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Pascal Fauret and co-pilot Bruno Odos, Santo Domingo, 15 August 2015.
23/11/2015 - FRANCE

Dominican Republic orders arrests of more French nationals in ‘Air Cocaine’ case

The Dominican Republic issued an arrest warrant on Sunday against three French nationals.
French President Francois Hollande (L) welcomes U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, November 17, 2015.
17/11/2015 - France-United States

US promises France more support against IS as airstrikes continue

For the second time in 24 hours, French warplanes have struck Islamic State positions in the Syrian city Raqqa, the Defence ministry said on Tuesday.
French President Francois Hollande at the Valletta Summit on Migration
12/11/2015 - FRANCE - united states - Cop21

Hollande clashes with Kerry over legally binding climate deal at Cop21

French President François Hollande has contradicted US Secretary of State John Kerry and insisted that the Cop21 Paris climate conference will produce a binding agreement.
One of the "Air Cocaine" pilots, Pascal Fauret, at a press conference in Paris
10/11/2015 - FRANCE - dominican republic

MEP quits Front National accusing Marine Le Pen of treason

A French Euro-MP has quit the far-right Front National (FN), accusing party leader Marine Le Pen of betraying her father and party co-founder, Jean-Marie.
Bolivian President Evo Morales with François Hollande; 9 November 2015
10/11/2015 - FRANCE - BOLIVIa

Morales, Hollande link climate change and poverty on Paris visit

France and Bolivia agree that there is a strong link between the fight against poverty and the fight against global warming when Bolivian President Evo Morales visited Paris to meet French President ...
France's Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius is seen while school children participate at the inauguration of the World People's Conference on Climate Change, in Bolivia, October 10, 2015
06/11/2015 - France

UN unblocks climate finance to poor countries as France unveils 'dress rehearsal'

The UN's Green Climate Fund approved its first projects to help developing nations on Friday, three weeks before a crucial word summit to reach a climate rescue pact.
Pascal Fauret back in France at a news conference in Paris, France, 27 October 2015.
05/11/2015 - France- Dominican Republic

French judge jails French pilots in Dominican Republic cocaine scandal

The two French pilots, who fled the Dominican Republic a week ago where they were convicted of cocaine trafficking, are both in jail in Marseille this Thursday.

Original carriage at the 'Judenrampe' platform, Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum.
04/11/2015 - France - US

France pays compensation to US Holocaust victims transported by SNCF

France and the United States have put in place a compensation fund for Holocaust victims who were transported by train from France to the Nazi death camps during WWII.

Stanley Biwott and Mary Keitany after crossing the finish line to win the 2015 New York City Marathon
02/11/2015 - Athletics

Kenyans Biwott and Keitany win NYC Marathon

It was a Kenyan clean sweep at the New York City Marathon on Sunday, with compatriots Stanley Biwott and Mary Keitany taking out the men's and women's races.
Chinese dredging vessels are purportedly seen in the waters around Mischief Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands in this still image from video taken by a P-8A Poseidon surveillance aircraft provided by the United States Navy May 21, 2015.
27/10/2015 - CHINA – UNITED STATES

South China Sea: freedom of navigation vs territorial sovereignty

China summoned the US Ambassador in Beijing on Tuesday over what it called an attempt by Washington to militarise the South China Sea, after a US destroyer sailed within twelve nautical miles of ...
Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) shakes hands with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad during a meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, October 20, 2015.
21/10/2015 - Russia - Syria

Putin defies West in Middle East with Assad Moscow visit

Syria's embattled President Bashar al-Assad put an end to a four-year travel hiatus on Tuesday when he made a secret visit to Moscow to "thank" Russia's Vladimir Putin for his support in ...
Christine Lagarde on French TV, 13 September 2015
23/09/2015 - FRANCE- IMF

France to drop charges against IMF boss Lagarde

French prosecutors are to drop charges against IMF chief Christine Lagarde, accused of negligence when she was France's economy minister over a 403-million-euro payout to ex-Olympique Marseille boss ...
Volkswagen admitted Monday to equipping its diesel-fuelled cars in the United States with software to hide their pollution levels.

Volkswagen not only emission-test cheat, car campaigners claim

France joined other European nations in calling for continent-wide investigations into the automotive sector on Tuesday after German manufacturer Volkswagen admitted it had installed software into ...
A General Electric factory
15/09/2015 - US - FRANCE - Hungary - CHINa

GE to transfer 400 jobs to France

Energy giant General Electric is to transfer 400 jobs in electric turbine production from the US to France and another 100 to Hungary and China, the company announced Tuesday.

US President Barack Obama with French-born tailor Georges De Paris at the White House in Washington, 2014.
14/09/2015 - FRANCE - United States

Georges de Paris, French tailor to US presidents dies at 81

Georges de Paris, a French tailor who emigrated to the US at the age of 27, spent six months living on the streets but went on to become tailor to successive presidents from Lyndon Johnson to Barack ...