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‘We Don’t Share Certain Values’, France Says Of U.S. Migrant Policy

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PARIS- Europe and the United States do not share the same values, France’s government spokesman said on Tuesday as outrage grows over the Trump administration’s policy of separating immigrant parents and children arriving over the border from Mexico. The European Union faces its own crisis over how to handle a years-long influx of migrants fleeing…

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France’s Macron Says Majority Needed To Carry Out Changes

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PARIS – French President-elect Emmanuel Macron told a victory rally on Sunday that it was essential to build up a parliamentary majority in order to carry out much-needed changes for France. Macron addressed thousands of supporters in front of Paris’ Louvre museum, taking to the stage to European Union anthem Ode to Joy. “I will…

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French President Concludes Two-Day State Visit To Malaysia

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SEPANG – French President Francois Hollande left Kuala Lumpur for Jakarta last night after concluding two-day state visit to Malaysia. The French President was seen off at the Bunga Raya Complex of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) by Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Joseph Entulu Belaun, who was Minister-in-Attendance. Hollande was accompanied…

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Najib Holds Talks With French President In Putrajaya

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PUTRAJAYA – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak held talks with visiting French President Francois Hollande at Malaysia’s adminstrative capital here Tuesday in conjunction with the latter’s two-day state visit to Malaysia. Hollande was greeted by Najib upon his arrival at Perdana Putra and the two leaders held a restricted meeting before proceeding for…

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Hollande’s Visit To Draw More French Investments In Malaysia

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KUALA LUMPUR – President Francois Hollande’s state visit to Malaysia will draw more French companies to invest in the country, said International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed. He said currently there are at least 270 French companies operating businesses in Malaysia, with an investment value of RM15 billion and in sectors that…

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Cazeneuve Named As New French Prime Minister

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PARIS (Reuters) – French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday named Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve to head his Socialist government until a new president is elected next May. The shake-up was prompted by the resignation as prime minister of Manuel Valls, who announced on Monday that he would seek to run for president next year. Hollande…

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Muslims Pray With Catholics Over Priest’s ‘Barbaric’ Murder

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ROUEN, FRANCE: Muslims attended Catholic mass in churches around France on Sunday in solidarity and sorrow following the brutal extremist murder of a priest, the latest in a string of attacks. More than 100 Muslims were among the 2,000 faithful who packed the 11th-century Gothic cathedral of Rouen, near the Normandy town where two extremist…

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Malaysian Students Not Harmed In Nice Terror Attack

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PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Students Association in France says no local students have been harmed by the deadly terror attack in Nice. The association confirmed this in a posting on its Facebook page, MASAFrance, following the Thursday night carnage that left at least 80 people dead. “We, the Malaysian students in France, are truly devastated…

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Terrorist Nature Of Nice Attack Undeniable, Says French President

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NICE: A truck ploughed into a crowd in the French Riviera resort of Nice, killing at least 77 and injuring scores in what president Francois Hollande Friday called a “terrorist” attack on revellers watching a Bastille Day fireworks display. The driver was shot dead after barrelling the truck 2km through the festive crowd on the…

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France Warns Of A Series Of Terror Attack In Europe

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PARIS (Reuters) – French police raided homes of suspected Islamist militants across the country overnight in the aftermath of the Paris shootings, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Monday as he warned of potential further attacks. Valls said that since this summer, French intelligence services had prevented five attacks. “We know that more attacks…

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France Confirms Wing Part Found On Reunion Is From MH370

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Paris (AFP) – French prosecutors confirmed Thursday that a wing part found on a remote Indian Ocean island was from ill-fated Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, a month after tests on the flaperon began. “It is possible today to say with certainty that the flaperon discovered on Reunion island on July 29 came from flight MH370,”…

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Landslide Forces Organizers To Change Tour Route

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PARIS (Reuters) – Tour de France organisers have amended the route for the 20th stage of the race after a landslide forced them to scrap the climb up to the Col du Galibier. The penultimate stage will still finish at the top of the 21 hairpins of l’Alpe d’Huez but the ascent of the Galibier…

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French Minister Apologizes Over Nutella Comments

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PARIS/MILAN (Reuters) – French government minister Segolene Royal was forced to apologise on Wednesday after saying Nutella was harmful to the environment, a comment that raised hackles in the industry and in Italy where the food spread is made. The outspoken environment minister said on French television earlier this week that people should stop eating…

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Muhyiddin Begins France Visit, Eye On Malaysia’s Unesco Bid

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PARIS: Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has arrived in the French capital in efforts to ramp up support for Malaysia’s bid to be on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) executive board for 2015-2019. The aircraft carrying Muhyiddin touched down at Paris’ Charles De Gaulle airport at about 7…

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Oscar, Neymar Lead Brazil To Win In Friendly Against France

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BRAZIL recorded their seventh successive victory since their 2014 World Cup humiliation as they came from behind to beat France in Paris. Raphael Varane powerfully headed in Mathieu Valbuena’s left-wing corner to put the French ahead. But Oscar equalised when he linked up with Roberto Firmino and poked the ball past France goalkeeper Steve Mandanda.…

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Six Charged In France For Holding Mentally Challenged Woman As Sex Slave

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STRASBOURG, France: Six men and women were charged on Sunday for the rape and torture of a young woman allegedly held as a sex slave in France for more than a month, beaten and forced to engage in bestiality. The 20-year-old victim, who has mental health difficulties, was allegedly held prisoner in the city of…

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Charlie Hebdo: Two French Mosques Attacked

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Paris: Muslim places of worship in two French towns were fired upon overnight, leaving no casualties, prosecutors said on Thursday. Three dud grenades were thrown at a mosque shortly after midnight in the city of Le Mans, west of Paris. A bullet hole was also found in a window of the mosque. In the Port-la-Nouvelle…

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Charlie Hebdo: We Cannot Let The Murderers Define Islam

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The killing of journalists in Paris on Wednesday was not only an attack on France but also an assault on Islam and the very freedoms that allow 30 million Muslims to prosper in the west. Free speech is not a western concept: it is a universal craving of the human soul. The gunmen ran away…

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