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French police brace for “Battle of Britain” after night of fan violence

LENS, France: Thousands of England and Wales fans gathered in the French town of Lens for their team’s Euro 2016 football showdown on Thursday, with police braced to prevent more of the violence that has brought England and Russia the risk of expulsion from the tournament. French riot police charged and used tear gas to… Read More »

French head of EU foreign service quits in shake-up

BRUSSELS: The head of the European Union’s foreign service, French diplomat Alain Le Roy, has resigned after differences with EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, EU diplomats said. Le Roy’s departure “for personal reasons” just 16 months after he took the job of secretary-general of the European External Action Service was disclosed in a brief… Read More »