France has expressed its deep concern over allegations Alexei Navalny was deliberately poisoned. The Russian opposition remains in a Berlin hospital after falling ill on a flight. The Kremlin has brushed off the allegations and continues to play down the seriousness of the poisoning.
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France is a republic and the largest Western European nation. Through expansion and colonisation in the 17th and 18th centuries France became a great power and still retains territories around the world. It has a seat on the UN security council and is the world’s fourth most wealthy country with a high standard of living and strong cultural identity.