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Cocaïne seized off the French West Indian island of Guadeloupe in 2010
19/04/2015 - French West Indies

French customs make huge cocaine haul in Caribbean

Customs officers have made a huge haul of cocaine worth 70 million euros of the French West Indies island of Martinique.
The Hermione's sails are unfurled during the week before setting off for the US
18/04/2015 - France - US

Replica of La Fayette's Hermione sets sail from France to US

French President François Hollande on Saturday saw off a replica of the ship that took the Marquis de La Fayette and his comrades to the aid of the American revolution 235 years ago.
11 Colombian soldiers were killed in Cauca, Colombia in a clash with FARC rebels.
16/04/2015 - Colombia

Colombia lifts bombing truce after attack threatens peace process

Colombia has resumed air raids against rebels from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) after a deadly attack killed 11 soldiers earlier this week, highlighting the fragility of the ...
Former NFL player Aaron Hernandez stands with his defence lawyers as he hears his verdict in his murder trial at the Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Massachusetts, April 15, 2015.

Former NFL star sentenced to life in prison for murder

A court in Massachusetts sentenced former NFL star Aaron Hernandez to life in prison without parole for the first-degree murder of a semi-pro football player two years ago.

John Kerry, US Secretary of State, after talks in Madrid on 14 April 2015 on nuclear deal with Iran
15/04/2015 - IRAN - US

High stakes as US domestic politics hit Iran nuclear talks

There are more benefits to the deal with Tehran on its use of nuclear energy than meet the eye. As the pace of negotiations accelerates, it is worth considering why.

The Hermione docked in La Rochelle
14/04/2015 - Report: France

Old meets new as Hermione prepares maiden sea voyage

The voyage will be televised. And tweeted. And posted on Facebook… Unlike the original Hermione, which set sail to the United States from France in 1780, the reconstructed Hermione will be well documented.

Jordan Spieth celebrates with his caddie Michael Greller after winning his first Major at the Masters
13/04/2015 - Sport - Golf

Jordan Spieth crushes the field to claim Masters crown

American golf fans have a new champion in the shape of Jordan Spieth who won the first Major of the season at the Masters in Augusta.

Serena Williams collected her third consecutive Miami Open title and her eighth overall
05/04/2015 - Sports

Serena Williams wins eighth Miami Open

World number one Serena Williams claimed her eighth Miami Open title on Saturday night with a straight-sets demolition of the Spaniard Carla Suarez Navarro.
World number one Novak Djokovic has won 17 of his 25 encounters against  Andy Murray 17 times
05/04/2015 - Sports

Djokovic fights Murray for Miami tennis mastery

After their match at the 2015 Australian Open in January, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray meet for a second time this year to contest a final.
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about the framework agreement on Iran's nuclear program  in Washington on April 2, 2015

US Congress could block Iran nuclear deal, analyst

The deal agreed this week on Iran's nuclear capacity has been welcomed by US Barack Obama but it may be blocked by the US Congress.
Serena Williams is playing in her 10th final in Miami
04/04/2015 - Sports

Serena Williams hunts more tennis glory at Miami Open

World Number One Serena Williams will go into the final of the Miami Open against the Spanish 12th seed Carla Suarez Navarro as the overwhelming favourite.
Situation Room at the White House during the Iran nuclear talks
03/04/2015 - Iran-US

Iran nuclear agreement not universally welcomed

On Thursday, Iran and the Five Permanent Members of the UN and Germany, the so-called P5+1, reached a framework agreement on Tehran’s nuclear programme.
Serena Williams is seeking her eight title in Miami

Djokovic and Williams remain dominant

World number ones Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams are on course to retain their titles at the Miami Masters

Rafael Nadal
30/03/2015 - tennis

Rafael Nadal rues poor mental form at Miami Masters

Former tennis world number one Rafael Nadal crashed out of the Miami Masters after a three-set defeat against Fernando Verdasco.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi
25/03/2015 - FRANCE

Indian Prime Minister Modi to visit France mid-April

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to visit France on 9-12 April as part of a tour that will also take him to Germany and Canada, officials in Delhi announced on Wednesday.