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 2018-04-26 15:48 

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Activists slam EU plan to force migrant kids to give fingerprints...

Activists have raised concerns about new EU plans to allow police to force migrant children to have their fingerprints taken. The aim is to prevent unaccompanied minors from going missing or ending up in the hands of criminal gangs. Critics say coercion i...

 2018-04-26 15:20 

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French EU rep quits meeting over English-only plan...

France's ambassador to the European Union stormed out of a meeting on Wednesday over plans to axe interpreters from some proceedings, which would almost certainly mean conducting them entirely in English. Ironically enough, the meetings concerned are ...

 2018-04-26 13:22 

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French tycoon Bollor charged in Togo, Guinea corruption probe...

Billionaire French industrialist Vincent Bollor has been charged over alleged corrupt connections with the leaders of Guinea and Togo connected to the awarding of lucrative port contracts. The Bollor group is one of France's largest companies and has ...

 2018-04-26 11:25 

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Semenya's dominance to be ended by new IAAF rules...

The world athletics governning body, the IAAF, has published new guidelines which will probably end the dominance of middle-distance queen Caster Semenya....

 2018-04-26 09:11 

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Paris terror conference - does tracking the money work?...

"No money for terror" is the message of a conference in Paris this Wednesday anf Thursday. About 500 experts and ministers from more then 70 nations and 18 international organisations are holding talks on how to choke off finance for groups they d...

 2018-04-26 08:42 

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Real Madrid in control after solid win against Bayern...

Real Madrid have moved a step closer to a third straight Champions League title after substitute Marco Asensio scored the winner in a 2-1 semi-final, first-leg victory at Bayern Munich on Wednesday....

 2018-04-26 08:28 

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Air France pilots announce new strike dates in May...

Pilots' unions at Air France have announced four new days of strikes next month -- the latest move in a long-running pay dispute with the national airline....

 2018-04-26 07:19 

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African press review 26 April 2018...

Should the South African government continue to finance the national airline?Was it a mistake for workers to vote for a billionaire to become South Africa's president? What happened to yesterday's Saftu strike call? And what have Gambia, Zimbabwe ...

 2018-04-26 07:05 

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French press review 26 April 2018...

What the Paris dailies are saying about President Emmanuel Macron's visit to America. And how the political opposition here in France feels the US trip has gone....

 2018-04-25 15:51 

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Macron tackles Trump in front of US Congress...

French President Emmanuel Macron warned of threats to democracy and called for a 21st-century multlateralms when he addressed the US Congress on Wednesday, the second day of his state visit at Donald Trump's invitation....

 2018-04-25 15:01 

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Macron's proposed new Iran deal - could it work?...

French President Emmanuel Macron has proposed broadening the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, instead of scrapping it altogether, as US President Donald Trump has threatened to do. Macron's proposals are ambitious. Perhaps too ambitious....

 2018-04-25 13:55 

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French police end university occupations...

Police on Wednesday cleared protesting students out of two sites of a university in western France, following the evacuation of Paris's Tolbiac and Montepellier's Paul Valry earlier this week....

 2018-04-25 13:46 

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Panatinaikos banned from European competition...

Greek giants Panathinaikos have been banned from European competition for three years by Uefa for failing to pay their debts, European football's governing body announced on Tuesday....

 2018-04-25 12:51 

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Airbus, Dassault agree to build European fighter jet...

European plane-maker Airbus and France's Dassault have reached agreement in principle to build a Franco-German multi-role fighter, which is being billed as a future European air combat system....

 2018-04-25 09:59 

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Macron courts Trump with call for new Iran nuclear deal on US visit...

French President Emmanuel Macron has called for a new nuclear deal with Iran during in a bid to dissuade Donald Trump from ripping it up. Despite the two leaders' repeated declarations of friendship, Macron's visit to the US has failed to reconcil...

 2018-04-25 08:02 

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UN calls for inquiry into deadly Nicaragua crackdown...

The United Nations has called for investigations into the deaths of 27 people during the recent crackdown on protests in Nicaragua. Plans to reform the social security system have sparked demonstrations since last Wednesday, bringing to the surface public...

 2018-04-25 07:17 

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African press review 25 April 2018...

Will today's strike by the South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) bring the nation to a standstill? The Israeli government scraps plans to forcibly deport African migrants. A Rwandan Christian radio station is closed down for a breach of hat...

