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 2018-07-20 10:10 

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French Press Review 20 July 2018...

President Macron under fire for Elyse attempt to shield a top security aide in suspected brutal attack on a May Day protester....

 2018-07-20 09:24 

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France to slash public broadcasting budgets by 190m...

The French government said Thursday that it would demand 190 million euros of spending cuts at its public broadcasting operations by 2022 as part of President Emmanuel Macron's pledge to improve state finances....

 2018-07-20 08:52 

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Macron aide videod hitting protester to be fired...

The office of French President Emmanuel Macron said Friday that it has begun dismissal proceedings against a top security aide who violently struck a protester during a demonstration in Paris in May....

 2018-07-19 15:36 

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Activist given six-month suspended sentence for cross-border migrant aid...

An Italian woman who helped a group of Eritrean migrants cross into France has been given a heavier sentence on appeal. Her lawyer says she will take the case to the country's top appeals court....

 2018-07-19 13:58 

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Zola back at Chelsea as Sarri assistant...

Gianfranco Zola has returned to Chelsea as assistant coach to the club's new manager Maurizio Sarri....

 2018-07-19 13:45 

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Pogba 'absolutely brilliant' at World Cup, Mourinho...

Jose Mourinho says he hopes World Cup winner Paul Pogba "understands why he was very good" in Russia....

 2018-07-19 13:24 

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Macron bodyguard investigated over protester assault...

French prosecutors have opened an investigation into one of President Emmanuel Macron's top security officers after he was filmed assaulting a young man during this year's 1 May demonstrations. Government representatives have denied protecting Ale...

 2018-07-19 09:35 

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Frenchman to return home after serving 19-year sentence in Indonesian...

A French national who was arrested in 1999 for drug-smuggling is expected to return home on Saturday after spending nearly 20 years in jail or under judicial control in Indonesia....

 2018-07-19 07:56 

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African Press Review 19 July 2018...

The African press is this morning full of stories linked one way or another to planes and air travel, so fasten your seat belts, sit back and enjoy the ride. Venezuela's president's comments on the French football have not gone unnoticed and there...

 2018-07-19 07:40 

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French Press Review 19 July 2018...

The French have a reputation for complaining and today's press is filled with axes grinding about subjects such as food flavours, rent prices and new rules on the beach....

 2018-07-18 15:42 

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Mali's election overshadowed by violence...

Malians head to the polls on 29 July in an election that has been marred by violence. A report by the British NGO Peace Direct says the security situation is worse now than it was in 2012, while the UN says it is "deeply concerned" about the surge...

 2018-07-18 15:09 

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Football: Deschamps joins super-elite club...

The super-elite club of footballers who have coached a team to victory in the World Cup gained a new member with France's victory over Croatia on Sunday. Franz Beckenbauer welcomed Didier Deschamps to "our club" on Tuesday....

 2018-07-18 15:02 

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French World Cup win riles racists in Italy, Poland...

France's victory in the World Cup has "given the country optimism", President Emmanuel Macron commented on Wednesday. But it has sparked racist reactions in Italy and Poland and a row over a joke that "Africa has won" on the US's D...

 2018-07-18 13:12 

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Paris police urge women to report World Cup sex assaults...

After dozens of accounts of sexual assault during France's World Cup celebrations hit social media, Paris's police chief has called on women to report the incidents....

 2018-07-18 12:30 

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French MPs want food firms crackdown after baby milk scandal...

A French parliamentary commission is to propose tighter controls on the food-processing industry after 36 babies were found to have been infected by tainted milk marketed by Lactalis, the world's biggest dairy products company, which is basd in France...

 2018-07-18 10:05 

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French labour minister shrugs off retail job losses...

French Labour Minister Muriel Pnicaud said on Tuesday that the loss of 466 jobs at a ready-to-wear retailer shows that "we can't keep the trades of the past". The redundancy programme at the Happychic company shows the need for investment in t...

 2018-07-18 07:28 

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African Press Review 18 July 2018...

