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France: Republic with mainland in Europe and numerous oversea territories
France, officially the French Republic, is a country whose territory consists of metropolitan France in Western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. The metropolitan area of France extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean. It is bordered by Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany to the northeast, Switzerland and Italy to the east, and Andorra and Spain to the south. The overseas territories include French Guiana in South America and several islands in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans. The country's 18 integral regions span a combined area of 643,801 square kilometres (248,573 sq mi) and a total population of 67.3 million. France, a sovereign state, is a unitary semi-presidential republic with its capital in Paris, the country's largest city and main cultural and commercial centre. Other major urban areas include Lyon, Marseille, Toulouse, Bordeaux, Lille and Nice.

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Why France and Scotland are more similar than they seem

why france and scotland are more similar than they seem
A globe-trotting coach, a rapscallion play-maker and struggles on the road - why France and Scotland are kindred spirits.
BBC News - Published

Exclusive: Safety problem found at Areva's Finnish reactor before start-up - regulator

Finland's nuclear regulator has identified a safety issue at Olkiluoto 3, a 1.6-gigawatt reactor built by France's Areva, now renamed Orano, and the problem needs to be fixed before the unit can..
Reuters - Published

Videos for France

International Watchdog Says Iran Complying with Nuclear Deal [Video]International Watchdog Says Iran Complying with Nuclear Deal

The United States resumed all it sanctions against Iran in November, but the country is reportedly still complying with the terms of the nuclear deal.

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An in-depth preview of Scotland's Six Nations clash against France in Paris as both teams hope to bounce back from defeats.

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France Is Holding Out In Trade Talks With Trump [Video]France Is Holding Out In Trade Talks With Trump

France expressed reservations on Friday about proposed trade negotiations with the United States, says Reuters. Other EU countries supported talks with Washington that could fend off punitive U.S...

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France Says Agriculture Won't Be Included In Any Trade Deal With The U.S. [Video]France Says Agriculture Won't Be Included In Any Trade Deal With The U.S.

According to a report by Reuters, on Friday, a source in French President Emmanuel Macron's office said that France opposes agricultural products being included in any trade deal between the United..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

EU debates when to trade with Trump as China/U.S. trade deadline looms [Video]EU debates when to trade with Trump as China/U.S. trade deadline looms

EU ministers have begun debating when to start trade negotiations with the United States, aware that U.S. President Donald Trump may impose punitive tariffs on EU car imports if they wait too long. As..

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With ISIS on Backfoot, Focus Now on Foreign Fighters [Video]With ISIS on Backfoot, Focus Now on Foreign Fighters

President Trump has urged European nations to repatriate the 800 or so foreign ISIS fighters stuck in Syria. But they aren't on board.

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Macron: Anti-Semitism At Its Worst Since WWII [Video]Macron: Anti-Semitism At Its Worst Since WWII

CNN reports French President Emmanuel Macron has announced a crackdown on the "scourge" of anti-Semitism, days after protesters held rallies against a rise in anti-Semitic incidents across the..

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Macron announces anti-semitism measures [Video]Macron announces anti-semitism measures

French President Emmanuel Macron told Jewish leaders on Wednesday (February 20) that a bill aimed at curbing hate speech on the internet would be introduced by May. Lauren Anthony reports.

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PMI: euro zone, Japan factory output goes into reverse [Video]PMI: euro zone, Japan factory output goes into reverse

Euro zone factory output unexpectedly fell last month as activity in Germany weakened amid trade tensions and struggles in the auto sector, surveys showed. As David Pollard reports, Japanese..

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Swiss Bank Gets Hit With $5B Penalty For Tax Evasion Scheme [Video]Swiss Bank Gets Hit With $5B Penalty For Tax Evasion Scheme

A French court found Swiss bank UBS guilty of tax fraud and illegal solicitation, fining it more than $5 billion.

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Microsoft discovers hacking targeting democratic institutions in Europe [Video]Microsoft discovers hacking targeting democratic institutions in Europe

Microsoft discovered hacking targeting democratic institutions, think tanks and non-profit organizations in Europe and plans to offer a cyber security service. Fred Katayama reports.

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Microsoft Says European Organizations Targeted by Hackers [Video]Microsoft Says European Organizations Targeted by Hackers

The hacking attacks targeted 104 accounts belonging to organization employees in Belgium, France, Germany, Poland, Romania and Serbia.

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France-Italy railway construction exposes political rifts [Video]France-Italy railway construction exposes political rifts

Protesters and Italy's Five Star Movement may derail a massive project between France and Italy.

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UBS to appeal after fined 5.1 billion dollars in French tax fraud case [Video]UBS to appeal after fined 5.1 billion dollars in French tax fraud case

A French court found Swiss bank UBS AG guilty of illegally soliciting clients and laundering the proceeds of tax evasion, ordering it to pay 4.5 billion euros ($5.1 billion) in penalties. As Julian..

