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 Is About to Become Less Free - The Atlantic
  1. France Is About to Become Less Free  The Atlantic
  2. OPINION - After ID numbers for Muslims in France, what next?  Anadolu Agency
  3. Business daily - Open or shut? French businesses await Macron address on easing restrictions  FRANCE 24
  4. Why Did Pak Minister Compare Macron to Nazis? All You Need to Know of France's 'Republican Values'  News18
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France to probe clashes after police cleared out new Paris migrant camp - Reuters
  1. France to probe clashes after police cleared out new Paris migrant camp  Reuters
  2. French minister says images of police breaking up refugee camp 'shocking'  The Guardian
  3. Outrage as French police filmed removing refugees by force  Aljazeera.com
  4. Police forcefully remove migrants from central Paris square in 'shocking' scene  Euronews
  5. Paris police under fire for forcing migrants from tent camp  The Associated Press
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France has banned the ‘Grey Wolves’ – but who are they? - Aljazeera.comFrance has banned the ‘Grey Wolves’ – but who are they?  Aljazeera.com

Trial of ex-president Sarkozy a landmark for France - BBC NewsTrial of ex-president Sarkozy a landmark for France  BBC News

France denies singling out Muslim kids with plan for school ID tags - Business Insider - Business InsiderFrance denies singling out Muslim kids with plan for school ID tags - Business Insider  Business Insider

COVID-19: People Take to Streets in France to Protest Against the Closure of Pubs & Bars - News18COVID-19: People Take to Streets in France to Protest Against the Closure of Pubs & Bars  News18

France sees mass protest against new security bill aimed to curb police identification - Republic WorldFrance sees mass protest against new security bill aimed to curb police identification  Republic World

France to ease Covid rules as Asian countries consider stricter action - The GuardianFrance to ease Covid rules as Asian countries consider stricter action  The Guardian

Bengal and France share a special bond: Virginie Corteval, CG of France in Kolkata - Times of IndiaBengal and France share a special bond: Virginie Corteval, CG of France in Kolkata  Times of India

France's 'global security' bill - Open DemocracyFrance's 'global security' bill  Open Democracy

The Debate - France, security and the media: Does the new global law go too far? - FRANCE 24The Debate - France, security and the media: Does the new global law go too far?  FRANCE 24

UK, France and Germany discuss working with Joe Biden on Iran nuclear deal - The GuardianUK, France and Germany discuss working with Joe Biden on Iran nuclear deal  The Guardian

France turns the screws on Imran Khan, declines upgrade for Mirage, subs and more - Hindustan TimesFrance turns the screws on Imran Khan, declines upgrade for Mirage, subs and more  Hindustan Times

Owners demonstrate against closure of shops, bars in France | World in pics - India TodayOwners demonstrate against closure of shops, bars in France | World in pics  India Today

Video From Romania Viral As Muslims Arrested In France For Spitting In Train - BOOMVideo From Romania Viral As Muslims Arrested In France For Spitting In Train  BOOM

France, Germany, Italy, UK welcome Libyan agreement - Anadolu AgencyFrance, Germany, Italy, UK welcome Libyan agreement  Anadolu Agency

France to Deport Foreigners Who Condemn Caricatures Offensive to Islam - Morocco World NewsFrance to Deport Foreigners Who Condemn Caricatures Offensive to Islam  Morocco World News

COVID-19 infections plummet in France - Anadolu AgencyCOVID-19 infections plummet in France  Anadolu Agency

Coronavirus: France postpones Black Friday to help locked down shops - EuronewsCoronavirus: France postpones Black Friday to help locked down shops  Euronews

France's Macron asks Muslim leaders to back 'republican values' charter - BBC NewsFrance's Macron asks Muslim leaders to back 'republican values' charter  BBC News

Explained: France’s complex relationship with Islam, and Macron’s recent remarks - The Indian ExpressExplained: France’s complex relationship with Islam, and Macron’s recent remarks  The Indian Express

Muslim schools are allies in France's fight against radicalization – not the cause - Trumbull TimesMuslim schools are allies in France's fight against radicalization – not the cause  Trumbull Times

Not just Macron’s politics, it’s France’s brand of secularism that always clashed with Islam - ThePrintNot just Macron’s politics, it’s France’s brand of secularism that always clashed with Islam  ThePrint

