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France won't 'bow down' to criminal violence, vows interior minister

23 Jul 2020

NICE, France France's new interior minister sought on Thursday to project a tougher stance on security after a shooting this week in a suburb of the Riviera city of Nice, saying the country would not bow to criminal violence.

Macron seeks EU sanctions over Turkish "violations" in Greek waters

23 Jul 2020

PARIS French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday demanded EU sanctions against Turkey for "violations" of Greek and Cypriot waters and said the European Union should act over the crisis in Libya.

Macron seeks EU sanctions over Turkish 'violations' in Greek waters

23 Jul 2020

PARIS French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday demanded EU sanctions against Turkey for "violations" of Greek and Cypriot waters and said the European Union should act over the crisis in Libya.

Going to the beach in Paris? Why not test for COVID-19?

19 Jul 2020

PARIS Parisians heading to the opening of Paris Plages, the yearly transformation of sections of the Seine river into man-made beaches, were met with a new attraction on Saturday: COVID-19 test centres.

COVID-19 transmission rate spikes in France's Brittany region

17 Jul 2020

PARIS The reproduction rate of the novel coronavirus in France's Brittany region, popular with tourists, has risen sharply in less than a week, according to government data, the latest indication that the virus is again gaining momentum in the country.

France-Turkey tensions mount after NATO naval incident

07 Jul 2020

PARIS/BRUSSELS For France, it was the final straw. For Turkey, it was a misunderstanding. For NATO, it could be a turning point.

After Turkish incident, France suspends role in NATO naval mission

01 Jul 2020

PARIS France has informed NATO that it is suspending its involvement in a naval operation in the Mediterranean after the results of an investigation into an incident between French and Turkish warships, an Armed Forces Ministry official said on Wednesday.

As ties fray, Turkey accuses France of bias over Libya

01 Jul 2020

PARIS Turkey's ambassador to Paris accused France of having a biased policy over Libya, turning a blind eye to suspected violations of a U.N. arms embargo by the United Arab Emirates and Egypt to the benefit of eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar.

As ties fray, Turkey accuses France of bias over Libya

01 Jul 2020

PARIS Turkey's ambassador to Paris accused France of having a biased policy over Libya, turning a blind eye to suspected violations of a U.N. arms embargo by the United Arab Emirates and Egypt to the benefit of eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar.

West African instability risks gains against militants: French official

29 Jun 2020

PARIS Mali and Burkina Faso must guarantee at a summit this week that their domestic political problems do not reverse fragile military successes against Islamist militants in the Sahel region, a French presidential source said on Monday.

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