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: Assad government behind chemical attack - Aljazeera.com

Aljazeera.com

France: Assad government behind chemical attack
Aljazeera.com
France claims it has scientific proof that the Syrian government was responsible for a suspected chemical attack that killed 87 people earlier this month. Foreign Minister Jean-March Ayrault said on Wednesday that chemical analysis of samples taken ...
France says analysis shows Syrian regime behind sarin attackSacramento Bee
France 'has proof' Assad regime was behind Syria chemical weapon attackCNN
France Says Samples From April 4 Syria Chemical Attack Prove Government Used Sarin: MinisterU.S. News & World Report
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Social Unrest Is France's Biggest Risk - Bloomberg

Bloomberg

Social Unrest Is France's Biggest Risk
Bloomberg
With such high turnout in Sunday's first-round presidential vote, one thing that would seem to be working in France is democracy. But a recent survey revealed that 70 percent of French voters believe that democracy does not work well in France. Only 11 ...
France appears poised to reject jingoism in presidential electionThe Age
Sarkozy camp eyes power-sharing role under France's MacronReuters
EDITORIAL: France delivers welcome newsBusiness Day (registration)
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French candidates call a brief truce as France honors officer killed by Champs-Elysees gunman - Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

French candidates call a brief truce as France honors officer killed by Champs-Elysees gunman
Los Angeles Times
The two candidates in France's hotly contested presidential election called a brief truce Tuesday to honor a police officer gunned down last week on the Champs-Elysees. Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron and the far right's Marine Le Pen attended an ...
A Terror Attack Didn't Sway France's Election, But That's No SurpriseHuffington Post
After attack, France looks toward weekend presidential voteHamilton Spectator
Trump Was Wrong About FranceThe Atlantic
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France arrests over Charlie Hebdo and kosher shop attacks - BBC News

BBC News

France arrests over Charlie Hebdo and kosher shop attacks
BBC News
French police have made 10 arrests in connection to the attacks on the Charlie Hebdo offices and a kosher supermarket in Paris in January 2015. Those held are suspected of supplying arms to Amedy Coulibaly, said French broadcaster BFMTV. He killed ...
Ten arrested in France on suspicion of supplying weapons to Charlie Hebdo terroristsEvening Standard

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Xavier Jugelé, Police Officer Killed in Paris Attack, Is Honored - The ... - New York Times

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Xavier Jugelé, Police Officer Killed in Paris Attack, Is Honored - The ...
New York Times
The funeral of Xavier Jugelé in Paris on Tuesday. Officer Jugelé was killed during the terrorist attack on the Champs-Élysées last week. Credit Philippe Wojazer/ ...
France honors police officer killed in Champs-Elysees attackABC News

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Marine Le Pen's Bid to Lead France Hinges on Low Turnout - WSJ - Wall Street Journal (subscription)

Wall Street Journal (subscription)

Marine Le Pen's Bid to Lead France Hinges on Low Turnout - WSJ
Wall Street Journal (subscription)
Far-right candidate Marine Le Pen, one of the most divisive politicians in Europe, is heading to the second round of voting in France's presidential election.

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The rebel France could not crush: Paul Mason on his play about the passion of Louise Michel - The Guardian

The Guardian

The rebel France could not crush: Paul Mason on his play about the passion of Louise Michel
The Guardian
One thousand miles east of Brisbane, the archipelago is about as far as you can physically get from France. That's why thousands of leftwing political prisoners were sent to the colony in 1871 following the defeat of the Paris Commune, the short-lived ...



Early morning raids in France as 180 HMRC officers probe British tax fraud investigations - The Sun

The Sun

Early morning raids in France as 180 HMRC officers probe British tax fraud investigations
The Sun
Senior figures in France have reportedly been arrested alongside Newcastle's managing director Lee Charnley. A statement read: “180 HMRC officers have been deployed across the UK and France today. “Investigators have searched a number of premises ...
Newcastle and West Ham raided by HMRC after investigation into clubs' transfer dealingsThe Independent

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Macron raises hopes over France's reforms: Dassault-Systèmes CEO - CNBC

CNBC

Macron raises hopes over France's reforms: Dassault-Systèmes CEO
CNBC
The potential election of centrist Emmanuel Macron as the next president of France is raising hopes over the country's ability to reform its economy. "The reforms in France have been very slow," Bernard Charles, chief executive officer of Dassault ...



France says City at risk post-Brexit - BBC News

BBC News

France says City at risk post-Brexit
BBC News
One of the most important sectors at the heart of the Brexit negotiations will be financial services. As Mark Carney said, London is "effectively, the investment banker for Europe" and the City is the financial capital of the European Union. Nearly 80 ...

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