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's Macron urged to take action in Cameroon Anglophone crisis - DW (English)France's Macron urged to take action in Cameroon Anglophone crisis  DW (English)

French police close beaches in south west France after 1,000kg of cocaine washes ashore - The Local FranceFrench police close beaches in south west France after 1,000kg of cocaine washes ashore  The Local France

France to take back 11 suspected jihadists from Turkey, says minister - India TodayFrance to take back 11 suspected jihadists from Turkey, says minister  India Today

France extends nuclear reactors outage after earthquake - FRANCE 24 EnglishFrance extends nuclear reactors outage after earthquake  FRANCE 24 English

Unauthorized Immigrants in France - Pew Research CenterUnauthorized Immigrants in France  Pew Research Center

France seeks comfort over takeover of British Steel - Financial TimesFrance seeks comfort over takeover of British Steel  Financial Times

France Can Lead Europe and Save Syrias Kurds - The Wall Street JournalFrance Can Lead Europe and Save Syrias Kurds  The Wall Street Journal

Much-admired Tour de France cyclist Poulidor dies at age 83 - Washington PostMuch-admired Tour de France cyclist Poulidor dies at age 83  Washington Post

France, England and Portugal in Good Shape as UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifying Reaches Climax - News18France, England and Portugal in Good Shape as UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifying Reaches Climax  News18

P&O ferry rescues migrant trying to swim from France to UK - The GuardianP&O ferry rescues migrant trying to swim from France to UK  The Guardian

France puzzled over 'very pure' cocaine washing up on Atlantic coast - The GuardianFrance puzzled over 'very pure' cocaine washing up on Atlantic coast  The Guardian

France to take back 11 suspected ISIL members from Turkey: Minister - Hurriyet Daily NewsFrance to take back 11 suspected ISIL members from Turkey: Minister  Hurriyet Daily News

US student receives reply to message in a bottle nine years later from France - The GuardianUS student receives reply to message in a bottle nine years later from France  The Guardian

Five major protests planned in France over next four weeks - The Local FranceFive major protests planned in France over next four weeks  The Local France

France vs. Moldova: Euro 2020 Qualifying Odds, Live Stream, TV Info - Bleacher ReportFrance vs. Moldova: Euro 2020 Qualifying Odds, Live Stream, TV Info  Bleacher Report

Thierry Henry: Ronaldo won't let France win Euro 2020 without a fight - Business InsiderThierry Henry: Ronaldo won't let France win Euro 2020 without a fight  Business Insider

Paris tour shows how black people helped shape France - BBC NewsParis tour shows how black people helped shape France  BBC News

U.S. student's message in a bottle found in France nine years later - National PostU.S. student's message in a bottle found in France nine years later  National Post

Why France's treatment of Bataclan victims was so much better than the British response to terror attacks - Telegraph.co.ukWhy France's treatment of Bataclan victims was so much better than the British response to terror attacks  Telegraph.co.uk

How Did Nazi Germany Crush France During World War II So Easily? - The National Interest OnlineHow Did Nazi Germany Crush France During World War II So Easily?  The National Interest Online

France does not need a power struggle with Germany - CNBCFrance does not need a power struggle with Germany  CNBC

Benzema: debate on Les Bleus recall re-opens in France - AS South AfricaBenzema: debate on Les Bleus recall re-opens in France  AS South Africa

France warms to FCA-PSA merger after derailing Renault deal - Automotive News EuropeFrance warms to FCA-PSA merger after derailing Renault deal  Automotive News Europe

France Announces Tough New Measures on Immigration - The New York TimesFrance Announces Tough New Measures on Immigration  The New York Times

Paris tour shows how black people helped to shape France - BBC NewsParis tour shows how black people helped to shape France  BBC News

Catalan separatists block France-Spain highway - DW (English)Catalan separatists block France-Spain highway  DW (English)

The Ann Coulter of France is a Jew of Algerian heritage - The Times of IsraelThe Ann Coulter of France is a Jew of Algerian heritage  The Times of Israel

France Defeats Australia to Win the Fed Cup - The New York TimesFrance Defeats Australia to Win the Fed Cup  The New York Times

Southeastern France rocked by 5.4-magnitude earthquake - FRANCE 24 EnglishSoutheastern France rocked by 5.4-magnitude earthquake  FRANCE 24 English

Turkish ballet dancer to train young dancers in France - Hurriyet Daily NewsTurkish ballet dancer to train young dancers in France  Hurriyet Daily News

France shivers in first cold snap of winter - The ConnexionFrance shivers in first cold snap of winter  The Connexion

France wins decisive doubles match to clinch dramatic 2019 Fed Cup championship - WTA TennisFrance wins decisive doubles match to clinch dramatic 2019 Fed Cup championship  WTA Tennis

Quake shakes city in northeast France Country's second noticeable tremor in as many days was not - The ConnexionQuake shakes city in northeast France Country's second noticeable tremor in as many days was not  The Connexion

France, secularism and hijab paranoia | Muslim Hijab - Aljazeera.comFrance, secularism and hijab paranoia | Muslim Hijab  Aljazeera.com