The presence of Barack Obama at the celebration of the 100th anniversary celebration Nelson Mandela's birth in South Africa is one of the top stories across the continent this morning but France calling for the arrest of a Congolese rhumba star in Zam...

 2018-07-18 07:08 

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French Press Review 18 July 2018...

World Cup fever is slowly dying down in the French press this morning but it still takes up a lot of space while doping on the Tour de France and problems in France's new university admission system also get some column inches....

 2018-07-17 15:32 

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Cricket South Africa appoints new chief to revive fortunes...

Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Monday appointed Thabang Moroe as its permanent chief executive on a three-year contract. One of Moroe's immediate challenges will be to get the Proteas back to form after Saturday's drubbing by Sri Lanka....

 2018-07-17 15:16 

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Japan-EU trade deal a free trade message to Trump...

Japan and the EU on Tuesday signed a free trade deal and declared they were sending a "clear message" against protectionism. The deal comes as US President Donald Trump's isolationist policies erect barriers and bring the risk of trade war....

 2018-07-17 14:47 

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Van Vleuten victory showcases female cycling...

Dutch rider Annemiek van Vleuten narrowly beat Olympic champion and compatriot Anna van der Breggen in a thrilling finale of La Course, the single stage Tour de France race for women, reigniting calls for a female equivalent of the famous cycle race....

 2018-07-17 13:15 

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Freed Charlie Hebdo attackers' mentor to face retrial in Algeria...

Islamist Djamel Beghal, who ended a 10-year prison sentence in France on Monday, is to face a retrial in Algeria, where he has been deported, the APS news agency reported Tuesday....

 2018-07-17 12:44 

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Pro-Macron MP detained in French corruption inquiry...

An MP for President Emmanuel Macron's Republic on the Move (REM) has been taken into custody as part of a corruption and tax-dodging inquiry....

 2018-07-17 10:01 

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French activists detained over cross-border march...

Four activists have been detained on suspicion of helping migrants enter French territory because they took part in a march across the French-Italian border in response to right-wing activists who blocked a mountain pass the day before....

 2018-07-17 08:50 

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Thousands give heroes' welcome to French World Cup winners...

French President Emmanuel Macron told the national football team "Don't change!" while meeting them at the Elyse palace, while hundreds of thousands of people turned out to welcome them home after their World Cup win....

 2018-07-17 07:48 

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African Press Review 17 July 2018...

How did so many Nigerians end up stranded in Moscow? Is Algeria really dumping migrants in the Sahara?. These are some of the questions asked by the African press this morning. There is also thorough coverage of Barack Obama's two-day visit to Kenya....

 2018-07-17 07:29 

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French Press Review 17 July 2018...

Despite the papers being dominated by World Cup victory celebrations, some dailies have ackowleged shadier aspects of the partying while others are curious as to how French President Emmanuel Macron will resume dialogue with the country's unions and b...

 2018-07-16 15:17 

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French business bureau quits Russia claiming obstruction...

Business France, the government agency charged with promoting French companies abroad, has closed its office in Russia, the French embassy there announced on Monday....

 2018-07-16 14:02 

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Trump drives EU and China closer to each other...

European Union leaders on Monday called on the United States, China and Russia to work together to calm worsening global trade tensions. After meeting Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at an annual EU-China summit, EU Council president Donald Tusk warned that gl...

 2018-07-16 13:27 

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Airbus bags orders at UK's Farnborough air show...

European planemaker Airbus announced a batch of commands on the opening day of the Farnborough air show in the south of England, as did its US rival Boeing....

 2018-07-16 12:07 

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Paris renames metro stations after World Cup stars...

Paris's transport authority has temporarily renamed six metro stations in honour of the team that won France the 2018 World Cup....

 2018-07-16 11:06 

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France deports Charlie Hebdo attackers' 'mentor'...

French authorities on Monday deported Djamel Beghal, the alleged mentor of the Charlie Hebdo attackers, to Algeria after he finished his 10-year sentence for plotting the escape of a man jailed for another terrot attack, on a Paris train station in 1995....

