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France has entered ‘war economy’ – Macron

France will adjust its six-year military spending plan in the wake of the Russia-Ukraine conflict, President Emmanuel Macron announced on Monday. Macron said he instructed the government to “carry out a reassessment of the military spending program in the coming weeks, in the light of the geopolitical context.”  France “has entered into a …

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France investigating nuclear ‘cover-ups’

The French government is looking into whistleblower allegations that a state-run utility agency attempted to conceal safety issues at a nuclear power plant, with prosecutors confirming they are following up on complaints filed late last year.  Officials in Marseille launched an investigation into the alleged safety problems last month after …

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France and the EU blew it in Africa and are trying to blame Russia

French influence in Africa has long been taken for granted to such an extent that the French media has a name for the relationship: “Françafrique”. The implication is that Paris still has historical and linguistic ties to its resource-rich former colonies on the continent, which should automatically translate to military, …

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Inflation in France has peaked – Finance Minister

Inflation in France has peaked, but is expected to stay at a high level for several more months before progressively decreasing, according to the country’s Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire. The rate reached 5.2% in May. “By end-2023, we should see a progressive decline of inflation. We could have an …

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Turkey issues strong warning to Germany and France

Turkey’s Foreign Ministry has summoned ambassadors from Germany and France to issue a note of protest over the unhindered activity of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in their countries. Ankara warned all NATO members, and particularly Finland and Sweden, who are trying to join the bloc, that it will not …

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France limits water usage

A severe drought has prompted 24 out 96 departments of France to impose limits on water usage, the country’s Ministry of Ecological Transition said on Saturday. The restrictions range from simple calls to save water in some areas to a more than 50% reduction in agricultural withdrawals and bans on …

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France starts handing out food stamps – media

Several French cities have begun handing out food vouchers to the population to compensate for increasing prices, the TV channel France 2 reported on Monday. According to the report, citizens are being given coupons for €5, €20 and €30. To date, city administrations have reportedly spent about €37 million (around …

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Russia blasts France’s ‘colonial mindset’ in Africa

France, as well as other European countries, have consistently demonstrated a “colonial mindset” when it comes to African nations, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said. The top diplomat made the remarks on Friday during a joint press conference with his Malian counterpart, Abdoulaye Diop, after talks in Moscow. Namely, …

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Ukraine conflict can spread out, France warns

French President Emmanuel Macron, citing recent incidents in Moldova’s breakaway region of Transnistria, sees a possibility of the Ukraine conflict spreading to neighboring countries. Speaking at a press conference with his Moldovan counterpart Maia Sandu on Thursday, Macron said that Russia’s “unacceptable aggression” against Ukraine “poses a threat to stability …

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