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'Political masquerade': Families of Paris attack victims sue France over 'don’t intervene' order

Families of Bataclan victims have filed a lawsuit against the French government, after it emerged that anti-terrorist soldiers were right outside one of the attack sites but were ordered to hold back and give their guns to police. The coordinated attacks on November 13, 2015 led to the deaths of 130 people across the French capital, 90 of whom were ...

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‘Hypocritical’: Italy challenges France to admit migrants instead of lecturing Rome over rescue ship

Italy has challenged France to take in migrants it promised to accept under an EU agreement, accusing Paris of turning back 10,000 people. The row flared up after France slammed Italy for turning away a ship with 629 migrants. Earlier Prime Minister, Giuseppe Conte, said that Italian government did not have any intention to receive “hypocritical lessons” from someone who ...

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Outcry in France as Muslim rapper who sang about 'crucifying securalists' to play at Bataclan

A planned performance by a controversial Muslim rapper at the Bataclan, where 90 people were killed during the November 2015 Paris attacks, has prompted a wave of criticism and has been described as a ‘dishonor for France.’ Medine, who is of Algerian descent, is due to play two gigs at the venue in October. The musician has denied that he ...

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‘Destroying trust with 280 Twitter characters’ – France and Germany rally against Trump

France and Germany have scolded President Trump for making a sudden U-turn after he rejected the key document of the G7 summit, jointly adopted just a day earlier. Trump’s move came after clashing with Canadian PM on trade. Upon leaving the summit in Charlevoix, Canada, the US president had publicly lashed out at Canada’s prime minister Justin Trudeau on Twitter. ...

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Amazon is bringing Alexa and Echo to France this month

Amazon just got a step closer to world smart speaker domination. Starting today, users in France can pre-order the Echo, Echo Dot and Echo Spot. The standard Echo and Echo Dot will start shipping to users next week. The display-equipped Echo Spot will arrive at some point next month. Naturally, the expansion also includes a French version of Alexa. As the ...

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Few days left to avoid trade war between US and EU – France

Washington has just a few days to take some urgent measures if it wants to avoid unleashing a full-scale trade war with its European allies, France’s Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire has warned, during a G7 meeting. “We still have a few days to take the necessary steps to avoid a trade war between the EU and the US, and ...

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'Climate of terrorist threats': France bans big screen zones for World Cup public viewing

As people across the globe prepare to watch the World Cup next month, French fans will have to do so in private. The country has banned big screens in public spaces, citing terrorist concerns. “I remind all publicly-elected officials of the fact that ‘big screen’ zones are completely forbidden in public spaces,” the interior ministry said in a statement on ...

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Apple’s HomePod is coming to Canada, France and Germany June 18

Buried amid the flurry of iOS 11.4 news issued by Apple today is one key piece of hardware news: the company’s high-end smart speaker will be arriving in a number of additional key markets next month. After hitting stores in February here in the States, the HomePod will be arriving in Canada, France and Germany on June 18. That brings the ...

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‘You can’t buy France!’: Thousands rally against Macron’s planned mass lay-offs (PHOTO, VIDEO)

Thousands took to the streets across France on Saturday to protest against President Emmanuel Macron’s public-sector reforms. Protesters decried Macron’s plans for massive lay-offs of workers and tax breaks for the rich. Protesters were carrying posters bearing slogans such as “Macron, you can’t buy France!” “Stop Macron!” or “Make our planet great again: Austerity, bombing of Syria, eviction of farmers, ...

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France signs contracts with Russia to invest €1bn

Published time: 24 May, 2018 18:36 Edited time: 24 May, 2018 18:49 Russia and France have signed six contracts for direct investment into Russia worth about €1 billion as part of the ongoing business forum in St Petersburg and the coinciding visit of the French president. The billion-euro ($ 1.17 billion) sum of the deal was reported on Tuesday by ...

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