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From New York to London in less than five hours: Storm Ciara, which swept across Europe this weekend, caused significant delays and cancelations for travelers, but the storm’s tailwinds saw one British Airways flight cross the Atlantic in record-breaking time.
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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.