The U.K. is growing like France. Why does it get a bad rap? - MarketWatchThe U.K. is growing like France. Why does it get a bad rap?  MarketWatch

Strong quake damages buildings in south of France - The ConnexionStrong quake damages buildings in south of France  The Connexion

Why French left has a problem with Islamophobia - Al Jazeera EnglishWhy French left has a problem with Islamophobia  Al Jazeera English

Marmelo retired to stand at Haras du Grand Courgeon in France - Racing PostMarmelo retired to stand at Haras du Grand Courgeon in France  Racing Post

Student sets himself on fire in France over struggle of living on 388 a month - The IndependentStudent sets himself on fire in France over struggle of living on 388 a month  The Independent

US boy who sent message in a bottle gets response from France 9 years later - Fox NewsUS boy who sent message in a bottle gets response from France 9 years later  Fox News

Shaun Edwards: Ex-Wales defence coach unveiled in France backroom staff - BBC NewsShaun Edwards: Ex-Wales defence coach unveiled in France backroom staff  BBC News

The EU stands 'on the edge of a precipice,' French President Macron warns - CNBCThe EU stands 'on the edge of a precipice,' French President Macron warns  CNBC

Romain Bardet to ride Giro dItalia and miss Tour de France in 2020 - Cycling WeeklyRomain Bardet to ride Giro dItalia and miss Tour de France in 2020  Cycling Weekly

France rush to check nuclear reactors after powerful earthquake strikes four injured - Express.co.ukFrance rush to check nuclear reactors after powerful earthquake strikes four injured  Express.co.uk

Catalan protesters block major highway that connects with France - Reuters IndiaCatalan protesters block major highway that connects with France  Reuters India

France creates more jobs as Macrons labour reforms take hold - Financial TimesFrance creates more jobs as Macrons labour reforms take hold  Financial Times

Why the U.S. Outplays France - The AtlanticWhy the U.S. Outplays France  The Atlantic

Macron news: Poland and EU attack France for meddling in Europe's key military alliance - Express.co.ukMacron news: Poland and EU attack France for meddling in Europe's key military alliance  Express.co.uk

France Is Europes New Economic Growth Engine - BloombergFrance Is Europes New Economic Growth Engine  Bloomberg

Sarah Hunter try double earns England women landmark win over France - The GuardianSarah Hunter try double earns England women landmark win over France  The Guardian

China and France sign deals worth $15 billion during Macron's visit - ReutersChina and France sign deals worth $15 billion during Macron's visit  Reuters

'For me, it goes too far': France grapples with #MeToo era - ABC News'For me, it goes too far': France grapples with #MeToo era  ABC News

FIFA U-17 World Cup 2019 - News - France net six against Spain, soar into last four - FIFA.comFIFA U-17 World Cup 2019 - News - France net six against Spain, soar into last four  FIFA.com

West African CFA-Franc nations plan to move reserves from France - Aljazeera.comWest African CFA-Franc nations plan to move reserves from France  Aljazeera.com

FIFA U-17 World Cup 2019 - News - France and Brazil set up mouthwatering semi clash - FIFA.comFIFA U-17 World Cup 2019 - News - France and Brazil set up mouthwatering semi clash  FIFA.com

Erdogan Warns That Turkey Will Keep Deporting ISIS Detainees - The New York TimesErdogan Warns That Turkey Will Keep Deporting ISIS Detainees  The New York Times

Islamophobia is on the rise in France - Al Jazeera EnglishIslamophobia is on the rise in France  Al Jazeera English

France Wont Pretend Everything Is OK With NATO, Philippe Says - BloombergQuintFrance Wont Pretend Everything Is OK With NATO, Philippe Says  BloombergQuint

Storm Amelie wreaks havoc in France - The GuardianStorm Amelie wreaks havoc in France  The Guardian

France announces troop deployment to Burkina Faso - Al Jazeera EnglishFrance announces troop deployment to Burkina Faso  Al Jazeera English

France set for 'unlimited' December strikes: Here's what you need to know - The Local FranceFrance set for 'unlimited' December strikes: Here's what you need to know  The Local France

Where you are most likely to get hit by an earthquake in France - The Local FranceWhere you are most likely to get hit by an earthquake in France  The Local France

Norfolk salutes local veteran who became war hero in France - WWNYNorfolk salutes local veteran who became war hero in France  WWNY

Introducing France's newest national park, a land of enchanting forests and fine wine but very few tourists - Telegraph.co.ukIntroducing France's newest national park, a land of enchanting forests and fine wine but very few tourists  Telegraph.co.uk

France axes all but essential healthcare for new immigrants - Express.co.ukFrance axes all but essential healthcare for new immigrants  Express.co.uk

France Strips 7 Police Officers of Guns After Paris Attack - The New York TimesFrance Strips 7 Police Officers of Guns After Paris Attack  The New York Times

Storm Amlie leaves thousands without electricity in France - BBC NewsStorm Amlie leaves thousands without electricity in France  BBC News

