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.
Manhunt underway in France after shooting at Police : Prefect
Moscow/Sputnik: A gendarmerie operation is underway in the town of Lardin-Saint-Lazare in the southwest of France after a man who shot at the police escaped, the prefect of the Dordogne region is warning locals to stay indoors.
France, several other nations preparing draft UNSC resolution on Israel, Palestine: Source
United Nations/Sputnik: France, together with Tunisia, Egypt and Jordan, is preparing a draft UN Security Council resolution that will call for the ceasefire between Israel and Palestine as well as organizing humanitarian corridor in the conflict zone, a diplomatic source in the UN Security Council told RIA Novosti.
French Communist leader to run for President in 2022
Paris/Sputnik: The French Communist Party has nominated its national secretary, Fabien Roussel, on Sunday to run for president in the 2022 election.
Emmanuel Macron to unveil phased plan to ease France's COVID-19 restrictions
Paris/Xinhua: French President Emmanuel Macron will unveil a "progressive and phased" plan to relax the country's coronavirus rules on Friday, Prime Minister Jean Castex said here on Wednesday.
French Prime Minister says 3rd COVID-19 wave 'seems to be behind,' but risk remains high
Moscow/Sputnik: France appears to have descended the peak of the third coronavirus wave, Prime Minister Jean Castex said on Thursday, adding that vigilance must prevail as COVID-19 variants were still spreading.
Resolution on French envoy’s expulsion to be presented in Pakistan’s national assembly
The Pakistan government is all set to present a resolution on the French envoy’s expulsion--a key demand of Pakistan’s radical Islamist group TLP - in the country’s national assembly on Tuesday.