Posts Tagged ‘France’

Algeria plans to return its Ambassador to France

After a chill that has overshadowed relations between the two countries since the fall of 2021, Paris and Algeria began to improve these relations on the occasion of the visit of French President, Emmanuel Macron, to Algeria last August. Then, he signed. Algerian President, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, announced in a television interview that the Algerian Ambassador […]

Watch: Protesters in France clash with police over government’s pension reform

Police fired tear gas and angry demonstrators threw projectiles as violence erupted again in streets across France on Tuesday night. Source

France: ‘No reason to normalise ties with Assad regime’

The French Foreign Ministry has stated there is no reason to normalise ties with Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad’s regime, news agencies reported on Friday. “There is no reason to go ahead in the normalisation of ties with the Syrian regime, which has been cracking down on its people, preventing the return of refugees and causing […]

Britain and France unsuccessfully attempt to force Russia out of Central Asia

Although, unlike the last war of 1812 with France, Russia and Britain were never openly at war with each other, the scale of the geopolitical confrontation between these two European states and Moscow has long existed and is constantly growing. Especially against the background of the current leaders of these two countries’ servile submission to […]

Protests Erupt In France Over Push To Increase Retirement Age

PARIS (AP) — Protesters disrupted traffic in Paris on Friday as angry critics, political opponents and labor unions around France blasted President Emmanuel Macron’s decision to force a bill raising the retirement age from 62 to 64 through parliament without a vote. Opposition parties were expected to start procedures later Friday for a no-confidence vote […]

Is France going to be able to maintain its position in Africa?

On March 1-5, French President Macron visited a number of African countries, leaving observers with a bitter taste in their mouths.  Conceived with great fanfare as a presentation of Paris ostensibly new course aimed at “equal cooperation” with the African continent, it was remembered only for scandals, public spats with African presidents, and taunts from […]

France’s first lady fails in transgender lawsuit


France in Africa: Emmanuel Macron’s farewell visit

French President Emmanuel Macron began his 18th visit to Africa since the year 2017 on March 1st. He chose to visit three French-speaking countries (Gabon, the Republic of the Congo, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo) and one Portuguese-speaking country, Angola. A valid question arises: Why the farewell? Indeed, the French president still has plenty of […]

King Charles Picks France, Germany For 1st State Visits

It will be the first state visit by a British monarch since 2015, as the late Queen Elizabeth stopped traveling abroad in her later years. Source

Morocco not commenting on crisis with France

The Moroccan Foreign Ministry as well as officials have not officially commented on the nearly two-year-old crisis with France. France has suggested the crisis erupted after claims Morocco spied on French President Emmanuel Macron using Israeli software while in return Morocco attributes the critics to France's opposition to recognising Morocco's sovereignty over the Western Sahara […]

France school stabbing: Teacher dies after being attacked by student near Biarritz

A teacher at a private school in Saint-Jean-de Luz near Biarritz has died after being fatally stabbed by a student on Wednesday. Source

France: Illegal Migrant Arrested for Killing Host During Dispute Over Religion

    An illegal migrant previously known to authorities was arrested for stabbing his host to death during an argument over religion this week in France, according to reports. The horrifying incident unfolded during the overnight hours between Tuesday and Wednesday in Poitiers, a city in the department of Vienne. A man notified police that […]

Pursuit at Germany-France Border After Turkish Migrant Steals Car With Disabled Child Inside

    A Turkish migrant previously known to authorities is suspected of stealing a car with a disabled child inside and fleeing from Germany into France, hitting more than a dozen vehicles along the way, according to reports. The harrowing incident unfolded just before 3 p.m. on Monday afternoon in Kehl, a border town in […]

Almost a million march in France in protest at government pension reform plans

Almost a million people took part in protest marches in France showing their opposition to plans to increase the retirement age from 62 to 64. There were clashes with riot police in Paris with eight arrests. Source

Outrage over France magazine Charlie Hebdo mocking Turkiye after 2 deadly earthquakes

French magazine, Charlie Hebdo, has sparked outrage with a new cartoon mocking Turkiye after the country was hit on Monday by two deadly earthquakes, Anadolu News Agency reports. The cartoon, posted on Twitter under the heading "cartoon of the day", shows buildings near collapse and lying in rubble, a flipped-over car, and piles of debris […]

