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Sean Penn.
27/01/2015 - France - United States

Sean Penn to receive honorary French Cesar

The American actor Sean Penn is to receive an honorary French film award Cesar next February in Paris in recognition of being a cinema "living legend".

Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo
21/01/2015 - France - US

Paris mayor aims to sue Fox news over no-go areas claim

Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo says the city may sue US TV channel Fox News for saying there were Muslim-run no-go zones in the French capital.
Marion Cotillard in "Two Days, One Night" a film directed by Belgian brothers Dardenne.ilm belge des frères Dardenne.
16/01/2015 - France - United States

Cotillard receives second Oscars nomination

French actress Marion Cotillard has received her second Oscar nomination for best actress in seven years for her role in the film Two Days, One Night directed by Belgian brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc ...
French President Francois Hollande embraces U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry upon Kerry's arrival at Elysee Palace in Paris, 16 January 2015.
16/01/2015 - France - United States

Kerry in Paris apologises for absence from Charlie Hebdo march

On a visit to Paris on Friday, US Secretary of State John Kerry hugged French President François Hollande in a gesture of apology for not sending US top-level representative to last Sunday's ...
Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs John Baird with Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Soukry  in Cairo, 15 January, 2015
16/01/2015 - Report: Egypt

Canadian Al Jazeera journalist to be freed 'sooner rather than later'

On a visit to Cairo Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird announced Thursday that progress is being made towards freeing jailed journalist Mohamed Fahmy.
06/01/2015 - FRANCE - USA

Facebook buys French voice recognition startup

Facebook has bought, a startup specialising in voice recognition, which was created by three French men now based in California.



US President Barack Obama announces the shift in policy towards Cuba
19/12/2014 - France - Cuba - US

Hollande welcomes ‘end of Cold War’ with US-Cuba thaw

French President François Hollande has welcomed resumption of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States after 54 years, saying that it has come none too soon.

A demonstration in Port-au-Prince calls for President Michel Martelly to resign and eletions to be held
14/12/2014 - Haiti

Haiti’s prime minister resigns amid anti-government protests

Haiti’s Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe has resigned after repeated anti-government protests and calls for him to quit. A man was shot dead as youths clashed with police on Saturday.

French soldiers from Operation Barkhane on patrol in Timbuktu, 6 November 2014.
12/12/2014 - France - Mali - United States

Jihadist chief killed by French troops in Mali

French forces killed a leading member of the jihadi group Al-Murabitoun in northern Mali on Wednesday night, the army announced on Thursday.

Front National.leader Marine Le Pen
10/12/2014 - France - US

Le Pen denies defending torture, far-right MP says it can be courageous

The leader of France’s far-right Front National (FN), Marine Le Pen, on Wednesday denied that she had defended the use of torture when commenting on the US’s report on its use by the CIA.
A railtruck at Auschwitz concentration camp
06/12/2014 - France - US

France to pay US 60 million dollars for Holocaust deportations

France is to pay 60 million dollars (49 million euros) to victims of the Holocaust transported by the national rail company SNCF during World War II and their descendants.
Venezuela's opposition leader Maria Corina Machado arrives to state prosecutor office in Caracas, 3 December 2014.
04/12/2014 - Venezuela

Venezuela opposition leader charged over conspiracy to kill president

A prominent Venezuelan opposition leader has been charged for her alleged involvement in an assasination plot against the country's President. Maria Corina Machado denies the accusations.

41 French tourists injured in a bus accident, 2 December 2014.
02/12/2014 - France - Cuba

41 French tourists hurt in bus accident in Cuba

 41 French tourists were injured on Monday in a bus accident and seven are in a serious condition.

Airbus A320
01/12/2014 - FRANCE - Europe - Brazil

Airbus signs 3 billion-euro deal with Brazilian airline

European aerospace Airbus on Monday signed a three billion-euro deal with the Brazilian airline Azul to deliver 35 Airbus A320neos.

Evaeverson Lemos da Silva Brandao leaves a hearing at the French Football Federation over his assault on Thiago Motta
27/11/2014 - France

Bastia’s Brandao sentenced to month in jail for headbutting PSG’s Motta

Bastia striker Brandao has been jailed for a month and fined 20,000 euros for headbutting Paris Saint Germain footballer Thiago Motta after a match in August.