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World Nov 17Hate speech trial begins in France for far-right pundit
Eric Zemmour, who has two prior hate speech convictions, is being tried on charges of “public insult” and “incitement to hatred or violence” against a group of people due to their ethnic, national, racial or religious origin.
Politics Oct 29Biden tells Macron U.S. was ‘clumsy’ in Australia submarine deal
President Joe Biden has told French President Emmanuel Macron that America was "clumsy" in its orchestration of a secret U.S.-British submarine deal with Australia.
World Oct 05330,000 children victims of church sex abuse, French report finds
An estimated 330,000 children were victims of sex abuse within France’s Catholic Church over the past 70 years, according to a report released Tuesday that represents the country's first major accounting of the worldwide phenomenon.
World Sep 30French ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy convicted in campaign financing case
It is the first time in France's modern history that a former president has been convicted and sentenced to a prison term for actions during his term.
World Sep 22U.S.-French tension seems to simmer down after Biden-Macron call
French President Emmanuel Macron and President Joe Biden agreed in a phone call to meet next month over a submarine spat that sent relations between the longtime allies into a tailspin.
Politics Sep 17France recalls ambassadors to U.S., Australia over submarine deal
Le Drian said in a statement late Friday that the decision, on request from President Emmanuel Macron, "is justified by the exceptional seriousness of the announcements" made by Australia and the United States.
World Sep 16Macron, Merkel meet in Paris to discuss world’s crises, E.U. issues
French President Emmanuel Macron has met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Paris to discuss international crises and European issues.
Education Sep 02French children are back to school, wearing masks
They must wear a mask from age 6 as part of rules aimed at slowing down the spread of the virus in the country.
World Aug 18Wildfire raging near French Riviera kills 2, injures 27
A wildfire near the French Riviera killed two people and was burning out of control Wednesday in the forests of the popular region, fueled by wind and drought.
World Aug 09France’s virus pass is now required in restaurants, trains
France took a big step into a post-pandemic future by requiring people to show a QR code proving they have a special virus pass before they can enjoy restaurants and cafes or travel across the country.