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France launches nationwide probe into baby arm birth defects

PARIS: France has launched a nationwide probe into incidents of babies being born with either missing or malformed arms after abnormal rates of birth defects in several regions have sparked a public health scare. Francois Bourdillon, head of the Public Health France agency, confirmed for the first time that a ...

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French court to trial Sarkozy over illegal campaign financing

PARIS: Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has lost an appeal against an earlier decision to send him to trial over charges of illegal campaign financing, in a case known as the “Bygmalion” affair. A Paris court said on Thursday that it had rejected Sarkozy’s appeal. The Bygmalion affair centers on ...

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France clears 1,800 migrants from northern camp

GRANDE-SYNTHE: French police cleared 1,800 migrants from a makeshift camp near Dunkirk, hoping to deter people-traffickers seeking to smuggle them across the Channel to Britain. Hundreds of police flooded the Grande-Synthe camp at dawn to expel the migrants, most of them Iraqi Kurds, who were loaded onto dozens of buses ...

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France niqab ban violates human rights: UN

GENEVA: The UN Human Rights Committee said on Tuesday that France’s ban on the Niqab was a violation of human rights. France had failed to make the case for its ban and ordered it to review the legislation, the committee said in a statement. “In particular, the Committee was not persuaded ...

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France’s government reshuffle expected soon

PARIS-AP: An anticipated reshuffling of French government ministers remained up in the air as the Cabinet prepared to meet Wednesday and President Emmanuel Macron departs for Armenia. Macron was expected to approve the naming of new ministers following the resignation of the interior minister last week. The French presidency said ...

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French President phones Pakistan PM, discuss bilateral relations

PARIS: French President Emmanuel Macron called Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan by telephone and congratulated him on assuming the Prime Minister office. President Macron emphasized on the need to build and strengthen the bilateral cooperation and linkages between Paris and Islamabad. During the phone call, the French president also spoke ...

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7 wounded including 2 British tourists in Paris knife attack

PARIS: Seven people including two British tourists were wounded Sunday in Paris after they were attacked by a man armed with a knife and an iron bar, according to police and other sources. A source close to the inquiry said the suspect, believed to be an Afghan national, has been ...

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Fines for sex harassment on streets are approved in France

AP: French lawmakers gave final passage Wednesday to a bill that expands the criminal definition of child rape and outlaws sex harassment on the street, measures the government described as a signal of deep social change. The legislation approved in the lower house of the French parliament classifies relations between ...

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French govt survives confidence votes

PARIS: The centrist government of President Emmanuel Macron survived confidence votes called by both the left and right over the scandal surrounding a top security aide who was filmed manhandling demonstrators at a Paris protest. There was little chance of bringing down the government given the comfortable majority enjoyed by ...

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