Showing posts with label France. Show all posts
Showing posts with label France. Show all posts

Saturday, July 14, 2018

France celebrates Bastille Day, eyes World Cup final

France celebrates Bastille Day
France marked Bastille Day on Saturday with a military parade, an appearance by the president and an aeronautical flub, all under the eye of extra security as the country prepares for its first World Cup final since 2006.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Italy, France call for EU to set up migrant centers in home countries

migrant centers
Italy’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Friday called for the European Union to set up centers to process migrant asylum claims in their home countries, and the proposal was backed by French President Emmanuel Macron, AFP reported.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

France, Germany, Britain formally request exemptions from US Iran sanctions

France, Germany, Britain formally request exemptions from US Iran sanctions
France, Britain, Germany and the EU on Wednesday sent the United States a joint official request for their companies to be exempt from punitive measures resulting from fresh U.S. sanctions on Iran.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Anger in France, Britain over Trump's gun law speech

Anger in France, Britain over Trump's gun law speech
US President Donald Trump sparked anger in France and Britain by suggesting looser gun laws could have helped prevent deadly attacks in Paris in 2015, and linking a wave of knife crime in London to a handgun ban.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

US-led airstrikes on Syria draw wide criticism, protests

US-led airstrikes on Syria
US, British and French leaders faced challenges and criticism from lawmakers following a US-led airstrikes on Syria while protests across the three countries were held against the attack.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

French gov't presents new migration, asylum rules amid criticism

French gov't presents new migration, asylum rules
French government on Wednesday unveiled a new bill to better handle migration crisis and asylum requests, saying it would balance between efficiency and humanity amid growing critics from human rights groups and even from its ranks.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Paris Counts 3,000 in First-Ever Homeless Census

Paris Homeless
At least 3,000 people sleep rough on the streets of Paris, according to figures from the city's first ever homelessness census which authorities warned Wednesday were likely a serious underestimate.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Sunday, January 21, 2018

France Called for UN Security Council Meeting over Syria: FM

humanitarian risks
France has called for a United Nations Security Council meeting over "humanitarian risks" as fighting escalates in Syria, its foreign minister said ...

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Monday, December 18, 2017

French cities overwhelmed by refugee flow, govt must step in urgently

The mayors of seven major French cities say they have been “backed up against a wall” by an unending influx of refugees. Paris must address the strain on the areas, which are struggling to accommodate new arrivals, they wrote.

Macron’s birthday celebration in lavish palace draws ire in France

Macron’s birthday celebration in lavish palace
Emmanuel Macron, who has been already dubbed “the President of the Rich” for his lavish high-class lifestyle, once again angered his critics in France who this time slammed his royal birthday celebration.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

French govt rules out concessions to Corsica nationalists over autonomy

Corsica
France’s government on Tuesday ruled out any major concessions on Corsican autonomy, after the island’s nationalists won a regional election last Sunday, Reuters reports.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Au Burkina Faso, Emmanuel Macron fustige encore les «crimes incontestables» de la colonisation

la colonisation francaise
A Ouagadougou, le président a affirmé sa volonté de refonder les relations entre la France et l'Afrique. Gage de cette détermination, Emmanuel Macron a promis de déclassifier les documents liés à l'assassinat du président burkinabè Thomas Sankara.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Brussels rally turns violent as European capitals protest ‘modern slavery’ in Libya

‘modern slavery’ in Libya
Dozens have been arrested in Brussels after one of several European rallies against modern slavery in Libya turned violent. The very government that the West helped form after the fall of Gaddafi is now facing pressure over its inability to tackle human rights abuses.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

France wants UNSC meeting on Libya migrants

sanctions if Libyan authorities do not take action
France has called for a UN Security Council meeting on the treatment of migrants in Libya and will seek sanctions if Libyan authorities do not take action, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Wednesday.

Friday, November 17, 2017

No Foreign Relief Supplies Received in Iran’s Quake-Hit Province Yet: Official

false some claims that France has dispatched relief assistance to the quake-hit people in Kermanshah
The director general of Iran’s Ashrafi Esfahani International Airport said quake-stricken people in the western province of Kermanshah have received no relief aid from foreign countries yet, as rescue operations entered their fifth day on Friday.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Tear Gas Used in Paris as Strike against Macron’s Labor Reforms Grips France

Tear Gas Used in Paris
Police used tear gas in Paris on Tuesday to disperse a demonstration, part of nationwide strike against President Emmanuel Macron's labor reforms. The reforms especially affect public sector workers, and over 200,000 hit the streets across the country.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

France's hard-left leader Melenchon brings supporters to street against labor reform

labor reform
Jean-Luc Melenchon, leader of hard-left "Unbowed France" party, on Saturday took tens of thousands of supporters to streets in Paris to protest against President Emmanuel Macron's decrees to make labor code more flexible, a day after the reform was enacted.

Five million of our brothers: It is Turks who will shape Europe's future

Europe's future depends on the Turks who live there, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told a large public rally on Thursday.