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After surviving COVID-19, French neurosurgeon faces long road to recovery

Apr 30 2020

TAVERNY, France Georg Dorfmuller had hardly been sick during a career that saw him rise to become a top paediatric neurosurgeon in Paris, but all that changed when he contracted COVID-19.

'Don't give up', French virus survivor tells others fighting disease

Apr 24 2020

STAINS, France On April 5, 61-year-old Mang Phother felt his breathing getting worse and worse. Two days later he was rushed to a hospital in Paris' northern suburbs and found himself battling COVID-19 from an intensive care bed. | Video

French troops in Mali anti-jihadist campaign mired in mud and mistrust

Aug 13 2019

GOSSI, Mali The French soldiers seeking out jihadists in central Mali's savannahs were prepared for the sandstorms, the thunderstorms, the lack of anything resembling a road and the need to tow vehicles whose wheels kept getting stuck in floodplains. | Video

Amid outcry over Yemen war, Saudi ship leaves France without arms cargo

May 10 2019

PARIS/LE HAVRE A Saudi vessel that had been due to load weapons at a northern French port on Friday set sail without them and headed for Spain, a day after a rights group tried to block the cargo on humanitarian grounds.

Rights groups try to block Saudi vessel loading French arms

May 09 2019

LE HAVRE, France Two French human rights group on Thursday sought to block the loading of weapons onto a Saudi Arabian vessel that is due to dock in northern France later in the day, the groups said, arguing the cargo contravened an international arms treaty.

Macron backs Corsica mention in French constitution, rejects other demands

Feb 07 2018

BASTIA, France President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday he was open to adding a specific mention of Corsica in the French Constitution but rejected several other demands for autonomy made by the island's nationalist leaders.

Car rams into soldiers in Paris suburb, suspect arrested after manhunt

Aug 09 2017

PARIS French police shot and arrested a man on Wednesday suspected of deliberately ramming his car into a group of soldiers in a Parisian suburb hours earlier, injuring six of them in what the government called a deliberate attack. | Video

Minor scuffles in Lille as Russia, England fans arrive for Euro games

Jun 14 2016

LILLE, France A small group of Russian and English fans briefly scuffled in the northern city of Lille where thousands of supporters arrived in the area for the Euro 2016 soccer tournament. | Video

Rights allegations in Mali cloud France Hollande's visit

Feb 01 2013

BAMAKO/TIMBUKTU, Mali A French-led offensive against Islamists in Mali has led to civilian deaths from air strikes and ethnic reprisals by Malian troops, human rights groups said on Friday, a day before President Francois Hollande was due to visit the country. | Video

Rights allegations in Mali cloud France Hollande's visit

Feb 01 2013

BAMAKO/TIMBUKTU, Mali A French-led offensive against Islamists in Mali has led to civilian deaths from air strikes and ethnic reprisals by Malian troops, human rights groups said on Friday, a day before President Francois Hollande was due to visit the country.

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