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First joint France-China satellite to study oceans
France and China's space agencies unveiled their first joint satellite in Beijing Friday, which will be used to improve forecasting of ocean storms and cyclones.The satellite, named CFOSAT (China-France...
(Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0000)

France's Depardieu says migrants 'only chance' for cultural revival
Gerard Depardieu, the larger-than-life French actor, jumped into Europe's migrant debate Friday, saying the new arrivals are the only hope as masses of "normal people" are losing any sense of cultural...
(Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0000)

Pentagon chief Mattis thanks France after Niger attack
US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis thanked his French counterpart Friday for assistance in the immediate aftermath of an ambush in Niger that killed four US troops.French warplanes flew overhead and armed...
(Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0000)

EU puts brakes on Macron's Google tax push
Several EU nations handed French President Emmanuel Macron a setback on Friday, as leaders said Europe should not go it alone on a new tax on US tech giants.France has a led a major push to increase taxes...
(Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0000)

France sees Bataclan vengeance in Raqa victory
France's Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Friday that the devastating November 2015 Paris attacks had "not gone unpunished" after the Islamic State group was expelled from its Syrian stronghold...
(Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0000)

EU's Juncker wants S.American trade deal by Christmas
European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said Friday he will "do everything" to secure a deal with the South American trade bloc Mercosur by the end of the year."This will be the most important trade...
(Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0000)

Macron plans to commemorate May '68 riots
How to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the May 1968 student riots in Paris, an event that shook France and still divides the public and political class? President Emmanuel Macron will have a go next...
(Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0000)

Togo opposition leader calls on France for help
French President Emmanuel Macron was on Friday urged to step in to help find a solution to an increasingly violent power struggle between Togo's opposition and the government.Hundreds of thousands of...
(Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0000)

Paris airport operator to be tried over 2004 terminal collapse
The operator of Charles de Gaulle airport will be tried for manslaughter over the 2004 collapse of a terminal in which four people were killed, legal sources said Friday.In a ruling issued this week,...
(Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0000)

French cyclist killed during New Caledonia race
A young French professional cyclist was killed in a collision with an ambulance at a race in New Caledonia, organisers said Friday, a crash that also broke the leg of his teammate.Mathieu Riebel, 20,...
(Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0000)