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France and the North Atlantic Alliance (NATO) are not at war with Russia,” French Foreign Ministry said, once again clarifying its stand on the matter in a statement. “NATO partners are not at war with Russia. Escalation is observed only from the Russian side,” a spokesman for the Foreign Ministry said. This comes following the statements made by the Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova where she slammed French President Emmanuel Macron over recent remarks. According to Macron “the possible supply of military aircraft to Ukraine’s Kyiv will not lead to an escalation of the conflict and strikes on Russian…

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For the second time in a month, protestors are beginning to march on for protests against pension reform in Marseille’s Vieux-Port in France to voice their opposition to a planned reform that would raise the retirement age. On Tuesday, a second nationwide strike disrupted French electricity production, public transportation, and schools as workers protested the government’s plans to make people work longer before retirement. Only one-third of the high-speed TGV trains were operational, with even fewer local and regional trains. The Paris metro was also severely disrupted, with platforms packed as commuters jostled to catch the few trains available. Half…

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France is gearing up for major transportation disruptions on Tuesday, with mass strikes and protests expected for the second time in a month in opposition to a planned reform to raise the retirement age. A police source said that one million people are expected to take to the streets across the country to protest plans to raise the retirement age from 62 to 64. France currently has the youngest retirement age of any major European economy. On January 19, 1.1 million people protested the proposed changes, the largest protests since the last major round of pension reform in 2010. On…

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Three days ago, a terror attack warning in Turkey was issued to citizens from the USA, France, and Germany.The USA has updated this warning. “The US government is warning its citizens of possible retaliatory attacks by terrorists on churches, synagogues, diplomatic missions in Istanbul, or other places frequented by Westerners, especially Beyoğlu, Galata, Taksim, and Istiklal areas. Turkish authorities are investigating the matter,” the statement said. In the warning, it was requested to be “vigilant in places frequented by Westerners, avoid crowded places, not draw attention and follow the local media for warnings.” On 27 January, a similar warning came…

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The Ambassador of Ukraine in France said in an interview that allied countries have promised to provide Kyiv with 321 heavy tanks. He did not specify, however, from which countries this weaponry would come. Although delivery dates vary depending on the type of tank and the country of production, we need this assistance as soon as possible. If we wait until August or September, it may be too late,” said the ambassador.

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France has announced new regulations to improve safety in hunting activities, the rules include banning hunting under the influence of drugs or alcohol, extending protection for walkers and residents, and penalties for hunters involved in serious accidents, that could lead to losing their licenses. While the announcement didn’t include the expected ban on hunting on Sundays, Junior Environment Minister Bérangère Couillard stated that the goal is zero accidents and that the regulatory measures are aimed to improve safety seven days a week. According to the statistics from the OFB biodiversity authority, hunting accidents have been decreasing in the past 20…

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