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 2018-01-22 10:59 

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High-speed train hits concrete blocks on line in south of France...

A TGV high-speed train travelling at top speed hit concrete blocks placed on the line in the south of France on Sunday. Nobody was hurt but passengers were taken to a nearby station after the collision....

 2018-01-22 10:31 

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French prison strike enters 2nd week, another guard assaulted...

Pickets were out outside up to 145 prisons in France on Monday morning as a prison officers' strike entered its second week. Two guards were attacked by an inmate on Sunday evening, adding fuel to a fire that was set off by a similar assault....

 2018-01-22 08:49 

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Facebook to train 65,000, boost investment in France...

Facebook has announced it is to train 65,000 French people in digital skills as part of a series of free schemes to help women set up businesses and the long-term unemployed get back to work. The social media giant will also invest an additional 10 millio...

 2018-01-22 07:43 

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African press review 22 January 2018...

Are the lights about to go out for the South African national electricity company? Will the African Union finally implement the Single African Air Transport Market? Why were there long queues outside Nigerian filling stations this weekend?...

 2018-01-22 07:39 

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French press review 22 January 2018...

How the US Senate spoiled President Donald Trump's first anniversary. What Corsican nationalists hope to gain from this week's meetings with mainland political figures. And will the World Economic Forum opening this week in Davos, Switzerland, mak...

 2018-01-22 06:11 

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Berdych routs Fognini to reach last eight at Australian Open...

Tomas Berdych powered past Fabio Fognini in straight sets to advance to the quarter-finals of the Australian Open on Monday....

 2018-01-22 05:59 

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Depay's the guy as Lyon beat PSG to go second...

Memphis Depay struck a dramatic late winner on Sunday as Lyon beat Ligue 1 pacesetters Paris Saint-Germain 2-1 to move to within eight points of the leaders....

 2018-01-21 16:27 

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Dimitrov ousts Kyrgios to reach Australian Open quarter-final...

Third seed Grigor Dimitrov moved into the last eight at the Australian Open on Sunday after a four set win over the local hero Nick Kyrgios. It finished 7-6, 7-6, 4-6, 7-6 after three hours and 26 minutes of pulsating play on Rod Laver Arena....

 2018-01-21 16:22 

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Merkel, Macron promise new Franco-German treaty...

French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have vowed to deepen Franco-German cooperation in a joint statement released ahead of Monday's 55th anniversary of the Elyse Treaty between the two countries....

 2018-01-21 15:30 

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1,000 join French anti-abortion protest...

About 1,000 people marched against abortion, assisted reproduction and euthanasia in Paris on Sunday as the French government prepares to revise the country's bioethics law....

 2018-01-21 14:03 

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France calls on Turkey to stop offensive against Syrian Kurds...

French Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly on Sunday called on Turkey to stop its offensive against Syrian Kurd militias, while Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian called for "restraint" in a phone call with his Turkish counterpart, Mevlu...

 2018-01-21 12:37 

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Nadal moves into last eight at Australian Open...

Top seed Rafael Nadal advanced to the last eight at the Australian Open with a hard fought four set win over Diego Schwartzman. The Spaniard won 6-3 6-7 6-3 6-3 on Rod Laver Arena to continue his hunt for a second crown in Melbourne following his triumph ...

 2018-01-21 12:36 

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France drops bid to host 2025 World's Fair...

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has announced that the country will pull out of the bidding to host the 2025 World's Fair, saying it could punch a hole in public finances....

 2018-01-21 10:36 

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French prison unions vote to continue strike...

Pickets were outside several French prisons on Sunday morning after mass meetings rejected government proposals to end a week-long strike sparked by inmate attacks on guards....

 2018-01-21 08:39 

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At least 6 dead in Kabul hotel attack, Taliban claim responsibility...

At least six people, including one foreigner, have died in an attack on Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel. Afghanistan's interior ministry said it had ended on Sunday morning, more than 12 hours after gunmen stormed the building, but local media repo...

 2018-01-21 08:35 

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French weekly magazines review 21 January 2018...

On the day after the first anniversary of his inauguration, there's a lot about Donald Trump in this week's magazines, but not as much as we might have feared. There's also a look inside the human brain, a feminist appeal by men, and both good...

 2018-01-20 23:12 

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Aguero hits three as Manchester City return to winning ways...

Sergio Aguero scored a hat trick on Saturday night as Manchester City recovered from last Sunday's 4-3 defeat at Liverpool with a 3-1 win over Newcastle United to remain 12 points clear of Manchester United....

