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However, Pascaline Curtet from La Cimade, an organisation which promotes the rights of refugees and migrants, says that there is in effect no official policy in Marseille and that the authorities make no proactive effort to seek out illegal migrants, either to offer them housing or to return them to their home ...
Dakar, Senegal - President George Manneh Weah has arrived in Dakar, Senegal amid a rousing welcome by host government and Members of ECOWAS Parliament. Accompanying the President is First Lady Clar Marie Weah, Hon. Gbehzongar Findley Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Trokon Kpui ...

French officials remain adamant they won't accept the repatriation of French jihadists after their capture on the battlefields of Syria and Iraq for prosecution in France. After almost a week of intense discussions between Western governments on the fate of foreign fighters detained in the Levant, U.S. appeals ...
Three Skiers have been found dead in a resort in south-western France after being buried by an avalanche in an off-piste area, officials say. The three French men, one aged 29 and two 38, had gone missing on Wednesday night in the Cauterets resort in the Pyrenees mountains. On Tuesday, a 19-year-old skier died in an ...
Paris -- French officials are regularly attending meetings in the United States' capital to share information with the Five Eyes intelligence group, ... Those committee meetings consist of the "Five Eyes plus France," Cyril said, referring to Australia, Britain, Canada, New Zealand and the U.S., who are in an ...
Amazon has signed an undisclosed deal with the French tax authorities, Amazon told the AFP. From 2006 to 2010, Amazon operated in France using its subsidiary in Luxembourg. This way, the company could pay less taxes. But French authorities think French sales should be taxed in France. That's why ...

French authorities have deployed boats and helicopters off the coast of southwest France to search for Pierre Agnes, the chief executive of sportswear maker ... The port authority of the Atlantic beach town of Capbreton said the search was launched after Agnes' empty boat was found washed up Tuesday in ...
French fishermen have blocked the ports of Calais and Boulogne in protest at so-called pulse fishing, which uses electrified nets to stun fish. Fishing boats stopped ferries entering or leaving Calais while a roadblock stopped traffic at Boulogne. Calais is a major link between the UK and France used by thousands of tourists ...
French prison authorities warned Wednesday that protesting prison guards were risking fines or sanctions on the movement's 10th day, with actions at 129 ... The current nationwide movement, growing increasingly tough, was the largest in years, with the majority of France's 188 prisons affected to various ...
Paris, Jan. 25 (Xinhua) -- A vehicle crashed into a school bus in Gers, southwest France on Thursday afternoon, injuring 27 people, local authorities said. The accident occurred at 12:48 local time in Manciet commune, Gers. The 27 wounded people have all been hospitalized, Gers prefecture said. French ...
Shortly after Trump announced plans to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord, Macron publicly invited American scientists to study climate change in France, dubbing the project "Make Our Planet Great Again" -- a play off Trump's campaign slogan. They also exchanged a frosty ...
Train services have been disrupted and soldiers are preparing to assist as rivers across France continue to swell following heavy rain. Meteo France, the national weather agency, said 23 departments remain on orange alert, the second highest level of vigilance, and urged people to limit their journeys and ...
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is meeting with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian as the U.S. administration is pressing ahead with efforts to convince European allies to address "flaws" in Iran's nuclear deal with world powers. Ahead of the meeting in Paris, the second leg of Tillerson's ...
Italian authorities say about 150 people were ferried by helicopter from a high valley in northern Italy because of severe avalanche risks. Jan. ... French officials say that roads and ski slopes have reopened in the Chamonix ski resort on Mont Blanc and confinement orders have been lifted as an exceptional ...
But government officials have said French fighters arrested in Syria and Iraq should be tried there if they can be guaranteed a fair trial. Defence minister Florence Parly said Sunday that "we can't be naive" regarding French citizens who left to join IS. "When they are caught by local authorities, as far as ...
23 (Xinhua) -- China is ready to promote the export of "made in France" products in the Chinese market to rebalance trade between China and France, ... to create more practical platforms, including CIIE, to facilitate the export of French products, "especially those with French characteristics", Zhai said.