 2018-04-25 07:05 

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French press review 25 April 2018...

A French press review which looks at American newspapers! And the latest report on the global state of the media from Reporters Without Borders....

 2018-04-24 15:32 

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What will change in Armenia after Sarkisian resignation?...

Armenia woke up to the first day in more than a decade without Serzh Sarkisian as its leader on Tuesday, after the prime minister gave into calls of protesters to leave power. Opposition leaders are calling for new elections but it remains to see if there...

 2018-04-24 13:59 

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French jihadi woman to face retrial on terror charges in Iraq...

A French woman, who is serving a seven-month prison sentence for entering Iraq illegally,after an appeal court's decision that she will be retried on terror charges....

 2018-04-24 13:13 

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International meeting on Basque conflict planned as Eta disbands...

An international conference on the Basque peace process is to be held in south-west France on 4 May, a mediators' group announced. The Eta armed separatist group is due to officially disband during the first two weeks of May....

 2018-04-24 12:31 

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Australia and France to inaugurate WWI museum in the Somme region...

The prime ministers of Australia and France will on Tuesday inaugurate a high-tech museum showcasing the role of Australian troops in World War I, to mark the 100th anniversary of a key battle in the conflict....

 2018-04-24 12:14 

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Former France coach Michel dies...

The former coach of the French national football team Henri Michel, who led Les Bleus to the 1984 Olympic title, has died at the age of 70....

 2018-04-24 12:08 

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French CEO Bollor questioned over west Africa corruption allegations...

French tycoon Vincent Bollor was detained for questioning on Tuesday over suspicions of corruption in winning contracts to run ports in the west African countries of Togo and Guinea. The Bollor group's share value fell five percent in the morning afte...

 2018-04-24 09:38 

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French carmaker PSA breaks record sales...

French carmarker PSA Peugeot Citroen said on Tuesday its acquisition of the Opel and Vauxhall brands last year helped drive sales up more than 42 percent in the first quarter....

 2018-04-24 09:26 

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Macron to raise Iran, climate, tariffs with Trump on 2nd day of US visit...

French President Emmanuel Macron was to hold a one-one-one meeting with Donald Trump on Tuesday after arriving in Washington on Monday for a state visit likely to be dominated by differences with the United States over trade and the nuclear accord with Ir...

 2018-04-24 08:51 

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Police question van driver aftre 10 killed in Toronto...

At least 10 people have died after a man drove a white rental van into a crowd of pedestrians in Canada's biggest city Toronto on Monday, in what police dubbed a "deliberate" attack....

 2018-04-24 07:08 

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African press review 24 April 2018...

A perplexingly odd number of students suspended by a university in Uganda over love affairs. A victory for striking nurses in Zimbabwe. And a big hand for Egypt's Abdel Fatah al-Sisi....

 2018-04-24 06:58 

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French press review 24 April 2018...

Is the slow alignment of the French right wing and far right inevitable? Can President Emmanuel Macron keep his promise not to raise taxes? And what do the Swedes think of the current rash of strikes here in France?...

 2018-04-23 15:19 

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Macron US visit puts Trump bromance to the test...

French President Emmanuel Macron will find out if what commentators have dubbed his "bromance" with Donald Trump can bear diplomatic fruit on a three-day state visit to the United States - the first by a foreign leader under Trump's presidency...

 2018-04-23 14:14 

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Mohamed Salah named Premier League Player of the Year...

Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah was named Player of the Year by the Professional Footballers' Association on Sunday, a day after he scored a record-equalling goal in Liverpool's 2-2 draw at West Bromwich Albion....

 2018-04-23 13:45 

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France launches war on waste...

French Prime Minister Edouard Phlippe on Monday announced a plan to boost the "circular economy", clamping down on waste and encouraging recycling....

 2018-04-23 12:31 

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Air France, French railway hit by more strikes...

Air France expects to cancel 25 percent of flights on Tuesday, the second day of a two-day strike this week, which is part of a series of stoppages for higher pay. A simultaneous strike on the railways saw trains cancelled. Meanwhile, police cleared stude...

 2018-04-23 11:32 

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Wenger says divided fan base led to Arsenal departure...

French football coach Arsne Wenger says divisions among Arsenal fans were behind his reason to step down after 22 years, in the first remarks on his departure following the English football club's 4-1 home win over West Ham on Sunday....