 2018-01-20 15:36 

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Chef of the Century Paul Bocuse dies, aged 91...

Paul Bocuse, a giant of French cuisine who won several Michelin stars and was named Chef of the Century by the Culinary Institute of America, has died at his main restaurant near Lyon at the age of 91. Interior Minister Grard Collomb, a former mayor of Ly...

 2018-01-20 13:16 

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German minister praises Macron's EU plans after Merkel Paris visit...

German Foreign Affairs Minister Sigmar Gabriel said Emmanuel Macron's plans presents a "historic opportunity" for Europe on Saturday after the French president backed Chancellor Angela Merkel's efforts to form a coalition government with G...

 2018-01-20 12:08 

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Kerber crushes Sharapova to reach Australian Open fourth round...

Angelique Kerber underlined her credentials as a favourite for the women's title at the Australian Open with a straight sets destruction on Saturday of Maria Sharapova....

 2018-01-20 11:04 

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Floods, storms, snow and ice hit France as January gloom drags on...

Weather forecasters warned of violent winds, snow and ice in the east and south of France on Saturday and Sunday. The whole country will be under clouds as it has been for most of a month that has seen 16 fewer hours of sunshine than average so far....

 2018-01-20 09:52 

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Halep battles back to advance to last 16 at Australian Open...

Top seed Simona Halep paid tribute to her new mental toughness after saving three match points on Saturday during an epic battle with the unseeded American Lauren Davis to reach the last 16 at the Australian Open....

 2018-01-20 09:24 

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French doctors perform 2nd face transplant on man in his 40s...

For the first time in transplant history doctors have replaced one donor face with another, according to Olivier Bastien of France's biomedicine agency....

 2018-01-20 09:02 

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White House blames Democrats for shutdown...

The US government is now officially in shutdown mode after senators failed to agree on a stopgap motion to temporarily fund its operations. The White House accused the Democrats of holding citizens hostage by refusing to vote for the budget....

 2018-01-20 08:57 

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African press review 20 January 2018...

How much longer can Jacob Zuma hold on to his job as South African president? Will Uganda reintroduce the death penalty in a bid to stop the current wave of crime? Are journalists hampering the return of peace to South Sudan? And how can Nigeria's her...

 2018-01-20 08:49 

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French press review 20 January 2018...

Presidents dominate this morning's front pages. There's the French leader Emmanuel Macron, calmly shouldering the burden of European leadership. And the one-year-old Donald Trump, barging his way across the world and domestic stage in a farce at w...

 2018-01-19 16:17 

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A Year In Provence author Peter Mayle dies aged 78...

Peter Mayle, the British writer best remembered for his Provence-inspired books, has died in France at the age of 78....

 2018-01-19 15:59 

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Despite Brexit, UK, France plan closer space cooperation...

Britain may be leaving the European Union but it plans to reach for the stars with the French. The two countries' space agencies signed an agreement to work together on Mars exploration and monitoring climate change during President Emmanuel Macron...

 2018-01-19 14:24 

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Life of Cyrille Regis to be honoured at Premier League matches...

His best mate says he probably wouldn't have wanted it, but the life and times of the former striker Cyrille Regis will be honoured over the 24th round of Premier League games with one minute of applause before matches. Players will also wear black ar...

 2018-01-19 14:17 

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Macron hopes German coalition deal could boost eurozone reform...

The deadlock between France and Germany on reforming the eurozone might be easing, as German Chancellor Angela Merkel is negotiating a coalition with the pro-European Social Democrats (SPD). French President Emmanuel Macron is seizng the opportunity to pu...

 2018-01-19 13:45 

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Two French prison officers stabbed as strike enters fifth day...

Two French prison officers were seriously injured by three prisoners, one a suspected radicalised Islamist, on Friday as a strike sparked by a similar incident entered its fifth day. Police fired teargas at strikers who had blocked the entrance to Europe&...

 2018-01-19 10:11 

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Dimtrov battles into last 16 at Australian Open...

Third seed Grigor Dimitrov advanced to the last 16 of the Australian Open on Friday with a four set win over Andrey Rublev. The Bulgarian saw off the 30th seed 6-3 4-6 6-4 6-4 in just over three hours on Rod Laver Arena as temperatures touched 40C....

 2018-01-19 09:28 

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May, Macron reach new border deal but Bayeux Tapestry loan in doubt...

