France

Country France
Capital Paris
Continent Europe
Currency Euro(EUR) & CFP franc(XPF)
Languages French

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Although ultimately a victor in World Wars I and II, France suffered extensive losses in its empire, wealth, manpower, and rank as a dominant nation-state. Nevertheless, France today is one of the most modern countries in the world and is a leader among European nations. Since 1958, it has constructed a hybrid presidential-parliamentary governing system resistant to the instabilities experienced in earlier more purely parliamentary administrations. In recent years, its reconciliation and cooperation with Germany have proved central to the economic integration of Europe, including the introduction of a common exchange currency, the euro, in January 1999. At present, France is at the forefront of efforts to develop the EU's military capabilities to supplement progress toward an EU foreign policy.

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As domestic abuse rises in lockdown, France to fund hotel rooms - Al Jazeera EnglishAs domestic abuse rises in lockdown, France to fund hotel rooms  Al Jazeera English

In France, controversial doctor stirs coronavirus debate - PoliticoIn France, controversial doctor stirs coronavirus debate  Politico

France to Transfer Critical Coronavirus Patients by Train to Ease Hospital Pressure - The New York TimesFrance to Transfer Critical Coronavirus Patients by Train to Ease Hospital Pressure  The New York Times

Nationals of UK, France among 281 foreigners found at Markaz facility in Nizamuddin - Economic TimesNationals of UK, France among 281 foreigners found at Markaz facility in Nizamuddin  Economic Times

France to Ramp Up Domestic Production of Face Masks, Respirators: Macron - The New York TimesFrance to Ramp Up Domestic Production of Face Masks, Respirators: Macron  The New York Times

France reports record one-day death toll - Today's coronavirus Updates - World Economic ForumFrance reports record one-day death toll - Today's coronavirus Updates  World Economic Forum

Coronavirus deaths in France pass 3,000 after largest daily jump - Metro.co.ukCoronavirus deaths in France pass 3,000 after largest daily jump  Metro.co.uk

Crisis in the Sahel Becoming Frances Forever War - The New York TimesCrisis in the Sahel Becoming Frances Forever War  The New York Times

France to Seek Debt Moratorium for the Most Fragile Countries - The New York TimesFrance to Seek Debt Moratorium for the Most Fragile Countries  The New York Times

For France, Coronavirus Tests a Vaunted Health Care System - The New York TimesFor France, Coronavirus Tests a Vaunted Health Care System  The New York Times

Spotify is bringing its kids app to the US, Canada, and France - The VergeSpotify is bringing its kids app to the US, Canada, and France  The Verge

France evacuates coronavirus patients from swamped hospitals using high-speed trains, military planes - Fox NewsFrance evacuates coronavirus patients from swamped hospitals using high-speed trains, military planes  Fox News

France Reports Record 418 Coronavirus Deaths in 24 Hours - News18France Reports Record 418 Coronavirus Deaths in 24 Hours  News18

Ex-Syrian vice president Khaddam dies in France-source close to him - ReutersEx-Syrian vice president Khaddam dies in France-source close to him  Reuters

France Respiratory Devices Market Growth Insights, 2020-2025 - ResearchAndMarkets.com - Yahoo FinanceFrance Respiratory Devices Market Growth Insights, 2020-2025 - ResearchAndMarkets.com  Yahoo Finance

Special Report: Five days of worship that set a virus time bomb in France - ReutersSpecial Report: Five days of worship that set a virus time bomb in France  Reuters

False claim: Video shows healthcare workers celebrating France discovered the vaccine for coronavirus - ReutersFalse claim: Video shows healthcare workers celebrating France discovered the vaccine for coronavirus  Reuters

France and allies establish new task force in Sahel - Al Jazeera EnglishFrance and allies establish new task force in Sahel  Al Jazeera English

Nurses open up about life on the coronavirus front line in France - The Local FranceNurses open up about life on the coronavirus front line in France  The Local France

Greig Laidlaw's next stop revealed - RugbyPassGreig Laidlaw's next stop revealed  RugbyPass

France sees worst daily death toll as army ferries critical coronavirus patients - CNAFrance sees worst daily death toll as army ferries critical coronavirus patients  CNA

