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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Why a River in France Turned Very, Very Red - Atlas Obscura

Atlas Obscura

Why a River in France Turned Very, Very Red
Atlas Obscura
Last year, rivers across France were dyed green to raise awareness about pollution in the country—an environmentalist stunt. Now we have another unnaturally colored river to add to the collective French memory, but this time it was for actual science.



2017 Tour de France ultimate guide: Full route, schedule, leading contenders, Australians to watch - Fox Sports

Fox Sports

2017 Tour de France ultimate guide: Full route, schedule, leading contenders, Australians to watch
Fox Sports
THE Tour de France, one of the world's most gruelling sporting events, is back with Richie Porte shaping as Australia's best winning chance since Cadel Evans' historic 2011 triumph. Veteran Porte has paid his dues as a support rider and gets his best ...
TOUR 2017: A look at the Tour de France main contendersFox News
Seven things to look out for at the 2017 Tour de France - Cycling ...Cycling Weekly
TOUR 2017: Key stages of the Tour de France routeFOXSports.com
Business Insider -CyclingTips -Economic Times
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Andre Cardoso suspended for failed drugs test and misses Tour de France - BBC Sport

BBC Sport

Andre Cardoso suspended for failed drugs test and misses Tour de France
BBC Sport
Portuguese cyclist Andre Cardoso has been suspended by his team for a failed drugs test, four days before the start of the Tour de France. The 32-year-old, one of nine men in the Trek-Segafredo team that includes 2009 Tour winner Alberto Contador ...
Tour de France countdown begins with failed drug test for Portuguese rider Andre CardosoRTE.ie

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France's Macron invites Trump to Bastille Day festivities - FRANCE 24

FRANCE 24

France's Macron invites Trump to Bastille Day festivities
FRANCE 24
A Trump trip to Paris would follow a visit to France by Vladimir Putin in May when Macron hosted the Russian leader at Versailles palace. The 39-year-old Macron made his mark on the international stage when he gave Trump a white-knuckle handshake at a ...
US, France vow 'joint response' if chemical attack in SyriaChannel NewsAsia

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Cannon stepping down as ambassador to France at the end of September - Times Colonist

Times Colonist

Cannon stepping down as ambassador to France at the end of September
Times Colonist
OTTAWA — Canada's ambassador to France will be stepping down at the end of September. Lawrence Cannon is thanking former prime minister Stephen Harper for appointing him in May 2012 and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for asking him to stay on a bit ...
Lawrence Cannon stepping down as ambassador to France in SeptemberCBC.ca

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France's new lawmakers take part in first parliamentary session - FRANCE 24

FRANCE 24

France's new lawmakers take part in first parliamentary session
FRANCE 24
France's newly elected lawmakers, most of them from President Emmanuel Macron's La République en Marche! (LREM) party, took part in their first parliamentary session on Tuesday. Macron's 14-month-old centrist party, won 308 of the 577 seats at France's ...
New day, fresh optimism in FranceToledo Blade
Macron on the March in FranceThe Nation.
France's new lawmakers open first parliament sessionABC News
The Diplomat -HuffPost -Richmond.com -Intelligencer Post
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Fast Europe Open: UK house prices, France consumer confidence - Financial Times

Fast Europe Open: UK house prices, France consumer confidence
Financial Times
A global cyber attack has hit some of the world's largest companies taking out computers, ATMs and supermarket checkouts. Companies including Rosneft and WPP were targeted by hackers demanding a bitcoin ransom in an attack bearing similarities to last ...



France lagging european neighbours on procreation rights, say ... - FRANCE 24

FRANCE 24

France lagging european neighbours on procreation rights, say ...
FRANCE 24
France's national ethics committee on Tuesday recommended the country's laws on medically assisted procreation (MAP) be extended to include lesbian ...

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Touring France's Champagne Houses: Six Of The Best - Forbes

Forbes

Touring France's Champagne Houses: Six Of The Best
Forbes
There is no denying that champagne has long been a choice of drink for the wealthy and powerful. But when the UNESCO World Heritage Committee decided in 2015 that parts of France's Champagne region, along with its champagne houses and cellars, ...



Bayern Munich star Kingsley Coman 'arrested on domestic abuse' charge in France - The Sun

The Sun

Bayern Munich star Kingsley Coman 'arrested on domestic abuse' charge in France
The Sun
BAYERN MUNICH star Kingsley Coman was arrested on domestic abuse charges, according to reports in France. The winger, who is on loan from Juventus, was in police custody on Monday morning in Chessy, Seine-et-Marne, after two alleged incidents on ...

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