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France swiped five million doses of anti-Covid AstraZeneca vaccine destined for the U.K., according to a report. French President Emmanuel Macron is accused of working with EU chiefs to divert large batch of coronavirus vaccines destined for Britain.
Mali’s Foreign Ministry has summoned the French ambassador over the "unfriendly" and “disagreeable” comments by French President Emmanuel Macron. It comes just days after Algeria recalled its ambassador to Paris over French leader’s remarks on the country’s government, as well as a visa row.
An independent inquiry into allegations of sexual abuse within France’s Catholic Church has found that hundreds of thousands of children were victims of the crime in seven decades.
A soon-to-be-released report says thousands of pedophile priests or other members of the church have operated inside the French Catholic Church since 1950s.
A court in Paris found former French President Nicolas Sarkozy guilty for breaking election rules. The court has handed the ex-leader one year in prison, with the judge saying Sarkozy could serve the sentence at home with an electronic tag.
France has inked a major military deal with Greece after the recent diplomatic tension with the U.S. and Australia due to the cancelling of a submarine deal between Canberra and Paris. France had described it as a stab in the back.
Mali was blindsided by France’s decision to withdraw its troops from the country and had to enlist help from others to fill the gap, Prime Minister Choguel Kokalla Maiga says.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has told French President Emmanuel Macron he wants to “re-establish cooperation” between the two, in the wake of the AUKUS pact row.
The French ambassador to the US, recalled recently over a security pact, will return to Washington next week, French President Emmanuel Macron has announced after a phone call with his US counterpart Joe Biden.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has lashed out at French President Emmanuel Macron for his anti-Islam stances, and praised the Muslim world for its “decisive and timely” reaction to the European leader’s insult.
The French and Czech armed forces in Iraq are reportedly withdrawing from the country having spent five years in the Arab country.
At least 1,700 protesters have been arrested in the latest round of nationwide “Yellow Vest” rallies across France, where angry demonstrators took to the streets for the fourth consecutive week to express their outrage against President Emmanuel Macron’s economic policies.
After several weeks of violent protests across France, particularly those in Paris which turned the capital into a battle zone, President Emmanuel Macron finally buckled and announced his government will suspend a controversial fuel duty rise.
The Champs-Élysées Avenue in Paris seemed more like the Gaza Strip on Saturday as French protesters with “yellow vests” threw stones at riot police forces, who used tear gas to disperse the demonstrators outraged by fuel price hikes and President Emmanuel Macron’s policies.
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