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A Tour de France like no other

Cycling’s Tour de France should have embarked from the Mediterranean city of Nice this weekend, but the two-month coronavirus delay will heighten the drama on a “unique edition”, race organiser Christian Prudhomme has told AFP. Read More »

Wales rallies to beat 14-man France, reach World Cup semis

Oita Japan (OCT,20,(AP/UNB) — Once again, a red card proved pivotal in a Rugby World Cup knockout match between Wales and France decided by just one point. The Welsh were the beneficiaries this time. France was leading 19-10 and in total control of the quarterfinal match in Oita on Sunday when its lock, Sebastien Vahaamahina, freed his arms at a ... Read More »

Google agrees 945-mn-euro tax settlement with France

US internet giant Google has agreed a settlement totalling 945 million euros ($1.0 billion) to end a tax dispute in France under an agreement announced in court on Thursday. The company will pay a 500-million-euro fine for tax evasion, as well as a further 465 million euros to settle claims with French tax authorities. In a statement, Google confirmed the ... Read More »

Indonesia returns containers of waste to France, Hong Kong

Indonesia has returned seven shipping containers of illegally imported waste to France and Hong Kong, an official said Tuesday, marking the latest move by a Southeast Asian nation to send back rubbish to their wealthy places of origin. The containers were loaded with a combination of garbage, plastic waste and hazardous materials in violation of import rules, according to customs ... Read More »

Finland sails past France and returns to top spot at hockey world

Bratislava (Xinhua/UNB) — Team Finland registers a clear 3-0 win against France and returns to the top spot in Group A at 2019 World Ice Hockey Championship here on Sunday. Finland’s scheme for the match was clear – one period, one goal. Joel Kiviranta redirected Petteri Lindbohm shot through the goaltender’s pads to open the score, Niko Mikkola stretched the ... Read More »

French outrage after Trump mimics Paris attackers

US President Donald Trump has outraged French opinion by suggesting the 2015 attacks on Paris could have been stopped by giving people guns. He mimicked gunmen summoning and shooting victims one by one, saying “Boom! Come over here!” and using his hand to imitate a gun being fired. In reality, the attackers sprayed many of their 130 victims with semi-automatic ... Read More »

France votes in second parliamentary round

France is voting in the second round of parliamentary elections on Sunday, in a run-off between the top candidates from last Sunday’s first round. President Emmanuel Macron is hoping to obtain a strong mandate in parliament to help him pursue his reform plans. His La République en Marche (Republic on the Move or LREM) with its MoDem allies is expected ... Read More »