Far-right French politician Le Pen charged over grim ISIL photos

In 2015, Marine Le Pen sent out several tweets showing graphic images of deadly violence carried out by the armed group. French authorities have filed preliminary charges against far-right politician Marine Le Pen on Thursday for the “distribution of violent images” on social media website Twitter. If convicted, Le Pen, leader of the far-right National Front party, could potentially face […]

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French minister: UK faces choice between smooth or brutal EU exit

PARIS (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May’s deal offers the best solution on Brexit, said French European Affairs Minister Nathalie Loiseau on Tuesday, ahead of a crucial vote in the British parliament on May’s proposal. “The withdrawal agreement that Theresa May is putting before the House of Commons is the best solution for Brexit. The European Union has brought over […]

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Hundreds march in Paris as childminders join 'yellow vest' protests

PARIS (Reuters) – Hundreds of “yellow vest” protesters began marches in Paris on Saturday, marking the 17th straight weekend of anti-government demonstrations despite attempts by French President Emmanuel Macron to quell discontent with a nationwide series of debates. Protesters wearing the neon high-visibility vests that have come to symbolize the movement were joined by others donning pink tops, as child-care […]

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Missing French woman's body found in shallow grave in London

LONDON (Reuters) – British police said on Thursday they had launched a murder investigation after the body of a woman was found in a shallow grave in southwest London. Laureline Garcia-Bertaux, 34, originally from France, had been missing since Monday after not turning up for work. Her body was found in a garden in Kew on Wednesday evening. “Although formal […]

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Marine Le Pen severs ties with founder, announces name change

Right-wing party leader says change long overdue; party must meet new aspiration of governing, not protesting. France’s National Front leader Marine Le Pen revealed plans to change her party’s name in what observers said was an attempt to part ways with her father and party founder’s racist-laden legacy. Le Pen – who ran unopposed and secured re-election as the right-wing […]

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France, Iran close to restoring ambassadors: foreign minister

PARIS (Reuters) – France and Iran are close to exchanging ambassadors after Paris suspended nominating an envoy to Tehran last year over claims Iranian intelligence officials had planned an attack on an opposition group in Paris, France’s foreign minister said. “We protested vigorously against an attempted attack that was stopped in the Paris region which led us to suspend the […]

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France would oppose Brexit delay without a plan: government official

PARIS (Reuters) – France would oppose any British request to delay Brexit if London was simply delaying making a decision, but could agree if London presented a credible political solution, a French government official said on Thursday. The warning came as British Prime Minister Theresa May held talks in Brussels with European Union leaders to plead for a change to […]

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France RECALLS ambassador to Italy

France recalls its ambassador to Italy over series of ‘provocations’ by leaders of the populist government ‘unprecedented’ since the end of WWII France has recalled its ambassador in Rome after ‘repeated accusations’ by Italy Officials in Paris accused Italy of ‘unfounded attacks and outlandish claims’  It comes a day after France denounced a meeting between Yellow Vest protesters and Italy’s […]

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Paris fire death toll rises to eight, criminal cause probed

PARIS (Reuters) – The death toll from a fire at a residential building in Paris now stood at eight, said Paris prosecutor Remy Heitz, who added that investigators were favoring a “criminal” cause for the blaze. Heitz also told reporters that a woman had been placed in custody as part of the investigation into the blaze. Source: Read Full Article

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Judge questioned ex-French President Hollande over murder of reporters in Mali

PARIS (Reuters) – A French judge has questioned former French President Francois Hollande as a witness as part of the investigation into the assassination of two journalists in Mali in 2013, a member of Hollande’s staff said on Monday. Claude Verlon and Ghislaine Dupont, both journalists at RFI radio, were kidnapped and killed in the northern town of Kidal on […]

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