'Everyone is afraid of everyone': Life under lockdown in France - CNBC'Everyone is afraid of everyone': Life under lockdown in France  CNBC

What's essential? In France: pastry, wine | In US: golf, guns - India TodayWhat's essential? In France: pastry, wine | In US: golf, guns  India Today

Update On COVID-19 In France | Here & Now - WBURUpdate On COVID-19 In France | Here & Now  WBUR

Germany, Switzerland help France deal with COVID-19 patients - Al Jazeera AmericaGermany, Switzerland help France deal with COVID-19 patients  Al Jazeera America

Macron Declares France at War With Virus, as E.U. Proposes 30-Day Travel Ban - The New York TimesMacron Declares France at War With Virus, as E.U. Proposes 30-Day Travel Ban  The New York Times

High-speed trains called into action in France - Asia TimesHigh-speed trains called into action in France  Asia Times

Barguil questions possibility of a Tour de France without fans - VeloNewsBarguil questions possibility of a Tour de France without fans  VeloNews

Mitchelton-Scott's Matt White on Tour de France: 'Safety has to be priority' - VeloNewsMitchelton-Scott's Matt White on Tour de France: 'Safety has to be priority'  VeloNews

France's Renault puts Paris white collar staff on partial unemployment - Yahoo FinanceFrance's Renault puts Paris white collar staff on partial unemployment  Yahoo Finance

Covid-19 Factoid: France and Iran face similar fight, Germany stands out - Business StandardCovid-19 Factoid: France and Iran face similar fight, Germany stands out  Business Standard

France's Virus Train Moves Patients to Less Hard-Hit Areas - WIREDFrance's Virus Train Moves Patients to Less Hard-Hit Areas  WIRED

Ads We Like: Burger King France advertises recipe for making a Whopper at home - The DrumAds We Like: Burger King France advertises recipe for making a Whopper at home  The Drum

France orders lockdown to slow COVID-19 spread - CIDRAPFrance orders lockdown to slow COVID-19 spread  CIDRAP

Government Repatriates Albanians from Switzerland and France - Exit - Explain AlbaniaGovernment Repatriates Albanians from Switzerland and France  Exit - Explain Albania

Coronavirus crisis puts EU credibility on the line, says France - ReutersCoronavirus crisis puts EU credibility on the line, says France  Reuters

Rich Europeans Flee Virus for 2nd Homes, Spreading Fear and Fury - The New York TimesRich Europeans Flee Virus for 2nd Homes, Spreading Fear and Fury  The New York Times

France announces $4.3B plan to support startups - TechCrunchFrance announces $4.3B plan to support startups  TechCrunch

France records worst daily death toll - The Canberra TimesFrance records worst daily death toll  The Canberra Times

Coronavirus: Ryder Cup, Wimbledon, Tour de France and British Grand Prix next events to fall? - Daily MailCoronavirus: Ryder Cup, Wimbledon, Tour de France and British Grand Prix next events to fall?  Daily Mail

France confinement fine now 200 for repeat offence The fine for a repeated breach of confinement - The ConnexionFrance confinement fine now 200 for repeat offence The fine for a repeated breach of confinement  The Connexion

Coronavirus: France reports its highest single-day death toll as it happened - Financial TimesCoronavirus: France reports its highest single-day death toll as it happened  Financial Times

Shutdowns Spread Across Europe as Spain and France Order Broad Restrictions - The New York TimesShutdowns Spread Across Europe as Spain and France Order Broad Restrictions  The New York Times

Ineos to build third hand sanitiser plant in France in 10 days - ReutersIneos to build third hand sanitiser plant in France in 10 days  Reuters

Flat River, P.E.I., woman opts to stay in France with family she works for during coronavirus crisis - The GuardianFlat River, P.E.I., woman opts to stay in France with family she works for during coronavirus crisis  The Guardian

France launches marketplace to manage essential products against COVID-19 - TechCrunchFrance launches marketplace to manage essential products against COVID-19  TechCrunch

Coronavirus, France, Lockdown: Your Friday Briefing - The New York TimesCoronavirus, France, Lockdown: Your Friday Briefing  The New York Times

France closes restaurants, cafes, movie theaters and other nonessential shops to fight coronavirus - CNBCFrance closes restaurants, cafes, movie theaters and other nonessential shops to fight coronavirus  CNBC

