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Around the world in 42 days: Frenchman smashes solo sailing record

Around the world in 42 days: Frenchman smashes solo sailing record

Frenchman Francois Gabart smashed the world record for the fastest non-stop solo navigation of the globe on Sunday, completing the mammoth feat in 42 days, 16 hours, 40 minutes and 35 seconds.

French school bus crash toll rises to 6: police source

French school bus crash toll rises to 6: police source

Four teenagers had died on Thursday in the accident at a level crossing in Millas, a village near the city of Perpignan. Eighteen others were injured, 14 of them children.

France orders international recall of Lactalis baby formula

France orders international recall of Lactalis baby formula

France has ordered banned the sale and ordered a recall of several baby formula milk and baby food products made by French dairy giant Lactalis after the discovery of salmonella bacteria ...

Ferry runs aground at France's Calais port

Ferry runs aground at France's Calais port

A spokeswoman for the P&O shipping company said the ferry, The Pride of Kent, ran aground after it hit a gangway while making to leave for Dover, its destination in Britain.

Macron appeals for calm over US Jerusalem embassy move

Macron appeals for calm over US Jerusalem embassy move

Emmanuel Macron said the decision should not "add to the instability of the region. I'm issuing a call for calm and responsibility by everyone which is essential for the efforts we are undertaking here."

Qatar, France sign pacts to boost co-operation

Qatar, France sign pacts to boost co-operation

His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani and French President Emmanuel Macron witnessed the signing of a number of memorandums of understanding between Qatar and France.

Emir, French President hold session of official talks

Emir, French President hold session of official talks

The session was attended by His Highness the Deputy Emir Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad al-Thani. It was also attended by a number of ministers.

President of France arrives in Doha

President of France arrives in Doha

French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Doha on Thursday on an official visit to the country.

European parliament not moving from Strasbourg, France says

European parliament not moving from Strasbourg, France says

France won't let the official base of the European Union's parliament be moved from Strasbourg to Brussels, the country's European affairs minister Nathalie Loiseau said on Sunday.

Philippines 'prepared for worst' in dengue vaccine concerns

Philippines 'prepared for worst' in dengue vaccine concerns

The Philippines is prepared for a ‘worst-case scenario’ following warnings that an anti-dengue vaccine administered to thousands of children may worsen the disease in some cases, a health official said Saturday.

Busted: The French ‘serial tyre puncturer’ who hit 6,000 cars

Busted: The French ‘serial tyre puncturer’ who hit 6,000 cars

After years of playing cat-and-mouse with police, a man who punctured the tyres of thousands of cars around the southwestern French city of Bordeaux has finally been apprehended.

Philippines suspends world-first dengue vaccine

Philippines suspends world-first dengue vaccine

The Philippines said Friday it had suspended use of a landmark vaccine for the potentially deadly dengue virus after its manufacturer warned it could worsen the disease in some cases.