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‘French Thatcher’ Fillon wins France’s Republican primary

French conservatives have picked François Fillon as their presidential candidate in next year’s election. Fillon easily beat Bordeaux Mayor Alain Juppé in the Republican party’s first ever US-style primary runoff Sunday, getting about 66% of the vote. “Victory is mine.

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France: Demolition of massive migrant camp begins

A team of workers in France began the long-awaited demolition of the “Jungle” migrant camp on Tuesday, pulling down tents, shacks and other makeshift shelters that thousands have called home over the past two years. CNN journalists saw a team

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Five confirmed dead in plane crash

French Defence Minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian, on Monday said an aircraft had crashed at Malta International Airport, killing all five French people on board. “The plane crash caused the death of three French defence ministry officials and two private contractors,”

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Paul Pogba insists focus should be on France, not him

Paul Pogba insists he is a team player after scoring France’s winner in the 1-0 victory over the Netherlands on Monday. Pogba struck from long-range in the first half to hand France a vital victory in Amsterdam, silencing some of his

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Syria war: France wants Aleppo war crimes probe

French has announced it will ask the international criminal court to investigate possible war crimes committed in Syria’s Aleppo. Russian-backed Syria forces have made significant advances in its renewed two-week-old offensive in Aleppo, seizing territory to the north and pushing

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France begins first air strikes against so-called Islamic State from aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle

France has begun air operations over Iraq from the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle, reports say. A number of Rafale fighter planes took off from the carrier early on Friday, news agency AFP said. The Charles de Gaulle, France’s only

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Clashes at new French demos over labour reforms

French riot police fired teargas and stun grenades Thursday in clashes in Paris with angry opponents of labour reforms, in the latest outbreak of violence over the controversial new laws. Four demonstrators and 15 police were hurt — including two

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France warns IS fighters could flee Libya to Tunisia, Egypt

Islamic State group fighters could flee to Egypt or Tunisia after being flushed from their former Libyan stronghold of Sirte, French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian warned Monday. “We should begin to look seriously at the question of the spread

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France expels Malian on suspected jihadist links

France has expelled a Malian believed to pose a “serious threat” to public order “for belonging to a pro-jihadist Islamist movement,” the interior ministry said Saturday. “Malian national Moussa Keita was expelled to his homeland yesterday bringing to 81 the

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Reforming Islam or the relationship with Islam?

Here we go again with the hype show of every known society trying to lecture Muslims on what they must do after the latest string of attacks in France. Shockingly enough – or rather, as usual – the ones coming

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