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A demonstration in Toulouse to denounce violence against women on International Women's Day, November 25 2008
11/08/2015 - France

Feminists welcome more women speaking out against rape

The number of reported rapes in France has shot up 18% in five years, according to figures published Tuesday in French daily Le Figaro.The news has been welcomed by feminist groups.

A man gets his shoes shined near posters of candidates running for legislative elections in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, August 7, 2015.
09/08/2015 - Haiti

Haitians head to the polls in long-overdue elections

Legislative elections kicked off in Haiti on Sunday after a four-year delay, in a test of stability for the Caribbean nation.
View from atop a dune in White Sands National Monument, in New Mexico, April 2004
08/08/2015 - France-USA

Holiday dream turns to nightmare after French couple die, son survives

A challenging hiking trail in the New Mexico desert where temperatures soared past 100 degrees has claimed the lives of two French tourists, officials have said.
A French military transport plane taxis on the runway at the airport in Saint-Denis at the start of a search mission along the coast near Saint-Andre on the French Indian Ocean Reunion island August 7, 2015.
07/08/2015 - France-Reunion-Malaysia

France combs land, sea, and air of Reunion for more MH370 debris

France launched a triple hunt on Friday for more wreckage from the ill-fated MH370 plane off Reunion island, in a fresh bid to shed light on one of aviation's biggest mysteries.
 

COP21 Official logo
01/08/2015 - Paris climate conference 2015

Explainer COP21: The basics

A crucial international event is due to take place at the end of the year in Paris.
Chung Mong-Joon wants to guide world football's governing body Fifa with a global vision
30/07/2015 - Football

Chung Mong-joon joins race to lead Fifa, as tussle with Platini begins

A day after the former French skipper Michel Platini said he wanted to become president of the world game's governing body, former Fifa vice-president Chung Mong-joon declared his interest in heading ...
French gendarmes and police inspect a large piece of plane debris which was found on the beach in Saint-Andre, on the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion, July 29, 2015.
30/07/2015 - France-Reunion-Malaysia

Boeing 777 wreckage found off African coast linked to missing MH370

Investigators are studying whether debris found Wednesday off the Indian Ocean island of Reunion could belong to the missing Malaysia airliner MH370.
Giles Barnes's stunning free-kick was one of the goals that sent Jamaica to their first Gold Cup final.
26/07/2015 - football

Underdogs Jamaica take on Mexico in Gold Cup final

Fresh from their invitation to play at the Copa America, Jamaica have reached the final of the Gold Cup where they will take on Mexico who have won the trophy six times.

Darren Mattocks scored Jamaica's opener in their surprise win over the United States
23/07/2015 - football

Jamaica to face Mexico in Gold Cup final

Jamaica advanced to their first Gold Cup final following a shock 2-1 defeat over the holders United States. Mexico will meet them in the final after their controversial victory over Panama.

Total headquarters in La Défense, Paris
23/07/2015 - France - CHINa - US - UK - Germany

France outstrips Britain, Germany in Fortune 500 big companies list

France outstripped both Germany and the UK in the annual Fortune 500 list of the world's largest companies this year. Top of the list was the US but China is catching up fast.

Antiretrovirals used in the treatement of HIV/Aids.
21/07/2015 - FRANCE - Canada

French teen born with HIV in remission 12 years on

A French teenager born with HIV has been in remission for 12 years after stopping her medication, a world first that renews hope for the prospect of early treatment.
Israeli Prime MinisterBenyamin Netanyahu speaking at the UN in 2012 about a possible Iranian nuclear deal.
20/07/2015 - Israel - united states

US 's Ashton to reassure Netanyahu on Iran nuclear deal on Israel visit

US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter has arrived in Israel on Monday in a bid to ease concerns over the recent nuclear deal with Iran.

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari arrives Washington DC shaking hand with spokesman Shehu Garba
20/07/2015 - Nigeria - United States

Nigerian anti-gay activists fear Obama pressure on Buhari during US visit

Nigerian opponents of gay rights vowed to defend the country’s anti-gay laws as President Muhammadu Buhari met his United States counterpart Barack Obama in Washington DC on Monday.
Miners in La Paz, Bolivia, in 2014
17/07/2015 - France - Bolivia

French volunteers trapped in Bolivian mine strike

Twenty French volunteers are trapped in the southern region of La Paz in Bolivia as miners there enter their 11th day of strike.
The EU's Federica Mogherini (L), Iran's Mohammad Javad Zarif, Russia's Sergei Lavrov (R) in Vienna after the deal was signed
14/07/2015 - FRANCE - IRAN

France presses Iran on Syria after nuclear deal

French President François Hollande on Tuesday welcomed the West's nuclear deal with Iran and called on Tehran to help resolve the Syria conflict.
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