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Energy workers in France threaten power cuts over retirement age

France’s energy union has threatened mass power cuts over Emmanuel Macron’s plans to raise the retirement age after months of violent street protests. The powerful CGT union has already cut power to an airport and school that the president was visiting this month.

A Virgin Mary statue in a public square in France

The state of religion in France

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French President Emmanuel Macron celebrates with supporters in front of the Eiffel Tower Paris, France

To Europe’s relief, France’s Macron wins, but far-right gains

A screen shows French President Emmanuel Macron and far-right candidate Marine Le Pen at her election day headquarters, in Paris

French duel: Macron vs Le Pen fight for presidency

Posters of French President Emmanuel Macron and centrist candidate for reelection in Saint Pee sur Nivelle, southwestern France

Ukraine and COVID give Macron a boost in the polls ahead of French elections

A makeshift camp for migrants is set up along the river in Loon Plage, near Grande-Synthe, northern France

France lashes out at Britain’s latest proposal on migrants


France calls out Britain for making public a letter discussing the two nations’ dealings on migrants crossing the English Channel.

Gotabaya Rajapaksa, president of Sri Lanka, right, arrives at United Nations headquarters, during the 76th Session of the UN General Assembly in New York

UNGA 76th session convenes in New York

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The UN General Assembly kicks off its 76th session at the UN headquarters in New York. Also, Canadians vote to keep Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in power in snap elections, but his party fails to secure a majority in parliament. And, Sudanese officials say they’ve thwarted an attempted coup.

France's President Emmanuel Macron wore flower leis and seashell necklaces as he arrived at the Manihi Atoll, 312 miles northeast of Tahiti, French Polynesia, in the Pacific Ocean, July 26, 2021. 

French Polynesia and New Caledonia see deadly COVID-19 surge


The situation is so dire that recently, France extended a health emergency declaration for the two Pacific Island territories into mid-November.

In this photo provided by US Navy, the Virginia-class fast-attack submarine USS Illinois (SSN 786) returns home to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam from a deployment in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility

Aukus security pact sparks Chinese and French ire

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China and France have condemned the new Aukus security pact between Australia, the UK and the US to build nuclear-powered submarines in the Indo-Pacific region. Also, French forces say they’ve killed the leader of ISIS in the Greater Sahara in Mali. And thousands of people protested the introduction of Bitcoin as legal tender in El Salvador on the nation’s bicentennial.

France's President Emmanuel Macron wears a flowers leis and seashell necklaces gestures as he speaks up on his arrival as the mayor Manihi John Drollet stands next to him at the Manihi Atoll, 312 miles northeast of Tahiti, French Polynesia.

New study on nuclear testing in French Polynesia reveals France’s ‘censorship and secrecy’


More than 400 claims have been filed against the French government for nuclear tests on French Polynesia between 1966 and 1996. Scientists say about 110,000 people have been affected by radioactive fallout.