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Putin held talks with Macron and Merkel

Russian President Vladimir Putin had a conversation with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the Kremlin press service reported. "The worrying situation in connection with the delaying of the …

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Algeria closes airspace to French military

Algeria has closed its airspace to French military planes, France's military said on Sunday, escalating the biggest row between the countries in years. A spokesperson for the French Armed Forces said Algeria had closed its airspace …

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Nicolas Sarkozy sentenced to year of house arrest

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was sentenced Thursday for exceeding spending limits during his failed 2012 presidential campaign. The former conservative president was sentenced to house arrest under electronic surveillance. …

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Georgian and French Presidents meet in Paris

Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili who is on a working visit to France has met with her French counterpart Emmanuel Macron. At the Triumphal Arch the two presidents paid tribute to the memory of those who have died for …

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John Kerry to embark on European tour

U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry will travel to Geneva, Switzerland; Milan, Italy; and Paris, France from September 29 to October 6, 2021. Kerry will engage with counterparts on efforts to address the climate …

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Student who threw egg at Macron in psychiatric treatment

A 19-year-old student who threw an egg at French President Emmanuel Macron has been admitted to a psychiatric hospital after a medical exam, prosecutors said Tuesday. The egg hit Macron on the shoulder as he milled with a crowd at an …

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Macron and his wife file complaint against paparazzi

French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte have filed a complaint against paparazzi Thibaut Daliphard for invading their privacy, the Europe 1 radio reported. According to the broadcaster, the president and his spouse filed …

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The Taliban are lying, France's foreign minister says

The Taliban are lying and France will not have any relationship with its newly-formed government, Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said late on Saturday before heading for talks in Qatar on Sunday to discuss future evacuations from …

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French actor Jean-Paul Belmondo passes away

Renowned French actor Jean-Paul Belmondo has died at the age of 88, AFP reported on Monday, citing his lawyer. No additional details were provided. Jean-Paul Belmondo was born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, a suburb of Paris on 9 Apr …

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UN Security Council to discuss Afghanistan today

The United Nations Security Council will meet at 3 p.m. ET Monday on Afghanistan, according to the public schedule. The council is likely to be briefed by a UN official on the latest. This comes after France, the United …

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