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French bus driver brain dead after assault for refusing maskless riders

French bus driver brain dead after assault for refusing maskless riders

A bus driver in France was declared brain dead Monday after being attacked by several people he refused to let aboard because they were not wearing face masks as required during the coronavirus outbreak.

Two French ex-spies on trial accused of espionage for China

Two French ex-spies on trial accused of espionage for China

In a case that could be from a spy thriller, two former French intelligence agents go on trial on Monday accused of having passed on secrets to a foreign power.

Macron replaces French PM after election rout

Macron replaces French PM after election rout

French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday named a senior but low-profile bureaucrat as prime minister to replace Edouard Philippe, the first move in a widely expected cabinet reshuffle after dismal local election

Merkel, Macron meet as Germany takes on high-stakes EU presidency

Merkel, Macron meet as Germany takes on high-stakes EU presidency

Chancellor Angela Merkel hosts French President Emmanuel Macron for talks on Monday, days before Germany takes on the rotating presidency of the European Union with the economy ...

France pulls plug on country's oldest nuclear plant

France pulls plug on country's oldest nuclear plant

France's oldest nuclear power plant will shut down on Tuesday after four decades in operation, to the delight of environmental activists who have long warned of contamination risks ...

Macron braces for setback in France's local polls

Macron braces for setback in France's local polls

France's ruling party is expected Sunday to be handed a stinging rebuke by voters in the final round of local elections, the first big political test for President Emmanuel Macron since the coronavirus crisis began to ease.

France repatriates 10 children from camps in north-eastern Syria

France repatriates 10 children from camps in north-eastern Syria

France has repatriated 10 children from camps in north-eastern Syria containing people displaced from territory formerly controlled by the Islamic State extremist organization, the Foreign Ministry said on Monday.

France slams 'provocation' as US halts digital tax talks

France slams 'provocation' as US halts digital tax talks

France and the US locked horns on Thursday over taxing digital giants such as Google and Facebook, after Washington said it was breaking off talks aimed at establishing a global framework ...

France pledges 15bn euros of aid for aviation sector

France pledges 15bn euros of aid for aviation sector

The French government will provide 15 billion euros ($16.9 billion) to support the country's aviation industry, which has been hammered by travel restrictions imposed to blunt the coronavirus pandemic

Suspects in UK migrant truck tragedy charged in France

Suspects in UK migrant truck tragedy charged in France

Thirteen suspects arrested by French police over the deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants in a refrigerated lorry in Britain have been charged with people trafficking, a judicial source said Saturday.

Rwandan genocide 'financier' arrested in France

Rwandan genocide 'financier' arrested in France

French police arrested one of the last key suspects sought over the Rwandan genocide on Saturday, prosecutors and police said.

France extends virus emergency until July 24

France extends virus emergency until July 24

France will extend a health emergency imposed to fight the new coronavirus for another two months until July 24, Health Minister Olivier Veran said on Saturday.