Reports of homophobic attacks, insults, soar in France in 2019

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In 2019, French police identified 1,870 victims of homophobic or transphobic offences, compared to 1,380 in 2018, representing a 36% increase in the number of victims of anti-LGBT acts, France's interior ministry has announced.

French jobless numbers down in final quarter of 2019

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The number of unemployed in France fell in the final quarter of 2019, down by 1.7% on the third quarter to total 3.309 million people, according to labour ministry figures released on Monday.

Colombian Egan Bernal rides into history with Tour de France win

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Egan Bernal, 22, became the first Colombian to win the gruelling and prestigious three-week Tour de France cycle race on Sunday, and the youngest rider to win it in 110 years, while Australian Caleb Ewan came first in the traditional sprint finish on the Champs-Elysées.