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France suspends flights from 7 southern African nations amid fears of new COVID variant

Paris/UNI/Xinhua: The French government announced on Friday to immediately suspend flights coming from the southern parts of Africa following the detection of a new Covid-19 variant in South Africa.

At least 2 injured in clashes with police during Yellow Vests protest in Paris

Paris/UNI/Sputnik: At least two people sustained injuries after the police used tear gas and batons against Yellow Vest protesters in Paris, a Sputnik correspondent reported from the scene on Saturday.

France concerned about missing Chinese Tennis player Peng Shuai: Foreign Ministry

Paris/UNI/Sputnik: France is conserned about the missing Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai, calling on China to fulfill its commitments to address violence against women, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Friday.

'Unprecedented new low': France flays Australia over leaked Macron text to Morrison

Sydney/IBNS: After the leak of French President Emannuel Macron's text message to Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison, France's ambassador to Canberra said the collapse of the submarine deal reached an "unprecedented new low", according to media reports.

US, French Foreign Ministers to hold talks on October 5: Reports

Moscow/Sputnik: French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian will hold talks with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday, media said.

Macron stresses on strategic partnerships to defend Europe better after defence pact with Greece

Paris: French President Emmanuel Macron has stressed that Europe must build its own military capacity, after signing a 3 billion euros ($3.51 billion) deal for French frigates with another European country Greece, according to media reports.

France focuses on responsibility and solidarity in the face of global challenges

New York: In his address to the UN General Assembly on Monday, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian upheld multilateralism as the key to overcoming global challenges including conflict, the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change.

Submarine row: Boris Johnson tells irate France to get a grip

London/Paris: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has commented on France's condemnation of the trilateral nuclear submarine deal, which is likely to further fuel Paris' anger, according to media reports.

Emmanuel Macron, Joe Biden to hold negotiations: French Cabinet

Paris/UNI/Sputnik: Presidents Emmanuel Macron and Joe Biden will hold a conversation later on Wednesday to clarify details related to Australia's decision to scrap the $66 billion submarine contract with French shipbuilders after formation of the AUKUS alliance, French cabinet spokesman Gabriel Attal said.

France says crisis in relations with US over AUKUS to affect new NATO concept

Moscow/UNI/SPUTNIK: France will discuss the new NATO strategic concept bearing in mind the crisis in its relations with the United States, which formed a new strategic partnership with London and Canberra behind its ally's back, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Saturday.

'Stab in the back..trust betrayed' : France after Australia cancels submarine deal

Paris: France has expressed anger over Australia's sudden decision to cancel a huge submarine deal in order to buy nuclear-powered submarines from the US, according to media reports.

Trial begins in 2015 Paris terror attack

Paris: A court in Paris on Wednesday started the trial in the 2015 Paris attacks which left 130 people dead.

Belgium, France direct citizens to leave Afghanistan

Kabul: Belgium and France have once again urged their citizens in Afghanistan to leave as the Taliban continue to advance and seize territory.

China: Taishan Nuclear Power Plant problems serious enough to warrant shutdown, claims French co-owner

Beijing: French co-owner of Taishan Nuclear Power Plant, which is located in China’s southern Guangdong province, on Thursday said it might be left with no other option but to shut down amid troubles faced by it.

France recognises Covishield for its travel pass

Paris/IBNS: France will accept people vaccinated with Covishield, the AstraZeneca vaccine manufactured by Serum Institute of India, for its health pass, Prime Minister Jean Castex said in a statement on Saturday, reported AFP.