French economic growth picked up in the third quarter, albeit not as much as expected despite a rebound in consumer spending and a stronger business investment, according to data from the INSEE official statistics agency.
A team of French rescue experts began hunting through a huge expanse of debris on the outskirts of the Indonesian city of Palu on Saturday, looking for hands, feet or any body parts of earthquake victims sticking out of the mud.
Iran dismissed France's "concern" about its recent retaliatory missile strikes against terrorists based in Iraq's semiautonomous Kurdistan Region, pledging to keep neutralizing terror groups that pose a threat to its sovereignty.
The French military chief says the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group will have been flushed out from all the territory it once controlled in Syria under a self-proclaimed “caliphate” before the end of this year.
The Iranian Foreign Ministry has dismissed media reports that France has told its diplomats to postpone all non-essential trips to Iran, warning about attempts aimed at undermining relations between the Islamic Republic and Europe, especially France.