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France digs in as Peugeot shareholder with stake shift


PARIS France's state holdings agency sold its stake in carmaker PSA Group to the Bpifrance sovereign wealth fund, the government said on Monday, in a move signalling the government's intention to remain a shareholder for years to come.


U.S., Britain, France, others skip nuclear weapons ban treaty talks 4:58pm BST

UNITED NATIONS The United States, Britain and France are among almost 40 countries that will not join talks on a nuclear weapons ban treaty starting at the United Nations on Monday, said U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley. | Video


U.S. wants quarter cut to U.N. Congo troop cap, others warn wrong time 3:06pm BST

UNITED NATIONS The United States wants to cut by a quarter the troop cap for the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Democratic Republic of Congo, said diplomats, despite warnings by France and others against drastic changes to the world body's largest and most expensive operation.


France's Le Pen says the EU 'will die', globalists to be defeated 3:19am BST

LILLE, France The European Union will disappear, French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen told a rally on Sunday, promising to shield France from globalisation as she sought to fire up her supporters in the final four weeks before voting gets underway. | Video


French centre-right senators back Macron's presidential bid 26 Mar 2017

(Story refiled to make clear the senators belong to the UDI-UC parliamentary group, but not all to the UDI party)


Father of Germanwings pilot says seeking truth about crash 24 Mar 2017

BERLIN Two years to the day after the Germanwings crash in southern France, the father of the plane's pilot detailed his doubts that his son intentionally brought down the aircraft to commit suicide and said he was seeking the truth about what happened.


France's Macron seen winning presidential vote - poll 23 Mar 2017

PARIS Centrist Emmanuel Macron is projected to come out on top in the first round of France's presidential election next month ahead of far-right leader Marine Le Pen before going on to win in a runoff, a Harris Interactive poll showed on Thursday.

French court takes financial penalty from law protecting workers safety 23 Mar 2017

PARIS France's constitutional court took the financial sting out of a new law requiring big companies to make sure their subsidiaries and subcontractors around the world respect human rights and environmental rules, striking down its power to levy fines.

Frenchman kidnapped near Chad border with Sudan's Darfur 23 Mar 2017

PARIS/N'DJAMENA A Frenchman was kidnapped in Chad in a remote region near the border with Sudan's Darfur region early on Thursday, France's foreign ministry said.


France shudders after London attack, Le Pen demands border controls 23 Mar 2017

PARIS Far-right leader Marine Le Pen on Thursday said the lone-wolf attack outside parliament in London underscored the need for tighter border controls, as France shuddered at an incident that reopened wounds inflicted by similar assaults at home.

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