France is one of the world’s most developed states. Its capital is Paris. France is a permanent member of the UNSC, and a founding member of the EU. France has significant international political, economic and cultural influence.
A French judge has reportedly issued an international arrest warrant for a Saudi princess. It relates to an alleged attack by her bodyguard on a workman at her flat in Paris, Reuters reported, citing sources close to the case.
A joint statement by the UK, US, France and Germany says the poisoning of ex-double agent Sergei Skripal was a violation of Britain’s sovereignty by Russia and was the first offensive use of a chemical agent since World War II.
France’s National Front party is planning a makeover, to counter public misconceptions about it. The move, leader Marine Le Pen hopes, will ensure the nationalist faction a firm position in power for decades to come.
Crowds have marched in India protesting against the construction of a nuclear power plant in Jaitapur. The rally coincided with French President Emmanuel Macron’s visit to India, during which the project was pushed forward.