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    Ex-French president Jacques Chirac dies

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 04:38pm on September 26, 2019

    Jacques Chirac, the former French president who was a colossal figure in the country’s politics for three decades, died Thursday at the age of 86,...

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    France’s #MeToo activist faces verdict in defamation case

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 01:52pm on September 25, 2019

    The woman behind France’s answer to the #MeToo campaign exposing male abusive behaviour on Wednesday faces the verdict in a defamation case brought by a...

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    Iran blasts Europe’s ‘ridiculous’ accusations

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 12:00am on September 25, 2019

    Iran on Tuesday rejected ‘ridiculous’ allegations that it carried out this month’s attack on Saudi oil infrastructure, after the leaders of France, Germany and Britain...

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    French parliament to revise law for low-waste future

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 02:23pm on September 24, 2019

    France’s parliament will from Tuesday debate legislation seeking to move the country closer to its ambition of a low-waste future, forcing electronics firms to use...

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    Police clear major migrant camp in northern France

    Agence- France-Presse . France | Updated at 12:00am on September 18, 2019

    French police began clearing around 1,000 migrants from a gymnasium near the northern port of Dunkirk on Tuesday after a court ruled it was a...

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    Macron signals tougher line on immigration

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:00am on September 18, 2019

    With an eye on re-election, France’s Emmanuel Macron has signalled a tougher line on immigration, arguing that the government must end its ‘lax’ approach to...

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    Snowden hopes France will grant him asylum

    Reuters . Paris | Updated at 12:00am on September 16, 2019

    Former US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden hopes France will grant him asylum, according to a France Inter radio interview to be broadcast on Monday....

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    The G7’s growing irrelevance

    Ulson Gunnar | Updated at 12:00am on September 16, 2019

    The Group of Seven, or G7, composed of the ‘most advanced economies in the world’, includes Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and...

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    Annie Silverstein’s ‘Bull’ wins top prize at Deauville

    Agence France-Presse . Deauville | Updated at 12:00am on September 16, 2019

    The American Film Festival in Deauville, France, awarded its top prize to Annie Silverstein’s ‘Bull’, jury president Catherine Deneuve announced on Saturday. Silverstein’s first full-length...

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    France, Germany blast FB’s Libra, back public cryptocurrency

    Reuters . Helsinki | Updated at 12:00am on September 15, 2019

    France and Germany said on Friday that Facebook Inc’s Libra currency posed risks to the financial sector that could block its authorisation in Europe, and...

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