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08  décembre     07h18
Napoléon’s sword, firearms from 1799 coup sold for 2.8 million at US auction
FRANCE 24    The dress sword carried by Napoléon Bonaparte when he staged a coup in 1799 and five of his firearms sold at auction for nearly 2.9 million, US auctioneers announced Tuesday.
New Caledonia vote on independence from France to go ahead Sunday
NEWS WIRES    The Pacific territory of New Caledonia goes to the polls on Sunday for a third and final referendum on independence from France with campaigning marked by angry demands to call off the vote because of the Covid pandemic.
07  décembre     15h33
France arrests suspected member of Khashoggi hit squad, Saudis say man has no link to case
FRANCE 24    French police on Tuesday arrested a suspected member of the hit squad that murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018 at the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul and who is wanted by Turkey to face justice over the killing. Saudi Arabia’s embassy in Paris said it was a case of mistaken identity,...
06  décembre     19h22
France to close nightclubs, extend mask use in schools amid Covid-19 surge
NEWS WIRES    Nightclubs in France will be ordered to close for four weeks from this weekend to counter a Covid surge that has put hospitals under severe strain, the prime minister said Monday.
07  décembre     07h16
US CDC adds France to very high’ Covid-19 risk list, urges against travel
NEWS WIRES    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Monday advised Americans against travel to France, Jordan, Portugal, and Tanzania, citing Covid-19 concerns.
05  décembre     17h40
Fighting breaks out as French far-right candidate Zemmour launches 2022 bid with rally
NEWS WIRES    French far-right candidate Eric Zemmour launched his presidential campaign in front of thousands of cheering supporters waving the tricolore on Sunday at an event marred by fighting during his speech.
06  décembre     09h58
2022 French presidential race: Violence at Zemmour campaign rally ’part of his plan’
Stuart NORVAL    The violence seen at the first campaign rally for France’s far-right candidate Eric Zemmour plays into his hands, and could actually help his fight for the presidency. That’s the view of Paul Smith, Associate Professor in French History and Politics at the University of Nottingham. But Smith says...
Iran slams France for selling arms to UAE, destabilising’ region
NEWS WIRES    Iran on Monday accused France of destabilising the Gulf region after Paris signed a record 14-billion-euro deal with the United Arab Emirates for 80 Rafale fighter jets.
05  décembre     16h49
With billions in new deals, France’s Rafale fighter makes a comeback
Sébastian SEIBT    The sale of 80 Rafale fighter jets to the United Arab Emirates was not only deemed historic , but it also seemed to confirm the continuing commercial success of the French fighter, a twin-jet aircraft able to operate from either land or an aircraft carrier.
04  décembre     17h27
Macron announces Saudi-French initiative to solve diplomatic crisis with Lebanon
NEWS WIRES    France and Saudi Arabia agreed on Saturday to do more to help the Lebanese population, work to solving a diplomatic row between Beirut and the Gulf states and jointly push to get the government there running.
French climber shares in treasure trove of precious gems found off Mont Blanc
NEWS WIRES    A treasure trove of emeralds, rubies and sapphires buried for decades on a glacier off France’s Mont Blanc has finally been shared between the climber who discovered them and local authorities, eight years after they were found.
France’s Les Républicains choose Pécresse as 2022 presidential candidate
FRANCE 24    France’s conservative party on Saturday chose Valérie Pécresse, the moderate chief of the Paris region, to challenge President Emmanuel Macron next year, a choice that will likely have major influence on the shape of the campaign.
Khashoggi’s shadow looms over Macron’s talks with Saudi Crown Prince
FRANCE 24    French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, becoming the first major Western leader to visit the country since the murder of Saudi journalist and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018.
French Champagne houses raise a toast to expected record sales in 2021
NEWS WIRES    Champagne sales are expected to mark a record year as shops and restaurants replenish stocks after months of virus-related restrictions and as retail demand surges, an industry body said Friday.
03  décembre     20h48
French coach says ’defended’ himself against judo champion after domestic violence arrest
NEWS WIRES    French judo coach Alain Schmitt, accused by Olympic judo champion Margaux Pinot of domestic violence, claimed on Friday that he had merely defended himself in a fight that he said she started.