, officially the French Republic (French: République française [ʁepyblik fʁɑ̃sɛz]), is a sovereign state comprising territory in western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. The European part of France, called metropolitan France, extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean. France spans 643,801 square kilometres (248,573 sq mi) and has a total population of 66.6 million. It is a unitary semi-presidential republic with the capital in Paris, the country's largest city and main cultural and commercial centre. The Constitution of France establishes the state as secular and democratic, with its sovereignty derived from the people.

During the Iron Age, what is now Metropolitan France was inhabited by the Gauls, a Celtic people. The Gauls were conquered in 51 BC by the Roman Empire, which held Gaul until 486. The Gallo-Romans faced raids and migration from the Germanic Franks, who dominated the region for hundreds of years, eventually creating the medieval Kingdom of France. France emerged as a major European power in the Late Middle Ages, with its victory in the Hundred Years' War (1337 to 1453) strengthening French state-building and paving the way for a future centralized absolute monarchy. During the Renaissance, France experienced a vast cultural development and established the beginning of a global colonial empire. The 16th century was dominated by religious civil wars between Catholics and Protestants (Huguenots).

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Fourth ferry added to Rosslare-Dunkirk direct service

The Irish Times 04 Mar 2021
Danish shipping company DFDS has added a fourth ferry to the Rosslare to Dunkirk route in northern France as demand for Britain-bypassing routes continues to rise post-Brexit ... Rosslare Europort operates direct sailings to Cherbourg, Dunkirk, San Malo and Roscoff in France and Bilbao in Spain with DFDS, Stena Line and Brittany Ferries.
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Macron admits France murdered Algerian independence figure

The Jordan Times 04 Mar 2021
As the first French president to be born in the post-colonial era, Macron has made several unprecedented steps to face up to France’s brutal fight to retain control of its north African colony, which won independence in 1962 ... In July last year, he tasked French historian Benjamin Stora with assessing how France has dealt with its colonial legacy.
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WTA roundup: Elina Svitolina breezes to win in Qatar

Metro USA 04 Mar 2021
... Republic had a much more difficult time against Ons Jabeur of Tunisia, posting a 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 win ... Second-seeded Fiona Ferro of France posted a 6-2, 4-1 win over Tereza Martincova before the Czech Republic native retired due to a back issue in their second-round match in Lyon.
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Government urged to apologise for pushing fishing firms to brink of ‘collapse’

AOL 04 Mar 2021
But Mr Pollard added ... “It is worth noting that we are now seeing lorry-loads of fish clearing border control posts in France, typically in under an hour, sometimes a little bit longer, but it is an improving situation and volumes of trade are back up to around 85% of normal volumes.” ... He said ... Mr Eustice replied ... .
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Japanese and Swiss central bank shares soar in exuberant markets

Metro USA 03 Mar 2021
BOJ shares might have surged on its upbeat earnings but the bank’s business objective is not to post profits, its purpose is to stabilise BOJ notes,” Hiroyuki Kubota, a financial analyst, tweeted ... SNB shares built on Monday’s strong gains after the bank posted a net 2020 profit of 20.9 billion Swiss francs ($22.8 bln).
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Macron admits France murdered top Algerian independence figure

Al Jazeera 03 Mar 2021
As the first French president to be born in the post-colonial era, Macron has made several unprecedented steps to face up to France’s brutal fight to retain control of its North African colony, which won independence in 1962 ... In July last year, he tasked French historian Benjamin Stora with assessing how France has dealt with its colonial legacy.
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VFW, auxiliary announce scholarship contest

The Bradford Era 03 Mar 2021
VFW Post 212 and Frances Sherman VFW Auxiliary have announced their annual scholarship contest ... members — post, auxiliary, social — in good standing.
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Ligue 1: Newly-appointed Marseille coach Jorge Sampaoli to self-isolate for seven days before taking charge

Yahoo Daily News 03 Mar 2021
Agence France-Presse3 March 2021, 4.52 am·3-min read ... New Marseille coach Jorge Sampaoli arrived in France on Tuesday ready to take up his new post, the Ligue 1 club announced, but the 60-year-old is expected to first go into self-isolation for seven days after coming into the country from Brazil.
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Former French president Sarkozy sentenced to jail for corruption

Mmegi Online 03 Mar 2021
French ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy has been sentenced to three years in jail, two of them suspended, for corruption ... Sarkozy, 66, is the first former French president to get a custodial sentence. . His lawyer says he will appeal ... It is a legal landmark for post-war France ... .
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Cabinet approves MoU with France on renewable energy cooperation

The Hindu 03 Mar 2021
The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave ex-post facto approval to the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and France on renewabl ....
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France’s New Culture Warriors

The Nation 03 Mar 2021
The post France’s New Culture Warriors appeared first ...
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DR Congo: Parents panic over rumours that children will be forcibly vaccinated for Covid-19

The Observers 02 Mar 2021
A video, shared with the FRANCE 24 Observers team and posted on Facebook on February 25 shows students and parents running down the hall of the Institute Kasali primary school earlier that same morning. ... The FRANCE 24 Observers team spoke with Gilles Kabungulu, a teacher at the Kasali Institute.

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