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'It's their own fault' - Trump slams France and Germany
Photo: AFP

Republican White House nominee Donald Trump has said that France, Germany and other nations hit by recent terror attacks had only themselves to blame ”because they allowed people to come into their territory.”

Libya armed groups urge fight against French troops
Dozens of protesters rallied Friday outside the GNA’s former headquarters in a Tripoli navy base. Photo: AFP

Armed groups including Islamists have urged Libyans to mobilise against French and other foreign troops deployed in the country, denouncing their presence as a “blatant aggression”.

EgyptAir flight broke up midair after fire: report
The Airbus A320 was en route from Paris to Cairo when it disappeared from radar over the Mediterranean. Photo: AFP

An EgyptAir flight that crashed into the Mediterranean in May likely broke up in midair after a fire erupted in or near the cockpit, the New York Times has reported.

IMF boss Lagarde to stand trial over $400 million payout
Lagarde will be the third successive IMF chief to face trial. Photo: AFP

IMF chief Christine Lagarde was ordered Friday to stand trial in France over a massive state payout to a colourful tycoon when she was French economy minister, dealing a setback to her stellar career.

France to supply Iraq artillery as it steps up fight against Isis
Photo: AFP

France is stepping up its battle against Isis in the Middle East.

May to thrash out Brexit roadmap in Berlin, Paris talks
Theresa May. Photo: DPA

British Prime Minister Theresa May is heading to Berlin on Wednesday and Paris on Thursday to start thrashing out the roadmap for Britain's departure from the EU.

VIDEO: Top five street scams to avoid in Paris
Here are five street scams everyone should know about in Paris. Photo: Screengrab/YouTube

Theresa May heads to France for Brexit talks
Theresa May will meet François Hollande on Thursday. Photo: Philippe Huguen/Justin Tallis / AFP

Britain's new leader puts Germany and France at the top of her to-do list.

Word 'fire' heard on voice recorder of doomed EgyptAir
The flight recorders from the EgyptAir plane that crashed into the Mediterranean last month, after they were recovered by search teams. Photo: Egyptian Ministry of Civil Aviation/AFP

The word "fire" is heard on the cockpit voice recorder of EgyptAir 804 before the plane crashed into the Mediterranean in May, an Egyptian-led investigative committee said Saturday.

French football team flees violence in Turkey
Lyon warming up before a French league game earlier this year. Photo: AFP

French club Lyon were nervously awaiting a flight home from Istanbul on Saturday after their friendly with Fenerbahce was cancelled because of the bloody coup attempt.

World leaders express horror at Nice attack
US President Barack Obama condemned what he said appeared to be a "horrific terrorist attack". Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP

Politicians from around the world have reacted with horror after a truck smashed into a crowd in the French resort of Nice, killing at least 84 as they watched a Bastille Day fireworks display.

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Hollande tells May: get moving on Brexit
François Hollande arrives for the Bastille Day parade. Photo: Stéphane de Sakutin/Pool/AFP

The sooner Britain triggers Brexit, the better, France's President tells Theresa May.

Italy, France and Germany to hold Brexit summit in August
French President François Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Italian premier Matteo Renzi will hold a Brexit summit in August. Photo: John MacDougall/AFP

The summit announcement came as Theresa May took over as British Prime Minister.

Pleas for pragmatism as EU charts post-Brexit future
The EU has to do more to project its image, says IMF chief. Photo: AFP

Senior European political figures appealed Sunday for the EU to set aside lofty debate as it struggles with Brexit-style populism, and instead to focus on measures which clearly benefit citizens.

French business leaders urge swift response to Brexit
Protestors at a pro-EU rally in London on Saturday. Photo: AFP

Financial movers and shakers gathered in France on Saturday urged a clear and timely political response to lift the uncertainty caused by Britain's shock vote to leave the European Union.

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