Another Chilling Kidnapping Video Emerges From France

Chilling footage of the latest alleged kidnapping in France has emerged on social media. The disturbing incident reportedly occurred on Sunday night in Sarcelles, a commune in the suburbs of Paris. A video purportedly shot by a witness shows multiple suspects force a struggling victim into a parked van. “Sarcelles: a video on social networks […]

Egypt holds talks with France about Renaissance Dam, Sahel and Sahara

Senior Egyptian officials held discussions about the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam with French officials on Wednesday, and accused the Ethiopians of being the cause of the current deadlock in the negotiations. The Egypt-France talks were part of the third round of periodic bilateral discussions on African issues at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Cairo. "The […]

Strikes paralyze France and UK

TEHRAN- As NATO members – France and Britain – spend fortunes on the Ukraine war, workers at home bear the brunt and this has triggered mass protests and strikes. Source

Inflation, subsidies and Ukraine: Germany and France meet to overcome differences

Officials are meeting on the 60th anniversary of a landmark treaty that underpins today’s European Union. Source

Massive Strikes Hit France: More Than One Million People Join 200 Protest Marches

Massive Strikes Hit France: More Than One Million People Join 200 Protest Marches January 20, 2023 Journal of People Peasants and Workers Countercurrents | January 20, 2023 A massive strike has hit France on Thursday. Workers and other earners joined hands in protesting pension reform. Trade union sources said the number of people joining more than 200 […]

Making France work until 65: PM to unveil controversial new pension reform

It is expected that the retirement age will be raised from 62 currently, to 64 or 65. Source

Elon Musk agreed to EU’s censorship laws, France’s digital minister says

French digital transition minister Jean-Noel Barrot visited Twitter owner Elon Musk to discuss compliance with European censorship rules. Source

France: Illegal Migrant Tries to Strangle Own Baby During Dispute at Immigration Office

An Algerian man yanked his child forcibly by the foot in front of his mother while in an unauthorized setting, after passing a rope around the child’s neck. The father was imprisoned pending trial. On Tuesday in Cenon, a renewal of identification cards nearly ended tragically (Gironde). According to a source policewoman at Le Figaro, […]

Iran judiciary indicts two France nationals and Belgian for espionage

Iran has indicted two French nationals and a Belgian for espionage and working against the country's national security, the semi-official Student News Network quoted a judiciary spokesperson as saying on Tuesday, Reuters reports. The agency did not give the names of the three or say where or when they were indicted. Belgium's Justice Minister said last […]

14-year-old Teen Boy Stabbed During Mob Lynching in France

The scene of extreme violence occurred last night around 9:30 p.m. near the city of Micocouliers, in the 14th arrondissement of Marseille. While he was at the bus stop for line 31, a 14-year-old boy saw a car brake sharply on seeing him and three people get out of it, then chase him with belligerent […]

Israel deports Palestinian lawyer Salah Hamouri to France over security, interior ministry says

Israel deported French-Palestinian human rights lawyer Salah Hamouri to France on Sunday, accusing him of security offences, the Israeli interior ministry said in a statement reports Reuters. Hamouri, 37, a lifelong Jerusalem resident, was escorted to the airport where he boarded an early morning flight to France with his supporters saying there was no legal […]

World Cup: France and Argentina dreaming of glory in Qatar final

The game kicks off at 16:00 CET with the best teams from Europe and South America both looking for their third title. Source

France Advances To Semifinals At World Cup, Tops England 2-1

Olivier Giroud scored in the 78th minute at Al Bayt Stadium to keep France on course to become the first team since Brazil in 1962 to win back-to-back World Cups. Source

More than half of France’s TGV trains cancelled because of strike, more disruptions could be ahead

Workers for France’s SNCF trains are on strike, demanding better pay and working conditions. Source

France’s Greatest Living Author Says Europe Will be “Swept Away” by Mass Migration

France’s greatest living author Michel Houellebecq says Europe will be “swept away” by mass migration, adding that he was “shocked” that the ‘great replacement’ is treated as a conspiracy theory. Houellebecq made the comments during a conversation with French philosopher Michel Onfray. “The Great Replacement, I was shocked it’s called a theory. It’s not a […]

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