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France 'not afraid' as IS urges lone-wolf attacks

Paris - France insisted Monday it was not spooked by a call for Muslims to kill citizens of countries fighting the Islamic State group, hours before jihadists claimed the kidnapping of a Frenchman in Algeria.

Op-Ed: ISIL calls for attacks on Coalition citizens ‘in any manner’

Sydney - In a continuation of previous messages, the “Islamic State” has called for Muslims to attack Americans, Europeans, Canadians and Australians. The threat refers to “disbelievers” from nations engaged in military action against ISIL.

Sarkozy-bashing may not be panacea for French left

Paris - On the face of it, the return to France's political stage of unpopular right-wing former president Nicolas Sarkozy is welcome news for the beleaguered left.

London to help France pay for Calais migrants

Calais - Britain has bowed to French pressure to help foot the bill for migrants flooding into the northern port of Calais in a bid to reach Britain, Paris said on Saturday.

People can categorize words while asleep

Paris - According to a new study, the human brain can process information and even direct responses to cues while a person is sleeping.

France's Sarkozy takes to Facebook to announce comeback

Paris - Former president Nicolas Sarkozy announced his return to French politics Friday, taking to Facebook to offer disenchanted voters a "new political choice" amid a deep economic crisis.

Op-Ed: Sarkozy 2.0. — Nicolas Sarkozy is back for revenge

Paris - It was a secret for no one that former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was planning to return to politics this September. Nicolas Sarkozy made it official today via his Facebook page.

French Air Force locate, destroy ISIS weapons depot

Paris - While conducting its first airstrikes of Islamic State targets in Iraq, the French government has announced it has hit and destroyed a weapons logistics depot belonging to the terrorist organization.

France carries out first air strike in Iraq: Hollande

Paris - French jets carried out their first air strike against Islamic State militants in Iraq Friday, successfully destroying their target, President Francois Hollande announced, vowing that more operations would follow.

Hollande goes on offensive with Iraq air strike decision

Paris - President Francois Hollande kicked off a rare news conference Thursday with the dramatic announcement that France would conduct air strikes in Iraq, as he sought to wrest back the initiative after a catastrophic few weeks at home.

Cocaine, marijuana found in Vatican diplomatic vehicle

Chambley - Two men are in custody after French authorities found cocaine and marijuana in a Vatican diplomatic car owned by an Argentine Cardinal.

Under-fire Hollande faces press grilling

Paris - French President Francois Hollande holds a rare and hotly awaited news conference later Thursday as the embattled and deeply unpopular leader seeks to turn the tide on a catastrophic few weeks.

First French Ebola victim to be flown home from Liberia

Paris - The first French Ebola patient was set to be flown home Thursday, as the World Bank warned the spiralling epidemic is threatening economic catastrophe in west Africa.

Air France pilot strike to enter fourth day as talks sputter

Paris - Striking Air France pilots dug in their heels Wednesday, rejecting government calls to go back to work and new assurances from management that low-cost operations would not threaten their jobs.

French parliament approves jihadist travel ban

Paris - France's parliament approved a new anti-terror bill aimed at preventing potential jihadists from travelling to Iraq, Syria or elsewhere by confiscating their passports.

New EU energy and climate head sells oil shares

Strasbourg - The EU's incoming energy and climate commissioner said on Tuesday he is selling his shares in oil firms to avoid any conflict of interest ahead of a grilling by the European Parliament.

Embattled French government scrapes through confidence vote

Paris - France's crisis-hit government on Tuesday narrowly won a crunch parliamentary vote of confidence in its economic reform path, in a rare respite for the deeply unpopular President Francois Hollande.

French PM sticks to reform plan ahead of crunch confidence vote

Paris - French Prime Minister Manuel Valls pledged Tuesday to stick to the disputed economic reform plan that he has championed, ahead of a crunch parliamentary vote of confidence.

Iraq gets pledges of support, including military aid

Paris - Participants at an international conference in Paris on Monday pledged to support Iraq by all possible means to fight jihadists, including providing military support."They committed to supporting the new Iraqi government in its fight ...

France says 930 citizens or residents involved 'in jihad'

Paris - Around 930 French citizens or residents, including at least 60 women, are either actively engaged in jihad in Iraq and Syria or are planning to go there, the interior minister said Sunday.
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