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.
Police and demonstrators clashed sporadically in Paris and other French cities on Saturday as "yellow vest" protests against President Emmanuel Macron's government took place for a 19th consecutive.. Reuters - Published
French "yellow vest" demonstrators began their 19th consecutive weekend of protests against President Emmanuel Macron's government on Saturday as military units were deployed to help police clamp down.. Reuters - Published
According to a report by Reuters, on Saturday, police and demonstrators clashed in Paris and other French cities as 'yellow vest' protests against President Emmanuel Macron's government took place for..
According to a report by Reuters, on Friday, France's foreign ministry said that France does not recognize the Israeli annexation of the Golan Heights and that the United States recognition of Israel..
Following its latest fundraising round, Franco-German Doctolib is officially a 'unicorn' - a startup valued at over $1bln. It's betting video consultations for doctors is going to be the next big thing..
According to Reuters, France is ready to veto any British request for a Brexit delay that may postpone a decision without offering a way out of its deadlock or put at risk European Union institutions...
French unions took to the streets on Tuesday to protest against President Macron's economic policies. As Francis Maguire reports, the demonstrations ramp up pressure on Macron who is also dealing after..
French President Emmanuel Macron said on Saturday that a "major danger for France" had been eliminated, after U.S.-backed forces said they had captured Islamic State's last shred of territory in.. Reuters - Published
France said on Friday that Britain would crash out of the European Union on April 12 if it fails to ratify the Brexit withdrawal agreement and present a new plan, putting it at odds with other member.. Reuters - Published
Britain will crash out of the European Union on April 12 if its lawmakers again vote down the Brexit withdrawal agreement and the government fails to present a new, credible plan, a French presidency.. Reuters - Published
France does not recognize the Israeli annexation of the Golan Heights and its recognition - as called for by U.S. President Donald Trump - is contrary to international law, its foreign ministry said on.. Reuters - Published
Emmanuel Macron will host Chinese President Xi Jinping as well as the leaders of Germany and the European Union's executive arm at a March 26 meeting to discuss multilateral relations between Europe.. Reuters - Published
The French Senate referred President Emmanuel Macron's top aides to prosecutors on Thursday for withholding information from an investigation into Macron's former bodyguard, prompting the government to.. Reuters - Published
France told Iran on Thursday that European efforts to keep a nuclear deal alive did not mean Tehran had a blank check to violate the human rights of its citizens, after lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh received.. Reuters - Published
French President Emmanuel Macron warned Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday that Britain would face a disorderly departure from the European Union if she fails to get parliamentary approval for her.. Reuters - Published
France, one of the main contributors to the fight against Islamic State in the Middle East, has received no answers to questions about U.S. calls for it and others to help secure northeastern Syria,.. Reuters - Published
The highest ranking official on the French island of Reunion filed a legal suit against former film star and animal rights activist Brigitte Bardot on Wednesday after receiving a letter deemed "racist".. Reuters - Published
France threatened to reject British Prime Minister Theresa May's request for a three-month delay to Brexit on Wednesday unless she can guarantee to get her departure plans though parliament,.. Reuters - Published
Britain's request for a delay to Brexit will be rejected by the EU if Prime Minister Theresa May cannot provide sufficient guarantees that her parliament will approve the divorce deal she negotiated,.. Reuters - Published
A report by Le Point magazine saying that President Emmanuel Macron would veto any Brexit delay is "pure speculation", an Elysee official said on Wednesday, adding that a decision would be taken at the.. Reuters - Published
A senior official in President Emmanuel Macron's office said on Wednesday that France took note of British Prime Minister Theresa May's decision to send the Brexit divorce deal to a third vote in.. Reuters - Published
France said on Wednesday that the European Union would not automatically grant a delay to British Prime Minister Theresa May, who had earlier asked for a short extension to the Brexit negotiation.. Reuters - Published
France is ready to veto any British request for a Brexit delay that either kicks the can down the road without offering a way out of its deadlock or imperils European Union institutions, an official in.. Reuters - Published
