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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#BalanceTonPorc Is France's #MeToo - The Atlantic

The Atlantic

#BalanceTonPorc Is France's #MeToo
The Atlantic
But there are darker sides heredaily indignities and workplace harassment, to say nothing of troubling rates of women being harmed or even killed by their partners in Franceand it seems to have taken Harvey Weinstein's downfall to bring it out ...
France's "Me too" campaign may come with legislationVox
France Considers Fines for Catcalls as Women Speak Out on HarassmentNew York Times
After Weinstein scandal, France looks into on-the-spot fines for sexual harassmentWashington Post
ABC2 News -Brisbane Times -Glamour.com (blog) -BBC News
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Spain edges past France - The Hindu

The Hindu

Spain edges past France
The Hindu
A penalty in the last minute helped Spain nudge out a strong France 2-1 and ensure a place in the quarterfinals of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup. The pre-quarterfinal encounter at the Indira Gandhi Stadium here on Tuesday saw a battle of attrition where ...
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Spain reach quarters after making France pay price for switching off in dying minutesFirstpost
FIFA U-17 World Cup: Spain beat France 2-1 to enter quarterfinalsTimes Now
U17 World Cup: France welcome Spain at 'home' as European giants battle it out for final eight spotGoal.com
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Kill 'em all, France bluntly declares in fight against IS jihadists - The Times of Israel

The Times of Israel

Kill 'em all, France bluntly declares in fight against IS jihadists
The Times of Israel
Illustrative: A screenshot of a Islamic State video released in February 2015 that encourages Muslims in France and Belgium to conduct terrorist attacks in their home countries. The two men pictured are French-speaking foreign jihadists. (screen ...

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France to create new police unit focusing on daily life - ABC News

ABC News

France to create new police unit focusing on daily life
ABC News
French President Emmanuel Macron is seen on a video camera screen as he delivers a speech on security to representatives of French national police, gendarmes and "Sentinelle" security plan soldiers at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, Wednesday, Oct.
How to fix France: 5 questionsPOLITICO.eu
France: Security law that replaces state of emergency passesMadison.com
'Amateurism' sees France forced to pay back 10 billion in tax to big companiesThe Local France
Economic Times -RT -FRANCE 24
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France: Extreme Right and Left leaders distort Holocaust history - The Jerusalem Post mobile website

The Jerusalem Post mobile website

France: Extreme Right and Left leaders distort Holocaust history
The Jerusalem Post mobile website
The French admissions of Holocaust guilt, which came many decades too late, are currently being contested by important French politicians. This year the truth of contemporary France as the legal successor of the Vichy regime was denied by two extremist ...



Carrefour sales grow despite weakness in France - MarketWatch

Carrefour sales grow despite weakness in France
MarketWatch
Sales in France fell by 1.3% to EUR10.04 billion, due to heightened competitive pressure, deflation in fruit and vegetable prices and a later starting date of the Carrefour Anniversary promotional campaign this year, the company said. Supermarkets in ...

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Chris Froome: 2018 Tour de France a 'massive challenge' - BBC Sport

BBC Sport

Chris Froome: 2018 Tour de France a 'massive challenge'
BBC Sport
Britain's Chris Froome says he faces a "massive challenge" to win his fifth Tour de France, as the route for the 2018 race was announced on Tuesday. The 105th edition will run from 7-29 July and be the shortest route of the 21st century, covering 3,329km.
La Course by Le Tour de France goes back to being single day race in 2018Cycling Weekly
Tour de France 2018: Five key stagesCyclingnews.com
Tour de France organisers seek uncharted territoryEyewitness News
Washington Post -The Guardian -Sport24
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And the current most popular names for babies in France are? - The ... - The Local France

The Local France

And the current most popular names for babies in France are? - The ...
The Local France
The new ranking for the most popular baby names in France has been released and not all of them sound very French.

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Mother's testimony at France terror trial angers relatives - Miami Herald

Miami Herald

Mother's testimony at France terror trial angers relatives
Miami Herald
The lawyer representing the older brother of a French extremist who killed seven people in 2012 told a judge and a jury of magistrates that testimony given by the men's mother Wednesday was unreliable. The mother, Zoulika Aziri, lied in some of her ...

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Pinot welcomes 65km mountain stage at 2018 Tour de France - Cyclingnews.com

Cyclingnews.com

Pinot welcomes 65km mountain stage at 2018 Tour de France
Cyclingnews.com
The television cameras may have been focused on Romain Bardet's reaction to the route of the 2018 Tour de France at the Palais des Congrs, but his fellow countryman Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) was equally enthusiastic about the design of next year's race.
GC riders brace for rough ride on Tour's cobblestone stageVeloNews

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