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Report: Germany Suggests Plan to Rebuild Devastated Beirut Port

Eight months after the devastating Beirut port explosion, Germany will reportedly suggest a plan to rebuild the port in a bid to encourage Lebanese leaders to form a much-needed government in crisis-wracked Lebanon, media reports said Friday.

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Report: Macron, Bin Salman Want ‘Credible’ Govt in Lebanon

The French presidency announced that President Emmanuel Macron and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who met on Thursday, share "the same desire to see a credible government" in Lebanon to bring it out of its acute crisis, media reports said Friday.

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France's Macron to Address Nation Wednesday, Says Presidency

French President Emmanuel Macron will make a prime-time television address on Wednesday evening as the country awaits the government's decision on new measures to halt the spread of the coronavirus, his office said.

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France to Step Up Effort to 'Decapitate' Sahel Qaida Groups, Says Macron

France will intensify its efforts to help "decapitate" Qaeda-linked groups operating in the Sahel of western Africa, President Emmanuel Macron told leaders in the region via video conference on Tuesday.

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France to Meet Sahel Leaders as it Mulls Troop Drawdown

France and five allies gather on Monday to discuss the Sahel's jihadist insurgency, with Paris looking for support enabling it to cut French troop numbers in the strife-torn region.

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Iran Diplomat Given 20 Years for Paris Bomb Plot

A Belgian court convicted an Iranian diplomat Thursday for plotting a thwarted 2018 bombing of an opposition rally outside Paris and ordered him jailed for 20 years.

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French Firm to Start Making Moderna Covid Vaccine Next Month

A French lab will start producing Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine in March, while another  will begin making the vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech in April, Industry Minister Agnes Pannier-Runacher said Wednesday.

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Man Held in France after Severed Head Found in Box

French police were holding a man under arrest on Tuesday after discovering a severed head in a box that had been thrown out of a window in the centre of the southern port city of Toulon.

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France Urges Myanmar Military to 'Respect' Election Results

The French government on Monday called on Myanmar's military leaders to respect the result of last November's election, after Aung San Suu Kyi and other civilian leaders were arrested in a coup.

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Virus Pushes French Economy into Deep Recession

The French economy plunged into a deep recession last year as the coronavirus pandemic slashed total output by 8.3 percent, official figures showed Friday.

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