How Samuel Paty's murder reignited France's free speech debate - The GuardianHow Samuel Paty's murder reignited France's free speech debate  The Guardian

News in brief for Britons in France this December - The ConnexionNews in brief for Britons in France this December  The Connexion

France Postpones Black Friday - The New York TimesFrance Postpones Black Friday  The New York Times

French PM says easing COVID-19 lockdown now would be 'irresponsible' - ReutersFrench PM says easing COVID-19 lockdown now would be 'irresponsible'  Reuters

France murder: Jonathann Daval jailed for 25 years for killing wife - BBC NewsFrance murder: Jonathann Daval jailed for 25 years for killing wife  BBC News

France's 1984 - Open DemocracyFrance's 1984  Open Democracy

Clinigen Expands Partnership With Accord Healthcare in Clinical Services Into France - Business WireClinigen Expands Partnership With Accord Healthcare in Clinical Services Into France  Business Wire

Rugby: England likely to face France after final round of Nations Cup - CNARugby: England likely to face France after final round of Nations Cup  CNA

Panaxia and Neuraxpharm Expand Strategic Collaboration to France with medical cannabis - PRNewswirePanaxia and Neuraxpharm Expand Strategic Collaboration to France with medical cannabis  PRNewswire

Is France’s Multiculturalism Under Threat? An NRI Explains - The QuintIs France’s Multiculturalism Under Threat? An NRI Explains  The Quint

Narendra Modi Condemns Attacks in France, Supports Fight Against Terror - The WireNarendra Modi Condemns Attacks in France, Supports Fight Against Terror  The Wire

France: Several wounded in explosion at Saudi cemetery - The Indian ExpressFrance: Several wounded in explosion at Saudi cemetery  The Indian Express

France insists it’s targeting Islamist extremism. But some foreign observers and French Muslims see a broader agenda. - The Washington PostFrance insists it’s targeting Islamist extremism. But some foreign observers and French Muslims see a broader agenda.  The Washington Post

Daniel Cordier, French Resistance Hero, Is Dead at 100 - The New York TimesDaniel Cordier, French Resistance Hero, Is Dead at 100  The New York Times

French shop owners pressure Macron to lighten virus lockdown - Associated PressFrench shop owners pressure Macron to lighten virus lockdown  Associated Press

France's Macron meets with Pompeo, calls for European independence - Deutsche WelleFrance's Macron meets with Pompeo, calls for European independence  Deutsche Welle

Orthodox priest seriously hurt in shooting in France’s Lyon, suspect held - The HinduOrthodox priest seriously hurt in shooting in France’s Lyon, suspect held  The Hindu

France condemns Erdogan over Islam row, threatens sanctions - Al Jazeera EnglishFrance condemns Erdogan over Islam row, threatens sanctions  Al Jazeera English

Four takeaways from Scotland’s defeat by France in the Autumn Nations Cup - The ScotsmanFour takeaways from Scotland’s defeat by France in the Autumn Nations Cup  The Scotsman

France To Replace Its Rafale Fighter Jets With New Stealthy Warplanes Equipped With Laser Weapons - EurAsian TimesFrance To Replace Its Rafale Fighter Jets With New Stealthy Warplanes Equipped With Laser Weapons  EurAsian Times

Egalité: France's research reforms must balance competitiveness with well-being - Nature.comEgalité: France's research reforms must balance competitiveness with well-being  Nature.com

France’s Le Drian in Egypt amid tensions over prophet cartoons - Al Jazeera EnglishFrance’s Le Drian in Egypt amid tensions over prophet cartoons  Al Jazeera English

France reports 17,881 new confirmed Covid-19 cases in 24 hours - ReutersFrance reports 17,881 new confirmed Covid-19 cases in 24 hours  Reuters

European Union warns France over press freedom as it pushes security law - WIONEuropean Union warns France over press freedom as it pushes security law  WION

Attacks in France Point to a Threat Beyond Extremist Networks - The New York TimesAttacks in France Point to a Threat Beyond Extremist Networks  The New York Times

French minister’s comments on ‘separatism law’ spark backlash - Al Jazeera EnglishFrench minister’s comments on ‘separatism law’ spark backlash  Al Jazeera English

France takes huge step against Pakistan; revokes visas of 183 nationals - DNA IndiaFrance takes huge step against Pakistan; revokes visas of 183 nationals  DNA India

