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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Howling winds could trigger power outages across Spain, France on Monday - AccuWeather.com

AccuWeather.com

Howling winds could trigger power outages across Spain, France on Monday
AccuWeather.com
A potent storm threatens to whip western Europe into Monday with winds strong enough to cause power outages, travel disruptions and localized damage. While this storm will bring snow to portions of southern England, it will bring a wind-swept rain for ...



Anti-Semitism in France has deep roots and 'new masks,' French PM says - Jewish Telegraphic Agency

Anti-Semitism in France has deep roots and 'new masks,' French PM says
Jewish Telegraphic Agency
PARIS (JTA) — Amid attacks in Europe on Jews following the United States' recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe condemned anti-Semitism “that always tries to justify itself with new pretext,” and which he ...

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Neil Francis: A South African living in France but playing for us, well it's just wrong - Independent.ie

Independent.ie

Neil Francis: A South African living in France but playing for us, well it's just wrong
Independent.ie
Neil Francis: A South African living in France but playing for us, well it's just wrong. CJ Stander of Ireland during the Guinness Series International match between Ireland and Argentina at the 1 CJ Stander of Ireland during the Guinness Series ...



Netanyahu tells Emmanuel Macron: 'Paris is the capital of France, Jerusalem is the capital of Israel' - The Independent

The Independent

Netanyahu tells Emmanuel Macron: 'Paris is the capital of France, Jerusalem is the capital of Israel'
The Independent
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told French President Emmanuel Macron, “Paris is the capital of France, Jerusalem is the capital of Israel”, as they met in Paris amid heightened tensions in the West Bank. Mr Macron and Mr Netanyahu conceded ...
France's Macron, Israel's Netanyahu spar over Trump's Jerusalem decisionThe Globe and Mail
Netanyahu says France supports Israel's anti-Iran policiesThe Times of Israel
US Jerusalem move dominates Macron-Netanyahu talksAljazeera.com
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France's Lactalis orders baby milk recall over salmonella fears - FRANCE 24

FRANCE 24

France's Lactalis orders baby milk recall over salmonella fears
FRANCE 24
French baby-milk maker Lactalis and health authorities have ordered a major international product recall because of fears of salmonella contamination following 26 cases of children falling sick in France. Company spokesman Michel Nalet told AFP "nearly ...
France orders international recall of Lactalis baby formulaReuters
France withdraws Lactalis baby milk over salmonella fearsTRT World

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France caught in war with wolves - The Local France

The Local France

France caught in war with wolves
The Local France
Amid debate in France on a future policy towards wolves, the government is being asked to come to the aide of sheep farming. "In one night, we lost 10 percent of our flock," said Claire Lapie, 32, a breeder in Sederon in the picturesque southeast Drome ...

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France to push for European financial transactions tax - Reuters

Reuters

France to push for European financial transactions tax
Reuters
“We will push for this tax to become applicable in Europe and will ask everyone to take part in this solidarity effort,” the four ministers said. In 2012, France introduced a 0.2 percent tax on purchases of shares in French companies with a market ...

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The other Hallyday effect: Traffic jams, scant donations and nasty tweets - FRANCE 24

FRANCE 24

The other Hallyday effect: Traffic jams, scant donations and nasty tweets
FRANCE 24
France came to a standstill on Saturday as it paid tribute to late rock star Johnny Hallyday. But the homage also led to a steep drop in donations for France's most popular fundraiser and sparked a string of bitter comments on social media. A Parisian ...
Rocker Hallyday wows France one last timeThe Local France
Thousands across France mourn starThe Straits Times
Thousands pay tribute to the man who made France rockThe Australian
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Ferry runs aground at France's Calais port - The Local France

The Local France

Ferry runs aground at France's Calais port
The Local France
A ferry with more than 300 people on board ran aground Sunday in high winds at Calais in northern France, interrupting traffic in one of Europe's busiest passenger ports but causing no injuries. "The vessel is stable. Port officers are looking at how ...
High winds cause ferry carrying more than 300 passengers to run aground at the port of CalaisDaily Mail
ALL UK ferries from Calais SUSPENDED after P&O ship crash closes portDaily Star
Ferry PRIDE OF KENT aground, Calais, France UpdateMaritime Bulletin (press release)
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