 2018-04-23 11:14 

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Man arrested over threats that closed Mont Saint Michel...

A 36-year-old man with a criminal record has been arrested for threats to the police that caused the closure of the Mont Saint Michel tourist site in northern France....

 2018-04-23 09:44 

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Belgium sentences Paris attacks suspect Abdeslam to 20 years' jail...

A Belgian court has sentenced sole surviving Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam to 20 years in prison for "terrorism-related attempted murder" over a shootout in Brussels. Abdeslam is to face trial in France at a later date for his alleged role ...

 2018-04-23 07:54 

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MP resigns from Macron party after immigration bill vote...

France's National Assembly has passed a controversial immigration bill that has exposed divisions with in President Emmanuel Macron's Republic on the Move (LREM) party. The bill still has to make it through the upper house, the Senate....

 2018-04-23 07:19 

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African press review 23 April 2018...

A bishop gets bashed in South Sudan. Jacob Zuma may have misused public cattle. And will Supra Mahumapelo keep his job as a South African regional premier?...

 2018-04-23 07:13 

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French press review 23 April 2018...

The first parliamentary debate on proposed changes to French immigration and asylum law comes to an end. And French President Emmanuel Macron embarks on a three-day official visit to Donald Trump's USA....

 2018-04-22 11:25 

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Nadal to face Nishikori in Monte Carlo Masters final...

World number one Rafael Nadal reached his 12th Monte Carlo Masters finals after a thumping 6-4, 6-1 win over Grigor Dimitrov. Nadal will face Kei Nishikori who came back from a set down to beat Alexander Zverev in the other semifinal....

 2018-04-22 10:48 

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Paris' Ritz Hotel sells furniture for 7.3m at auction...

Luxury furniture auctioned off by the legendary Ritz hotel in Paris sold for 7.3 million euros, a world record in the industry, auction house Artcurial said....

 2018-04-22 10:00 

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Vinales on pole after Marquez penalty...

Yamaha's Maverick Vinales will start on the pole position for the MotoGP Grand Prix of the Americas after defending champion Marc Marquez, who had set the fastest time, was handed a three-place grid penalty....

 2018-04-22 09:57 

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French historic monument Mont Saint Michel evacuated...

Authorities on Sunday evacuated Mont Saint Michel, one of France's busiest tourist sites, and were searching for a suspect who allegedly threatened to attack local security forces....

 2018-04-22 09:06 

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United beat Spurs, reach 20th FA Cup final...

Manchester United came back from a goal down to beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 in the FA Cup semifinal on Saturday. Goals by Alexis Sanchez and Ander Herrera helped United reach their 20th FA Cup final....

 2018-04-22 09:04 

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French Weekly Magazine Review 22 April 2018...

France's weeklies are filled with lengthy features on the social unrest that has brought universities and certain localities to a standstill as well as the growing number of far left and far right groups who use violent action....

 2018-04-22 08:54 

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Lyon stay on course for Champions League return...

Lyon stayed on course for a return to the Champions League after thrashing Dijon 5-2 in Ligue 1. Lyon's captain Nabil Fekir, Memphis Depay, Houssem Aouar, Bertrand Traore and Maxwel Cornet scored a goal each to help Lyon secure their sixth consecutive...

 2018-04-22 08:51 

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French dignataries sign manifesto against 'new anti-Semitism...

More than 300 French dignitaries and stars have signed a manifesto denouncing a "new anti-Semitism" marked by "Islamist radicalisation" after a string of killings of Jews, to be published in Le Parisien newspaper Sunday....

 2018-04-21 11:58 

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London nanny murder suspect accuses partner of drowning French au pair...

A man on trial over the alleged murder of a French au-pair in London accused his partner on Friday of killing the woman by drowning her in their bathtub, shouting at her "you did it!"...

 2018-04-21 10:16 

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Africa Press Review 21 April 2018...

Unrest over Premier Supra Mahumapelo is making headlines in South Africa while the curious case of a German woman who turned herself "black" has made it into Kenyan newspapers....

 2018-04-21 10:08 

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French Press 21 April 2018...

The anniversary of gay mariage, the questionable rebirth of France's conservative party and a former French prime minister moving into Spanish politics are some of the hot topics in todays' press....

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