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France: Republic with mainland in Europe and numerous oversea territories
France, officially the French Republic, is a country whose territory consists of metropolitan France in Western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. The metropolitan area of France extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean. It is bordered by Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany to the northeast, Switzerland and Italy to the east, and Andorra and Spain to the south. The overseas territories include French Guiana in South America and several islands in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans. The country's 18 integral regions span a combined area of 643,801 square kilometres (248,573 sq mi) and a total population of 67.3 million. France, a sovereign state, is a unitary semi-presidential republic with its capital in Paris, the country's largest city and main cultural and commercial centre. Other major urban areas include Lyon, Marseille, Toulouse, Bordeaux, Lille and Nice.

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Fox to use 5 commentary teams at Women's World Cup

Fox will use 5 commentary crews for broadcast of Women's World Cup, 2 in France, rest in LA studio
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France's Macron to host Xi, Merkel and Junker at March 26 meeting

Emmanuel Macron will host Chinese President Xi Jinping as well as the leaders of Germany and the European Union's executive arm at a March 26 meeting to discuss multilateral relations between Europe..
Reuters - Published

Videos for France

May asks Brussels for more time to Brexit [Video]May asks Brussels for more time to Brexit

Brussels looks likely to give Britain more time to get Brexit sorted, but there's a catch. Theresa May has to get her hated deal through parliament first. Lucy Fielder reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:40Published

EU Presses May On Brexit Deal [Video]EU Presses May On Brexit Deal

According to Reuters, French President Emmanuel Macron warned Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday that Britain would face a disorderly departure from the European Union if she fails to get..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:48Published

Real Madrid Real Madrid "a dream club for every player", says Manchester United's Pogba

RESENDING WITH COMPLETE SCRIPT EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: THIS EDIT IS AN ADDITIONAL EDIT WHICH CAN GO WITH EARLIER EDIT 3202-SOCCER-EURO-MDA-FRA/PREVIEW VIDEO SHOWS: NEWS CONFERENCE WITH PAUL POGBA SHOWS:

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:57Published

France gears up for Euro qualifier against Moldova [Video]France gears up for Euro qualifier against Moldova

France's Paul Pogba admits that it may be difficult for the national side to motivate themselves after World Cup success last year

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:46Published

Paul Pogba Buys American-Style Championship Rings for France's World Cup Team [Video]Paul Pogba Buys American-Style Championship Rings for France's World Cup Team

Paul Pogba honored France's World Cup team for their win in Russia by designing a championship ring for the squad.

Credit: Sports Illustrated     Duration: 00:29Published

France May Reject May's Brexit Delay Request [Video]France May Reject May's Brexit Delay Request

LONDON (Reuters) - France threatened to reject British Prime Minister Theresa May’s request for a three-month delay to Brexit on Wednesday unless she can guarantee to get her departure plans though..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:58Published

France Ready to Veto Any Meaningless Brexit Delay [Video]France Ready to Veto Any Meaningless Brexit Delay

According to Reuters, France is ready to veto any British request for a Brexit delay that may postpone a decision without offering a way out of its deadlock or put at risk European Union institutions...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Thousands of doctors and students protest against Algerian government [Video]Thousands of doctors and students protest against Algerian government

Thousands of students, university professors and health workers rallied in Algiers on Tuesday, demanding President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's resignation after 20 years in power. Rough cut (no reporter..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:45Published

Best French classics for less than £20,000 [Video]Best French classics for less than £20,000

The used car market is full of beautiful, unique cars from France - here are some of the best available for £20,000.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:56Published

French unions stage day of strikes at Macron policies [Video]French unions stage day of strikes at Macron policies

French unions took to the streets on Tuesday to protest against President Macron's economic policies. As Francis Maguire reports, the demonstrations ramp up pressure on Macron who is also dealing after..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:51Published

Demands For A Brexit Delay Will Need Strong Justification [Video]Demands For A Brexit Delay Will Need Strong Justification

According to Reuters, an official at the Elysee office of French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday that any demands by Britain for a delay to Brexit need clear and strong justifications. The..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:44Published

Japan's Olympics chief to step down amid corruption probe [Video]Japan's Olympics chief to step down amid corruption probe

Amid charges of corruption by French prosecutors, Japan's Olympic Committee president will step down at the end of his term in June. Justin Solomon reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:57Published

France Bans Some Yellow Vest Protests After Riot [Video]France Bans Some Yellow Vest Protests After Riot

