Posts Tagged France

Ph Coast Guard launches ‘most modern’ ship for West Philippine Sea patrol

Robie de Guzman   •   July 18, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Coast Guard on Wednesday said its “most modern” patrol ship has been launched by shipbuilder OCEA in France. The PCG said the 83.6-meter long offshore...

French parliament adopts law that bans smacking children

Robie de Guzman   •   July 5, 2019

French senators on Tuesday (July 3) passed into law an anti-smacking bill that prohibits the use of violence in the education of children, although there will be no punishment for...

France closes thousands of schools amid unprecedented heatwave

Robie de Guzman   •   June 29, 2019

French ministers held a meeting to assess the government’s response to the heatwave on Friday (June 28) with record-breaking highs of 45 degrees Celsius forecast in parts of southern France...

Filipino artist bags international art award in Italy

Aileen Cerrudo   •   February 22, 2019

Paris-based Filipino artist, Allanrey “Migz” Salazar is one of the winners of the prestigious Pablo Picasso International Art Prize 2019. According to Salazar, his art symbolizes his views on the...

France’s ban on full-body Islamic veil violates human rights – U.N. rights panel

admin   •   October 24, 2018

  The U.N. Human Rights Committee said on Tuesday (October 23) that France’s ban on the niqab, the full-body Islamic veil, was a violation of human rights and ordered it...

Macron says keeping Assad in power would be a ‘disastrous mistake’

admin   •   August 28, 2018

  Macron said on Monday (August 27) keeping Bashar al-Assad in power in Syria would be a “disastrous mistake,” although it was not France’s duty to assign the country’s future...

World Cup final stirs memories of 1998 victory in France

admin   •   July 16, 2018

France’s place in the World Cup final on Sunday (July 15) has left many hoping that Les Bleus will be able to recreate the magic that saw them crowned world...

French hostage’s son searches for mother in West African desert

admin   •   July 4, 2018

  Sebastian Petronin sat slumped over a laptop watching a video of his mother, in a headscarf and looking frail and tearful, the latest proof the 72-year-old is alive nearly...

Mini defibrillator batteries and super strength glue win at European Inventor Awards

admin   •   June 8, 2018

  Batteries that can last for five years inside the body and glue that resembles play-dough but can hold up to 400 times its own weight were among the winners...

France commits to combat racist content on social media

admin   •   March 20, 2018

France will toughen restrictions against racism and anti-Semitism on the internet and will actively contribute to the fight on a European level. This was assured by French Prime Minister Édouard...


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