War museum trust says kiwi-led project in France has passed a watershed - Stuff.co.nzWar museum trust says kiwi-led project in France has passed a watershed  Stuff.co.nz

Five things to know about Armistice Day in France - The Local FranceFive things to know about Armistice Day in France  The Local France

Rick Stein: Secret France host, 72, addresses weight gain as he speaks out on his health - Express.co.ukRick Stein: Secret France host, 72, addresses weight gain as he speaks out on his health  Express.co.uk

Lihadji: France-Spain is always an exciting fixture - FIFA.comLihadji: France-Spain is always an exciting fixture  FIFA.com

Comment | One year after the Sarr-Savoy report, France has lost its momentum in the restitution debate - Art NewspaperComment | One year after the Sarr-Savoy report, France has lost its momentum in the restitution debate  Art Newspaper

Chris Froome Looking Ahead to 2020 Tour, Olympics After Surgery - BicyclingChris Froome Looking Ahead to 2020 Tour, Olympics After Surgery  Bicycling

Deschamps insists he hasn't forgotten about Martial after France omission - Teamtalk.comDeschamps insists he hasn't forgotten about Martial after France omission  Teamtalk.com

France mosque shootings: Two injured in Bayonne attack - BBC NewsFrance mosque shootings: Two injured in Bayonne attack  BBC News

97-year-old WWII vet from Warren County will receive Frances highest honor - lehighvalleylive.com97-year-old WWII vet from Warren County will receive Frances highest honor  lehighvalleylive.com

Icy blast heads for France as temperatures tumble - The Local FranceIcy blast heads for France as temperatures tumble  The Local France

The most beautiful villages in France, from Brittany to Provence - Daily MailThe most beautiful villages in France, from Brittany to Provence  Daily Mail

France unveils its newest national park and its close to Paris - The Local FranceFrance unveils its newest national park and its close to Paris  The Local France

France says its troops killed a leading jihadist in the Sahel - FRANCE 24 EnglishFrance says its troops killed a leading jihadist in the Sahel  FRANCE 24 English

Deschamps responds to Zidane's call for Benzema's France re-inclusion - AS EnglishDeschamps responds to Zidane's call for Benzema's France re-inclusion  AS English

France Supports European Bank Mergers Before Key Meeting - BloombergQuintFrance Supports European Bank Mergers Before Key Meeting  BloombergQuint

Winemaking In France Is Being Disrupted By Climate Change : The Salt - NPRWinemaking In France Is Being Disrupted By Climate Change : The Salt  NPR

Is this the beginning of the end for Black Friday in France? - The Local FranceIs this the beginning of the end for Black Friday in France?  The Local France

2 Hoosier veterans receive high honor from France - WTHR2 Hoosier veterans receive high honor from France  WTHR

France: External Affairs Minister meets French President, discuss 'important strategic issues' - ANI NewsFrance: External Affairs Minister meets French President, discuss 'important strategic issues'  ANI News

How ISIS Changed France - The New York TimesHow ISIS Changed France  The New York Times

Another Hijab Furor Hits France, Over a Mother on a School Trip - The New York TimesAnother Hijab Furor Hits France, Over a Mother on a School Trip  The New York Times

France's Saint-Gobain to buy U.S. firm Continental Building Products for $1.4 billion - Reuters IndiaFrance's Saint-Gobain to buy U.S. firm Continental Building Products for $1.4 billion  Reuters India

Live text of France v England Women's Autumn International - Live - BBC NewsLive text of France v England Women's Autumn International - Live  BBC News

Renaissance painting found in kitchen in France sells for 24m - The GuardianRenaissance painting found in kitchen in France sells for 24m  The Guardian

Frances Far Right Wants to Be an Environmental Party, Too - The New York TimesFrances Far Right Wants to Be an Environmental Party, Too  The New York Times

France is EUs most-taxed country ahead of Belgium, maintaining top spot for THIRD year - Express.co.ukFrance is EUs most-taxed country ahead of Belgium, maintaining top spot for THIRD year  Express.co.uk

France ready to give financial support to Eskom: Business Times - Fin24France ready to give financial support to Eskom: Business Times  Fin24

'We're not dead': France's yellow vests seek second wind - Times Now'We're not dead': France's yellow vests seek second wind  Times Now

A locals guide to Nantes, France: top 10 tips - The GuardianA locals guide to Nantes, France: top 10 tips  The Guardian

How right-wing thinker Eric Zemmour is fuelling France's identity wars - New StatesmanHow right-wing thinker Eric Zemmour is fuelling France's identity wars  New Statesman

Tooba Gondal 'is set to be deported from Turkey to France' - Daily MailTooba Gondal 'is set to be deported from Turkey to France'  Daily Mail

Mark Cavendish: Racing in Ghent is like the Tour de France of track cycling - Cycling WeeklyMark Cavendish: Racing in Ghent is like the Tour de France of track cycling  Cycling Weekly

Great Escapes: Frances Enchanting Loire Valley - Barron'sGreat Escapes: Frances Enchanting Loire Valley  Barron's