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Final push on Syria’s Raqa to begin in days: France

The international coalition battling the Islamic State group will begin a final push on the jihadists’ Syrian stronghold Raqa in the coming days, French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Friday.

Eurozone growth ‘surges’ to six-year high: survey

The eurozone economy grew at its fastest pace in six years in March, as all signs pointed to a recovery “surging higher” led by France and Germany, a closely watched survey showed Friday.