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France, officially the French Republic, is a country consisting of metropolitan France in Western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. The metropolitan area of France extends from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean and from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea. It borders Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany to the northeast, Switzerland, Monaco and Italy to the east and Andorra and Spain to the south. The overseas territories include French Guiana in South America and several islands in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans. The country's 18 integral regions span a combined area of 643,801 square kilometres (248,573 sq mi) and a total population of 67.07 million. France is a unitary semi-presidential republic with its capital in Paris, the country's largest city and main cultural and commercial centre. Other major urban areas include Lyon, Marseille, Toulouse, Bordeaux, Lille and Nice. France, including its overseas territories, has the most time zones of any country, with a total of 12.

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French ski season begins under threat of COVID-19 [Video]

French ski season begins under threat of COVID-19

Ski lifts going up the Grande Motte glacier at Tignes carried their first passengers of the season on Saturday, with new rules in place to help prevent a coronavirus outbreak.View on euronews

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Will France's largest glacier still be here by the end of the century? [Video]

Will France's largest glacier still be here by the end of the century?

Euronews visits France's largest glacier La Mer de Glace to see the effects of climate change as part of EU Green Week 2020View on euronews

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France demonstrations pay tribute to beheaded teacher [Video]

France demonstrations pay tribute to beheaded teacher

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French police operations underway after beheading of teacher [Video]

French police operations underway after beheading of teacher

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'We are not afraid': France rallies after beheading of teacher [Video]

'We are not afraid': France rallies after beheading of teacher

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Protests across France after teacher killing [Video]

Protests across France after teacher killing

Thousands of people have protested across France after Friday's terroristkilling of a school teacher. Samuel Paty was beheaded on Friday in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine by a 18-year-old Moscow-born Chechen..

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People pay tribute to beheaded teacher outside school where attack took place [Video]

People pay tribute to beheaded teacher outside school where attack took place

Demonstrations were planned across France on Sunday in Samuel Paty's memory.View on euronews

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Suspect in French beheading horror was Chechen teenager [Video]

Suspect in French beheading horror was Chechen teenager

A suspect shot dead by police after the beheading of a history teacher nearParis was an 18-year-old Chechen, French police said. Authoritiesinvestigating the horrific killing of Samuel Paty in..

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French police arrest nine after teacher beheaded [Video]

French police arrest nine after teacher beheaded

French police have arrested nine people after a suspected Islamist sympathizer beheaded a school teacher on the street of a Paris suburb on Friday, police sources said. Edward Baran reports.

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Emmanuel Macron decries 'Islamist terrorist attack' [Video]

Emmanuel Macron decries 'Islamist terrorist attack'

French President Emmanuel Macron denounced what he called an “Islamistterrorist attack” against a history teacher decapitated in a Paris suburb onFriday, urging the nation to stand united against..

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I'll play Griezmann where I want, says Barca coach Koeman [Video]

I'll play Griezmann where I want, says Barca coach Koeman

Barcelona coach, Ronald Koeman responds to reports that Antoine Griezmann is happier playing for France than Barcelona.

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Coronavirus pandemic: Last night out in France as 20 million face virus curfew [Video]

Coronavirus pandemic: Last night out in France as 20 million face virus curfew

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France - Sarkozy probe: Ex-President under investigation in Libya financing case [Video]

France - Sarkozy probe: Ex-President under investigation in Libya financing case

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Coronavirus: Only around 1/3 of French respondents would take COVID-19 vaccine, Euronews poll shows [Video]

Coronavirus: Only around 1/3 of French respondents would take COVID-19 vaccine, Euronews poll shows

Vaccine scepticism, even when it comes to COVID-19, appears high in France.

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Coronavirus in France: Not on maximum alert level, city of Rouen goes under curfew anyway [Video]

Coronavirus in France: Not on maximum alert level, city of Rouen goes under curfew anyway

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French prime minister provides details on curfew [Video]

French prime minister provides details on curfew

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COVID-19 reportedly killing 1,000 per day in Europe [Video]

COVID-19 reportedly killing 1,000 per day in Europe

Coronavirus cases in France have gone up by nearly a third in just one day.

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Coronavirus in France: Curfews to come into force in several cities saturday [Video]

Coronavirus in France: Curfews to come into force in several cities saturday

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France Covid probe: What is the Law Court of the Republic, established to try ministerial misconducts? [Video]

France Covid probe: What is the Law Court of the Republic, established to try ministerial misconducts?

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France Coronavirus pandemic: Macron orders anti-virus curfew. [Video]

France Coronavirus pandemic: Macron orders anti-virus curfew.

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Coronavirus in France: Curfew leaves Paris' restaurants on the brink of bankruptcy [Video]

Coronavirus in France: Curfew leaves Paris' restaurants on the brink of bankruptcy

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Coronavirus in France:  Alsace, former epicenter of Covid, coping with crisis today [Video]

Coronavirus in France: Alsace, former epicenter of Covid, coping with crisis today

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Coronavirus in France: Parisians react to Macron's announcements [Video]

Coronavirus in France: Parisians react to Macron's announcements

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‘We have to act’: France’s Macron orders curfews to contain COVID [Video]

‘We have to act’: France’s Macron orders curfews to contain COVID

French leader orders nighttime curfews for Paris and eight other French cities to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

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