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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Hard to see Ireland stopping France in their tracks - Irish Times

Irish Times

Hard to see Ireland stopping France in their tracks
Irish Times
Ireland v France (UCD Bowl, 7.45pm – Live RTÉ and eir Sport). France are the wrong team to face head on yet, of late, these brave Irish women know no other way. The road to a Belfast semi-final still beckons but it comes with the promise of a deep ...
Women's Rugby World Cup: Ireland make six changes for vital France gameBBC Sport
Ireland 'raring to go' against in-form France, says Tom TierneyRTE.ie
'France are in our way': Jenny Murphy relishing the big stage of a vital World Cup testThe42
Irish Examiner -Irish Rugby (press release) (registration) -Dublin Live
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Police looking for missing man from France - Good4Utah

Good4Utah

Police looking for missing man from France
Good4Utah
He checked out of the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Salt Lake City Airport on Monday, August 7th, and was supposed to get on a flight back to France that same day, but he never got on the plane. The police department asks anyone with information about ...
Police seek assistance locating missing man from FranceGephardt Daily

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France: Murder Charges for Driver in Pizzeria Car Attack - U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report

France: Murder Charges for Driver in Pizzeria Car Attack
U.S. News & World Report
This photo provided Tuesday Aug. 15 2017 shows rescue workers tending at a victim after a man deliberately rammed his car into a pizzeria in Sept-Sorts, east of Paris, Monday Aug. 14, 2017. Paris hospital authorities say five people were gravely injured.
France pizza restaurant attack driver 'took large quantity of painkillers'Birmingham Mail
France car ramming kills girl, terrorism ruled outNews24

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The futuristic plastic homes that paid the price of the oil crisis - CNN

CNN

The futuristic plastic homes that paid the price of the oil crisis
CNN
Only 30 were manufactured between 1968 and 1970, though this didn't prevent one of France's groovier tour companies from establishing a Bubble House resort in the Pyrenees. There's one of a Futuro House by the Finnish architect Matti Suuronen which ...



OFFER: Late Summer/early autumn breaks to France from as little as *£5 per person return! - Bournemouth Echo

Bournemouth Echo

OFFER: Late Summer/early autumn breaks to France from as little as *£5 per person return!
Bournemouth Echo
As the school holidays come to an end there's no better time to take a quiet break to France. You have the perfect day trip travelling direct from Poole to Cherbourg any morning returning the same evening/night. You can also travel overnight each way ...

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Macron seeks release of French journalist Loup Bureau, detained in Turkey - FRANCE 24

FRANCE 24

Macron seeks release of French journalist Loup Bureau, detained in Turkey
FRANCE 24
French journalist unions, European and international journalist associations, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and TV5 have called for Bureau's immediate release. Macron broke off from his holidays in the south of France to speak with Erdogan on Tuesday.
Macron's popularity is collapsing as France faces a winter of upheavalCatholic Herald Online (blog)
France's First Lady Brigitte Macron Speaks Her Mind: The French Will Soon 'Know Exactly What I'm Doing'PEOPLE.com
MACRON'S GREAT THREAT: Disenfranchised working class create far left fear for presidentExpress.co.uk
Business Insider
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Cults Are Making a Comeback in France — Why? - OZY

OZY

Cults Are Making a Comeback in France — Why?
OZY
France began cracking down in 1995, in response to a murder-suicide in the Vercors Mountains, where 16 members of the Order of the Solar Temple were shot and killed and arranged in a star formation by two other members who then committed suicide.



Artists on the Battle Lines, From France (Where Else?) - New York Times

New York Times

Artists on the Battle Lines, From France (Where Else?)
New York Times
Gaston Balande (bearded) and another artist near the front. The original caption noted that they were “working behind a screen which protects the road on which they are sitting from observation by the enemy.” Credit Pictorial Press/The New York Times ...



France provides toilets and taps for Calais migrants - The Local France

The Local France

France provides toilets and taps for Calais migrants
The Local France
France's highest administrative court in late July rejected the appeal, saying the state's failure to provide for the migrants' basic needs "exposed them to inhuman and degrading treatment, dealing a serious and clearly illegal blow to a basic right ...
France provides loos, taps for Calais migrantsThe Sun Daily

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Girl killed after driver deliberately plows into French pizzeria, police say - CBS News

HuffPost UK

Girl killed after driver deliberately plows into French pizzeria, police say
CBS News
The driver was immediately arrested in what was the latest of several attacks in France and elsewhere using a vehicle as a weapon. The local prosecutor said the man's actions in the dinnertime attack in the town of Sept-Sorts were clearly deliberate ...
Girl dies after car 'deliberately' driven into pizzeria near ParisThe Guardian
Car Crashes Into Pizza Restaurant In Sept-Sorts, France, Killing Young Girl And Injuring Several SeriouslyHuffPost UK

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