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French Senate recommends prosecution of Macron's former security aide Alexandre Benalla for perjury [Video]French Senate recommends prosecution of Macron's former security aide Alexandre Benalla for perjury

It's after a seven-month investigation into Benalla's violent conduct on the sidelines of a protest on May 1 last year.

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Thousands of Parisians decry anti-Semitism after spike in attacks [Video]Thousands of Parisians decry anti-Semitism after spike in attacks

People rallied across France after a surge of anti-Semitic attacks in recent weeks that culminated on Tuesday with vandals daubing swastikas and anti-Jewish slogans on dozens of graves in a Jewish..

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Current and former presidents condemn French anti-semitism [Video]Current and former presidents condemn French anti-semitism

The resurgence of anti-semitism in France brought thousands of people onto the streets last night to demonstrate support for the Jewish community including two former French presidents.

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French ski patroller killed in Crans-Montana avalanche: Swiss police [Video]French ski patroller killed in Crans-Montana avalanche: Swiss police

A French ski patroller has died from injuries after being caught in an avalanche in Switzerland, but rescuers have called off their search after finding no more casualties on the piste in..

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Thousands rally against anti-Semitism in France [Video]Thousands rally against anti-Semitism in France

Thousands of people rallied across France after a surge of anti-Semitic attacks in recent weeks that culminated on Tuesday with vandals daubing swastikas and anti-Jewish slogans on dozens of graves in..

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Protesters Rally Against Anti-Semitism In France [Video]Protesters Rally Against Anti-Semitism In France

According to CNN, Protesters are gathering Tuesday night in cities across France to march against anti-Semitism after a rise in such incidents in cities such as Paris. Local officials said that the..

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Wave Of Anti-Semitic Violence And Abuse Rocks France [Video]Wave Of Anti-Semitic Violence And Abuse Rocks France

According to a report by Reuters, a series of attacks across France has alarmed politicians and prompted calls for action against what some commentators describe as a new form of anti-Semitism among..

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Vandals desecrate 90 Jewish graves in east France ahead of marches [Video]Vandals desecrate 90 Jewish graves in east France ahead of marches

Vandals have daubed swastikas and anti-Semitic slogans on around 90 graves in a Jewish cemetery in eastern France, local officials said on Tuesday, shortly before planned marches nationwide against a..

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Karl Lagerfeld, iconic German fashion designer, has died [Video]Karl Lagerfeld, iconic German fashion designer, has died

He was best known as the creative director of the French luxury fashion house Chanel.

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Jewish cemetery desecrated as anti-Semitic attacks rise in France [Video]Jewish cemetery desecrated as anti-Semitic attacks rise in France

Paris to hold protests against the rising attacks on the country's Jewish community amid increasing racism against migrants and refugees.

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The force awakens in France as lightsaber duelling becomes official sport [Video]The force awakens in France as lightsaber duelling becomes official sport

The iconic weapon from a galaxy far, far away now has the same status as the foil, épée and sabre.

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France holds out over start of EU trade talks with Trump

France expressed reservations on Friday about proposed trade negotiations with the United States, diplomats said, while other EU countries supported talks with Washington that could ward off punitive..
Reuters - Published

France wants agriculture kept out of a EU-U.S. trade deal: Elysee

France opposes including agricultural products in any trade deal between the United States and the European Union, a source at French President Emmanuel Macron's office said on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Arsenal & Chelsea given tricky Europa League ties

Arsenal will play French side Rennes and Chelsea are drawn against Ukraine's Dynamo Kiev in the last 16 of the Europa League.
BBC News - Published

Fabien Clain, French jihadist and 'voice of Paris attacks', reported killed

fabien clain, french jihadist and 'voice of paris attacks', reported killed
The French jihadist who claimed the 2015 attacks for IS is thought to have died in an air strike in Syria.
BBC News - Published

Horne replaces injured Russell fly-half for Scotland against France

Peter Horne replaces the injured Finn Russell at fly-half while Nick Grigg and Magnus Bradbury also start for Scotland against France.
BBC News - Published

Macron announces crackdown on anti-Semitism in France

macron announces crackdown on anti-semitism in france
France's president tells Jewish leaders that attacks seem to be at their worst level since World War Two.
BBC News - Published

UBS CEO says French appeals process to take 'several years'

UBS Group expects its appeal of a French court verdict ordering the Swiss bank to pay 4.5 billion euros ($5.10 billion) for aiding tax evasion to last years, Chief Executive Sergio Ermotti told staff..
Reuters - Published

UBS to appeal after fined 4.5 billion euros in French tax fraud case

A French court found Swiss bank UBS AG guilty of illegally soliciting clients and laundering the proceeds of tax evasion, ordering it to pay 4.5 billion euros ($5.1 billion) in penalties.
Reuters - Published

UBS slams French verdict in tax evasion trial

UBS slammed a French court verdict on Wednesday ordering the Swiss bank to pay 4.5 billion euros ($5.10 billion) after finding it guilty of aiding tax evasion.
Reuters - Published

