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    France asks Sri Lanka to honour UN pledges on rights

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 11:28pm on February 27, 2020

    France Thursday asked Sri Lanka to end impunity and ensure ethnic reconciliation a day after Colombo withdrew from a United Nations resolution investigating alleged atrocities...

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    Erdogan urges Putin to restrain Syria regime

    Agence France-Presse . Ankara | Updated at 11:58pm on February 22, 2020

    Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday urged his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to halt the Syrian regime’s offensive in northwest Syria as France called...

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    Infertile cancer patient has baby using frozen lab-matured egg

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 10:54pm on February 19, 2020

    In a world first, a woman rendered infertile by cancer treatment gave birth after one of her immature eggs was matured, frozen, and then —...

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    Storm Dennis wreaks havoc across UK, parts of France

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 10:55pm on February 17, 2020

    Britain on Monday grappled with the fallout from Storm Dennis, with several major incidents declared due to flooding and hundreds of warnings still in place...

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    France warns of bloody Brexit talks battle

    Agence France-Presse . Munich | Updated at 07:36pm on February 16, 2020

    France on Sunday warned Britain to expect a bitter, bloody battle in Brexit trade talks with the EU, saying the two sides would ‘rip each...

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    1st coronavirus death outside Asia reported in France

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 06:21pm on February 15, 2020

    The death toll from the new coronavirus outbreak jumped past 1,500 in China on Saturday as France reported the first fatality outside Asia, fuelling global...

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    Is France losing its colonial backyard in North Africa?

    Mohamed Taifouri | Updated at 12:00am on February 15, 2020

    Having seen a sharp decline in its influence in Tunisia and Algeria, France is eyeing China and Spain’s growing economic presence in Morocco with concern....

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    Storm Ciara sows trail of destruction across Europe

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 03:41pm on February 10, 2020

    Storm Ciara caused travel chaos on Monday, severely disrupting commutes and grounding hundreds of flights as swathes of Europe were left without power by torrential...

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    Chinese coronavirus kills 80, hundred more infected

    Agence France-Presse . Wuhan | Updated at 12:41pm on January 27, 2020

    The death toll from China’s coronavirus epidemic spiked to 80 with hundreds of new infections on Monday, despite unprecedented quarantines and travel lockdowns, as foreign...

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    Louvre shut by pension strikes

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:14am on January 18, 2020

    The Louvre museum in Paris shut down Friday after striking workers blocked the entrance, management said, in the latest protest against plans to overhaul France’s...

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