Donald Trump will invite the French President, Emmanuel Macron, on the first state visit of the Trump Administration, the White House confirmed Tuesday. Trump is the first US president in decades to wrap up his opening year without offering a counterpart the honor of a state visit, a diplomatic tool used to ...
But if the goal is to honour the victims of the deadliest terror attack ever on French soil, the text says, "shouldn't there be a call for tenders, as it is usually the case, with an opportunity given to French artists?" It also says the site for the work is nowhere near the Stade de France nor the Bataclan concert hall ...
French authorities on Saturday charged a 33-year-old man, who had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group in a video, with planning a terror attack, judicial sources said. The man, who was not known to police, was arrested near the southern city of Nimes on Tuesday. bomb making materials were ...
Officials with the National Weather Service are warning that potential flooding issues could resurface in Meadville within the next few days due to temperature warmup and rain that is forecast. The current ice jam on French Creek has the potential to significantly restrict flow and create a backup of water, and ...
London -- Britain may be leaving the European Union, but Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson wants to build bridges with the Continent. Literally. Johnson has suggested that the U.K. and France should build a bridge across the English Channel to bolster links between the two nations after Brexit.
According to French authorities, as outlined in an European arrest warrant, in January 2016, Barro, along with others, is alleged to have been an accomplice in a homicide in Troyes, France, in which the victim was killed from multiple blows to the head with a hammer. In May 2017, Barro entered the United ...
The unrest was sparked by an assault on prison guards by a radicalized inmate in a prison in the French northern commune of Vendin-le-Vieil on January 11. French Justice Minister Nicole Belloubet received the labor unions representing the country's prison guards only two days later, where the latter ...
French authorities are searching five sites run by dairy giant Lactalis in an investigation into the botched mass recall of baby milk products amidst a ... the sites being searched include the company's headquarters in western France and the factory in Craon, where salmonella bacteria was found last year.
A top French regional official has lashed out at the central government for its decision to abandon a highly contentious airport project in his area in western France, saying it has "trampled on democracy." Philippe Grosvalet, president of the Loire-Atlantique department, said on BFM TV on Wednesday that ...
Overnight, the U.K. government announced it is to send helicopters to support French operations in Africa as well as providing £50 million ($69 million) of humanitarian aid to some African countries. In return, France is to commit to send troops to the U.K.-led operations in Estonia in 2019. "Today's Summit ...
In an effort to keep pesky English words from creeping into the French language, officials in France have been coming up with alternatives to some of the more common phrases of the digital age. In the past, the official journal of the French Republic--the Journal officiel--has suggested "internet clandestin" ...
Sylvie Goulard has been appointed deputy governor of France's central bank, Emmanuel Macron announced Wednesday. Goulard, a close ally of Macron, stepped down as French defense minister in June, in the wake of an investigation into alleged misuse of funds within her Modem party at the European ...
Fallout from a Salmonella outbreak traced to baby milk products from Lactalis is raining down on the French dairy company and retailers that continued selling the contaminated recalled products. Friday Lactalis officials expanded the recall to include 83 countries and more than 12 million boxes of infant ...
police say social media sites also add fuel to the fire by exaggerating the importance of things that happen which can heighten tensions between groups. For Assioma from the Alliance union, the solution to the violence is not just a task for the police. schools, education authorities, neighbourhood groups ...
Jean-Pierre Landau, a sciences Po economic professor and former Bank of France deputy governor, will lead a task force to grapple with the risks around ... bitcoin's recent woes have been widely attributed to moves by the authorities in South Korea and China to tackle the issue by banning cryptocurrency ...
Paris, Jan 16 (Reuters) - The French state cut its annual budget deficit last year more than expected to reach the smallest shortfall between spending ... France has not had an overall public deficit - which includes local authorities and welfare administrations in addition to the state - in line with the EU limit ...
France Expects UK to Pay Up, Take More refugees to Keep Border: Official ... Britain's interior ministry said the government was working "closely with the French authorities at all levels to reduce migrant pressures and target criminal gangs involved in people trafficking, both in northern France and further ...
