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Algerian football fans touch off national identity debate in France

Paris - Thousands of extra French police are set to be on duty later Friday in Paris and other major cities following clashes involving Algerian football fans that have touched off a debate about national identity.

Three soldiers killed in French Guiana gold mine accident

Cayenne - Three soldiers have been killed and another seriously injured in an operation to destroy an illegal gold mine in French Guiana, France's Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly said Thursday.

UK tried to turn France against euro in 1990s: cables

London - British diplomats tried to establish a "very private link" with former French president Jacques Chirac with the "unavowed aim" of exposing him to the risks of a European currency union, declassified documents revealed Thursday.

France urges G7 to find 'international solution' on digital taxes

Paris - French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire on Tuesday urged the G7 club of top world economic powers to find an international solution to taxing digital giants at their meeting outside Paris this week.

Benin readies for return of treasures taken by France

Abomey-calavi - The display cases at the royal palaces in Benin's sleepy southern town of Abomey are coated in dust and the exhibition halls plunged in darkness.

Three children, woman killed in France train-car crash

Avenay-val-d'or - A woman and three children were killed Monday when a train smashed into their car at a level crossing in eastern France.

France's Macron announces creation of a space force command

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday announced the creation of a new national military space force command that would eventually be part of his country's air force.

France detains 21 after African migrants occupy Pantheon

Paris - France on Saturday detained 21 African migrants who surged into the Pantheon in Paris to push their claims for regularised status, police said.

France launches new nuclear-powered attack submarine

Cherbourg - President Emmanuel Macron on Friday launched the first of a new fleet of nuclear-powered attack submarines that aims to ensure French naval superiority in the coming decades.

Top French minister defiant despite new questions over spending

Paris - A French cabinet minister insisted Friday he has "absolutely no reason to quit", despite fresh allegations he used the public purse to fund an extravagant lifestyle.

Shops looted, woman dead in France after Algeria football win

Paris - Shops in central Paris were looted and a woman was killed in a high-speed car crash in southern France in what the government slammed Friday as "unacceptable" unrest following a key victory for Algeria's national football team.

France passes law taxing digital giants in defiance of US anger

Paris - France's parliament on Thursday passed a law making it the first major economy to impose a tax on digital giants, defying a probe ordered by an angry US President Donald Trump that could trigger reprisal tariffs.

Op-Ed: France plans an 'ecotax' on most air travel starting next year

France plans to charge an "ecotax" on almost all air travel starting next year. The new tax is expected to bring in approximately $200 million a year. The funds could be used for less polluting means of transportation such as trains.

In France, a woman is killed by partner or ex-partner every three days

Paris - A total of 121 women were killed by their partner or former partner in France last year, equating to one death every three days, government figures showed on Wednesday.

French supermarket managers ousted over safari hunting snaps

Lyon - It was meant to be a trophy picture, showing their success on safari, but the photo of a French couple posing beside a lion they had shot ended up costing them their jobs.

France's Hollande called as witness in Brazil jet probe: aide

Paris - France's former president Francois Hollande testified as a witness at the request of a Brazilian judge in a corruption probe involving a $4.5 billion tender for fighter jets, an aide said on Wednesday.

Sister of Saudi crown prince tried in France over 'beaten workman'

Paris - A sister of the crown prince of Saudi Arabia went on trial Tuesday in a French court over the alleged beating of a workman who was carrying out repairs in her ultra-luxury Paris apartment.

France's lower house passes online hate speech law

Paris - French MPs on Tuesday passed a landmark law to fight online hate speech which will oblige social media networks to remove offending content in 24 hours and create a new button to enable users to flag abuse.

Vatican lifts envoy's immunity over sex assault claims: France

Paris - The Vatican has lifted the diplomatic immunity of its Paris envoy who is under investigation for alleged sexual assault, the French foreign ministry said Monday.

Vatican lifts envoy's immunity over sex assault claims: France

Paris - The Vatican has lifted the diplomatic immunity of its Paris envoy under investigation for alleged sexual assault, the French foreign ministry said Monday.
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