Opposition leaders accused French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner, an ally of President Emmanuel Macron, of incompetence after he said on Tuesday he was unaware of policing decisions made during.. Reuters - Published
Philippe Barbarin, the French Roman Catholic cardinal convicted of failing to report sexual abuse charges, said on Tuesday that Pope Francis had turned down his offer to resign but had suggested he.. Reuters - Published
French Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly said on Monday that Europe was concerned about the United States' long-term commitment to NATO and implicitly criticized President Donald Trump's approach.. Reuters - Published
France's prime minister said Paris's police chief had been sacked and that the government would shut down "yellow vest" protests if violent groups were identified among the ranks of "yellow vest".. Reuters - Published
On a trip to East Africa last week, a beaming French President Emmanuel Macron was driven through the grounds of the Kenyan president's official residence in a locally assembled Peugeot 3008 car. Reuters - Published
German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz on Monday welcomed French President Emmanuel Macron's efforts to stimulate debate about the future of the European project with an open letter published earlier this.. Reuters - Published
Philippe Barbarin, the French Roman Catholic cardinal convicted this month of failing to report sexual abuse allegations, met Pope Francis on Monday after saying he planned to resign as archbishop of.. Reuters - Published
French President Emmanuel Macron is considering banning all demonstrations on the Champs Elysees after "yellow vest" rioters wrecked the iconic Parisian avenue last weekend, an official from the.. Reuters - Published
Investigators hunting for the cause of the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines plane that killed all 157 people on board have begun studying the cockpit voice recorder, France's BEA air accident.. Reuters - Published
Rioters set fire to a bank and ransacked stores on Paris' landmark shopping street in a new flare-up of violence as France's yellow vest protests against President Emmanuel Macron and his pro-business.. Reuters - Published
Investigators seeking the cause of the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines plane that killed all 157 people on board have begun studying the cockpit voice recorder, France's BEA air accident investigation.. Reuters - Published
France's air accident investigation agency said on Saturday it had resumed work analyzing the black boxes from an Ethiopian Airways plane that crashed last week, in coordination with teams from Boeing.. Reuters - Published
French police fired tear gas and arrested dozens on Saturday in clashes with protesters as the yellow vest movement sought to inject new impetus into its four-month old revolt against President.. Reuters - Published
Investigators in France on Friday examined the black boxes of a Boeing 737 MAX that crashed in Ethiopia as the global airline industry waited to see if the cause was similar to a disaster in Indonesia.. Reuters - Published
Britain would only be granted an extension to the Article 50 Brexit negotiation period if its parliament passed the deal on the table or if a clear alternative plan emerged by next week's EU summit, a.. Reuters - Published
France has repatriated several young children from camps in Northern Syria, its foreign ministry said on Friday, reiterating that militants who joined the Islamic State should be tried where they.. Reuters - Published
Investigators in France on Friday examined the black boxes of a Boeing 737 MAX that crashed in Ethiopia as a spooked global airline industry waited to see if the cause was similar to a disaster in.. Reuters - Published
French authorities have stepped up security measures near religious sites after deadly attacks against two mosques in New Zealand left 49 people dead, Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said on.. Reuters - Published
France's air safety agency on Friday began studying data from the black boxes of a Boeing 737 MAX plane that crashed in Ethiopia, as regulators the world over grounded the plane and the U.S. planemaker.. Reuters - Published
France's Europe Minister Nathalie Loiseau, who has handled French Brexit preparations, said on Thursday she wanted to lead President Emmanuel Macron's party in May's European Parliament elections. Reuters - Published
Boeing Co's 737 MAX 8 and 9 planes will be grounded for weeks if not longer until a software upgrade can be tested and installed, U.S. lawmakers said on Thursday, as officials in France prepare to.. Reuters - Published
Boeing Co's 737 MAX 8 and 9 planes will be grounded for "weeks" until a software upgrade can be tested and installed, U.S. lawmakers said on Thursday, as questions mount about Sunday's deadly crash in.. Reuters - Published