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Teenage climate campaigner Thunberg honoured in France

Teenage climate campaigner Thunberg honoured in France

Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teenage activist whose Friday school strikes protesting government inaction over climate change helped sparked a worldwide movement, received the Freedom Prize in France on Sunday.

Qatar-France trade stood at QR 14bn in 2018: envoy

Qatar-France trade stood at QR 14bn in 2018: envoy

The volume of trade between Qatar and France stood at QR14bn in 2018, disclosed the French envoy on Saturday, adding that Qatar was a strong and dynamic country that could tide over all obstacles.

Frenchman at heart of legal dispute dies after life support ends

Frenchman at heart of legal dispute dies after life support ends

A Frenchman at the centre of a bitter right-to-die legal feud that has raged for a decade passed away in hospital on Thursday after doctors removed his life support, his family said.

Paris says its missiles found on pro-Haftar base in Libya

Paris says its missiles found on pro-Haftar base in Libya

France said Wednesday its missiles had been found at a Libyan base used by forces loyal to strongman Khalifa Haftar, in an embarrassing admission that raises fresh questions about its role in the conflict.

Prime Minister sends message to French counterpart

Prime Minister sends message to French counterpart

HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani has sent a written message to the Prime Minister of the French Republic Edouard Philippe

Germany breaks temperature record for June as heatwave grips Europe

Germany breaks temperature record for June as heatwave grips Europe

A new temperature record for the month of June was set in Germany on Wednesday, as France and Italy also sweltered in a heatwave affecting large swathes of Europe.

Qatar prepares for future by ensuring self-sufficiency: envoy

Qatar prepares for future by ensuring self-sufficiency: envoy

Qatar ambassador to France Sheikh Ali bin Jassim al-Thani has said that Qatar, based on the vision of the wise leadership, is preparing for the future by ensuring greater independence and self-sufficiency.

France's Sarkozy loses bid to avoid corruption trial

France's Sarkozy loses bid to avoid corruption trial

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Wednesday lost his final bid to avoid standing trial on charges of corruption and influence peddling, his lawyer said.

Qatar-France bilateral ties discussed

Qatar-France bilateral ties discussed

Secretary General of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Maurice Gourdault-Montagne met Qatar's ambassador to France, Sheikh Ali bin Jassim al-Thani, in Paris Sunday.

Solo, yet tutti: App puts orchestra in your living room

Solo, yet tutti: App puts orchestra in your living room

It's a musician's dream -- rehearse alongside a full orchestra, but in your own living room.

14 French, Dutch orphans repatriated from Syria

14 French, Dutch orphans repatriated from Syria

Twelve orphaned children of French jihadists were flown home Monday from Syria, along with two Dutch orphans who will be handed over to the Netherlands, the French foreign ministry said.

Fiat-Renault merger 'good opportunity': French minister

Fiat-Renault merger 'good opportunity': French minister

A proposed merger between Renault and Fiat-Chrysler remains a ‘good opportunity,’ France's finance minister said Monday, after the Italian-American carmaker withdrew the offer over ‘unreasonable’ political resistance ...