French TV cuts Facebook live feed from Jewish cemetery after anti-Semitic abuse

A French TV channel said on Wednesday it had been forced to cut short a live Facebook broadcast from a desecrated Jewish cemetery in eastern France because of an onslaught of anti-Semitic commentary.
Reuters - Published

French court fines UBS 4.5 billion euros in tax fraud case

A French court on Wednesday found Swiss bank UBS AG guilty of illegally soliciting clients in France and laundering the proceeds of tax evasion, and ordered it to pay 4.5 billion euros ($5.10 billion)..
Reuters - Published

UBS ordered by court to pay French state 800 million euros in damages

A French court on Wednesday ordered UBS to pay the French state 800 million euros ($907 million) in damages, after finding UBS guilty of laundering the proceeds of tax fraud.
Reuters - Published

Microsoft expands political security service to 12 European countries

Microsoft Corp on Wednesday said it will offer its cyber security service AccountGuard to 12 new markets in Europe including Germany, France and Spain, to close security gaps and protect customers in..
Reuters - Published

Thousands protest against anti-Semitism in France

thousands protest against anti-semitism in france
Around 70 demonstrations took place across France against a spate of anti-Semitic attacks.
BBC News - Published

Enough! Thousands decry anti-Semitism in France after spike in attacks

Thousands of people rallied across France after a surge of anti-Semitic attacks in recent weeks that culminated on Tuesday with vandals daubing swastikas and anti-Jewish slogans on dozens of graves in..
Reuters - Published

France shaken by outbreak of anti-Semitic violence and abuse

A series of attacks across France in recent days has alarmed politicians and prompted calls for action against what some commentators describe as a new form of anti-Semitism among the far-left and..
Reuters - Published

Vandals desecrate 90 Jewish graves in east France ahead of marches

Vandals have daubed swastikas and anti-Semitic slogans on around 90 graves in a Jewish cemetery in eastern France, local officials said on Tuesday, shortly before planned marches nationwide against a..
Reuters - Published

Lagerfeld made Paris the 'fashion capital of the world': LVMH's Arnault

Bernard Arnault, the head of French fashion house LVMH, confirmed on Tuesday the death of Karl Lagerfeld and said he had made Paris the world's fashion capital.
Reuters - Published

Jewish graves desecrated near Strasbourg in eastern France

jewish graves desecrated near strasbourg in eastern france
Some 80 graves are damaged at a Jewish cemetery, ahead of nationwide marches against anti-Semitism.
BBC News - Published

Fashion designer Lagerfeld dead at 85

fashion designer lagerfeld dead at 85
Superstar fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld dies, aged 85, in Paris, French media report.
BBC News - Published

Scotland's Russell ruled of France game by concussion

Scotland fly-half Finn Russell is ruled out of the Six Nations trip to face France after failing a concussion test.
BBC News - Published

Gilets jaunes: How much anti-Semitism is beneath the yellow vests?

gilets jaunes: how much anti-semitism is beneath the yellow vests?
There have been reports of anti-Semitic abuse from some French protesters, the BBC's Lucy Williamson reports.
BBC News - Published

France 'yellow-vest' protesters pelt Lyon police van with stones

france 'yellow-vest' protesters pelt lyon police van with stones
Officers filmed their riot van being targeted by demonstrators in Lyon.
BBC News - Published

France snubs Trump's appeal to repatriate IS fighters en masse, for now

France will for now not act on U.S. President Donald Trump's call for European allies to repatriate hundreds of Islamic State fighters from Syria, taking back militants on a "case-by-case" basis, its..
Reuters - Published

France denies it has softened stance on Brexit

France on Sunday denied British media reports that President Emmanuel Macron had offered concessions on the Irish backstop to end the stalemate over Brexit negotiations.
Reuters - Published

French police fire tear gas as latest 'yellow vest' protests turn violent

French police fired tear gas to disperse protesters who threw projectiles and set bins on fire in Paris, Lyon and Bordeaux on Saturday, as the 14th straight weekend of "yellow vest" protests took a..
Reuters - Published

Ligue du LOL: Secret boys’ club cyber-bullying shakes French media

ligue du lol: secret boys’ club cyber-bullying shakes french media
Léa Lejeune was harassed by a group known as Ligue du LOL in a scandal that has shaken French media.
BBC News - Published

Brexit won't deter European security cooperation: intelligence chiefs

Britain's exit from the European Union will not affect security cooperation with its NATO allies France and Germany, given the growing external threats to the continent's stability, the intelligence..
Reuters - Published

Vatican envoy Luigi Ventura faces sexual assault claim

vatican envoy luigi ventura faces sexual assault claim
Archbishop Luigi Ventura, ambassador to France, is alleged to have molested a junior official.
BBC News - Published

France fears border lorry queues as it braces for no-deal Brexit

France will be ready to handle border inspections in the event of a no-deal Brexit but fears long tailbacks at the Channel as goods flow between Britain and Europe, its agriculture minister said.
Reuters - Published

What is the EU's controversial Article 13?

what is the eu's controversial article 13?
The final version of the new EU copyright law is agreed after three days of talks in France.
BBC News - Published

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