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Eiji Kawashima finalizes one-year deal with Strasbourg

Aug 30, 2018

Eiji Kawashima finalizes one-year deal with Strasbourg

Veteran goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima signed a one-year deal with Strasbourg, the French first-division club said Wednesday. The 35-year-old had been searching for a new club since the recent expiration of his two-year contract with Metz, who were relegated last season to the French second ...

EU security must no longer depend on US, says Macron

Aug 28, 2018

EU security must no longer depend on US, says Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday called for Europe to stop relying on the United States for its military defense as he pushed for fresh EU integration in the face of rising nationalism around the continent. Relaunching his diplomatic agenda after the summer break, the ...

Islamic State leader killed in French airstrike in Mali: army

Aug 28, 2018

Islamic State leader killed in French airstrike in Mali: army

A top jihadi leader of the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara group, an aide and two civilians have been killed in northeastern Mali by a French airstrike, the French command center in Paris said Monday. "Commandos deployed on the ground (after the airstrike) confirmed ...

Macron targets French welfare spending as deficit pressure rises

Aug 27, 2018

Macron targets French welfare spending as deficit pressure rises

French President Emmanuel Macron's government will tackle social spending in the next wave of its reforms as weaker than expected growth puts pressure on the budget deficit, the prime minister said on Sunday. Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said in an interview in Le Journal du ...

'Red love': Hundreds of redheads gather in western France

/ Aug 26, 2018

'Red love': Hundreds of redheads gather in western France

Ginger, auburn, strawberry blonde; all types of redheads turned out in the hundreds in western France on Saturday for the first "Red Love" festival. "I was born red, I will stay red and I am beautiful like everyone around me," declared Simon, a 32-year-old farm ...

France captain Hugo Lloris charged with drunken driving

Aug 24, 2018

France captain Hugo Lloris charged with drunken driving

France's World Cup-winning captain Hugo Lloris has been charged with drunken driving in London. The Metropolitan Police said the Tottenham goalkeeper was charged on Friday following a routine patrol stop. Lloris was released on police bail and is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court on ...