How French female cross-country skiing champion paved the way for other women

France, Jan. 24 -- On International women sport's day, we highlight the journey ofMarie-Christine Subot, a French pioneer incross-country skiing. Her daughter Celia Poncelin looks back on her mother's... Read More


Uganda inaugurates first commercial oil drilling programme in Lake Albert

France, Jan. 24 -- Uganda is commissioning the first of its four planned oil drilling rigs andstarts drilling the first production well this Tuesday - a key milestone for the country, as Kampala races... Read More


French uranium miner leaves 20 million tonnes of radioactive waste in Niger

France, Jan. 24 -- Niger's northern town of Arlit has beenleft wallowing in 20 million tonnes of radioactive waste after a uranium mine run by French company Orano (formerly Areva) closed down. People... Read More


French uranium mine leaves 20 million tonnes of radioactive waste in Niger

France, Jan. 24 -- Niger's northern town of Arlit has beenleft wallowing in 20 million tonnes of radioactive waste after a uranium mine run by French company Orano (formerly Areva) closed down. People... Read More