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US President Barack Obama and his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro meet at Nelson Mandela's funeral in 2013
27/02/2015 - Report. US - Cuba

US, Cuba meet to discuss reopening embassies after 54-year freeze

Delegations from Cuba and the United States were to meet in Washington DC on Friday to discuss the second round in moves to restore diplomatic relations - the opening of embassies in their respective ...
Composer Alexandre Desplat holds his award at the 2015 Oscars.
23/02/2015 - FRANCE - USA

French composer Alexandre Desplat wins Best Original Score Oscar

French composer Alexandre Desplat won the Academy Award for his soundtrack to the movie The Grand Budapest Hotel on Sunday night.
French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve.
21/02/2015 - France - United States

France turns to tech giants in fight against online terrorist propaganda

France has turned to the high-tech heavyweights of Silicon Valley to help tackle online propaganda from armed groups like the Islamic State.

Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart in Olivier Assayas's Sils Maria
20/02/2015 - France

Kristen Stewart joins France’s cinema stars in running for César film award

France's own Oscars ceremony, the Césars, was to see the biggest and brightest stars of French cinema vie for the top awards on Friday evening.
Former Argentine dictators Jorge Videla (L) and Reynaldo Bignone (R) on trial in 2012 for rights violations under their rule
18/02/2015 - France - Argentina

French appeals court blocks Argentine torture suspect’s extradition

France’s top appeals court has ruled against extraditing a former Argentine police officer wanted for alleged torture, kidnapping and murder under the country’s military dictatorship in ...
Dominique Strauss-Kahn arrives at the court in Lille
17/02/2015 - France

Prosecutor calls for unconditional discharge for Strauss-Kahn in French pimping case

French public prosecutors have called for an unconditional discharge for former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn in the case of pimping brought against him in Lille, northern France.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn faces the cameras outside the court in Lille
17/02/2015 - France

Ex-prostitutes drop civil cases against Strauss-Kahn ahead of prosecution’s summing-up

Two ex-prostitutes yesterday dropped a civil suit against Dominique Strauss-Kahn who is standing trial for pimping in France, their lawyer said.
Danish Justice Minister Mette Frederiksen (R) meets French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve at Krudttoenden in Oesterbro February 15, 2015.
15/02/2015 - France-Denmark-Europe

France side by side with Denmark after Paris' inspired terror attacks

France's Interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve on Sunday promised to help the Danish people fight terrorism, following two fatal shootings that left two people dead and five police officers wounded.
French Rafale jets in hangars.

United States downplays Egyptian-French fighter jet deal

Egypt is looking to limit its historical dependence on American-made military equipment by diversifying its purchases, starting in France with possible future deals further east in Russia or ...
Mourad Benchellali.
11/02/2015 - Report: France

How I resisted jihadist temptation - French ex-Guantanamo prisoner speaks

Mourad Benchellali spent 30 months in the US army’s Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba.
Sigfox executive Anne Lauvergeon, who used to head nuclear giant Areva
11/02/2015 - France - United States

French internet-of-things company Sigfox raises 100 million euros for world conquest

French company Sigfox has raised a record 100 million euros (115 million dollars) to launch its internet-of-things business in the United States, Asia and Latin America.
Hepatitis C is transmitted through the blood
10/02/2015 - France

French NGO contests European patent for US-made hepatitis drug

A French NGO is to contest a European patent for a US-made hepatitis drug on the grounds that its cost is exorbitant.
A Femen protester is dragged off after throwing herself at Stauss-Kahn's car when he arrived at the trial in Lille
10/02/2015 - France

Strauss-Kahn denies knowing women were prostitutes at French pimping trial

Former IMF director and French presidential hopeful Dominique Strauss-Kahn denied knowing that women he had sex with at orgies in Paris, Lille and Washington DC were prostitutes and accused the ...
The Police Judiciaire HQ at 36, quai des Orfèvres in Paris
04/02/2015 - France

Paris police chief among four in custody over alleged conman case leaks

The head of Paris’s judicial police (PJ) – the French equivalent of the US’s FBI – has been taken into custody along with three other serving or former police officers in ...
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".