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The Mistral Vladivostok at the STX  Les Chantiers de l'Atlantique in Saint-Nazaire, April 2014
21/11/2014 - France - Russia

Second Russian Mistral warship nears launch in French shipyard

The second Mistral warship being built for Russia by French shipbuilders was placed in the dock in Brittany's Saint-Nazaire shipyard on Thursday night.
17/11/2014 - France - USA

French tourist arrested for scaling Brooklyn Bridge

The man, identified as Yonathan Souid, faces charges of reckless endangerment and criminal trespassing for climbing up a beam of the famous bridge in New York.

A Linea 2 Mexico City metro train near the General Anaya station on Calzada de Tlalpan
16/11/2014 - France - Mexico

Alstom wins 343-million-euro Mexico City metro contract

French energy and transport giant Alstom has won the contract to modernise Mexico City’s subway trains. The deal is worth 5.8 billion Mexican pesos (343 million euros).

Hassan Diab in Ottowa in 2011.
16/11/2014 - France - Canada - Middle East

Lebanese-Canadian charged with 1980 Paris synagogue bombing

The Canadian academic accused of the 1980 bombing of a Paris synagogue has been charged in France after being deported from Montreal.
The scene of the bombing near the synagogue in the rue Copernic in 1980
14/11/2014 - France - Canada - Lebanon

Canada to extradite 1980 Paris synagogue bombing suspect Hassan Diab

Canada is to extradite a Lebanese-Canadian academic accused of being behind a bombing outside a Paris synagogue in 1980 to France.
Philae lands safely on the comet 67P Churyumov Gerasimenko, 12 November 2014.
13/11/2014 - France - Outer Space

French space agency 'live with Philae' on Comet Chury

France's national space agency is now monitoring the robot Philae, which has made the first-ever landing on a comet after a 10-year journey and communicating with Earth from 510 million kilometres ...
French yachtsman Loïck Peyron wins transatlantic Route du Rhum, Pointe à Pitre, Guadeloupe, 10 November 2014.
10/11/2014 - FRANCE

French yachtsman Peyron wins Route du Rhum race

French yachtsman Loïck Peyron won the transatlantic Route du Rhum on Monday and set a new record time for the 6560-kilometre journey.

Drone Predator of the US Air Force
07/11/2014 - France - Syria

French jihadist targeted by US Syria air strike

A US air raid may have killed a French jihadist in Syria on Thursday, defence officials in Washington say.
French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron.
05/11/2014 - France - United States

France okays General Electic take-over of Alstom energy assets

France has authorised the sale of most of Alstom’s energy assets to the US’s General Electric (GE) in a 13-billion-euro deal.
Yanick Lahens, Paris 3 Nov 2014
03/11/2014 - France - Haiti

Haiti's Yanick Lahens wins France's Femina literary prize

An all-woman jury awarded France's prestigious Femina Prize to Haiti's Yanick Lahens on Monday for Bain de lune, a family epic interwoven with the challenges facing her home country.

French yachtsman Thomas Coville. File.
03/11/2014 - FRANCE

Favourite Coville out of Route du Rhum yacht race

The Route du Rhum yacht race lost one of the favourites on Monday. Thomas Coville was hit by a cargo ship just hours after setting off and was forced to retire.

03/11/2014 - France - Canada

Hollande in Canada to boost French trade

President François Hollande is in Canada, the first visit by a French leader in 25 years, on a visit where the focus is on research and trade co operation as well as climate change ...
A shipyard in the Philippines
27/10/2014 - France - World economy

World’s shipbuilders pitch for 450-billion-euro market at Paris salon

Naval contractors show their wares in Paris this week, pitching for a cut of the 45-billion-euro world market in a sector that is growing despite cuts in government spending.
Melvin and Jean McNair
25/10/2014 - France-US

Ex-Black Panther and hijacker refuged in France, dies at 68

Jean Mc Nair, a former member of the black rights radical group the Black Panthers, died on Friday in the north west town of Caen in Normandy, from a heart attack.
24/10/2014 - FRANCE - US

French Academy of Science award winner on need to protect scientists

The French Academy of Science has awarded its top prize to Joel Lebowitz, a professor of physics and mathematics at Rutgers University

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