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  • France lags behind european neighbours on procreation rights, say activists
  • France’s national ethics committee on Tuesday recommended the country’s laws on medically assisted procreation (MAP) be extended to include lesbian couples and single women. FRANCE 24 takes a look at where other EU members stand on the issue.

  • Scottish leader to postpone new independence referendum
  • Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon told lawmakers Tuesday she was postponing plans to seek a second independence referendum, saying she would revisit the issue when the terms of Britain's departure from the European Union become clearer.

  • ‘Historic’ cyber attack hits Ukraine government and businesses
  • A massive cyber attack caused disruption across Europe on Tuesday, but hackers appeared to target Ukrainian government offices, infrastructure and key businesses in particular.

  • ‘Nouvelle Cuisine’ pioneer chef Alain Senderens dies aged 77
  • Leading French chef Alain Senderens, one of the founders of the Nouvelle Cuisine movement, has died aged 77, food critic Gilles Pudlowski told AFP on Monday.

  • Netherlands found partially liable for Srebrenica massacre deaths
  • A Dutch appeals court ruled Tuesday that the government was partially liable in the deaths of more than 300 Muslim men killed by Bosnian Serb forces in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre.

  • EU hits Google with record €2.4bn euro antitrust fine
  • The European Union's competition watchdog has slapped a record 2.42 billion euro ($2.72 billion) fine on internet giant Google for breaching antitrust rules with its online shopping service.

  • Former French PM Valls quits Socialists to back Macron's party
  • Former French prime minister Manuel Valls said Tuesday he was leaving the Socialist Party and is ready to join forces with President Emmanuel Macron's centrist group in parliament – assuming they want him.

  • Gaffe-prone former French prime minister Raffarin retires from politics
  • Veteran French conservative Jean-Pierre Raffarin, a former prime minister who was frequently teased for his bizarre aphorisms, known as “raffarinades”, announced on Tuesday he was quitting politics to set up an NGO.

  • Trump’s ‘America First’ policy plunges global image of US, survey shows
  • The image of the US has deteriorated sharply across the globe under President Donald Trump and an overwhelming majority of people in other countries have no confidence in his ability to lead, a survey from the Pew Research Center showed.

  • Russia cracks down on hooligans ahead of 2018 World Cup
  • Russia is currently hosting the FIFA Confederations Cup. The football tournament brings together eight teams in four Russian cities. It's a perfect opportunity for the country to test its stadiums but also its security before it hosts the World Cup next year. Hooligans are one of the main challenges. Our correspondents in Moscow went to find out how Russian authorities are cracking down on violent fans.