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Pope’s ‘shame’ at scale of clergy abuse in France

Pope Francis expressed “shame” for himself and the Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday for the scale of child sexual abuse within the church in...

France lobbies EU as trust in US, UK and Australia wanes amid submarines row

France has urged its EU partners to consider whether to delay negotiations on the bloc’s future trade agreement with Australia over what Paris says...

Notre Dame finally declared stable enough for rebuild to begin

Notre Dame Cathedral is finally stable and secure enough for the start of work to rebuild it, more than two years after fire tore...

France kills leader of Islamic State in the Greater Sahara

The leader of so-called Islamic State in the Greater Sahara (ISGS) died of wounds from a drone strike that hit him on a motorcycle...

Politicians launch bids to become France’s first woman president

Two politicians have formally declared their intentions to seek to become France’s first woman president in next year’s spring election. National Rally’s Marine Le Pen...

French president leads tributes to screen star Jean-Paul Belmondo

France has paid tribute to screen star Jean-Paul Belmondo, whom the French president portrayed as the nation’s Everyman in a speech that drew applause...

Trial of 20 men accused over 2015 Paris attacks to begin

France on Wednesday will begin the trial of 20 men accused over the so-called Islamic State group’s 2015 attacks on Paris that left 130...

France gets Covid booster shot campaign for over-65s under way

France has begun administering Covid-19 vaccine booster shots to people aged over-65 and those with underlying health conditions, as the highly contagious Delta variant...

Paris introduces strict speed limit for cars on nearly all its streets

France’s capital has introduced a new speed limit for vehicles on nearly all the streets of Paris with the maximum speed now just 30kph. It...

Protesters in France denounce Covid-19 health pass

Thousands of people, from families to far-right sympathisers, marched in cities across France for a fifth straight Saturday to denounce a Covid-19 health pass...

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