France vs. Sweden - Football Match Report - November 18, 2020 - ESPN IndiaFrance vs. Sweden - Football Match Report - November 18, 2020  ESPN India

Rabiot happy in unfamiliar wing role for France as he admits looking for 'redemption' after Finland loss - Goal IndiaRabiot happy in unfamiliar wing role for France as he admits looking for 'redemption' after Finland loss  Goal India

Multiple Knife Attacks in France - Human Rights WatchMultiple Knife Attacks in France  Human Rights Watch

Photos: A new nationwide lockdown in France as Covid-19 cases surge - Hindustan TimesPhotos: A new nationwide lockdown in France as Covid-19 cases surge  Hindustan Times

The Repression of France's Yellow Vests Has Left Hundreds in Jail — And Crushed Freedom of Protest - Jacobin magazineThe Repression of France's Yellow Vests Has Left Hundreds in Jail — And Crushed Freedom of Protest  Jacobin magazine

Tensions Rise In France As The Country Faces Another Act Of Violence - NPRTensions Rise In France As The Country Faces Another Act Of Violence  NPR

France hits 10 GW milestone - pv magazine InternationalFrance hits 10 GW milestone  pv magazine International

Letter: France is against ‘Islamist separatism’ — never Islam - Financial TimesLetter: France is against ‘Islamist separatism’ — never Islam  Financial Times

Covid lockdowns in France and Germany will hit Europe's economy again - CNBCCovid lockdowns in France and Germany will hit Europe's economy again  CNBC

Inside the Late Sean Connery's $33.87 Million South-of-France Home - CafeMomInside the Late Sean Connery's $33.87 Million South-of-France Home  CafeMom

'They can sling their hook!' Britons furious as France warns UK fishing terms WON'T change - Daily Express'They can sling their hook!' Britons furious as France warns UK fishing terms WON'T change  Daily Express

In France, Shopowners Revolt Against New Closing Order - The New York TimesIn France, Shopowners Revolt Against New Closing Order  The New York Times

'Radicalised' Malaysian repatriated from Singapore after terror attacks in France - Free Malaysia Today'Radicalised' Malaysian repatriated from Singapore after terror attacks in France  Free Malaysia Today

Shops: France considering Sunday opening in December - The ConnexionShops: France considering Sunday opening in December  The Connexion

Austria, France to Push for Tougher Measures Against Islamists - The Wall Street JournalAustria, France to Push for Tougher Measures Against Islamists  The Wall Street Journal

France's Macron hosts Trump envoy after congratulating Biden - The Associated PressFrance's Macron hosts Trump envoy after congratulating Biden  The Associated Press

France in focus - 75 years on: Spotlight on France's social security system - FRANCE 24France in focus - 75 years on: Spotlight on France's social security system  FRANCE 24

Muslim Countries Denounce French Response to Killing of Samuel Paty, Urge Boycott - The New York TimesMuslim Countries Denounce French Response to Killing of Samuel Paty, Urge Boycott  The New York Times

Killing of Teacher, Samuel Paty, Raises Doubts on French Integration - The New York TimesKilling of Teacher, Samuel Paty, Raises Doubts on French Integration  The New York Times

France records sharp rise in Covid-19 deaths as Europe tightens restrictions - FRANCE 24 EnglishFrance records sharp rise in Covid-19 deaths as Europe tightens restrictions  FRANCE 24 English

Muddled messaging fuels backlash against lockdown in France - POLITICO.euMuddled messaging fuels backlash against lockdown in France  POLITICO.eu

Infographic: France’s cartoon controversy - Al Jazeera EnglishInfographic: France’s cartoon controversy  Al Jazeera English

Panel: France Could be 'Bridge Partner' Between US, Europe to Counter China, Russia - USNI NewsPanel: France Could be 'Bridge Partner' Between US, Europe to Counter China, Russia  USNI News

The Debate - France on two fronts: New wave of terror attacks ahead of return to lockdown - FRANCE 24The Debate - France on two fronts: New wave of terror attacks ahead of return to lockdown  FRANCE 24

France ponders new Paris curfew as lockdown rebels frustrate government - ReutersFrance ponders new Paris curfew as lockdown rebels frustrate government  Reuters

Stuart Hogg admits to 'schoolboy error' but praises Scotland after France loss - BBC SportStuart Hogg admits to 'schoolboy error' but praises Scotland after France loss  BBC Sport

