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Jason Rezaian
26/05/2015 - Iran - United States

Trial of US journalist accused of spying starts in Iran

The trial of Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian started behind closed doors in a revolutionary court in Tehran on Tuesday.
Barbed wire in front of the Amazon logistics centre in Graben, Germany
26/05/2015 - FRANCE - LUXEMBOURG - United States

Amazon to pay taxes in France, other EU countries after Luxleaks scandal

Online retailer Amazon is to start paying taxes in France and four other European countries.
Eudoxie Baboul's home town, Sinnamary
25/05/2015 - GUiANA - FRANCE

France's oldest woman lives in Latin America

France's oldest woman, who took the title on the death of her predecessor on 12 May, lives in French Guiana and is matriarch to five generations of her family.
US President Barack Obama (R), flanked by Secretary of State John Kerry, delivers remarks to reporters at the top of a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington 21 May 2015
22/05/2015 - Syria-US-Iraq

IS group advance exposes cracks in US Middle East strategy

Islamic State group militants inched closer on Friday to carving out a caliphate state, after seizing the last government-controlled border crossing between Syria and Iraq. It follows the group's takeover of the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra and the Iraqi town of Ramadi in just a week.

Haitian President Michel Martelly was to meet French President François Hollande in Port-au-Prince on 12 May 2015.
12/05/2015 - FRANCE - HAITI

Hollande in Haiti to trumpet trade and reconstruction as colonial past lingers

French President François Hollande arrived in Port-au-Prince on Tuesday to seal trade deals with the government of his Haitian counterpart Michel Martelly as well as reconstruction efforts after the 2010 earthquake.

Fidel Castro and François Hollande,  Havana, 11 may 2015.
12/05/2015 - FRANCE - Cuba

France’s Hollande meets Fidel Castro

French President François Hollande held on Monday a 50-minute closed-door meeting with Fidel Castro at the ex-leader’s home.

French President Francois Hollande at Havana's airport, 11 May 2015.
11/05/2015 - FRANCE - Cuba

France’s Hollande arrives in Cuba in historic trip

François Hollande arrived in Havana on Monday, the first visit to Cuba by a French head of state in more than a century.

Migrants help another migrant walk to a bus bound for an immigration centre in the coastal city of Misrata, Libya, May 9, 2015.
10/05/2015 - GUADELOUPE-FRANCE

Hollande's rant against migrant trafficking not enough to mark end of slavery, say activists

France’s President François Hollande hit out on Sunday against Europe's migrant crisis, comparing people smugglers in the Mediterranean to "slave drivers".
The Mémorial ACTe at Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe.
10/05/2015 - BARBADos - BAHAMAS - CUBA - FRANCE - HAITI

Hollande inaugurates world's largest slavery memorial in French West Indies

France's President François Hollande inaugurated the largest slavery memorial in the world on the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe on Sunday.
French President François Hollande addresses the Caribbean climate change conference in Martinique, 9 May 2015
10/05/2015 - FRANCE

Hollande calls for rich nations to help poor at Caribbean climate conference

French President François Hollande called on wealthy countries to help poor ones suffering the effects of global warming at a Carribean climate summit on the French West Indian island of ...
Edouard Manet's Olympia was the illustration for the France Musique app
09/05/2015 - France - United States

Apple blocks French classical music station's app after erotic broadcast

Apple has dropped the app of French state broadcaster France Musique, apparently because of a programme about the erotic in music.
Ceremony marking France's 70th anniversary of the allied victory over Nazi Germany, Paris, 8 May 2015.
08/05/2015 - FRANCE - EUROPE

Hollande evokes Ukraine, Middle East violence as Paris marks 70th World War II Victory in Europe day

French President François Hollande laid a wreath on Friday at the tomb of an unknown soldier at a ceremony at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris to mark the victory over Nazi Germany on 8 May 1945.

French President Francois Hollande on Thursday before leaving for the Caribbean
08/05/2015 - France - CUBA - HAITI

Hollande to make first French president's visit to Cuba during five-day Caribbean tour

President François Hollande headed for the West Indies on Friday for a five-day tour during which he will make the first-ever visit by a French leader to Cuba as well as going to Haiti and ...
Nasser bin Ali al-Ansi claims responsiblity for the Charlie Hebdo attacks in January 2015
08/05/2015 - FRANCE - YEMEN

Al Qaida chief who claimed Charlie Hebdo attack killed in Yemen

The Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (Aqap) leader who claimed responsibility for January's Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris has been killed by a US drone, the armed Islamist group announced on ...
One of Monet’s series Nymphéas (Water Lilies)
07/05/2015 - FRANCE

Monet Water Lilies fetches 47 million euros at New York auction

One of French impressionist artist Claude Monet’s iconic Water Lilies painting fetched a record price earlier this week at a New York auction.
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