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Brexit
Expats lose bid to scrap 15-year rule for EU referendum
Photo: D Smith/Flickr

Long term British expats face being locked out of Brexit referendum after high court ruling on Thursday.

Disease experts to compare Zika notes in France
An Aedes Aegypti mosquito photographed on human skin. Photo: AFP

Some 600 disease experts from 43 nations will gather in Paris on Monday to pore over scant but increasingly worrisome data emerging about the Zika virus sweeping Latin America and threatening the world.

France's Hollande pledges aid to Lebanon
Lebanese Prime Minister Tamam Salam (R) and French President Francois Hollande shake hands on Saturday. Photo: Stephane de Sakutin / AFP

French President Francois Hollande on Saturday pledged financial and military support for Lebanon and urged its paralysed political class to elect a president, at the start of a regional tour.

Germany and France hopeful for deal over Greece
“It is crucial to resolve the Greek issue now or we will always be on the edge of a cliff.” Photo: Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP

The finance ministers of Germany and France said late Saturday they were optimistic of a deal soon to move Greece’s bailout ahead, reiterating that the IMF needs to be involved.

France and Germany back Libyan unity government
French Foreign affairs minister Jean-Marc Ayrault (L) and German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier walk on the tarmac upon their arrival in the Libyan capital, Tripoli. Photo: AFP

The foreign ministers of France and Germany made an unannounced visit on Saturday to Tripoli in a show of support for the new unity government striving to bridge Libya's deep political divisions.

Britons treated in northern French hospitals in new deal
L'Institut Calot in Berck-sur-Mer. Photo: Steve C via Flickr. https://flic.kr/p/cstPgo

Two hospitals in northern France have begun carrying out surgery on British patients under a new agreement with Britain's National Health Service (NHS), officials said Friday.

Edward Snowden releases song with French legend
Edward Snowden, who in 2013 revealed widespread US foreign surveillance, has released a song with French electronic artist Jean-Michel Jarre. Photo: Frederick Florin/AFP

The obvious question is, "why"?

Brussels jihadist cell planned new attack in France
Belgian police officers stand guard in a street in Etterbeek while their colleagues search a warehouse in relation with terrorists arrests in Belgium on Saturday. Photo: AFP

UPDATED: Surprised by quick-moving investigation so targeted Brussels instead.

France slammed over 'slow' child asylum claims
Longfield's office said charities claimed some of the children were as young as 10. Photo: AFP

"The camp is an incredibly dangerous place for an unaccompanied child."

Abrini admits he was 'man in hat' at Brussels airport
Mohamed Abrini. Photo: Police

Paris attacks suspect Mohamed Abrini confessed to being "the man in the hat" caught on video with suicide bombers at Brussels airport last month, images that had sparked a massive manhunt.

Panama Papers
France 'wrong' to designate Panama as a tax haven
Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela said the decision taken by France's government is a wrong and unnecessary step. Photo: Rodrigo Arangua/AFP

Panama may take retaliatory measures against France.

Child 'Jungle' refugee saves lives of 14 adults with text
A file picture of refugees in a truck. Photo: AFP

A young Afghan boy saved his life and that of 14 adults by texting for help from inside a refrigerated truck in which they were being smuggled to Britain, a charity worker who helped him said Friday.

French Jewish man goes to synagogue dressed as jihadist
Photo: AFP

A bad joke at any time, let alone months after the Paris terror attacks.

France-linked terror arrests in Belgium and the Netherlands
Dutch police at the scene of the arrest in Rotterdam. Photo: Marten Van Dijl/ANP/AFP

Belgium has charged a second man linked to a foiled French attack with involvement in a terrorist group, while a French man has been arrested in the Netherlands on terror charges.

Abdeslam says he didn't know about Brussels terror plot
Photo: AFP

UPDATED: Paris suspect Salah Abdeslam wasn't aware of the plan to attack Brussels and has stopped cooperating with police, his lawyer says.

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