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Macron urges reform as Lebanese officials seek to shift blame over blast

Lebanese officials targeted in the investigation into the massive blast that tore through Beirut have sought to shift blame for the presence of explosives...

Coronavirus infections rise in France as Spain cracks down on nightlife

France’s coronavirus infection has rate crept higher as health authorities warn the country is going backwards in its battle against the pandemic. Elsewhere in Europe,...

France says ‘merci’ to virus heroes on poignant Bastille Day

Medics in white coats replaced uniformed soldiers as stars of France’s Bastille Day ceremonies as the usual grandiose military parade was recalibrated to honour...

Macron removes French interior minister after police protests

French President Emmanuel Macron has removed his interior minister as part of a government shake-up on Monday following protests against police brutality. The reshuffle is...

French prime minister Edouard Philippe resigns

French prime minister Edouard Philippe has resigned, with a government reshuffle expected in the coming days. The official statement did not say whether whether Mr...

France’s former prime minister Francois Fillon and his wife guilty of fraud

France’s ex-prime minister Francois Fillon and his wife have been found guilty in a fraud trial. Fillon was accused of using public funds to pay...

Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo declares victory after French municipal elections

Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo has declared victory in her fight to win re-election in the French capital. Ms Hidalgo, a Socialist Party member, beat conservative...

Thousands stage rally in French capital against police brutality

Thousands of people have gathered in Paris to denounce police brutality and discrimination. Shouts rose from the largely black crowd as a group of white...

France will not hold Bastille Day parade amid Covid-19 crisis

French troops will not march on the Champs-Elysees avenue on Bastille Day this year. The French presidency says the traditional military parade will be replaced...

Paris police fire tear gas as George Floyd protests spread around the world

Riot police in Paris have fired tear gas as scattered protesters pelted them with debris and set fires during an unauthorised demonstration against racial...

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Riot declared as fire burns in Portland police union offices

Authorities in Portland, Oregon, have declared a riot after a fire inside a police union building. Demonstrations are continuing in the US city that had...

Storm on Greek island kills five, including baby

Five people, including an elderly couple and an eight-month-old baby, have been found dead after a storm hit the Greek island of Evia. Two others...

More than 500 migrants cross English Channel to Britain in three days

More than 500 migrants have crossed the English Channel to the UK in just three days. Dozens more migrants braved the dangerous crossing to Britain...

Boris Johnson ‘would close shops and pubs ahead of schools’

UK prime minister Boris Johnson has spoken of “a moral duty” to get all children back in class amid indications he would force pubs,...

Protesters storm government buildings as fury over Beirut blast fuels violence

Public fury over this week’s massive explosion in Beirut took a new turn on Saturday as protesters stormed government institutions and clashed for hours...
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