, officially the French Republic (French: République française [ʁepyblik fʁɑ̃sɛz]), is a sovereign state comprising territory in western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. The European part of France, called metropolitan France, extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean. France spans 643,801 square kilometres (248,573 sq mi) and has a total population of 66.6 million. It is a unitary semi-presidential republic with the capital in Paris, the country's largest city and main cultural and commercial centre. The Constitution of France establishes the state as secular and democratic, with its sovereignty derived from the people.

During the Iron Age, what is now Metropolitan France was inhabited by the Gauls, a Celtic people. The Gauls were conquered in 51 BC by the Roman Empire, which held Gaul until 486. The Gallo-Romans faced raids and migration from the Germanic Franks, who dominated the region for hundreds of years, eventually creating the medieval Kingdom of France. France emerged as a major European power in the Late Middle Ages, with its victory in the Hundred Years' War (1337 to 1453) strengthening French state-building and paving the way for a future centralized absolute monarchy. During the Renaissance, France experienced a vast cultural development and established the beginning of a global colonial empire. The 16th century was dominated by religious civil wars between Catholics and Protestants (Huguenots).


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Secret memoir of a starlet, by Joan Collins (aged 15): Mysterious suitcase left on her ...

The Daily Mail 30 Jan 2021
When I see my age [written down], I always think ... 'Oh my God, can you send it to me?' And so he did, by courier. 'When it arrived at my home in the South of France, I opened it and there was all my diaries, scrapbooks, newspaper cuttings, photographs and private letters from my parents, younger sister, Jackie, and various boyfriends.' ... What a day ... .

Deliveroo courier jailed by French court for refusing to deliver Jewish food

The National 15 Jan 2021
Two restaurant owners in France's eastern city of Strasbourg filed complaints last week after alleging the courier, 19, cancelled delivery orders when he found out they were for "Israeli food" ... He said that the courier, an Algerian who entered France on a tourist visa ...

French Court Sentences ‘I Don’t Deliver to Jews’ Courier to Jail Term, Deportation

The Algemeiner 15 Jan 2021
A courier working for food delivery app ... He added that the courier, an Algerian who entered France on a tourist visa that has since expired, fraudulently used an associate’s Deliveroo codes and had his proceeds transferred to the account of a third person.Related coverage.

Bidding adieu to a wonderful country with excellent taste as my French adventure comes to ...

The Courier 09 Jan 2021
Murray Chalmers regularly writes columns for The Courier's food and drink magazine, The Menu. Here he looks back on his culinary adventures in France... .

Jobandtalent tops up with $108M for its ‘workforce as a service’ platform

Crunch 08 Jan 2021
... in several of the markets where Jobandtalent operates (such as Spain, where Glovo continues to face legal challenges over its classification of delivery couriers, for example; and France and the UK, where Uber has lost a number of employment tribunals over driver status).

Oswald Job was wrongly executed, claims biographer

The Times/The Sunday Times 31 Dec 2020
After his arrest Job, 58, claimed that he accepted the Germans’ brief to act as a courier and spy only to escape France — and never ...

Deaths Summary for Thursday, December 31, 2020

The Post and Courier 31 Dec 2020
The Post and CourierCharleston County. CHANDLER,�Frances Joanne, 88, of�North Charleston�died Monday. Arrangements by Simplicity Lowcountry Cremation and Burial Services' Summerville Chapel. JOHNSON,�Jay Scott, 62, of�Charleston�died Saturday. Arrangements by Dickerson Mortuary of North Charleston ... Arrangements by Stuhr's Mount Pleasant Chapel ... 13 ... 23 ... .

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The Courier Times 14 Nov 2020
Obituaries will be printed in The Courier-Times exactly as they come from the funeral home. The Courier-Times takes no responsibility for mistakes. Frances B. Appleby, 84, of New Castle. died Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020. Arrangements pending at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in New Castle. × This page requires Javascript ... ....

Molly pills worth Rs 1.2 crore hidden in foot massager seized

The Times of India 12 Nov 2020
Bengaluru ... Hidden in a German-made , the drugs were couriered from France to be delivered to an unidentified person in Bengaluru ... Investigators ascertained that the sender from France had removed some components of the massager to make room for the drugs to be shipped to Bengaluru following a specific order possibly made via the darknet ... Download ... .

France pays tribute to six-year-old resistance hero Marcel Pinte

The Guardian 11 Nov 2020
Special Armistice Day ceremony lauds contribution of wartime courier who died in 1944 ...
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