Defense talks canceled due to AUKUS trilateral security pact row

Australia & Oceania 09/21/21, 02:42

A submarine deal between the United States, Britain, and Australia offended a French official so deeply he called off a high-level military meeting. Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly canceled his bilateral meeting with British Defence Secretary Ben Wallace. The pair was supposed to discuss the two-day Franco-British Council with defence chiefs ...

France recalls its ambassador from US in protest of submarine deal

World 09/18/21, 02:33

France has decided to recall its ambassadors from the United States and Australia to protest Australia's cancellation of a large-scaled submarine purchase deal made with France after it forged a military alliance with the U.S. and the UK. "At the request of the President of the Republic, I have decided to ...

3,000 health workers in France refuse COVID-19 vaccines, suspended without pay

World 09/16/21, 14:49

About 3,000 health workers in hospitals, care homes, and health centers across France have been suspended without pay after refusing to be vaccinated against COVID-19, the French government said on Thursday, Sept. 16. The suspensions came after the government reached its deadline, requiring its front-line health and social care workers to ...

Islamic State leader in Greater Sahara killed, claims France

Middle East 09/16/21, 05:15

French President Emmanuel Macron, on Wednesday, Sept. 15, announced that it had neutralized Adnan Abu al-Walid al-Sahrawi, leader of Islamic State in Greater Sahara. “It’s another major success in our fight against terrorist groups in the Sahel,” the president Tweeted, given that the French military had been able to terminate the ...

France stands against Google’s monopoly: fine of $268 million

Europe 06/08/21, 18:41

The French competition authority, L'Autorité de la Concurrence, has fined Google U.S. $268 million in a case related to the online advertising technology market. According to the watchdog, Google allegedly breached regulations due to its monopolistic position in ad servers for websites and mobile applications. The practices used by Google "are ...

Religious monuments destroyed every two weeks in France: Authorities neglect

World 05/09/21, 18:23

In an alarming disclosure, every two weeks, a religious structure in France vanishes—primarily due to arson and vandalism. The conclusion was drawn by the president of the Observatoire du patrimoine religieux (Observatory of Religious Heritage) in Paris, Edouard de Lamaze. His alarm came after a fire on April 15 in Romilly-la-Puthenaye, Normandy, ...

Civil unrest persists in Paris suburbs amid pandemic confinement

Europe 04/23/20, 12:51

Several Parisian suburbs inhabited mainly by immigrants experienced their fourth night of unrest after an incident involving a young motorcyclist and the police. The events intensified amid confinement by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) Virus, coronavirus epidemic. Since March 17, France has been implementing strict confinement measures, and while neighborhoods such ...

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