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France ‘the sick man of Europe’: Polish foreign minister

Warsaw, Poland | AFP | France is “the sick man of Europe” and its problems are hurting the region, Poland’s foreign minister said Monday, citing the “yellow vests” protest movement and last week’s jihadist attack. “France is the sick man of Europe, it is a drag on Europe while Poland …

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Macron’s ratings fall further after month of protests

Paris, France | AFP | A month of “yellow vest” protests have taken a further toll on the popularity of French President Emmanuel Macron, a new poll showed Sunday, with analysts saying he will be forced to change his style of governing. Around 66,000 protesters turned out again on Saturday …

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Supreme Court backs Modi over Rafale jet deal

New Delhi, India | AFP | India’s Supreme Court dismissed Friday calls for an investigation into a controversial French fighter jet deal, in a move seen as a boost for Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The 2016 multi-billion dollar deal between the Indian government and French aircraft manufacturer Dassault has become …

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C.Africa football boss held in France on war crimes charges

The Hague, Netherlands | AFP | France on Wednesday arrested a member of Africa’s top footballing body on war crimes charges in the Central African Republic, the International Criminal Court said. Patrice-Edouard Ngaissona, a former minister, is accused of being a top coordinator of armed groups in the conflict-hit country, …

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Egypt curbs sale of yellow vests

  Cairo, Egypt | AFP | Egyptian authorities have unofficially restricted the sale of “yellow vest”, traders in Cairo told AFP Tuesday, signalling fears of possible protests inspired by those in France. The move comes ahead of the eighth anniversary of the uprising that toppled Egypt’s longtime president Hosni Mubarak …

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‘We can get what we want,’ French protesters vow

Saint-Étienne, France | AFP | A day after President Emmanuel Macron announced measures to help quell a mass revolt over living standards, “yellow vest” protesters picketing outside a shopping centre in central France on Tuesday pledged to stay put. The two dozen or so demonstrators gathered near the entrance in …

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France ships 1,400 assault rifles to C.Africa army

Bangui, Central African Republic | AFP | France on Tuesday handed over 1,400 AK-47 assault rifles and three amphibious vehicles to the Central African Republic to shore up its beleaguered armed forces. French Defence Minister Florence Parly oversaw the handover at a ceremony at M’Polo military base in the capital …

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France tells Trump to stop interfering in its politics

Paris, France | AFP | The French government on Sunday urged Donald Trump not to interfere in French politics after the US president posted tweets about the protests rocking the country and attacked the Paris climate agreement. “We do not take domestic American politics into account and we want that …

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Over 1,700 arrested in latest ‘yellow vest’ protests in France

Paris, France | AFP |  More than 1,700 people were arrested across France during the latest round of “yellow vest” protests, in which demonstrators clashed with riot police, the interior ministry said Sunday. Clashes broke out in several cities, including Marseille, Bordeaux, Lyon and Toulouse, during a fourth weekend of …

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