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Macron says Spanish PM has his 'full support'

Kourou - French President Emmanuel Macron said Friday Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy had his "full support" in enforcing the law in Catalonia as Madrid readies to take direct control of the rebellious province.

Protests as Macron visits French S.American territory

Cayenne - President Emmanuel Macron faced demonstrations on the first day of his trip to the impoverished French territory of Guiana on Thursday where he arrived saying he was not "Father Christmas" bearing gifts from the state.

French Guiana activists end crippling protest after deal

Cayenne - The movement behind social unrest that left French Guiana paralysed for almost a month has ended the protest after Paris pledged an aid package worth billions of euros.

French Guiana protestors press demands

Cayenne - The movement behind more than three weeks of social unrest in French Guiana said Monday it would press its action until the government signs a draft accord on an emergency package and reopens talks on further funds.

French Guiana faces shutdown call after protests

Cayenne - The movement behind more than two weeks of social unrest in French Guiana has called for a complete shutdown of the overseas territory from Monday, after a police officer was injured.

France OKs funds for French Guiana, demo ends at space centre

Kourou - Protesters withdrew from the rocket-launching space centre in French Guiana on Wednesday as the French government approved a one-billion-euro emergency package to quell a wave of strikes.The sum offered by France is below the 2.5 billion euros ($2.

Demonstrators occupy French space station in Guiana

Kourou - Around 30 protest leaders in French Guiana attempted to occupy a rocket-launching space centre on Tuesday, escalating demonstrations that have crippled the territory in South America for 10 days.

Rockets go up but lights are out: French Guiana's crisis

Kourou - The rocket launchpad in French Guiana sums up everything that angers residents in this distant outpost of France that has been paralysed by strikes.

French Guiana rejects France's $1 bn aid offer

Cayenne - Labour leaders behind massive strikes in French Guiana have rejected a billion dollar aid package offered by the French government, demanding instead $2.5 billion right away.

France offers $1 bn to strike-hit French Guiana

Cayenne - France announced a billion euros ($1.07 billion) aid for strike-hit French Guiana, as representatives of the Guianese told visiting ministers the South American territory should be given "special status".

Strike causes chaos in French Guiana

Cayenne - Life in French Guiana was severely disrupted by a general strike on Monday that closed schools and shops and stoked fears of further instability in one of France's overseas territories.

French Guiana paralysed as tensions mount before strike

Cayenne - French Guiana came to a standstill Sunday on the eve of a major strike which has elbowed its way into France's presidential campaign.

Europe launches fourth Earth monitoring satellite

Cayenne - Europe launched a fourth satellite Tuesday for its Copernicus Earth-monitoring project to track changes in forest cover and air pollution, the European Space Agency (ESA) announced.The 1.

Europe launches next phase of hi-tech Earth satellites

Kourou - The European Space Agency (ESA) has launched the second phase of a 4.3-billion-euro ($4.91-billion) programme to deploy new-generation satellites to monitor environmental damage and aid disaster relief operations, officials said.

Boosting frog populations by creating aquatic nurseries

A new study suggests that mimicking the rainforest water holes left by peccaries can help boost frog populations and to preserve some endangered species.

Op-Ed: Forced female genital mutilation in the United States

On Tuesday, July 22, 2014, the Obama Administration announced they would conduct a major study on female genital mutilation (FGM), assessing how many U.S. women are at risk or are victims. Currently, 130 million females live with FGM in 29 countriies.

Chikungunya virus gallops across Caribbean; may hit United States

Oranjestad - Chikungunya virus is spread by mosquitoes and has been galloping across the Caribbean. Experts say that it's likely to hit the U.S.

European satellite Gaia will map 1 billion stars

Cayenne - The European Space Agency launched a new satellite, Thursday, which is expected to "boldly go where no satellite has gone before," providing the most accurate three-dimensional map of our part of the Milky Way.

Worldwide chiropractic events in October

World Spine Day events have concluded. National Chiropractic Week in Italy ends tomorrow and October is National Chiropractic Month in the United States.

ESA space launches in 2013: A busy year for European Space Agency

The European Space Agency has released details of space missions scheduled in 2013 and developments in prospect with current orbiters and satellites.
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