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Latest news: France

France backs Australia lifting civil nuclear energy ban

As Australia grapples with whether to embrace nuclear energy to reach net-zero emissions France's foreign minister has encouraged it as part of the renewables future. 

Australia and France strike defence pact on base access

Australian soldiers will have greater access to French military bases in the Pacific region and Indian Ocean under a new defence pact.

France deploys 45,000 police, arrests hundreds in riots

Some 45,000 police officers and a number of armoured vehicles have been deployed as riots rock French cities for a fourth night over a teenager's fatal shooting.

Sixth body recovered from collapsed French buildings

French rescue workers have found a sixth body in the rubble of buildings in the southern city of Marseille that collapsed following an explosion, a spokesman for the police says.

Four bodies recovered from collapsed French buildings

French rescue workers have found four bodies in the rubble of buildings in the southern city of Marseille that collapsed following an explosion.

More clashes during French protests over pension reform

Paris police have clashed with demonstrators for a third night as thousands of people marched throughout the country amid anger at the government pushing through a rise in the state pension age without a parliamentary vote.

Police, protesters clash in Paris over pension reforms

Riot police have clashed with protesters in Paris as a new demonstration took place against the government's plans to raise the French state pension age.

French Senate adopts Macron’s unpopular pension reforms

The French Senate has adopted President Emmanuel Macron's unpopular pension reform plan in the wake of a seventh day of demonstrations.

Bus with 40 children crashes in France, 21 injured

French authorities say a bus carrying 40 primary school students home from a trip to the French Alps has plunged down a wooded slope into a creek.

World’s oldest known person dies at 118

A French nun who was believed to be the world's oldest person has died a few weeks before her 119th birthday, the spokesperson for her nursing home in southern France says.

Argentina win World Cup after wonder final

Lionel Messi's Argentina have won the World Cup in a penalty shootout after an amazing final with France ended in a 3-3 draw after extra-time in Qatar.

France into World Cup final with 2-0 win over Morocco

France will take on Argentina in the World Cup showpiece after beating Morocco 2-0 in an absorbing semi-final to end the fairytale run of the north Africans and stay on course for a successful title defence.