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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France to send aircraft carrier to Indian Ocean next year - Economic Times

Economic Times

France to send aircraft carrier to Indian Ocean next year
Economic Times
MARSEILLE: France said Friday it would send its aircraft carrier to the Indian Ocean next year, to defend freedom of navigation at a time of growing Chinese assertiveness in disputed waters. The Charles de Gaulle, currently in the southern French port ...

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France faces growing threat of skills shortages - Irish Times

Irish Times

France faces growing threat of skills shortages
Irish Times
In a factory near the town of Cholet, some 50km from Nantes in the west of France, large blocks of clay are being shaped, dried out and finally fired in a kiln at 1,000 degrees centigrade. These terracotta building blocks are then shipped off to ...

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A Glance around France: the Ham Cartel, Napoleonic cannonballs and Gare du Not - The Local France

The Local France

A Glance around France: the Ham Cartel, Napoleonic cannonballs and Gare du Not
The Local France
France's Ham Cartel suspected of price-fixing. If getting a good a deal on cold meats in French supermarkets has seemed hard to come by, here's a possible reason why. Fourteen renowned ham producers are suspected of having colluded to fix the price of ...



Brexit: France's Macron makes English faux pas over visas - BBC News

BBC News

Brexit: France's Macron makes English faux pas over visas
BBC News
French President Emmanuel Macron made a faux pas by suggesting in error that UK visitors would need French visas after a no-deal Brexit, his aides say. He had meant to say that British people would not need visas in such circumstances. The confusion ...
After hearing how France wants to treat us after Brexit, I think it might be the end of my love affair with the countryThe Independent (blog)
Brexit: No, France doesn't want to inflict 'maximum pain' on Brits living hereThe Local France
France prepares for Brexit cliff-edgePOLITICO.eu
Express.co.uk -The Guardian
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Kosckusko Co. WWII vet to be awarded France's highest distinction - WNDU-TV

WNDU-TV

Kosckusko Co. WWII vet to be awarded France's highest distinction
WNDU-TV
Daniel Levernier, of Milford, will be presented with the Legion of Honor medal by Guillaume Lacroix, France's consul general. The Legion of Honor is the highest honor bestowed on people who "achieved remarkable deeds for France," according to a release ...



The one place to visit in France this weekend: Lisieux - The Local France

The Local France

The one place to visit in France this weekend: Lisieux
The Local France
For this week's one place to visit in France this weekend, Stephanie Irwin explains why the Normandy town of Lisieux should be top of your list. Email us to share your own recommendations with readers. Where is it? Lisieux is a town in the Calvados ...



Air France, unions reach deal aimed at ending months of strikes - FRANCE 24

FRANCE 24

Air France, unions reach deal aimed at ending months of strikes
FRANCE 24
Air France management and unions announced Friday that they had reached a deal aimed at ending months of strikes that set the airline back hundreds of millions of euros. Five unions representing 76.4 percent of the personnel accepted management's offer ...
Air France ends costly pay stand-off with unionsFinancial Times
Air France inks pay deal in milestone for new CEOChannel NewsAsia
Finally: Air France and unions seal deal to end months of strikesThe Local France
Flightglobal -euronews
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Turkey to host Syria summit with Russia, France and Germany - FRANCE 24

FRANCE 24

Turkey to host Syria summit with Russia, France and Germany
FRANCE 24
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will host a summit on the Syria conflict with the leaders of Russia, Germany and France on October 27 in Istanbul, his spokesman said Friday. The summit will be attended by Russian President Vladimir Putin as well ...



Has the summer drought left France heading for a spud shortage? - The Local France

The Local France

Has the summer drought left France heading for a spud shortage?
The Local France
It's harvest time and the chips are down for potato producers in northern France where a long summer drought could see French spuds shrink in size and volume. The potatoes "first lacked water and then when rain fell in July started growing anew" which ...



France proposes congestion charges in big cities to tackle pollution - BBC News

BBC News

France proposes congestion charges in big cities to tackle pollution
BBC News
France could be introducing congestion charges for vehicles in cities for the first time. Car drivers would have to pay a 2.50 (2.20) toll in cities with more than 100,000 people, and 5 in bigger cities like Marseille, Nice and Lyon. The proposed ...

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