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Charlie Hebdo's cartoons on Prophet Mohammad have France jostling between freedom of speech and Islamophobia
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Charlie Hebdo's cartoons on Prophet Mohammad have France jostling between freedom of speech and Islamophobia

The French Constitution defines the state only as secular, but it doesn't delineate the boundaries of this secularism

French govt claims two accused in teacher's beheading had issued 'fatwa' against victim; police raids 40 locations
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French govt claims two accused in teacher's beheading had issued 'fatwa' against victim; police raids 40 locations

French minister Gerald Darmanin vowed there would be "not a minute's respite for enemies of the Republic", after tens of thousands took part in rallies countrywide on Sunday

Teacher in Paris suburb beheaded for discussing caricatures of Prophet Muhammad; Macron terms it 'Islamist terrorist attack'
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Teacher in Paris suburb beheaded for discussing caricatures of Prophet Muhammad; Macron terms it 'Islamist terrorist attack'

The teacher had received threats after opening a discussion about the caricatures of Islam's Prophet about 10 days ago, the police said

Emmanuel Macron announces curfew in Paris, eight other cities to fight second wave of COVID-19 cases
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Emmanuel Macron announces curfew in Paris, eight other cities to fight second wave of COVID-19 cases

The measure from 9 pm to 6 am will come into effect from Saturday and last for at least six weeks, said the French president in a televised interview

Europe thought it had tamed COVID-19; continent now faces virus resurgence
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Europe thought it had tamed COVID-19; continent now faces virus resurgence

In Britain, which has suffered the greatest number of virus deaths in Europe, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has walked a tightrope between scientific advisors who are pushing for another nationwide lockdown and members of his Conservative Party who warn that such a draconian response would wreck the economy

'Everyone wants a flag': Turkey support lifts spirits in Aizerbaijan as Ankara reaffirms backing of Baku
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'Everyone wants a flag': Turkey support lifts spirits in Aizerbaijan as Ankara reaffirms backing of Baku

Azerbaijani president Ilham Aliyev has repeatedly thanked Turkey for support analysts have described as a 'game-changer' in the current conflict

India, France, Australia hold Indo-Pacific dialogue: An alternative to the Quad in critical region won't hurt
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India, France, Australia hold Indo-Pacific dialogue: An alternative to the Quad in critical region won't hurt

The notion of the Paris-Delhi-Canberra axis was first articulated by French president Emmanuel Macron in Sydney back in May 2018

Day after French President Macron's visit, Lebanese leaders begin talks to form new crisis govt
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Day after French President Macron's visit, Lebanese leaders begin talks to form new crisis govt

France and the international community have said they will not provide financial assistance to Lebanon unless it implements radical changes

Mali's president Ibrahim Keita resigns, dissolves Parliament after being arrested in military coup
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Mali's president Ibrahim Keita resigns, dissolves Parliament after being arrested in military coup

The rebellion came amid a growing protest movement in Mali over charges that the president had installed his own candidates in the recent parliamentary election

French aid group workers, their driver and local guide among 8 killed by gunmen in Niger
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French aid group workers, their driver and local guide among 8 killed by gunmen in Niger

It is believed to be the first such attack on westerners in the area, a popular tourist attraction in the former French colony thanks to its unique population of giraffes

Beirut blast: Searchers recover more bodies days after explosion at city's port; toll reaches 149, over 5,000 hurt
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Beirut blast: Searchers recover more bodies days after explosion at city's port; toll reaches 149, over 5,000 hurt

Among the four bodies recovered from the rubble of Beirut's port in the last 24 hours was that of 23-year-old Joe Akiki, a port worker missing since Tuesday's explosion

Beirut blast leaves 135 dead: Lebanese authorities probe explosion amid rising anger, calls for change
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Beirut blast leaves 135 dead: Lebanese authorities probe explosion amid rising anger, calls for change

Anger is mounting against the various political factions, including the Hezbollah militant group, that have ruled the country since the 1975-1990 civil war.

Lebanese clear blast rubble from roads around cratered port; 135 dead so far, over 5,000 injured
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Lebanese clear blast rubble from roads around cratered port; 135 dead so far, over 5,000 injured

The blast, which appeared to have been caused by an accidental fire that ignited a stockpile of ammonium nitrate, rippled across Beirut causing widespread destruction

French Cup: Paris Saint-Germain beat Saint-Etienne to clinch title as Kylian Mbappe limps off with ankle injury
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French Cup: Paris Saint-Germain beat Saint-Etienne to clinch title as Kylian Mbappe limps off with ankle injury

Neymar struck Paris Saint-Germain's opening goal from close range in the 14th after goalkeeper Jessy Moulin saved Mbappé's shot.

George Floyd protests stir difficult race debate in France, expose failure to integrate non-White immigrants, their descendants
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George Floyd protests stir difficult race debate in France, expose failure to integrate non-White immigrants, their descendants

In the wake of George Floyd’s killing, agonising reflections on race have spread far beyond the United States. In France, they have set off an unexpected reckoning in a country that has long sought social justice through a commitment to universal ideals like equality and secularism, arguing that an emphasis on diversity, ethnicity or race would undermine unity and the social fabric.

Embattled at home and isolated abroad: Over 40 months in, Donald Trump's presidency is at its lowest ebb
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Embattled at home and isolated abroad: Over 40 months in, Donald Trump's presidency is at its lowest ebb

With US cities burning and the coronavirus still raging, killing more people than in any other country, President Donald Trump also has growing problems overseas. He has never before been so isolated and ignored, even mocked

Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin discuss Russia's attendance at G-7 Summit, but US allies are wary
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Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin discuss Russia's attendance at G-7 Summit, but US allies are wary

President Donald Trump and President Vladimir Putin of Russia spoke by telephone on Monday, two days after Trump said he would invite Putin to attend a Group of 7 summit in the United States in September, the latest instance of a renewed round of personal diplomacy between the two leaders this year

Donald Trump threatens to entirely cut off relationship with China over COVID-19 amid calls for action against Beijing
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Donald Trump threatens to entirely cut off relationship with China over COVID-19 amid calls for action against Beijing

US president Donald Trump threatened to cut off the whole relationship with China in response to the spread of COVID-19 across the world

As COVID-19 lockdowns ease worldwide, experts warn question is not whether second wave will hit us, but when and how badly
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As COVID-19 lockdowns ease worldwide, experts warn question is not whether second wave will hit us, but when and how badly

From the marbled halls of Italy to the wheat fields of Kansas, health authorities are increasingly warning that the question isn’t whether a second wave of COVID-19 infections and deaths will hit, but when — and how badly

Britain's COVID-19 toll crosses 30,000 mark as authorities begin trial of contact tracing app to contain spread of coronavirus
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Britain's COVID-19 toll crosses 30,000 mark as authorities begin trial of contact tracing app to contain spread of coronavirus

Britain on Tuesday became the first country in Europe to confirm more than 30,000 coronavirus deaths, and infections rose sharply again in Russia, even as other nations made great strides in containing the scourge