France boosts security for New Year holidays

December 24, 2017 2:39 am
France boosts security for New Year holidays

Police officers patrol near department stores in Paris, France, before Christmas on December 22, 2018. (Photo by AFP) France has deployed almost 100,000 security forces across the country for the New Year holiday season as the likelihood of terrorist attacks remains high in the European country. The French Interior Ministry […]

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Global figures urge US, UK, France to stop fanning flames of Saudi war on Yemen

December 19, 2017 2:00 pm
Global figures urge US, UK, France to stop fanning flames of Saudi war on Yemen

Yemeni children protest against the Saudi-led bombing campaign on their country in front of UN offices in the capital, Sana’a, on November 20, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Over 350 high-profile global figures have urged the US, Britain and France, the three Western backers of Saudi Arabia’s bloody offensive on Yemen, […]

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French President Emmanuel Macron unveils plan to contain violence against women

November 25, 2017 11:30 pm
French President Emmanuel Macron unveils plan to contain violence against women

French President Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech during the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women at the Elysee Palace in Paris, November 25, 2017. (Photo by AFP) French President Emmanuel Macron has strongly condemned the “horrific and shameful” violence against women in the country, introducing a package […]

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Russia summons French envoy over arrest of billionaire lawmaker

November 22, 2017 10:57 am
Russia summons French envoy over arrest of billionaire lawmaker

The file photo shows Russian powerful oil and metals magnate billionaire Suleiman Kerimov in Moscow. (AFP photo) Russia has protested the arrest of a billionaire Russian lawmaker in France as the authorities summoned a French diplomat over the case. The Russian Foreign Ministry’s press service said that the charge d’affaires […]

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France hikes defense spending amid involvement in conflicts

November 8, 2017 1:56 am
France hikes defense spending amid involvement in conflicts

The file photo shows a French Rafale fighter jet. (AFP) French lawmakers have approved an increase of nearly two billion euros in defense spending in 2018 as Paris boosts its involvement in the ongoing conflicts across the Middle East and Africa. The 1.8 billion euros in additional spending approved by […]

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