​France's prime minister said protesters will no longer be able to organize in "the most impacted" neighborhoods in ​​Paris, Bordeaux and Toulouse.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:11Published

French Prime Minister Plans Security Changes After More Rioting [Video]French Prime Minister Plans Security Changes After More Rioting

Reuters reports France’s prime minister Edouard Philippe is set to present plans on Monday to crack down on rioters following a new bout of violence linked to the yellow vest protest movement...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:51Published

Messi trains with Argentina for the first time since World Cup [Video]Messi trains with Argentina for the first time since World Cup

Argentina's Lionel Messi trains with the Argentina squad for the first time since the World Cup in Russia

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:57Published

Ethiopian Airlines Black Box Similar To Lion Air Crash [Video]Ethiopian Airlines Black Box Similar To Lion Air Crash

FILE PHOTO: Men unload a case containing the black boxes from the crashed Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 outside the headquarters of France's BEA air accident investigation agency in Le Bourget,..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 01:06Published

France's BEA Says Ethiopian Jet's Flight Data Successfully Recovered [Video]France's BEA Says Ethiopian Jet's Flight Data Successfully Recovered

According to Reuters, France’s BEA air accident investigation said that data from the flight data recorder of the Ethiopian jet that crashed last week has been successfully downloaded. The agency..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published

France rushes to contain Atlantic fuel spill [Video]France rushes to contain Atlantic fuel spill

France rushes to contain Atlantic fuel spill

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Yellow Vest' Protestors Set Fires in France on 18th Straight Weekend of Demonstrations [Video]Yellow Vest' Protestors Set Fires in France on 18th Straight Weekend of Demonstrations

Yellow Vest' Protestors Set Fires in France on 18th Straight Weekend of Demonstrations

Credit: Time     Duration: 00:49Published

Violence Erupts As Yellow Vest Protests Continue In France [Video]Violence Erupts As Yellow Vest Protests Continue In France

​Protesters came out in full force Saturday, throwing smoke bombs at police and even setting large fires.

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Violence Flares In France As Yellow Vest Protests Enter Fourth Month [Video]Violence Flares In France As Yellow Vest Protests Enter Fourth Month

According to a report by Reuters, on Friday, rioters set fire to a bank and ransacked stores on Paris' renowned shopping street in a new flare-up of violence as France's yellow vest protests against..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

Ethiopian Airlines Says DNA Tests Of Crash Victims May Take Up To Six Months [Video]Ethiopian Airlines Says DNA Tests Of Crash Victims May Take Up To Six Months

According to a report by Reuters, on Saturday, France's BEA air accident investigation agency said that investigators looking for the cause of the Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed all 157 people on..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:38Published

Investigators Begin Examination Of Ethiopian Jet's Cockpit Recorder [Video]Investigators Begin Examination Of Ethiopian Jet's Cockpit Recorder

According to a report by Reuters, on Saturday, a spokesman for France’s BEA air accident investigation agency said that investigators began studying the cockpit voice recorder of an Ethiopian Airways..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:44Published

Yellow vest protesters set fire to Paris newsstand [Video]Yellow vest protesters set fire to Paris newsstand

French yellow vest protesters have clashed with riot police near the Arc de Triomphe as they kicked off their 18th straight weekend of demonstrations against President Emmanuel Macron.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:34Published

Violence Returns As France's Yellow Vest Protests Enter Fourth Month [Video]Violence Returns As France's Yellow Vest Protests Enter Fourth Month

According to Reuters, protesters set fire to a bank and ransacked stores on Paris’ landmark shopping street, as France’s yellow vest demonstrations against President Emmanuel Macron entered their..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published

 

French Senate refers Macron aides to prosecutors over investigation into bodyguard

The French Senate referred President Emmanuel Macron's top aides to prosecutors on Thursday for withholding information from an investigation into Macron's former bodyguard, prompting the government to..
Reuters - Published

France says nuclear deal no blank check for rights abuses in Iran

France told Iran on Thursday that European efforts to keep a nuclear deal alive did not mean Tehran had a blank check to violate the human rights of its citizens, after lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh received..
Reuters - Published

No deal beckons: EU presses May on Brexit deal

French President Emmanuel Macron warned Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday that Britain would face a disorderly departure from the European Union if she fails to get parliamentary approval for her..
Reuters - Published

