- French protests to cause widescale train disruption on March 22
PARIS (REUTERS) - French commuters face major train service disruptions on Thursday (March 22) due to an unexpectedly large walkout by railway workers angry at the government's plans to shake up the state-owned and highly indebted SNCF rail company.
Straits Times. Wed, 21 Mar 2018 17:04:35 +0800.
- Burgers outselling classic baguette sandwich in France
Forget the baguette, the French are going crazy for burgers.
Irish Independent. Wed, 21 Mar 2018 12:22:18 +0000.
- Malcom says 'it's time' to leave Bordeaux amid Bayern interest
Bordeaux forward Malcom has admitted that the time has come for him to depart the French club and realise his 'dream' for playing for a club like Bayern Munich.
Daily Mail. Wed, 21 Mar 2018 12:05:31 +0000.
- French Consulate Worker Is Accused of Smuggling Guns From Gaza
The charges came after a weekend in which three people were killed in two attacks, and as Israelis braced for more violence in the Palestinian territories.
David M. Halbfinger. New York Times. Wed, 21 Mar 2018 11:20:02 GMT.
- French government to tackle sexual and gender-based violence
France's government has presented a bill to fight against sexual and gender-based violence, in the wake of the #MeToo movement.
Fox News. Wed, 21 Mar 2018 09:53:35 GMT.
- Former French president Sarkozy in police custody over alleged Gaddafi links
Nicolas Sarkozy is being questioned as to whether late Libyan dictator Moamar Gaddafi helped finance his 2007 election campaign.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Wed, 21 Mar 2018 09:19:21 +1100.
- French Protests to Cause Widescale Train Disruption on Thursday
French commuters face major train service disruptions on Thursday due to an unexpectedly large walkout by railway workers angry at the government's plans to shake up the state-owned and highly indebted SNCF rail company. ...
Voice of America. Wed, 21 Mar 2018 07:44:41 -0400.
- Ex-French president Sarkozy held on Gadhafi financing claims
An investigation is under way whether he received millions in illegal financing.
ABC News. Tue, 20 Mar 2018 22:22:34 -0400.
- Tennis: Tomic's return to court ends early in France
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Bernard Tomic's bid to kick-start his career after slipping to 181st in the world hit a speed bump on Tuesday when the 25-year-old Australian was knocked out in the first round of a second-tier tournament in France.
Reuters. Tue, 20 Mar 2018 21:31:26 -0400.
- Ubisoft Avoids A Vivendi Takeover With Help From Teachers And Tencent
Ubisoft partnered with Chines video game giant Tencent and the Ontario Teachers Pension Plan to avoid a hostile takeover by French conglomerate Vivendi in a deal worth $2.45 billion.
By Erik Kain, Contributor. Forbes. Tue, 20 Mar 2018 19:00:00 -0400.
Facts About France
The French Republic, located in western Europe, is governed by an elected
President, who appoints a Prime Minister and presides over a Council of
Ministers. Its bicameral legislature consists of a Senate and a
National Assembly. France's capital city is Paris, and its currency
is the Euro. The primary language used in France is French, and
in 2007, France's estimated population was 63,718,000.
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