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Rachida Dati to meet UK officials as part of anti-extremism mission

The French MEP says terrorist attacks in Paris, Copenhagen and Tunis ‘show we face a common challenge that transcends national borders’

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Replica of Lafayette’s Frigate to Set Sail From France for a U.S. Visit

The full-size replica of the Hermione, which carried the Marquis de Lafayette to America in 1780, will visit several East Coast ports this summer.
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French paratroopers dropped over northern Niger – video

Footage shows French paratroopers boarding a plane before being dropped over northern Niger in the middle of the night. The video, released by the French military, was reportedly taken in early April during an operation to support regional forces fight…
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Germanwings flight 4U9525 relatives attend memorial service in Cologne

About 500 relatives of victims expected at service along with senior politicians, rescue workers and airline employeesHundreds of mourners are expected at Cologne Cathedral on Friday for a national memorial service for the 150 people who died when Germ…
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Man ‘outlawed from France’ kidnapped, raped and killed girl, 9

Demands for investigation after 38-year-old killed girl who shot water pistol at him in Calais after managing to return to France despite multiple convictions Continue reading…
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Don’t fall for a fake: the Chauvet cave art replica is nonsense

The French government has spent millions replicating a cave of 35,000-year-old art masterpieces. But you wouldn’t pay to see a Rembrandt copy – why is ancient art treated so callously?

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‘Grave concern’ about renewed Ukraine fighting, say European foreign ministers

Ceasefire must be ‘more comprehensively’ respected, says Germany’s Frank-Walter Steinmeier, after meeting in Berlin with French, Russian and Ukrainian counterparts

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Jean-Marie Le Pen Says He Will Not Run as a National Front Candidate in France

The decision underlines a simmering feud with his daughter Marine, who has been seeking to transform the far-right party into a mainstream movement.
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France celebrates singer Edith Piaf with exhibition for centenary of her birth

Dramatic life of the Little Sparrow, nation’s most famous singer, is remembered at the national library in Paris in year she would have turned 100

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British boy killed in skiing accident in French Alps named

Seven-year-old who fell down a cliff to his death after becoming separated his parents named locally as Carwyn Scott-Howell from Brecon in Powys Continue reading…
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