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'Breakthrough' & 'message to US': France & Germany to join Russia & Turkey in Syria summit

France and Germany will meet Russia and Turkey this October for a four-way summit on Syria, a potentially groundbreaking gathering that could finally see key EU states working together with local players to end the war. Unlike many of the previous rounds of talks in Astana or Geneva, this meeting, scheduled for October 27 in Istanbul, will gather the countries’ ...

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‘Crimes against humanity:’ France to face lawsuit in ICC over nuclear tests in French Polynesia

A suit has been filed against France with the International Criminal Court over the nuclear tests conducted in the South Pacific. While local studies say the tests led to cancer, Paris is reluctant to take responsibility. The move was announced by the French Polynesia’s former president, Oscar Temaru, at a meeting of the UN commission focused on decolonization.“This case aims ...

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Interpol chief missing, France launches an investigation – media

Meng Hongwei, the director of Interpol, is reportedly missing. His wife last had contact with him before he went to China about a week ago. Interpol and Chinese authorities have remained silent so far. Meng’s disappearance is being investigated by French police, according to media citing police sources. His wife, who lives in Lyon, France, the seat of the Interpol ...

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Tanks from France, US bombs from Spain: Saudis ‘empowered & enabled’ by West to obliterate Yemen

In Europe and across the Atlantic, officials like to talk about the war in Yemen as a horrible humanitarian crisis. They also like to sell weapons to the Saudi-led coalition, which bears most of the blame for that crisis. French President Emmanuel Macron talks about “the risk of harm to civilian population” as $ 3.5bn worth of French Leclerc tanks ...

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Black rapper's ‘hang white people’ video triggers meltdown in France

A young French rapper has made it into the headlines with a graphic music video calling for white people to be killed. And while he’s shot to fame, with it has come widespread outrage and an investigation into his “art”. The video features violent scenes of the rapper, Nick Conrad, and another black man torturing and killing a white male. ...

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2 injured as car rams into pedestrians in southern France, driver reportedly shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’

Published time: 14 Sep, 2018 08:29 A car hit pedestrians near a bar in Nimes overnight, slightly wounding two people, AFP reports. Witnesses reportedly heard the driver shouting “Allahu Akbar,” but there is no official confirmation of a terrorist attack so far. A white Peugeot crashed into a security barrier set up for a popular bullfighting festival around 1am Friday ...

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France admits enabling death by torture during Algerian War of Independence

In a watershed decision, the French government has acknowledged it enabled a system which resulted in the torture of people during the war of independence in its former colony of Algeria six decades ago. The war of 1954-62 claimed some 1.5 million Algerian lives as French troops cracked down on the uprising as the colony sought independence after 130 years ...

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Video of Macron puzzled by ‘illegal’ migrants who say they lived in France for 8 years (VIDEO)

French Twitter users have ripped Macron apart after a video featuring his conversation with ‘illegal’ migrants, who have lived in France without documents for 8 years, went viral. Many thought the whole conversation was a farce. The exchange between the head of state and a group of Algerians in Marseille, a popular destination for migrants from North Africa, was captured ...

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Allergy to other viewpoints? Russian senator slams proposed blacklisting of RT & Sputnik in France

A report authored by two government-linked think tanks that calls on the authorities to deny accreditation to RT and Sputnik reveals the West’s fear of the freedom of speech, a Russian senator has argued. The Institute for Strategic Research of the French Defense Ministry (IRSEM) and The Centre for Analysis, Planning and Strategy (CAPS), linked to the French Foreign Ministry, ...

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