France's annual inflation falls in March to lowest since 2016 - NasdaqFrance's annual inflation falls in March to lowest since 2016  Nasdaq

Tour de France could be staged this summer without any spectators - The GuardianTour de France could be staged this summer without any spectators  The Guardian

Apple hit with record 1.1bn fine in France - BBC NewsApple hit with record 1.1bn fine in France  BBC News

France's coronavirus lockdown: What you can and can't do - FRANCE 24 EnglishFrance's coronavirus lockdown: What you can and can't do  FRANCE 24 English

Coronavirus: France imposes lockdown as EU calls for 30-day travel ban - The GuardianCoronavirus: France imposes lockdown as EU calls for 30-day travel ban  The Guardian

House Hunting in France: A Self-Sufficient Home for $350,000 - The New York TimesHouse Hunting in France: A Self-Sufficient Home for $350,000  The New York Times

AP PHOTOS: France's Front-Line Volunteers Brave Virus Risks - The New York TimesAP PHOTOS: France's Front-Line Volunteers Brave Virus Risks  The New York Times

France was ready to shut border had Britain not toughened coronavirus measures - POLITICOFrance was ready to shut border had Britain not toughened coronavirus measures  POLITICO

France pulls military out of Iraq amid virus concerns - Military TimesFrance pulls military out of Iraq amid virus concerns  Military Times

A man ran the length of a marathon all from his balcony during France's coronavirus lockdown - CNNA man ran the length of a marathon all from his balcony during France's coronavirus lockdown  CNN

Macron warns 'we are at war' as France unveils $50 billion in coronavirus measures - CNBCMacron warns 'we are at war' as France unveils $50 billion in coronavirus measures  CNBC

What if you have a health problem other than coronavirus in France? - The Local FranceWhat if you have a health problem other than coronavirus in France?  The Local France

France's Euro '84 winning coach Michel Hidalgo dies aged 87 - BBC SportFrance's Euro '84 winning coach Michel Hidalgo dies aged 87  BBC Sport

Here Is What Travelers Must Know As Coronavirus Skyrockets Towards Epidemic In France - ForbesHere Is What Travelers Must Know As Coronavirus Skyrockets Towards Epidemic In France  Forbes

France Ready to Nationalize as EU Heavyweights Take Charge - BloombergFrance Ready to Nationalize as EU Heavyweights Take Charge  Bloomberg

Here's what's behind France's 72% jump in weapons exports - DefenseNews.comHere's what's behind France's 72% jump in weapons exports  DefenseNews.com

Does compliance make the world a gentler place? France says 'oui' - The FCPA BlogDoes compliance make the world a gentler place? France says 'oui'  The FCPA Blog

Feminist activists in France accuse riot police of attacking them - The GuardianFeminist activists in France accuse riot police of attacking them  The Guardian

Macron announces 15-day lockdown in French 'war' on coronavirus - FRANCE 24 EnglishMacron announces 15-day lockdown in French 'war' on coronavirus  FRANCE 24 English

France reports biggest daily increase in coronavirus deaths as Parisians ignore warnings - FRANCE 24 EnglishFrance reports biggest daily increase in coronavirus deaths as Parisians ignore warnings  FRANCE 24 English

The situation in France is 'rapidly' deteriorating - The Brussels TimesThe situation in France is 'rapidly' deteriorating  The Brussels Times

The Interview - 'Growth of coronavirus slowing down in Italy's Lombardy,' regional VP tells FRANCE 24 - FRANCE 24The Interview - 'Growth of coronavirus slowing down in Italy's Lombardy,' regional VP tells FRANCE 24  FRANCE 24

This is what life in France is like under the coronavirus lockdown - The Local FranceThis is what life in France is like under the coronavirus lockdown  The Local France

New dates for Tokyo Olympics clash with 2021 Tour de France - Cycling WeeklyNew dates for Tokyo Olympics clash with 2021 Tour de France  Cycling Weekly

Notre-Dame Restoration Pauses Amid France's Two-Week Lockdown - Smithsonian.comNotre-Dame Restoration Pauses Amid France's Two-Week Lockdown  Smithsonian.com

