At least 10,000 people, including thousands of holidaymakers, were evacuated overnight after a new wildfire broke out in southern France, which was already battling massive blazes, authorities said Wednesday.
France was working to generate €4.5 billion ($5.12 billion) in spending cuts in 2017 as it wants to tame the public deficit to three percent of economic output by the end of this year, Gerald Darmanin, minister of action and public accounts said.
French lawmakers have voted to further prolong the country's state of emergency, despite growing criticism from the United Nations as well as major NGOs. This is expected to be final extension, as the new French government is seeking to make emergency police powers common legal practice. Press TV correspondent Ramin Mazaheri reports from Paris.
Total plans to boost long-term cooperation with Iran in the fields of gas, oil and petrochemicals, the French energy giant CEO Patrick Pouyanne said in a meeting with Pres. Rouhani in Tehran on Monday.
France’s economy expanded by even more than previously thought in the first three months of this year, with a second upgrade to estimates in under a month underscoring the strength of the eurozone’s recent recovery.
The government of French President Emmanuel Macron has proposed the outlines of a controversial anti-terrorism law that would end the state of emergency in France but incorporate several of the tough measures under the emergency into permanent law.