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: A Human Rights Agenda for President Macron - Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch

France: A Human Rights Agenda for President Macron
Human Rights Watch
“President Macron stated in his inaugural speech that 'France will always make sure to be on the side of … human rights,' and he should now translate his words into action,” said Bénédicte Jeannerod, France director at Human Rights Watch. “Macron and ...
France's most popular ecologist on front line as new environment ministerFRANCE 24
France Extends Emergency Powers After Manchester AttackU.S. News & World Report
Macron tries to sell plan to reform France's labor marketNews & Observer
Express.co.uk -Twitter -UPI.com
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Fear not, Boks will whitewash France 3-0! - Sport24

Sport24

Fear not, Boks will whitewash France 3-0!
Sport24
Be comforted, there's enough quality in Allister Coetzee's Springboks squad to beat France 3-0 in the June Test series. There's also a greater concentration of established provincial and Super Rugby combinations to ease the strains that usually ...
Springboks name Warren Whiteley captain for home series against FranceStuff.co.nz
Whiteley chosen as new Springboks captain for three-test series against FranceThe Japan Times
South Africa appoint Warren Whiteley as captain for France Test seriesSkySports
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Kingfisher biggest faller on FTSE 100 after France knocks sales - Financial Times

International Business Times UK

Kingfisher biggest faller on FTSE 100 after France knocks sales
Financial Times
France remained a soft spot for the company, with like-for-like sales in the country down 5.5 per cent at its stores in Castorama and Brico Dépôt in the three months to March. Shares are down nearly 6 per cent at publication time to 337p – the biggest ...
Kingfisher Q1 Total Sales Rise, But LFL Sales Down On Weak France; Stock DipsNasdaq
Kingfisher shares slump on restructuring costs and weak sales in FranceInternational Business Times UK

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24 days to go: Flawless France - FIFA.com

FIFA.com

24 days to go: Flawless France
FIFA.com
In total, France scored 24 goals in two campaigns at the FIFA Confederations Cup in 2001 and 2003, and they won both of them, maintaining a 100 per cent record at the competition. This winning streak puts Les Bleus second in the list of the most ...

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Concussion sidelines Lambie from France series - Sport24

Sport24

Concussion sidelines Lambie from France series
Sport24
Cape Town - Pat Lambie was one of the notable omissions from Allister Coetzee's 31-man Springbok squad that will take on France in three Tests in June. The Sharks flyhalf, who has missed most of the Super Rugby season with a fractured vertebra, was ...

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France comes together in show of support for UK - The Local France

The Local France

France comes together in show of support for UK
The Local France
Across France, a country all too familiar with the horror of terror attacks, leaders and organisations have been voicing their sympathy and support for the UK in light of the Manchester terror attack on Monday evening. In what is Britain's deadliest ...
French PM calls for vigilance in France after Manchester attack ...Reuters
Manchester bombing: France reinforces security, intel relationship with BritainDefenseNews.com
France's 2015 Terror Attacks Could Have Happened in UK – Interior MinisterSputnik International

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Eight-year-old girl named among fatalities of Manchester bombing - FRANCE 24

FRANCE 24

Eight-year-old girl named among fatalities of Manchester bombing
FRANCE 24
An 8-year-old girl killed in Monday night's suicide bombing in Manchester has become the symbol of tragedy and national mourning. British authorities on Tuesday said Saffie Roussos was among the 22 people who died as a result of a blast at an Ariana ...
'An attack on innocents': World reacts with shock and horror to Manchester explosionTelegraph.co.uk

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France to Berlin, Brussels: This time we're serious - POLITICO.eu

POLITICO.eu

France to Berlin, Brussels: This time we're serious
POLITICO.eu
Le Maire was dispatched from Paris to convince Germany that France has a serious roadmap for reform, and would be a dependable partner to lead plans for deeper EU integration. He spent much of his 45-minute sit down with Schaüble explaining exactly ...
Germany, France pledge new efforts to strengthen eurozoneNew Zealand Herald
France and Germany to accelerate eurozone integrationThe Local France
Germany and France pledge to speed up eurozone reforms ...euronews

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Leboeuf tips Madrid boss Zidane to be next France coach - Goal.com

Goal.com

Leboeuf tips Madrid boss Zidane to be next France coach
Goal.com
Former international Frank Leboeuf expects Real Madrid boss and countryman Zinedine Zidane to eventually succeed Didier Deschamps as France coach. Fresh off claiming La Liga for the first time as Madrid coach, Zidane's stock is high in European ...
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane to one day manage FranceDaily Mail
Zinedine Zidane tipped to replace France boss Didier DeschampsSquawka Football News

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Peter Sagan heads to Utah for Tour de France altitude training - Cycling Weekly

Cycling Weekly

Peter Sagan heads to Utah for Tour de France altitude training
Cycling Weekly
“Peter will train for twelve days, also accompanied by his wife so he can prepare in peace for the second part of the season. He hopes to continue his five-year green jersey streak at the 104th annual Tour de France, the world's most prestigious stage ...