'Super rare' 100-year-old carrier pigeon message found in France - The Guardian'Super rare' 100-year-old carrier pigeon message found in France  The Guardian

France, Germany on lockdown as Covid-stricken Europe braces for tough winter - NBC NewsFrance, Germany on lockdown as Covid-stricken Europe braces for tough winter  NBC News

After another tragedy, France should be combating terrorism, not criminalizing Muslims - The Washington PostAfter another tragedy, France should be combating terrorism, not criminalizing Muslims  The Washington Post

France is the worst-hit country for COVID-19 cases in Europe. But these teens are angry their schools remain open - ABC NewsFrance is the worst-hit country for COVID-19 cases in Europe. But these teens are angry their schools remain open  ABC News

Macron, and France's complex relationship with Islam | France - Aljazeera.comMacron, and France's complex relationship with Islam | France  Aljazeera.com

Campervan towed away as not moved due to lockdown in France - The ConnexionCampervan towed away as not moved due to lockdown in France  The Connexion

The Debate - France holds its breath: Can this country withstand another lockdown? - FRANCE 24The Debate - France holds its breath: Can this country withstand another lockdown?  FRANCE 24

Investors from Japan, France, US, South Korea in forefront for PLI: Guruprasad Mohapatra, Secretary DPIIT - Economic TimesInvestors from Japan, France, US, South Korea in forefront for PLI: Guruprasad Mohapatra, Secretary DPIIT  Economic Times

France Braces for Economic Suffering as Lockdown Returns - The New York TimesFrance Braces for Economic Suffering as Lockdown Returns  The New York Times

‘Hard choices’ as France considers new Covid-19 clampdown - FRANCE 24 English‘Hard choices’ as France considers new Covid-19 clampdown  FRANCE 24 English

France and Germany Lock Down as Second Coronavirus Wave Grows - The New York TimesFrance and Germany Lock Down as Second Coronavirus Wave Grows  The New York Times

France to ‘dissolve’ Turkish ultranationalist group - POLITICO.euFrance to ‘dissolve’ Turkish ultranationalist group  POLITICO.eu

France hits record 52,010 daily Covid cases, Spain declares new state of emergency - NBC NewsFrance hits record 52,010 daily Covid cases, Spain declares new state of emergency  NBC News

France’s Charlie Hebdo trial suspended after suspect tests positive for Covid-19 - FRANCE 24 EnglishFrance’s Charlie Hebdo trial suspended after suspect tests positive for Covid-19  FRANCE 24 English

Pakistan condemns France’s treatment of Muslims amidst ongoing outcry - TRT WorldPakistan condemns France’s treatment of Muslims amidst ongoing outcry  TRT World

France Endures Agonizing Autumn From Covid-19, Terrorism - The Wall Street JournalFrance Endures Agonizing Autumn From Covid-19, Terrorism  The Wall Street Journal

France's new Covid-19 cases top 52,000 in latest 24-hour record - FRANCE 24 EnglishFrance's new Covid-19 cases top 52,000 in latest 24-hour record  FRANCE 24 English

UPDATE: France's new Covid-19 figures give reason to be optimistic - The Local FranceUPDATE: France's new Covid-19 figures give reason to be optimistic  The Local France

Jean-Luc Mélenchon, France's unbowed lefty, plans another run at presidency - The GuardianJean-Luc Mélenchon, France's unbowed lefty, plans another run at presidency  The Guardian

Encore! - The curtain falls on France's cultural sector for a second time - FRANCE 24Encore! - The curtain falls on France's cultural sector for a second time  FRANCE 24

France's Covid-19 daily death toll hits 854, hospitalisations over 1,000 - FRANCE 24 EnglishFrance's Covid-19 daily death toll hits 854, hospitalisations over 1,000  FRANCE 24 English

Teacher’s Slaying Becomes Unsettling Civics Lesson in France’s Schools - The Wall Street JournalTeacher’s Slaying Becomes Unsettling Civics Lesson in France’s Schools  The Wall Street Journal

France Emerges as Covid-19 Epicenter as Cases Surge Across Europe - The Wall Street JournalFrance Emerges as Covid-19 Epicenter as Cases Surge Across Europe  The Wall Street Journal

Why is Bangladesh protesting against France? - Al Jazeera EnglishWhy is Bangladesh protesting against France?  Al Jazeera English