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.
According to Business Insider, US Green Berets honoring their WWII past just dropped into one of the world's most stunning places 135 US Army paratroopers with the 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne)..
Doctors treating French quadriplegic Vincent Lambert, who has been in a deep vegetative state for more than a decade, plan to stop feeding him this week, renewing a furious debate over the right-to-die..
Luxury French fashion house Kering has said it will only work with models over 18 to represent adults. As Pascale Davies reports, it comes as the latest round of sustainability and ethical measures the..
Iran has officially stopped some commitments under a 2015 nuclear deal with world powers following an order from its national security council, an official in the country's atomic energy body told the..
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EssilorLuxottica declared an end to a feud between its French and Italian partners on Monday, saying it would drop all legal proceedings and focus on integrating the eyewear group formed by last year's..
According to a report by Reuters, on Friday, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg praised France's efforts to regulate hateful content online as a model for the European Union after meeting with French President..
Former Trump adviser Steve Bannon on Monday praised French far-right politician Marine Le Pen's political recovery but said he was in France as an observer of the European elections rather than.. Reuters - Published
A win by Marine le Pen's far-right Rassemblement National party in next week's European parliament elections could hurt the euro and damage the French economy and industries, Economy Minister Bruno Le.. Reuters - Published
France's Constitutional Council cleared the way on Friday for former president Nicolas Sarkozy to be tried over alleged illegal financing of his failed re-election campaign in 2012. Reuters - Published
An anaesthetist in the French eastern city of Besancon is suspected of poisoning patients during surgery to trigger heart failures and then heroically bring them back from the brink of death. Reuters - Published
French President Emmanuel Macron will meet eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar in the middle of next week to discuss how to resume peace talks in the country, a French presidential source said on.. Reuters - Published
ETA kingpin Josu Ternera, described by Spain as the Basque separatist group's most wanted fugitive, was arrested in France on Thursday after more than 16 years in hiding from authorities in both.. Reuters - Published
Rows between France and Germany over the common arms export licensing rules they are trying to develop are likely to delay until after the Paris Air Show the concrete launch of a joint Franco-German.. Reuters - Published
French prosecutors have reopened an investigation into the 2013 murder of three Kurdish militants, a judicial source and lawyer for the families of the dead activists said on Thursday, a case which.. Reuters - Published
President Emmanuel Macron will press ahead with a social and economic reform agenda that spurred months of anti-government protests in France even if the far-right comes out on top in European.. Reuters - Published
ETA kingpin Josu Ternera, accused by Spain of taking part in a 1987 attack by the since dissolved Basque separatist group that killed 11 people, was arrested in France early on Thursday. Reuters - Published
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she and French President Emmanuel Macron have "intense debates" and think differently but can still find compromises, insisting that they are able to drive the.. Reuters - Published
of New Zealand and President Emmanuel Macron of France were gathered in Paris to sign what they call the “Christchurch Call.”Citing free speech protections in the United States, the Trump.. NYTimes.com - Published
U.S. President Donald Trump will visit Ireland either side of a trip to France next month and will likely meet Prime Minister Leo Varadkar during his stay at a Trump golf resort, Ireland's Newstalk.. Reuters - Published
France has granted asylum to the wife of a former head of the international police cooperation agency Interpol, after he was charged in his native China with corruption, the wife's lawyer said on.. Reuters - Published
French authorities seized half a tonne of cocaine worth around 40 million euros ($44.9 million) in the northern port of Dunkirk last month, Budget Minister Gerald Darmanin said in a statement on.. Reuters - Published
A Saudi ship that was blocked from loading a weapons cargo in France left the Spanish port of Santander on Monday carrying material destined for Saudi Arabia that could be used in military ceremonies,.. Reuters - Published
Britain, Germany and France called on Monday for an end to the military escalation in north western Syria, saying they were gravely concerned at recent violence which had led to the death of more than.. Reuters - Published
When Emmanuel Macron became French president two years ago he promised a clean break with the past. Within months of taking office he had cut tax on companies and investors and made hiring and firing.. Reuters - Published
An inquiry into Christchurch's mosques shooting massacre began hearing evidence on Monday, as New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern prepared to co-host a meeting in France that seeks global support.. Reuters - Published
This week the $100 million Statue of Liberty Museum opens on Liberty Island in New York Harbor. It tells the story of the creation of Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi's statue back in the 1800s - a gift of.. CBS News - Published