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US President Barack Obama.
11/08/2014 - United States - France - Africa

Obama directs money to help fight terrorism in Africa’s Sahel region

US President Barack Obama directed nearly 7,500 million euros (10 million dollars) to bolster a major French counterterrorism mission in Africa’s Sahel region.

Displaced Yazidi families flee the violence as the walk on the outskirts of Sinjar, west of Mosul, on August 5, 2014.
09/08/2014 - France - Iraq - United States

France, Britain to join humanitarian side of US involvement in Iraq

United States President Barack Obama said on Saturday that France and Britain are ready to join in on its humanitarian effort to help free the thousands of civilians surrounded by Islamist ...

08/08/2014 - France - US

Wine fraudster sentenced to 10 years in prison

The Indonesian wine forger Rudy Rurniawan was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Thursday for having made counterfeit wines, including French vintages.

The employees' lawyer, Olivier Morice
24/07/2014 - France

Scientologists accused of brainwashing French company’s employees

French prosecutors are investigating the Church of Scientology for alleged harassment of the employees of a company whose boss had joined the organisation.

A departure time flight board t Ben Gurion International airport in Tel Aviv on Tuesday
23/07/2014 - Europe - US - Middle East

Air France, US, European airlines scrap flights to Tel Aviv

Air France was among European and American airlines that cancelled flights to Israel Tuesday and Wednesday after a rocket fired from Gaza landed near the runways of Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion ...

US Secretary of State John Kerry in Cairo
23/07/2014 - Report: US - Egypt - Middle East

Kerry in Cairo to push for Gaza ceasefire

US Secretary of State John Kerry visited Cairo on Tuesday in an attempt to push for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.

Armed pro-Russian separatists stand guard at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, Donetsk region, 22 July 2014.
22/07/2014 - France - Europe - Russia

France on the spot as Ukraine crisis sanctions against Russia divide Europe

A call for an arms embargo on Tuesday puts France in a difficult position and divides EU foreign ministers who want tougher sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis.

French Health Minister Marisol Touraine
16/07/2014 - France - West Indies

French health minister visits West Indies over chikungunya epidemic

French health Minister Marisol Touraine visited the French Caribbean islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique on Wednesday for a visit to assess a major epidemic of chikungunya, a virus transmitted by ...

Paris taxi drivers protest against Uber in January
11/07/2014 - France - US

France to ban car-share start-ups from using apps after taxi protests

France is to ban car-share start-ups from using mobile phone apps to attract fares in an attempt to resolve a dispute between taxi drivers and companies like US-based Uber, which they claim are ...

Chikungunya is carried by mosquitos.
11/07/2014 - French West Indies

'Major epidemic' of mosquito-born chikungunya hits French West Indies

A major epidemic of the mosquito-born chikungunya virus has led to 33 deaths and 1,000 people being hospitalised in the French West Indies, Health Minister Marisol Touraine warned on Thursday.

US Attorney General Eric Holder (C) with his deputy James M Cole (R) and FBI director James B Comey (L) after BNP pleaded guilty
10/07/2014 - France - US

BNP given record fine for breaking US sanctions

French bank BNP Paribas on Wednesday pleaded guilty to violating American sanctions on countries including Iran and Sudan, accepting the largest fine ever given to a foreign bank in the US.

Security at European airports, Frankfurt, Germany, 3 July 2014.
04/07/2014 - France - United States

France bolsters airport security at US request

France this Friday is bolstering security at its airports following a US request to enhance screening for direct flights to the United States.

Michel Platini's disappointment... The French midfielder sits on the pitch while West German players celebrate after Horst Hrubesch won the penalty kick in extra time, leading West Germany to World Cup final, Seville, 8 July 1982.
03/07/2014 - Brazil World Cup

Disappointing Germany faces rejuvenated France in World Cup quarter-final

Ahead of the World Cup quarter-final clash on Friday between two European powerhouses, Germany v France, at Rio de Janeiro's iconic Maracana stadium, here is a look at the past meetings between ...

Argentina's Angel Di Maria celebrates after scoring a goal with teammate Lionel Messi in match against Switzerland
02/07/2014 - Brazil World Cup

Argentina and Belgium make last 8 of World Cup

Both the Argentinians and Belgians sealed their places in the quarter finals of the World Cup after both matches went into extra-time.

The logo of BNP Paribas is seen on the bank's building in Paris, May 30, 2014.
01/07/2014 - France - United States

Record US fine will not hurt company, says BNP Paribas

An agreed fine between France's largest bank and US regulators will not break the bank's balance sheet, says BNP Paribas.

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