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France redraws map of its regions

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French lawmakers voted Wednesday to draw up a new map of the country’s regions, reducing them from 22 to 13, in a move aimed at trimming costs and improving efficiency.

Posted: December 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

France ready to step up airstrikes vs ISIS

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France’s president said that the country is ready to step up airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq, alongside the U.S.-led coalition.

Posted: December 4th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Palestinian state gets French vote

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France’s lower house of Parliament voted Tuesday to urge the government to recognize a Palestinian state, in the hope that it would speed up peace efforts after decades of conflict.

Posted: December 3rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

French floods kill 5 as nearly 3,000 evacuated

Photo shows the swollen river La Berre in the city of Portel-des-Corbieres, southern France, following heavy rains on Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014.  AFP PHOTO/ERIC CABANIS

The worst flooding in southern France has claimed five lives and forced almost 3,000 people to evacuate their homes, officials said Sunday.

Posted: November 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Photos of French president, actress prompt staff transfers

The French magazine Closer with photos of French President Francois Hollande and French actress Julie Gayet on its front page, is presented in a newspaper stall on the Champs Elysee Avenue in Paris, Friday Jan. 10, 2013. AP FILE PHOTO

Five presidential staff are being transferred after photos appeared of French President Francois Hollande with actress Julie Gayet inside the Elysee Palace, officials confirmed Friday.

Posted: November 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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