June 21, marked the anniversary of Iran’s historic victory over the USA at the 1998 World Cup in France as the 2-1 result was the Asian side’s first and to date, only, triumph in the history of the competition.
President Emmanuel Macron was poised to forge ahead with his pro-EU, pro-business reforms Monday after his centrist party redrew France's political map with a resounding victory in parliamentary elections.
France’s industrial sector unexpectedly contracted in April, after a particularly severe drop in manufacturing output, highlighting the challenges still facing new president Emmanuel Macron despite the recent economic pickup across the eurozone.
President Hassan Rouhani and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron held a telephone conversation on Wednesday, stressing the importance of the expansion of Tehran-Paris ties to jointly fight against terrorism.
French President Emmanuel Macron’s party is set for a large lead in the first round of a parliamentary election this month, putting it on course to secure one of the biggest majorities modern France has seen, an Ipsos Sopra-Steria poll showed on Tuesday, Reuters reported.
France has condemned the Bahraini regime’s decision to dissolve the country’s largest leftist political party, the National Democratic Action Society (Wa’ad), stating that the measure which comes as part of the ruling Al Khalifah dynasty’s crackdown on dissent, prevents national reconciliation efforts in the Persian Gulf kingdom.
Rights group Amnesty International accused France on Wednesday of using emergency powers to fight terrorism as a pretext for clamping down on peaceful protests, including over sensitive environmental and labor issues.