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World Mar 01Former French President Sarkozy convicted of corruption, sentenced to jail
A Paris court on Monday found French former President Nicolas Sarkozy guilty of corruption and influence peddling and sentenced him to one year in prison and a two-year suspended sentence.
World Jan 21French victims of child abuse speak out in new #MeToo wave
The French government has pledged to toughen laws on the rape of children after a massive online movement has seen hundreds of victims share accounts about sexual abuse within their families.
Science Jan 1150 countries vow to protect 30 percent of land and sea by 2030
At least 50 countries have committed to protect 30 percent of the planet, including land and sea, over the decade in efforts to halt species extinction and address climate change issues.
World Dec 17French President Macron tests positive for COVID-19
French President Emmanuel Macron tested positive for COVID-19 Thursday, following a week when he has met with numerous European leaders.
World Nov 26Paris police suspended over beating of Black man
A French Black man beaten up by several police officers said he is seeking justice after the publication of videos showing officers using a truncheon and tear gas against him with no apparent reason.
Health Sep 21Europe adopts tougher virus restrictions as infections surge
The growing push to reimpose tough measures in Europe to beat back a scourge that was seemingly brought under control in the spring contributed to a sharp drop on Wall Street in the morning.
World Aug 09World donors demand change before money to rebuild Beirut
Donors on a teleconference discussing emergency aid to Beirut warned that the money would not be made available until Lebanese authorities “fully commit themselves to timely measures and reforms expected by the Lebanese people.”…
World Jun 30African, French and Spanish leaders meet to combat extremism
The five African countries, known as the G5, have formed a joint military force that is working with France, which has thousands of troops to battle the extremists in the Sahel, the region south of the Sahara Desert.
World Jun 08France to abandon police chokeholds amid George Floyd protests
France's interior minister says police in the country will no longer be allowed to conduct chokeholds during arrests. The minister says the immobilization technique is now banned after it came under renewed criticism following George Floyd's death in the United…
World Jun 02Paris police use tear gas against protesters as global outrage continues
Tear gas choked Paris streets as riot police faced off with protesters setting fires amid growing global outrage over George Floyd's death in the United States. The protesters were also angry at injustice and heavy-handed police tactics in France, and…