France fights mask hoarding; Virus deaths soar in Italy - ABC NewsFrance fights mask hoarding; Virus deaths soar in Italy  ABC News

Anti-inflammatories may aggravate Covid-19, France advises - The GuardianAnti-inflammatories may aggravate Covid-19, France advises  The Guardian

French police fine more than 4,000 people for violating coronavirus lockdown - FRANCE 24 EnglishFrench police fine more than 4,000 people for violating coronavirus lockdown  FRANCE 24 English

Alaphilippe: I'd rather not imagine a Tour de France without fans - Cyclingnews.comAlaphilippe: I'd rather not imagine a Tour de France without fans  Cyclingnews.com

Long-Silenced Victim of a Pedophile Writer Gets to Tell Her Story - The New York TimesLong-Silenced Victim of a Pedophile Writer Gets to Tell Her Story  The New York Times

Sam Tomkins: Catalans Dragons star on coronavirus lockdown in France - BBC SportSam Tomkins: Catalans Dragons star on coronavirus lockdown in France  BBC Sport

State aid: Coronavirus: Commission approves French schemes - EU NewsState aid: Coronavirus: Commission approves French schemes  EU News

France's Cannes Film Festival postponed due to coronavirus outbreak - FRANCE 24 EnglishFrance's Cannes Film Festival postponed due to coronavirus outbreak  FRANCE 24 English

Coronavirus - Advice for visitors to France - Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs - France DiplomatieCoronavirus - Advice for visitors to France - Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs  France Diplomatie

Schools to close in two French departments due to coronavirus, says PM Philippe - FRANCE 24 EnglishSchools to close in two French departments due to coronavirus, says PM Philippe  FRANCE 24 English

Louvre, Versailles and Eiffel Tower close over coronavirus crisis - FRANCE 24 EnglishLouvre, Versailles and Eiffel Tower close over coronavirus crisis  FRANCE 24 English

France reports sharp rise in coronavirus deaths in just 24 hours - FRANCE 24 EnglishFrance reports sharp rise in coronavirus deaths in just 24 hours  FRANCE 24 English

300 People With Coronavirus Are in Intensive Care in France. Most of Them Are Under 60. - Mother Jones300 People With Coronavirus Are in Intensive Care in France. Most of Them Are Under 60.  Mother Jones

Ciccone offers Tour de France jerseys to buy respirator for Chieti hospital - Cyclingnews.comCiccone offers Tour de France jerseys to buy respirator for Chieti hospital  Cyclingnews.com

France in lockdown: Do's and don'ts of walking the dog or helping the needy - RFI EnglishFrance in lockdown: Do's and don'ts of walking the dog or helping the needy  RFI English

Coronavirus In Europe: Several Countries, Now Including France, Order Shutdown - NPRCoronavirus In Europe: Several Countries, Now Including France, Order Shutdown  NPR

Travel advice for moving around France - GOV.UKTravel advice for moving around France  GOV.UK

Coronavirus: France shuts most public places - Latest updates - Al Jazeera EnglishCoronavirus: France shuts most public places - Latest updates  Al Jazeera English

A tiny 'country' between France and Switzerland - BBC NewsA tiny 'country' between France and Switzerland  BBC News

The Sound of France's Drum & Bass Scene - bandcamp.comThe Sound of France's Drum & Bass Scene  bandcamp.com

France's culture minister has coronavirus - FRANCE 24 EnglishFrance's culture minister has coronavirus  FRANCE 24 English

Inside Frances Public-Health War Against the Coronavirus - The New YorkerInside Frances Public-Health War Against the Coronavirus  The New Yorker

Death toll in France from coronavirus reaches 33 - Anadolu AgencyDeath toll in France from coronavirus reaches 33  Anadolu Agency

France reports record 499 coronavirus deaths in 24 hours - DevdiscourseFrance reports record 499 coronavirus deaths in 24 hours  Devdiscourse

This is how France's new coronavirus lockdown permission form works - The Local FranceThis is how France's new coronavirus lockdown permission form works  The Local France

France: Former surgeon goes on trial on child rape and assault charges - BBC NewsFrance: Former surgeon goes on trial on child rape and assault charges  BBC News

France's cafes opened through the war, but not the coronavirus - ReutersFrance's cafes opened through the war, but not the coronavirus  Reuters