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France Smashes Neo-Nazi Cell over Plot to Hit Places of Worship

French police smashed a neo-Nazi cell accused of plotting attacks on Jewish or Muslim places of worship, judicial sources said Tuesday.

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Three Jihadists, 9 Children Expelled to France from Turkey

Three French jihadists and their nine children returned to France on Tuesday after being expelled by Turkey, legal sources said, a day after France took back 12 children of French jihadists from camps in northern Syria.

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France Clears Up after Storm Miguel Kills Three

France was clearing up Saturday after a massive storm ripped across the country, leaving three dead and thousands of homes without electricity.

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France Increases Pressure on Iraq Not to Execute IS Convicts

France said Tuesday it was stepping up efforts to stop Iraq executing four French citizens convicted of fighting alongside the Islamic State (IS) group.

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French Police Arrest Four over Lyon Package Bomb Blast

French police arrested four people Monday over a package bomb explosion in the heart of the southeastern city of Lyon last week which injured 13 people, authorities said.

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France's 'Yellow Vests': Noisy, But Not an Electoral Force

Christophe Chalencon, a blacksmith with right-wing views, is on the campaign trail around France seeking to turn his fame as a "yellow vest" protester into a seat in the European parliament. And it's no easy task. 

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Saudi Cargo Ship Won't Dock at French Port for Arms

A Saudi cargo ship that had been expected to pick up a hugely controversial shipment of French arms from France's Le Havre will not dock there, a port source said Friday. 

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India and France Hold Biggest Naval Exercises -- with One Eye on China

With the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle at the centre, France and India on Friday stepped up their biggest naval exercises as the Indian Ocean's strategic shipping lanes draw ever more envious eyes.

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France Opposes 'Repeated Extensions' on Brexit, Says Presidency

France opposes "repeated extensions" for Britain's exit from the European Union, a presidential official said Friday, keeping to the hard line of Paris on Brexit.

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Paris Police Clash with Protesters ahead of May Day March

Riot police clashed with anti-capitalist protesters in Paris on Wednesday, firing tear gas to disperse them as thousands gathered for a May Day march in the city's south.

In a tense atmosphere, hundreds of so-called "black bloc" activists pushed to the front of the gathering crowd on Montparnasse Boulevard, hurling bottles and other projectiles at police in a confrontation some 90 minutes before the march was to start.

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