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French man fined for breaching lockdown to ‘smash a guy’s face in’

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A French man has been fined for breaking lockdown rules after declaring in a written statement that he was leaving his house to "smash a guy's face in," police told CNN. The 39-year-old man, living in Brittany, nort...

Lady Gaga’s dog walker shot, two of her French bulldogs stolen

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Lady Gaga's dog walker was shot and her two French bulldogs, Koji and Gustav, were stolen Wednesday night in Hollywood, a source close to the singer tells CNN. The source said the singer "is offering half-a-million ...

French Open begins as top players grumble over cold weather

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The French Open got off to a wet and chilly start on Sunday, with the former world No.1 Victoria Azarenka walking off court during a lull in proceedings because of the cold weather. The tournament's 10th seed was 2...

French army gets ethical go-ahead for bionic soldiers

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The French armed forces now have permission to develop "augmented soldiers" following a report from a military ethics committee. The report, released to the public on Tuesday, considers medical treatments, prostheti...

There’s a reason why French bulldogs are such frequent targets for thieves

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The portly and petite French bulldog is an ideal canine companion: They don't bark much, prefer snuggles and indoor play to long walks or games of catch and retain their puppy-like stature all their lives. Their pop...

French hostage Sophie Pétronin released in Mali after 1,381 days in captivity

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A French aid worker who was kidnapped in the West African country of Mali has been released after almost four years in captivity, the Malian president's office announced Thursday. Armed Islamist extremists kidnapped...

French Senate report says government failed to heed mask stockpile warnings

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Paris A new report from the French Senate alleges that the country's health policy authority failed to heed expert warnings about its stockpile of personal protective equipment, leaving it under-equipped for this yea...

French Open Fast Facts

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Here's a look at the French Open tennis tournament. Facts The French Open is one of four Grand Slam tennis tournaments. The others are the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open. It is the only Grand Slam tourn...

French President Emmanuel Macron tests positive for Covid-19

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Paris French President Emmanuel Macron has tested positive for Covid-19, his office said Thursday. "The President of the Republic has been diagnosed positive for Covid-19 today," the statement from the Elysee Palace ...

A French bulldog is wearing a different Halloween costume every day this month

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There's a dog in Texas dazzling more than 13,000 followers on Instagram with his Halloween costumes. Toad, known by his handle Goodboy.Toad, is delighting fans with #toads31daysofhalloween, a hashtag people can fol...

Three French police officers shot dead after responding to a domestic violence incident

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Paris Three police officers have been shot dead and a fourth has been injured following a domestic violence incident in central France, local prosecutors told CNN affiliate BFM TV. The officers from the Gendarmerie N...

At least three dead, including children, after boat sinks off French coast

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At least three people have died, including children, after a boat capsized in French waters while trying to reach the UK, human rights monitoring group Channel Rescue said. In a statement on Tuesday, the French Regi...

Boris Johnson’s father says he’ll seek French citizenship, hours before Brexit

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London Stanley Johnson, the father of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, has said that he intends to obtain French citizenship -- his comments coming just hours before the UK's final transition out of the European...

French police responding to ‘terrorist attack’ in Nice, local mayor says

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Police in the French coastal city of Nice are responding to a knife attack in the vicinity of a church, which the local mayor has described as a "terrorist attack." Mayor Christian Estrosi said the attacker has been...

Austrian man leaves fortune to French village that saved his family from Nazis

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An Austrian man who died in December has left an undisclosed fortune to the French village of Le Chambon-sur-Lignon to thank residents for hiding his family from Nazis during World War II. I witnessed the rise o...

A New Orleans police officer on patrol in the French Quarter was shot in the face by a pedicab passenger, superintendent says

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A New Orleans police officer was shot in the face and another was injured Friday when a passenger in a pedicab in the French Quarter fired at their vehicle, the city's police superintendent said. The shooting happe...

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