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, Singapore sign slew of deals to spearhead innovation - TODAYonline

TODAYonline

France, Singapore sign slew of deals to spearhead innovation
TODAYonline
“Events will be held in both France and Singapore, either jointly or separately, during the course of the year to encourage further reflection on how the two countries could work together to mutually reinforce each other's efforts to attain their ...
Singapore, France to collaborate further in innovationThe Straits Times
France, Singapore sign slew of deals to spearhead innovation [TODAY Online]Gov.sg (press release)
2018 to be declared France-Singapore Year of InnovationChannel NewsAsia
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France backs special status for Ireland over Brexit - Irish Times

Irish Times

France backs special status for Ireland over Brexit
Irish Times
France supports Ireland's special status in relation to Brexit being included in the draft plan of EU priorities for its exit negotiations with the UK, which European Council president Donald Tusk has promised to publish within 48 hours of Theresa May ...

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With Help from France's Elite, Le Pen Tries to Steer Far-Right Party Into Mainstream - Wall Street Journal (subscription)

Fortune

With Help from France's Elite, Le Pen Tries to Steer Far-Right Party Into Mainstream
Wall Street Journal (subscription)
Marine Le Pen, leader of the National Front, is one of the most divisive politicians in Europe—and a frontrunner in France's presidential election this spring. What does she stand for, and can she win? Photo: Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images. By. Stacy ...
The Business Guide to Europe's Wild YearFortune
France's Le Pen says lacks election funds, has no Russian backingReuters
Economists See Macron Win in France Most Positive for EuropeBloomberg
THE BUSINESS TIMES -CNBC -ABC Online
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Spain stars arrive in Paris ahead of mouth-watering friendly with France at the Stade de France - Daily Mail

Daily Mail

Spain stars arrive in Paris ahead of mouth-watering friendly with France at the Stade de France
Daily Mail
The Spain squad have arrived in Paris ahead of their glamour friendly with France at the Stade de France on Tuesday night. Spain captain and Real Madrid centre-back Sergio Ramos took to Instagram on Monday afternoon to post a photo of the star-studded ...

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Wenger: France could take over world football - Goal.com

Goal.com

Wenger: France could take over world football
Goal.com
France's emerging generation marks them out as "the upcoming force in international football", according to Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger. Wenger managed a number of the key figures from France's last golden period, including Thierry Henry and Patrick ...
France has best players in the world - Arsenal manager Arsene WengerESPN FC
Arsene Wenger believes France will dominate world football over the next few years and have the best players in the ...Mirror.co.uk
The incredible France XI which missed out on latest squad - this team would smash most!Daily Star
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Construction On The First Hyperloop Passenger Capsule Begins In France - Forbes

Forbes

Construction On The First Hyperloop Passenger Capsule Begins In France
Forbes
In Toulouse, France, construction has begun on the first, full scale passenger Hyperloop capsule. Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) says it expects delivery of the capsule in 2018. The Hyperloop capsule is a concept that was created in 2012 ...

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Jean-Luc Mélenchon, France's hard-left rebel, targets the disenchanted - The Guardian

The Guardian

Jean-Luc Mélenchon, France's hard-left rebel, targets the disenchanted
The Guardian
For Jean-Luc Mélenchon, France's hard-left presidential candidate, it is a case of one down, two to go. Opinion polls suggest the veteran political rebel, who is calling for a nonviolent “citizens' revolution” and for the French constitution to be torn ...

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Eyes on Kylian Mbappe as France take on Spain - Irish Times

Irish Times

Eyes on Kylian Mbappe as France take on Spain
Irish Times
All eyes will again be on Kylian Mbappe when France take on Spain in Paris on Tuesday (8pm, ITV4). The 18-year-old Monaco striker has taken Ligue 1 and the Champions League by storm this season, and earned an international debut in Saturday's 3-1 ...
Thierry Henry reveals he is a huge fan of Monaco and France forward Kylian Mbappe on same day he discusses ...The Sun
Thierry Henry discusses Monaco and France striker Kylian MbappeSkySports
Kylian Mbappe's maturity praised by France captain Hugo LlorisESPN FC
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French Guiana protests gate crash presidential election - FRANCE 24

FRANCE 24

French Guiana protests gate crash presidential election
FRANCE 24
Presidential candidates from France's far-right and far-left political camps are seizing on protests more than 7,000 kilometres from Paris to bolster their bids for the Elysée Palace next month. Less than a month before French voters head to polls to ...
A slice of tropical rain forest becomes a thing in France's presidential electionWashington Post
Strikes Shut Down French Guiana, With Effects Resonating in ParisNew York Times
Guiana Workers Revolt in France's South American ColonyteleSUR English

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A month before France votes, undecideds in the lead - Yahoo7 News

Yahoo7 News

A month before France votes, undecideds in the lead
Yahoo7 News
La Ferté-Saint-Aubin (France) (AFP) - Having a flutter on the horses in his local bar, Eric Belouet picks his favourites without hesitation. But when it comes to France's presidential election, he can't make up his mind. "Really, I can't," said the 59 ...

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