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Paris shootings in city centre and explosion at Stade de France

November 13, 2015 4:46 PM0 comments
Paris shootings in city centre and explosion at Stade de France

Gunmen have opened fire in several places in the French capital, Paris, causing several casualties, French media report. At least one man opened fire with an automatic gun at the Cambodge restaurant in the 11th district. At least 60 people are dead in shootings and bombings in ‪#‎Paris‬. A number of […]

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eMediaWorld.com Reports $270 million worth of cocaine found on Air France flight

September 22, 2013 8:56 AM0 comments
eMediaWorld.com Reports $270 million worth of cocaine found on Air France flight

FRANCE – There was something odd about the 30 suitcases that showed up on a flight from Venezuela. The colorful bags weren’t registered to any of the passengers on the plane. When French officials opened them up, they discovered why — 1.3 tons of pure cocaine were stuffed inside the […]

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eMediaWorld.com Reports French President Francois Hollande Hasn’t Ruled Out ‘Military Option’ Against Syria

September 15, 2013 12:37 PM0 comments
eMediaWorld.com Reports French President Francois Hollande Hasn’t Ruled Out ‘Military Option’ Against Syria

PARIS — French President Francois Hollande hasn’t ruled out the “military option” against Syria, as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry flies to Paris for talks Monday on how to rid Syria of its chemical weapons stockpile. In a televised address Sunday night, Hollande said: “The military option must remain; […]

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eMediaWorld.com Reports Spain, Britain, France win at Euro championship

September 8, 2013 3:23 PM0 comments
eMediaWorld.com Reports Spain, Britain, France win at Euro championship

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia — Tony Parker scored 28 points Sunday to lead France past Ukraine 77-71 and into the second round of the European basketball championship. Earlier, Finland edged Russia 86-83 in double overtime Sunday to also earn a place in the second round. Finland trailed in both regulation and first […]

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eMediaWorld.com Reactions to developments in Egypt

August 16, 2013 4:40 PM0 comments
eMediaWorld.com Reactions to developments in Egypt

Reactions on Friday around the world to developments in Egypt following clashes in which hundreds of people were killed and thousands injured: EUROPEAN UNION – European leaders spoke Friday about the need for a coordinated EU response to the violence in Egypt and agreed there should be a meeting of […]

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eMediaWorld.com China investigates France’s Sanofi for alleged bribery: Xinhua

August 10, 2013 10:14 AM0 comments
eMediaWorld.com China investigates France’s Sanofi for alleged bribery: Xinhua

BEIJING – China has started investigating French drugmaker Sanofi SA for allegedly bribing more than 500 Chinese doctors with about 1.7 million yuan ($277,600) of payments to raise sales, China’s Xinhua state news agency said on Saturday. Xinhua cited a health bureau official as saying the team investigating Sanofi would […]

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eMediaWorld.com Eiffel Tower evacuated after bomb scare

August 9, 2013 7:05 AM0 comments
eMediaWorld.com Eiffel Tower evacuated after bomb scare

PARIS – France’s famous Eiffel Tower was evacuated of all tourists and staff Friday after a bomb alert, according to police. Reuters is reporting the 1,062-foot iron tower was evacuated around 2 p.m. (12:30 GMT) and has not reopened to tourists yet. Built in 1889 and one of the world’s […]

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At 100th Tour, no such thing as a dull day

July 12, 2013 2:33 PM0 comments
At 100th Tour, no such thing as a dull day

SAINT-AMAND-MONTROND, France — Wily Tour de France riders who used the wind and worked together to trap their rivals turned a trek across the flats of central France into a thriller on Friday, as exciting and, for the most unfortunate, as decisive as any spectacular day in the mountains. Yellow […]

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France threatens Google with privacy fines

June 20, 2013 5:16 AM0 comments
France threatens Google with privacy fines

PARIS — France is giving Google three months to be more upfront about the data it collects from users — or be fined. Other European countries aren’t far behind. Now it’s up to Google to decide whether the relatively small fines are enough of an incentive to rethink its privacy […]

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Dexia collapse fears threaten euro bank dominos

October 4, 2011 9:13 AM38 comments
Dexia collapse fears threaten euro bank dominos

October 4, 2011 (eMediaWorld) France and Belgium will “step in” if needed to save the troubled Dexia bank, the Belgian finance minister said Tuesday, amid fears of collapsing dominos throughout Europe’s ailing banking system. The Franco-Belgian bank, already bailed out when the US mortgage market crashed in late 2008, is […]

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