Libya's rival factions should stick to a United Nations peace process and prepare for elections in spring 2018, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Thursday, trying to give stalled UN talks a new push.
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.