Despite Washington talks, France still unclear over U.S. Syria plans: Le Drian

France, one of the main contributors to the fight against Islamic State in the Middle East, has received no answers to questions about U.S. calls for it and others to help secure northeastern Syria,..
Reuters - Published

Animal rights activist Brigitte Bardot stirs fury in Reunion with 'racist' comments

The highest ranking official on the French island of Reunion filed a legal suit against former film star and animal rights activist Brigitte Bardot on Wednesday after receiving a letter deemed "racist"..
Reuters - Published

France threatens to reject May's Brexit delay request

France threatened to reject British Prime Minister Theresa May's request for a three-month delay to Brexit on Wednesday unless she can guarantee to get her departure plans though parliament,..
Reuters - Published

Brexit delay request will be rejected if no guarantees of deal success: France

Britain's request for a delay to Brexit will be rejected by the EU if Prime Minister Theresa May cannot provide sufficient guarantees that her parliament will approve the divorce deal she negotiated,..
Reuters - Published

French presidency dismisses Le Point report on Brexit delay as 'speculation'

A report by Le Point magazine saying that President Emmanuel Macron would veto any Brexit delay is "pure speculation", an Elysee official said on Wednesday, adding that a decision would be taken at the..
Reuters - Published

France takes note of May's decision to send Brexit deal to new vote

A senior official in President Emmanuel Macron's office said on Wednesday that France took note of British Prime Minister Theresa May's decision to send the Brexit divorce deal to a third vote in..
Reuters - Published

Granting Brexit delay to May is not automatic, says France

France said on Wednesday that the European Union would not automatically grant a delay to British Prime Minister Theresa May, who had earlier asked for a short extension to the Brexit negotiation..
Reuters - Published

Today in History for March 20th

Highlights of this day in history: American and British forces invade Iraq; U.S. soldiers charged in Abu Ghraib scandal; France's Napoleon regains power; 'Uncle Tom's Cabin'; Sarin attack hits Tokyo..
USATODAY.com - Published

France ready to veto any meaningless Brexit delay: Elysee official

France is ready to veto any British request for a Brexit delay that either kicks the can down the road without offering a way out of its deadlock or imperils European Union institutions, an official in..
Reuters - Published

Opposition accuses French interior minister over yellow vest violence

Opposition leaders accused French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner, an ally of President Emmanuel Macron, of incompetence after he said on Tuesday he was unaware of policing decisions made during..
Reuters - Published

French Cardinal Barbarin says pope refused his offer to resign over sex abuse case

Philippe Barbarin, the French Roman Catholic cardinal convicted of failing to report sexual abuse charges, said on Tuesday that Pope Francis had turned down his offer to resign but had suggested he..
Reuters - Published

Demands for Brexit delay need strong justification: official at French presidency

Any demands by Britain for a delay to Brexit need clear and strong justifications, said an official at the Elysee office of French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

French EU minister says London must break Brexit impasse

Britain must come up with a reason for any Brexit delay and a no-deal divorce may well happen, French EU affairs minister Nathalie Loiseau said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Globe-trotting Chihuahua living his best life

This jet-setting Chihuahua takes us on a journey through some of the most famous tourist attractions around France.
USATODAY.com - Published

French minister expresses concern about long-term U.S. commitment to NATO

French Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly said on Monday that Europe was concerned about the United States' long-term commitment to NATO and implicitly criticized President Donald Trump's approach..
Reuters - Published

France to ban 'yellow vest' protests if violent groups take part: PM

France's prime minister said Paris's police chief had been sacked and that the government would shut down "yellow vest" protests if violent groups were identified among the ranks of "yellow vest"..
Reuters - Published

Macron woos East Africa but French companies struggle to make inroads

On a trip to East Africa last week, a beaming French President Emmanuel Macron was driven through the grounds of the Kenyan president's official residence in a locally assembled Peugeot 3008 car.
Reuters - Published

German FinMin welcomes Macron efforts to stimulate EU debate

German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz on Monday welcomed French President Emmanuel Macron's efforts to stimulate debate about the future of the European project with an open letter published earlier this..
Reuters - Published

Convicted French cardinal meets pope after saying he would resign

Philippe Barbarin, the French Roman Catholic cardinal convicted this month of failing to report sexual abuse allegations, met Pope Francis on Monday after saying he planned to resign as archbishop of..
Reuters - Published

