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First round of French legislative elections kicks off

The first round of the 2022 French legislative elections kicked off Sunday in Metropolitan France (the region of the country geographically in Europe) for voters to elect 577 members for the National Assembly. According to the Interior…

France names first female Prime minister in 30 years

Elisabeth Borne has been named the new Prime Minister of France, the first time in 30 years that a woman has held the position. Borne will replace Jean Castex in the role, the Elysée Palace said in a statement on Monday, becoming only…

French cabinet to discuss coronavirus measures on Tuesday

The French cabinet will meet on Tuesday to discuss further measures to fight the coronavirus pandemic, Junior Housing Minister Emmanuelle Wargon said. When asked on Sud Radio about the likelihood of a curfew for cities such as Paris where…

Macron Unveils Bill to Combat ‘Islamist Separatism’

French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday detailed the government’s proposed bill to fight manifestations of radical Islamism in the country, tightening control over the foreign influence on Islam and funding for mosques, and promoting…