 2018-07-16 08:47 

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French World Cup celebrations marred by deaths, injuries...

Millions of French people partied into the early hours of Monday morning after France won the 2018 football World Cup. But the celebrations were marred by at least two deaths, road accidents and clashes between fans and police....

 2018-07-16 07:02 

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African press review 16 July 2018...

There's football, Obama and DRC army promotions on this morning's front pages....

 2018-07-16 06:57 

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French press review 16 July 2018...

If you don't like football and/or mass hysteria, you would do well to avoid today's French newspapers. The World Cup win is the only story in town....

 2018-07-16 06:47 

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Djokovic lands fourth Wimbledon crown...

Novak Djokovic won the men's singles at Wimbledon on Sunday for the fourth time, defeating Kevin Anderson of South Africa in three sets....

 2018-07-15 17:40 

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France crushes Croatia in gripping World Cup 2018 final...

France won the World Cup for the second time by ending battling Croatia's dream of a first title with a 4-2 victory on Sunday in one of the most entertaining and action-packed finals for decades....

 2018-07-15 11:42 

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French weekly magazines review 15 July 2018...

France prepares "royal coronation" for Didier Deschamps, as Les Bleus have one hand on the Football World Cup....

 2018-07-15 10:46 

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Top 10 tweets before World Cup Final 2018...

After four weeks and sixty-four games of football, it all comes to a climax today. Newspapers, television channels, Facebook and twitter have all been dominated by the competition during this time. Here are ten of the top tweets we found on Twitter in the...

 2018-07-15 08:08 

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France united targets Croatia as final World Cup clash looms...

French fans dared to dream of a World Cup victory on Sunday as they prepared to watch the game on a sunny summer weekend after a tournament that has lifted spirits and led to a rare sense of national unity....

 2018-07-14 16:30 

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France marks Bastille Day on weekend of heavy security...

Thousands of people came out on Saturday for the annual Bastille Day military parade on Paris's Champs-Elyses Avenue, which is also expected to draw more celebrations if France wins the weekend's World Cup final. As onlookers paid tribute to the a...

 2018-07-14 15:12 

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French press review 14 July 2018...

France celebrates Bastille Day and dreams of World Cup glory. And, glowing praise for Ethiopia's "super hero" Abiy Ahmed....

 2018-07-14 14:22 

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African press review 14 July 2018...

Nigeria mounts a 30,000-strong security operation to protect a high-risk election in Ekiti State in western Nigeria....

 2018-07-14 13:26 

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France hopes 'lucky' coach can bring World Cup win...

Deschamps can become just the third man in history to lift the trophy as player and coach, if he leads his country to World Cup glory against Croatia on Sunday....

 2018-07-14 11:31 

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Thousands watch Bastille Day Military Parade at Champs Elyses...

Fighter jets streak over Paris during national holiday's major public event. The theme of this year's march was "fraternity in arms"....

 2018-07-13 13:36 

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African press review 13 July 2018...

As mass killings take place in northern Nigeria, lawmakers hold President Buhari to account and call for action. And Kenya prepares for Barack Obama's second return to the land of his father....

 2018-07-13 12:43 

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French press review 13 July 2018...

Can EU oil giants end their shameful trade practices on "African quality" diesel? And European leaders snub Donald Trump's threats to leave NATO....

 2018-07-13 10:58 

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Macron says NATO allies stuck to spending commitments...

French President Emmanuel Macron said Thursday that NATO's spending commitments remained the same despite US counterpart Donald Trump saying he had forced allies to increase them at a tense summit....

 2018-07-13 10:20 

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Eiffel Tower to close for World Cup final...

Paris' most famous landmark will not open for visitors this Sunday, as France take on Croatia in World Cup final....

 2018-07-13 08:36 

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France readies for World Cup, Bastille Day weekend...

Security has been tightened for the weekend for what France hopes will be back-to-back celebrations of the July 14 Bastille Day festivities and a 2018 World Cup final victory....

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