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The USS Eisenhower transits the Mediterranean Sea alongside the Charles de Gaulle in 2016.

These are 2 of the world’s most powerful aircraft carrier classes — this is how they stack up

France's Charles de Gaulle is the only nuclear-powered aircraft carrier outside of the US Navy. Here's how it stacks up to the US's Nimitz-class.
Rédoine Faïd.

A French gangster who busted out of jail in a helicopter has been caught after 3 months on the run

Gangster Rédoine Faïd was sprung out of a French jail in July by three masked gunmen who escaped with him in a stolen helicopter. On Wednesday French police tracked him down to a town north of Paris. Faïd, a convicted murderer, has escaped from jail before, and is now subject to intense security.
An escaped horse burst into a bar in Chantilly, France, causing a disturbance last month.

An escaped racehorse burst into a bar in France, sending patrons fleeing

A horse caused a disturbance in Chantilly, France last month when it escaped its trainer and ran into a nearby bar.
Even if Marie Antoinette didn't say it, the sentiment is clear.

Leaked internal memo shows how Bank of America is trying to persuade London bankers to move to Paris

Bank of America Merrill Lynch plans to move as many as 400 sales and trading jobs to Paris as part of Brexit preparations. The bank produced an information leaflet for workers who may be affected that was circulated internally in August and trumpeted the benefits of Paris.
25-year-old jobseeker Jonathan Jahan found a job after French President Emmanuel Macron said he could just "cross the road and find you something."

French millennial swamped with 20 job offers after Macron told him to just go find a job

Earlier this month a viral video showed French President Emmanuel Macron telling 25-year-old Jonathan Jahan he'd simply "cross the road and find you something." Macron insisted that he could easily find a job in a hotel or café. The French unemployment rate is 9%.
French President Emmanuel Macron attends a news conference at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France December 10, 2017

French President Emmanuel Macron’s job-approval rating hits its lowest point yet

French President Emmanuel Macron is facing his worst approval rating yet at 31%. That number is worse than his predecessor Francois Hollande had at this point in the presidency. Hollande would go on to be the most unpopular president in French history.
All French children under 15 will be banned from using their phones at any point during the day. This child is playing with an iPhone X in in Tokyo.

France has banned all children under 15 from using their phones in school

French children returning to school this year will not be able to use cellphones at any point during the day, including mealtimes. The nationwide ban, which includes tables and smartwatches, covers all students under 15. The government hopes to reduce children's dependence and distraction by phones.

Putin made a telling blunder in a shouting match with Ukraine’s president, France’s Hollande says

Russian President Vladimir Putin got so angry during a shouting match with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko that he revealed he was lying about Russia's role in a military uprising in eastern Ukraine, former French President Francois Hollande wrote in a book reflecting on his time in office.
A French soldier from Operation Barkhane rides in an armored vehicle in Mali

Airstrike kills terrorist leader tied to deadly 2017 ambush on US troops in Niger

A French airstrike on a terrorist camp in Mali killed a member of the senior leadership of the Islamic State affiliate in West Africa that killed four Green Berets in a deadly ambush in Niger last year, according to reports from the French military.
President Donald Trump wants to hold a grand military parade in the nation's capital on November 10.

Trump’s big military parade will reportedly cost $80 million more than expected

The original cost estimates for the parade were $12 million. Now they are reportedly $80 million more expensive at $92 million.