French President Macron considers banning protests on Champs Elysees: official

French President Emmanuel Macron is considering banning all demonstrations on the Champs Elysees after "yellow vest" rioters wrecked the iconic Parisian avenue last weekend, an official from the..
Reuters - Published

French PM plans new security measures after Champs Elysees rioting

France's prime minister will present plans on Monday to crack down on rioters, his office said, after a new flare-up of violence linked to the yellow vest protest movement.
Reuters - Published

Dembele scores again as Lyon beats Montpellier 3-2

Spurred on by in-form Moussa Dembele, Lyon bounced back from its Champions League elimination, and revived its hopes of direct qualification for Europe's top competition next season, after beating..
USATODAY.com - Published

France's BEA says Ethiopian jet's flight data successfully recovered

Data from the flight data recorder of the Ethiopian jet that crashed last week has been successfully downloaded, France's BEA air accident investigation said on Sunday.
Reuters - Published

AP Top Stories March 16 P

Here's the latest for Saturday, March 16th: French protesters riot in Paris; Many rivers and creeks in the midwest are at record levels; April the giraffe gives birth; Thousands turn out to watch..
USATODAY.com - Published

Ethiopian jet's cockpit recorder data successfully downloaded: BEA

Data from the cockpit voice recorder of the Ethiopian jet that crashed last week has been successfully downloaded, France's air accident investigation agency said on Saturday.
Reuters - Published

French protesters attack police in Paris

Police in Paris said that more than 100 people have been arrested amid yellow vest protest violence in the French capital. (March 16)
USATODAY.com - Published

Paris protesters attack Champs-Elysee businesses

French yellow vest protesters have clashed with riot police near the Arc de Triomphe on the 18th straight weekend of demonstrations against President Emmanuel Macron. (March 16)
USATODAY.com - Published

Experts begin examining Ethiopia jet cockpit recorder

Investigators hunting for the cause of the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines plane that killed all 157 people on board have begun studying the cockpit voice recorder, France's BEA air accident..
Reuters - Published

French violence flares as yellow vest protests enter fourth month

Rioters set fire to a bank and ransacked stores on Paris' landmark shopping street in a new flare-up of violence as France's yellow vest protests against President Emmanuel Macron and his pro-business..
Reuters - Published

French rioters set life-threatening fires and clash with police in Paris

French police tried to contain the demonstrators with limited success
CBS News - Published

Investigators start studying Ethiopia jet cockpit recorder

Investigators seeking the cause of the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines plane that killed all 157 people on board have begun studying the cockpit voice recorder, France's BEA air accident investigation..
Reuters - Published

French investigators resume work on Ethiopian jet's black boxes

France's air accident investigation agency said on Saturday it had resumed work analyzing the black boxes from an Ethiopian Airways plane that crashed last week, in coordination with teams from Boeing..
Reuters - Published

Fresh clashes as France's yellow vests seek new momentum

French police fired tear gas and arrested dozens on Saturday in clashes with protesters as the yellow vest movement sought to inject new impetus into its four-month old revolt against President..
Reuters - Published

Boeing 737 jackscrew could hold clues to deadly plane crash in Ethiopia

Aviation officials from France are trying to retrieve data from the black boxes that were heavily damaged in the deadly Ethiopian Airlines crash. Kris Van Cleave reports.
CBS News - Published

Shocked aviation world awaits Boeing black box probe in France

Investigators in France on Friday examined the black boxes of a Boeing 737 MAX that crashed in Ethiopia as the global airline industry waited to see if the cause was similar to a disaster in Indonesia..
Reuters - Published

'No-deal' would prevail if UK's Brexit plan unclear by next week: France

Britain would only be granted an extension to the Article 50 Brexit negotiation period if its parliament passed the deal on the table or if a clear alternative plan emerged by next week's EU summit, a..
Reuters - Published

France repatriates several young children from camps in Syria

France has repatriated several young children from camps in Northern Syria, its foreign ministry said on Friday, reiterating that militants who joined the Islamic State should be tried where they..
Reuters - Published

Boeing black box review begins in France, aviation world waits

Investigators in France on Friday examined the black boxes of a Boeing 737 MAX that crashed in Ethiopia as a spooked global airline industry waited to see if the cause was similar to a disaster in..
Reuters - Published

France steps up security near religious sites after New Zealand attacks

French authorities have stepped up security measures near religious sites after deadly attacks against two mosques in New Zealand left 49 people dead, Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said on..
Reuters - Published

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