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France to shut down oldest nuclear plant

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said that the Fessenheim nuclear reactor, on the border with Germany, will be shut down at the end of June, with one of its reactors to be closed this weekend.  A statement …

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Unemployment fell to 11-year low in France

French unemployment fell unexpectedly at the end of last year to an 11-year low, official data showed today. The unemployment rate fell to 8.1% in the final three months of last year from 8.5% in the third quarter, which was …

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Emmanuel Macron makes phone call to Baku

French President Emmanuel Macron made a phone call to President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, according to Aliyev's press service. During the conversation, the sides discussed various aspects of …

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France confirms fifth case of coronavirus

France has confirmed a fifth case of infection by the new coronavirus from China, the French health minister Agnes Buzyn said. He added the patient was the daughter of an 80-year-old man already hospitalized with the …

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Last direct descendant of James Joyce passes away

The last direct descendant of James Joyce, Stephen Joyce, has died at the age of 87 in France, The Guardian reported. Stephen was the son of Giorgio Joyce, the son of James and Nora Joyce. Born in Paris, Stephen Joyce …

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Louvre reopens after strike

The Louvre in Paris, the world's most visited museum, has reopened after being shut down by workers striking over government plans to overhaul France's pension system, RFI reports. It was the first time since the strike began on …

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France FM: Iran nuclear deal in serious danger

France’s foreign minister said on Wednesday that the Iran nuclear deal was in danger after repeated violations by Tehran, but added that a dispute mechanism triggered by France, Britain and Germany aimed to resolve the problems …

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