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Voting begins in 2022 French presidential election

Paris, France | Xinhua | Voting for the 2022 French presidential election began at 8:00 a.m. local time (0600 GMT) on Sunday in Metropolitan France. Some 48.8 million eligible voters will choose their new president for the next five years among 12 candidates, including current French President Emmanuel Macron. Most …

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Notre Dame cathedral to reopen in 2024: Macron

Paris, France | Xinhua | Two years after a ferocious blaze devastated Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday visited the site and reaffirmed that the 2024 deadline set for the renovation project will be met. Wearing overalls, boots and a hard hat, Macron inspected the site, …

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How Rwanda genocide suspect spent 25 years on the run

Paris, France | AFP | When Rwandan genocide suspect Felicien Kabuga was arrested at his home on the outskirts of Paris in mid-May, it marked an abrupt end to a quarter of a century on the run. Without the coronavirus pandemic, which forced his children out of the shadows to help …

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Several injured as massive explosion rips through Paris bakery

Paris, France | AFP | A powerful explosion destroyed a bakery in central Paris on Saturday morning, injuring several people and blowing out dozens of nearby windows after a suspected gas leak, police and AFP journalists. Around 200 firefighters were mobilised to battle the fire that broke out after the blast and rescue residents in …

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Paris wants to phase out diesel cars by 2024

Paris, France | AFP | Paris city authorities said Thursday they aimed to phase out the use of diesel cars by the time the French capital hosts the Olympics in 2024, and petrol cars by 2030. Mayor Anne Hidalgo’s office said the goals — which are more ambitious time-wise than a …

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