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French author & Padma Bhushan awardee Dominique Lapierre passes away at 91
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French author & Padma Bhushan awardee Dominique Lapierre passes away at 91

Dominique Lapierre, a French author and the Padma Bhushan awardee, whose novels sold tens of millions of copies, passed away on 4 December, his wife announced

West African leaders agree to create regional force to intervene against jihadism, coups
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West African leaders agree to create regional force to intervene against jihadism, coups

National armies, largely powerless against the jihadist forces operating across borders, have been cooperating with external actors such as the UN, France and Russia

FIFA World Cup: Coach Didier Deschamps warns France not to underestimate Poland in round of 16 clash
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FIFA World Cup: Coach Didier Deschamps warns France not to underestimate Poland in round of 16 clash

France, with fresh legs, is the overwhelming favorite to beat Poland and is the first defending World Cup champion to reach the round of 16 since Brazil in 2006.

French President Emmanuel Macron caps US visit with New Orleans trip, holds unannounced meeting with Elon Musk
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French President Emmanuel Macron caps US visit with New Orleans trip, holds unannounced meeting with Elon Musk

Macron said that he and Musk had a 'clear and honest' discussion during an hour-long meeting, and that he conveyed to Musk his and Europe's concerns about content moderation on Twitter

Joe Biden, Emmanuel Macron vow to maintain united front against Russia, discuss trade row
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Joe Biden, Emmanuel Macron vow to maintain united front against Russia, discuss trade row

Both leaders at an outdoor welcoming ceremony paid tribute to their countries' long alliance. But they acknowledged difficult moments lay ahead as Western unity shows some wear nine months into the war in Ukraine

FIFA World Cup: Tunisia stun France 1-0 but fail to qualify for round of 16
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FIFA World Cup: Tunisia stun France 1-0 but fail to qualify for round of 16

It was Tunisia’s third victory at a World Cup, and it was France's first loss at the tournament since the 2014 quarterfinals, when Germany beat the team 1-0.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Highlights: Tunisia stun France 1-0; Australia beat Denmark to enter round of 16
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FIFA World Cup 2022 Highlights: Tunisia stun France 1-0; Australia beat Denmark to enter round of 16

FIFA World Cup: Defending champions France finished on top of Group D despite a shocking loss against Tunisia, and Australia edged past Denmark 1-0 to finish second.

Crunch time: UNESCO puts baguette on cultural heritage list
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Crunch time: UNESCO puts baguette on cultural heritage list

UNESCO experts gathering in Morocco this week decided that the simple French flute — made only of flour, water, salt, and yeast — deserved UN recognition, after France’s culture ministry warned of a “continuous decline” in the number of traditional bakeries

Tunisia vs France Live Streaming: When and Where to Watch FIFA World Cup 2022 Live
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Tunisia vs France Live Streaming: When and Where to Watch FIFA World Cup 2022 Live

Tunisia vs France Live Streaming, FIFA World Cup 2022: When and where to watch Tunisia vs France match in India

Ukraine, China, Iran and trade to dominate talks between Biden and Macron on French President's state visit to US
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Ukraine, China, Iran and trade to dominate talks between Biden and Macron on French President's state visit to US

The leaders have a long agenda for their Thursday meeting at the White House, including Iran's nuclear program, China's increasing assertiveness in the Indo-Pacific and growing concerns about security and stability in Africa's Sahel region. But, Ukraine will remain the main issue at the meeting

FIFA World Cup: Argentina back to winning ways, France beat Denmark; Lewandowski scores his first WC goal
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FIFA World Cup: Argentina back to winning ways, France beat Denmark; Lewandowski scores his first WC goal

Day 7 of the FIFA World Cup witnessed Argentina defeating Mexico, France entering the Round of 16, and Poland's Lewandowski scoring his first-ever World Cup goal.

FIFA World Cup: France never feared the curse of the world cup holders, says coach Deschamps
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FIFA World Cup: France never feared the curse of the world cup holders, says coach Deschamps

France followed their opening 4-1 win over Australia by beating Denmark 2-1 in Doha on Saturday to become the first team through to the last 16.

French defence minister praises 'strategic intimacy' with Indonesia
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French defence minister praises 'strategic intimacy' with Indonesia

Sebastien Lecornu met his counterpart Prabowo Subianto as Indonesia prepares to take over the rotating presidency of regional block the Association of Southeast Asian Nations

Showing the door to matadors: France MPs debate imposing ban on bullfighting
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Showing the door to matadors: France MPs debate imposing ban on bullfighting

For the first time in history, a proposal to ban ‘corrida’ has reached the National Assembly as public sentiment shifted in favour of animal rights

Gloomy winters in Saint-Firmin: Why this French village is giving up skiing
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Gloomy winters in Saint-Firmin: Why this French village is giving up skiing

Saint-Firmin, a small village in France, dismantled its ski lift last month which was left unused for the past 15 years. The disappearing snow is to blame

FIFA World Cup: Saudi Arabia stun Argentina, France off to flying start; Lewandowski misses penalty vs Mexico
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FIFA World Cup: Saudi Arabia stun Argentina, France off to flying start; Lewandowski misses penalty vs Mexico

Day 3 of the FIFA World Cup witnessed Argentina suffering a shocking defeat against Saudi Arabia, France thrashing Australia, and Mexico's Ochoa denying Poland's Lewandowski from a penalty spot.

FIFA World Cup: Major setback for France as Karim Benzema ruled out of tournament
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FIFA World Cup: Major setback for France as Karim Benzema ruled out of tournament

Benzema was participating in his first full training session with Les Bleus when he had to come off after feeling some pain in his left thigh.

FIFA World Cup: Can’t give France too much respect, then you’ve already lost the game, says Australia’s Awer Mabil
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FIFA World Cup: Can’t give France too much respect, then you’ve already lost the game, says Australia’s Awer Mabil

Australia, who last progressed beyond the FIFA World Cup group stage in 2006, are up against the defending champions in their opening game and later face Tunisia and Denmark.

Indian Army chief visits Napoleon’s alma mater in France, renews historical military bond
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Indian Army chief visits Napoleon’s alma mater in France, renews historical military bond

Although the regimental traditions of the modern Indian Army and the Pakistan Army were established by the British, France - and the military traditions of the Paris Ecole Militaire - can also claim a significant contribution towards bringing modern concepts of warfare to India

France midfielder Paul Pogba out of FIFA World Cup, confirms player’s agent
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France midfielder Paul Pogba out of FIFA World Cup, confirms player’s agent

Pogba hasn't played for Juve since re-signing for them from Manchester United in the summer, hurting the meniscus in his right knee in July.