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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…
Health Jun 02French virus tracing app goes live amid debate over privacy
France is rolling out an official coronavirus contact-tracing app aimed at containing fresh outbreaks as lockdown restrictions gradually ease.
World Jun 02World outrage grows at George Floyd’s death
French authorities have banned a protest over racial injustice and heavy-handed police tactics as global outrage about the death of George Floyd in the United States kindled frustrations across borders and continents.
Economy May 26France deploys $8.8 billion to rescue ailing car industry
French President Emmanuel Macron has announced a plan to save the country's car industry from huge losses wrought by virus lockdowns, including a big boost for electric vehicles.
World May 13As Europe reopens, key virus protections are still elusive
Many countries face challenges as they seek to balance economic and health care needs while reassuring terrified citizens with promises that perhaps were overly optimistic.
World Feb 18Macron to limit teacher exchanges to control how Islam is taught in France
Macron said Tuesday that the government wants to combat "foreign interference" in how Islam is practiced and organized in secular France.
World Dec 11French government ups retirement age as strikes grind on
Major unions were quick to reject government proposals and vowed to strike on.