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  • French MPs adopt controversial immigration Bill
    PARIS (AFP) - France's National Assembly has adopted a controversial immigration Bill that speeds up the asylum process and accelerates deportations after a fierce debate that exposed divisions in President Emmanuel Macron's party.
    Straits Times.  Mon, 23 Apr 2018 18:46:29 +0800.
  • Germany: suspect's home searched in French SS memorial...
    BERLIN (AP) - German prosecutors say they've searched the home of a man suspected in a French investigation of a monument to a Nazi SS division in ...
    Daily Mail.  Mon, 23 Apr 2018 14:17:40 +0100.
  • The 39 maps you need to understand south-west France
    The south-west corner of France has long been a magnet for other nationalities looking to set up home in the region's stunning countryside or attractive cities. And these maps give an idea of why this part of France is so popular.
    The Local.  Mon, 23 Apr 2018 13:56:46 +0200.
  • Germany: suspect's home searched in French SS memorial probe
    German prosecutors say they've searched the home of a man suspected in a French investigation of a monument to a Nazi SS division in France.
    Fox News.  Mon, 23 Apr 2018 13:07:34 GMT.
  • France's Macron visits Trump as Iran nuclear deal hangs in balance
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron arrives in Washington on Monday for a state visit likely to be dominated by differences over trade and the nuclear accord with Iran.
    Reuters.  Mon, 23 Apr 2018 09:08:05 -0400.
  • 'A Close Personal Relationship' Under Pressure As Trump Hosts France's Macron
    While President Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron share personal chemistry, their bond may be tested on issues such as strategy in Syria, the Iran nuclear deal and trade.
    Ayesha Rascoe.  NPR.  Mon, 23 Apr 2018 05:00:00 -0400.
  • Man arrested over Mont-Saint-Michel incident
    PARIS (AP) - France's national police say a 36-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of threatening to attack security services at one of the country's most-visited tourist sites. ...
    Washington Times.  Mon, 23 Apr 2018 04:11:20 -0400.
  • French take up fight against anti-Semitism
    More than 300 French dignitaries and stars, including former president Nicolas Sarkozy, have signed a manifesto denouncing a "new anti-Semitism" marked by "Islamist radicalisation" after a series of murders of Jews.
    Irish Independent.  Mon, 23 Apr 2018 02:30:00 +0100.
  • The ups and downs of Trump and Macron
    France's president visits his US counterpart this week, but their relationship hasn't always been steady.
    BBC News.  Mon, 23 Apr 2018 01:40:27 GMT.
  • France approves controversial immigration bill
    The law shortens asylum application deadlines and doubles the time illegal migrants can be detained.
    BBC News.  Mon, 23 Apr 2018 01:15:22 GMT.
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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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