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French rail strike resumes as government warns it won’t back down

French rail workers launched their latest two-day strike on Sunday over plans to overhaul the heavily indebted train operator SNCF, the biggest test yet to President Emmanuel Macron's drive to reform the country's economy.

French parliament passes law to abandon oil, gas production by 2040

The French lower house of parliament has approved a law that provides for the gradual abandonment of the exploration and production of oil, gas and coal by 2040, the French Ecology Ministry said in a communique.

France to close several nuclear reactors – minister

French Environment Minister Nicolas Hulot reiterated on Wednesday that France would need to close several nuclear reactors.

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Barack Obama: French World Cup victors show triumph of diversity

Former US president Barack Obama on Tuesday singled out the African heritage of many players in France’s World Cup-winning football team in a speech paying tribute to Nelson Mandela.