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Iran urges U.S., France to honor int’l nuclear disarmament agreements

  Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA | Iran’s representative to international organizations in Vienna urged the United States and France to honor nuclear disarmament treaties and refrain from nuclear-capable military tests, Tasnim news agency reported on Friday. Kazem Gharibabadi referred to recent French Navy’s launch of a new generation of intercontinental …

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Do not prescribe hydroxychloroquine for COVID: France

Paris, France | AFP | The French government said Wednesday that doctors should no longer prescribe hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 patients, an unproven and potentially harmful treatment for the disease nonetheless promoted by US President Donald Trump. The move came after two French advisory bodies and the World Health Organization (WHO) warned …

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Rwanda genocide suspect Kabuga appears in Paris court

  Paris, France | AFP |  One of the last fugitives wanted over Rwanda’s 1994 genocide, Felicien Kabuga, appeared before a Paris court Wednesday, insisting he wanted to be tried in France where he was arrested. Kabuga, who gave his age as 87, was apprehended at his home outside Paris …

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Benzema deepens France rift by ridiculing ‘go-kart’ Giroud

Madrid, Spain | AFP | Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema has mocked France striker Olivier Giroud by likening himself to a Formula One car and Giroud a go-kart. Benzema has not played for France since 2015 and watched from afar as Giroud spearheaded the team’s World Cup triumph in Russia two years ago. With over 500 …

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Son of Congo president not charged in France

Paris, France | AFP | A son of Republic of Congo President Denis Sassou Nguesso has not been charged in a French probe into the assets in France of the families of several African leaders, his lawyer said Friday, although his name has been cited in the investigation. A lawyer …

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France, US agree to extend digital tax row talks

Paris, France | AFP | Emmanuel Macron and Donald Trump have agreed to extend negotiations on a dispute over a French tax on digital giants to the end of the year, postponing Washington’s threat of sanctions against Paris, a French diplomatic source said Monday. The source said the French and …

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W.African anglophone states criticise move to rename CFA

Abuja, Nigeria | AFP |  English-speaking West African countries on Thursday criticised a move to rename the CFA franc used by former French colonies, saying the move jarred with plans to introduce a region-wide currency of the same name. Members of the West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ) Convergence Council said …

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