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Why the baby brain can learn two languages at same time
How do babies learn language? Photo: Irene Zaccari / Flickr

Is it confusing for babies to learn two languages simultaneously?

Brexit
Brexit would leave expats in 'ghastly' legal limbo for years
Photo: Paul Lloyd/FLickr

The rights of two million Britons living in the EU would be thrown into doubt for years after Brexit, a new report will conclude.

Unresponsive Air France jet escorted down in UK
Photo: Jonathon Gross/Flickr

British military jets acted fast to escort down an Air France passenger plane from Paris.

France to increase forces in Ivory Coast
French troops based in Abidjan and a soldier from Ivory Coast's Republican Forces carry a soldier during a military exercise. Photo: AFP

France will increase the number of its troops in Ivory Coast, Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Friday on a trip to the African nation which hosts a regional base for French forces.

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.

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