Bali received 162,288 French tourists last year, 10.09 percent higher than 147,413 ones it received a year earlier, Representative of Visit Indonesia ... The increasing figure of French tourists in Bali has made France ranking the seventh of top ten nations which supplied the most tourists to Bali last year.
"We must commit to fully upholding the nuclear agreement with Iran," French Ambassador to the United Nations Francois Delattre said Friday during a ... Russian and Chinese officials accused Haley of "abusing" the forum, arguing that the Security Council has no business addressing an internal crisis such ...
The French prosecutor's office has opened a probe after a press report alleged that a police intelligence note had been post-dated to cover up a failure to act against an Islamic extremist who ultimately slit the throat of a Normandy priest. A judicial official said on Friday the probe concerns charges of forgery ...
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, is welcomed by French President Emmanuel Macron, at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Friday, Jan.5, 2018. ... France and Turkish officials also signed defense, banking and commercial deals, including the planned sale of 25 Airbus A330s to Turkish airlines.
Updated | French President Emmanuel Macron has accused the U.S., Israel and Saudi Arabia of instigating a war as their mutual foe, Iran, was rocked by a ... Iranian pro-government supporters march during a rally after authorities declared the end of deadly unrest, in the city of Mashhad, Iran, on January 4.
Some 30 French militants, both men and women, are thought to currently be in the custody of Kurdish and Iraqi forces. A representative of the PYD in France told the AFP news agency that authorities in their territory were ready to either take the women to court or send them home with their children.
Sensitive to these arguments, the ANSM, whose mission is to ensure health security, initially refused to acknowledge the generic status to medicines competing with Durogesic, thereby allowing the laboratory to temporarily achieve its objective to delay their market entry in France. More than a year later, the ...
The Palestinian Authority (PA) said Wednesday it had agreed to restore payments for electricity in the Gaza Strip after a cut in June worsened a power crisis in the blockaded enclave. The electricity payments have been a key issue in ongoing efforts at reconciliation between Hamas, the Islamist movement ...
Taco Bell's about to make Blink-182 frontman Mark Hoppus's -- and, okay, thousands of other fry lovers' -- dreams come true with its new addition to the menu: Nacho fries. After cryptically replying to Hoppus's lament on twitter that choosing between T-Bell and its competitor, Del Taco, is a real "Sophie's ...
The report further accuses the French government of obstructing justice after the genocide by failing to release vital documents, and failing to extradite or prosecute suspected war criminals living in France. "Senior French officials were aware of and aided the actions and goals of both the Habyarimana ...
With the focus on the young French striker, fans and those watching on TV were shocked to see Carlos, some way behind play, shown a second yellow card and dismissed. But replays showed that the Brazilian had collided with referee Tony Chapron, who cut across his path. As the official rolled across the ...
Last month, French organization HOP (which stands for Stop Planned Obsolescence in French) filed legal complaints against Apple after the company admitted to slowing older models of iPhones. Now, Bloomberg reports that French authorities have begun a preliminary investigation into the company in ...
New Delhi, Dec. 30 (Xinhua) -- India's premier investigating agency, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), has registered a case against three people allegedly involved in human trafficking, officials said Saturday. The agency busted the racket and charged three people working as agents for sending ...
The French government is scrambling to meet President Emmanuel Macron's deadline to get migrants off France's streets by year's end. ... Paris -- It's getting colder, the clock is ticking and regional authorities are scrambling to meet President Emmanuel Macron's deadline: get migrants off France's streets ...
"Now, when the IS defeat in Syria seriously dented its image, it will try to restore its authority and claim responsibility for the attacks by others," Adalbi Shakhgoshev said, according to Russian news wires. The FSB said that it has handed over the suspect to the Investigative Committee, the nation's top ...
The report further accuses the French government of obstructing justice after the genocide by failing to release vital documents, and failing to extradite or prosecute suspected war criminals living in France. "Senior French officials were aware of and aided the actions and goals of both the Habyarimana ...


 

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