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Politics Jun 22France’s former President Nicolas Sarkozy faces jail term in campaign financing trial
The trial of former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has concluded in Paris, after a month during which the court sought to determine whether he broke laws on campaign financing in his unsuccessful 2012 re-election bid.
World Jun 10Macron to reduce French military troops in Africa’s Sahel
The French operation will be replaced by another support mission of French troops that will further rely on regional partners and continue to focus on fighting against Islamic extremists.
World Jun 05D-Day spirit of remembrance lives on, despite the pandemic
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, this year's D-Day commemorations are taking place with travel restrictions that have prevented veterans or families of fallen soldiers from the U.S., Britain and other allied countries from making the trip to France. Only a few…
World Apr 25French protesters demand trial for Jewish woman’s killer
Protesters in Paris and other French cities on Sunday denounced a ruling by France’s highest court that the killer of Jewish woman Sarah Halimi was not criminally responsible and therefore could not go on trial.
World Mar 31France to close schools, ban domestic travel as virus surges
French President Emmanuel Macron has announced a three-week nationwide school closure and a month-long domestic travel ban.
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.