French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Theresa May have agreed on a new border treaty, with the UK pledging 50 million euros to shore up security in the port town of Calais to stop migrants trying to reach British shores....

 2018-01-19 09:17 

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Madrid leave it late to beat Leganes...

Marco Asensio scored in the dying seconds on Thursday night to give a virtually second string Real Madrid side a 1-0 win over Leganes in the first leg of their Copa del Rey quarter-final....

 2018-01-19 08:17 

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Emirates saves future of A380 with order worth 16 billion dollars...

Emirates Airlines on Thursday signed a deal to buy 36 Airbus A380 passenger planes worth 13 billion euros, just days after the French-based European manufacturer said it would have to halt production without new orders....

 2018-01-19 08:02 

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African Press Review 19 January 2018...

Will the ANC's national executive committee discuss the question of Jacob Zuma's survival as South African president at its ongoing meeting? Why is Kenya not too worried about Donald Trump and the "shithole" saga? And look what's happe...

 2018-01-19 07:50 

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French Press Review 19 January 2018...

The end of the disputed airport at Nantes has left the Macron administration open to both praise and blame. And the 50-year saga ain't over yet. The first 17 years of this century have been the hottest in recorded history. And Donald Trump has been US...

 2018-01-18 17:45 

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Migration tops the agenda of UK summit with Macron and May...

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday offered France 50 million extra to bolster security at French border controls, part of measures to deepen cooperation that she hopes will foster goodwill in Brexit talks....

 2018-01-18 15:52 

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Sandhurst meeting proves bilateral relations are alive and well...

Britain has said it will pay an extra 50 million euros to boost security around the northern French port of Calais. This follows a demand for more money from President Emmanuel Macron ahead of key summit at the Sandhurst military academy south of London....

 2018-01-18 13:49 

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Opposition rejects Equatorial Guinea President Obiang's denial of torture...

A political opposition member was tortured to death in front of his party's headquarters in Malabo, the capital of Equatorial Guinea, by state security personnel, according to an opposition leader. Gabriel Nse Obiang Obono, the head of Malabo-based Ci...

 2018-01-18 10:04 

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African Press Review 18 January 2018...

Back to school worries in South Africa. Dry as a bone in Cape Town. And, who are the real racists?...

 2018-01-18 10:00 

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French Press Review 18 January 2018...

"Omnipotence coupled with the cult of secrecy and a maverick attitude" . . in the baby milk industry? Plus, a victory for French enviromentalists, or for no one?...

 2018-01-18 09:55 

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Cavani equals PSG goal record and Neymar scores four during rout of Dijon...

Edinson Cavani joined Zlatan Ibrahimovic as Paris Saint-Germain's all-time record goalscorer on Wednesday night as the Ligue 1 pacesetters cut the mustard against Dijon with an 8-0 victory....

 2018-01-18 09:47 

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Paris men's fashion week opens with shows depicting men as pigs, dogs...

Paris men's fashion week began in earnest Wednesday with two collections depicting men as dogs and pigs, as the industry reels from a new sexual harassment scandal....

 2018-01-18 09:23 

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French former screen icon Bardot slams #MeToo as hypocrites...

French film legend Brigitte Bardot attacked the #MeToo movement Wednesday, claiming that actresses who complain of sexual harassment were just looking for publicity....

 2018-01-18 09:07 

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Britain to pay extra 50 million to boost Calais security...

Britain said it would pay an extra 50 million to boost security around Calais following a demand for more money from President Emmanuel Macron ahead of a key summit on Thursday....

 2018-01-17 15:38 

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Catalonia MPs set new collision course with Spain...

The parliament in the Spanish region of Catalonia named a pro-independence speaker on Wednesday, setting the ground for an attempt to restore exiled former leader Carles Puigdemont and a new political and legal standoff with Madrid....

 2018-01-17 15:15 

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France shelves controversial Nantes airport project...

The French government formally abandoned decades-old plans for a controversial new airport in Western France. The site had become a site of resistance for environmental activists....

 2018-01-17 12:19 

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French jihadist wives press charges over Syria detention...

The wives and children of French jihadists captured in Syria have filed a legal complaint against French authorities for refusing to repatriate them, their lawyers announced Wednesday....

 2018-01-17 11:51 

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Video Assisted Referee helps Leicester getting second goal...

Leicester made history as English football's first beneficiaries of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system. The replay technology was used to award their second goal in a 2-0 FA Cup win over Fleetwood on Tuesday....

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