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The new vessel is the largest and most modern in the PCG fleet and will be used to patrol the West Philippine Sea and Benham Rise as well as to guard against piracy and terrorism
French prosecutors conclude Air France was aware of technical problems with a key speed-measuring instrument on its Airbus A330 plane, but had failed to inform or train pilots on how to resolve the issue
Environment Minister Francois de Rugy is under unrelenting pressure after the Mediapart website accused him of hosting friends to opulent meals, complete with lobster and vintage wines, while he was speaker of parliament
The train linking the city of Reims with Epernay crashed into the car, which appears to have driven into the level crossing when the barrier was closed
Officers attempt to disperse dozens of protesters, who chanted anti-government slogans, knocked down security barriers erected for the parade, and set fire to refuse bins
'We will reinforce our knowledge of the situation in space, we will better protect our satellites, including in an active manner,' French President Emmanuel Macron says
'We were ready to let him go,' says his nephew Francois Lambert
The legislation – dubbed the GAFA tax – an acronym for Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon – is passed by a simple show of hands in the Senate upper house after previously being passed by the National Assembly lower chamber
The probe into unfair trade practices could pave the way for Washington to impose punitive tariffs – something Trump has done repeatedly since taking office.
But the French government denies supplying the missiles to rebel commander Khalifa Haftar and breaching a UN arms embargo
Emmanuel Bonne's mission is 'to try and open the discussion space to avoid an uncontrolled escalation, or even an accident'
Members of the National Assembly lower house of parliament vote by 434 in favor to 33 against to adopt the law, which is modelled on German legislation that came into force last year.
'The drug war has impaired the future of thousands of Filipino children,' say the 6 progressive legislators who filed the House resolution
Luigi Ventura, 74, faces 4 complaints of sexual abuse – including that he molested a junior official at the Paris town hall
Fan clubs are suing the two alleged sexual abuse victims of the late singer, saying that 'the image of the departed has been damaged'
The allegations against priest Bernard Preynat sparked the biggest crisis in the French church in decades, drawing in its most influential cleric, Cardinal Philippe Barbarin
Heart Evangelista in the fashion capital of the world means next level OOTDs
A Renault spokesman confirms the search is under way and says the company is 'fully cooperating with the authorities'
The main doctor treating Vincent Lambert has informed his family by email that he intends to start removing his feeding tubes in line with a French court ruling
Fiery Megan Rapinoe sinks host France as USA sets up a semifinal showdown against England
Jean-Claude Romand, now 65 years old, will be under electronic surveillance for two years and must live in an area approved by the judiciary
The Bosnian man arrested by German police is accused 'of abetting a terrorist organisation linked to the terror attacks, including on the Bataclan concert hall, on November 13, 2015 in Paris'
Emmanuel Macron is speaking in Tokyo on a visit ahead of this week's Group of 20 meeting, where climate change will be among several contentious issues on the table, along with trade and tensions with Iran
The statement, signed by chief Paris prosector Remy Heitz, emphasizes that the investigation has still not clarified the actual cause of the fire
'Panahon na para sa isang Speaker na tunay na makabayan,' says the Makabayan bloc
Facebook has agreed to provide the IP addresses of accounts containing 'homophobic, racist or anti-Semitic content' at the request of judicial officials, a gov't aide says
(UPDATED) One of the victims dies after jumping out of the window of the 6-storey block of flats situated in the 11th district of Paris
In Zimbabwe, authorities seized soft drinks containing high levels of the active ingredient in drugs used to treat erectile dysfunction
The adviser, Emmanuel Bonne, holds 'high-level meetings' in Tehran, 'with the aim of contributing to the de-escalation of tensions in the region'
A third (33%) of French people do not agree that immunization is safe, according to the poll of more than 140,000 people across 144 countries.
Rock legend Elton John will be receiving the Legion d'Honneur award, France's highest civilian honor
The planes that Cebu Pacific ordered, worth $6.8 billion, will allow the airline to 'continue offering the lowest fares' due to improved passenger capacity
Norway edges out South Korea for a spot in the last 16 of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup
Interior Minister Christophe Castaner defends the way in which police have handled the protests but asks a specially-chosen panel of some 15 experts to develop new ideas for managing demonstrations
Japanese animators say that the industry is struggling due to a lack of animators, bad working conditions, and lack of creativity
The field's area affected by the concert will be replaced before the game scheduled on Saturday
It will take place on June 15 in the Chapel of the Virgin on the east side of the cathedral behind the choir, which has been confirmed to be safe
Four-time winner Chris Froome won't see action in Tour de France after hitting a wall and suffering severe injuries in a training accident
Relations between Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron are frayed, and the tree, a diplomatic source says this week, did not survive
Tens of thousands of French and foreign visitors, many donning WWII uniforms or driving vintage military vehicles, have converged on Normandy to honor the veterans
Renault and Nissan discover 11 million euros ($12 million) of questionable expenses at their Dutch subsidiary RNBV, linked to Carlos Ghosn
Some 160 employees have been on strike since May 27, says the Force Ouvriere union, as they call for a 4.5% pay rise and 900-euro bonus
The singer is accused of raping a woman on the night of January 15 early this year
(UPDATED) European leaders begin the work needed to determine the EU's political direction
Due to the increasing number of museum visitors, the Louvre's staff is now 'suffocating' and very 'overwhelmed'
A police raid is under way in a building in the Oullins suburb just south of the city, a few hours after the arrest of the suspected bomber – a 24-year-old Algerian IT student
The 3 sentenced are among 12 French citizens who were caught in Syria and transferred to Iraqi custody in February 2019
Emmanuel Desreux is given 18 months behind bars and another 18 months suspended sentence for selling inflatable boats with motors to migrants to navigate across the busy waterway from France to Britain.
The survey says nearly three-quarters of companies that tracked gender diversity in their management reported profit hikes of between 5% and 20%
Police have made contact with the climber but do not yet know why he began his ascent via the iron beams