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Writer and explorer Thierry Jamin on expedition in the Megantoni National Park
15/04/2014 - Interview: Peru - France

French explorer launches search for Inca lost city

A French explorer is planning to search for a lost Incan city reputed to hold vast treasure.

French foreign minist Laurent Fabius
12/04/2014 - Cuba - France

French foreign minister pays rare visit to Cuba

France’s top diplomat Laurent Fabius is travelling to Cuba on Saturday, the first such visit in over three decades and a sign of improving ties between the European Union and Havana.

French President François Hollande and Mexico's Enrique Pena Nieto clink glasses in Mexico City on Thursday
11/04/2014 - France - Mexico

Hollande treads delicately in Mexico after Trierweiler tweet

French President François Hollande tried to limit diplomatic damage sown by his former partner, Valérie Trierweiler, on a state visit to Mexico Thursday.

French Preésident François Hollande (L.) with Mexicao's Foreign Affairs Miniser Antonio Meade (R.) at Mexico City airport on Thursday
10/04/2014 - France - Mexico

Hollande in Mexico to repair relations but Trierweiler tweet could mean new row

French President François Hollande is in Mexico on Thursday and Friday for a state visit to repair relationsbetween the two countries after a long-running row over an imprisoned ...

Jews being transported to the concentration camps in 1942
09/04/2014 - France - United States

French rail company can bid for Maryland contract after Holocaust bill falls

France's state-owned rail company, the SNCF, is free to bid for a contract three-billion-dollar contract in the US state of Maryland after a bill aiming to block it because of its role in the ...

Pablo Trapero
08/04/2014 - Cannes Film Festival 2014

Argentina's Pablo Trapero to chair 2014 Cannes Un Certain Regard jury

Argentinean scriptwriter, producer and director Pablo Trapero will chair the jury of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival's Un Certain Regard selection.

IMF Chief Christine Lagarde in Sydney, February 2014
20/03/2014 - France

IMF Chief questioned again over €400m state payout to ex football boss

Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund, was back in court for questioning over her role in a controversial payout made to a French businessman, Bernard Tapie.

A photo of Monsanto's MON 810 maize. Authorized in 1998, commercial use of the genetically modified crop remains frozen
15/03/2014 - France

France renews ban on Monsanto maize planting as a precaution

France banned the planting of Monsanto maize on Saturday 15 March, ahead of a vote at the National Assembly to impose a wide-sweeping ban on genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

A hydraulic fracturing operation in Poland
13/03/2014 - France - US

French court bans US company Hess from drilling for fear of fracking

A French court has cancelled a drilling permit for US oil company Hess, despite the company's promise not to use the controversual method of fracking on the well.

Pele in Paris on Monday
11/03/2014 - France - Brazil

Pele predicts Brazil World Cup success as trophy visits Paris

After two days on display at Paris's town hall the World Cup trophy has left France, accompanied by world-famous Brazilian footballer Pele, to continue its 90-day tour of participating countries ...

Crimean Tatars demonstrate against war in Kiev on Saturday
09/03/2014 - Ukraine - Russia - France - US

Hollande, Obama threaten new sanctions against Russia as tension rises in Ukraine

French President François Hollande and US President Barack Obama have threatened new sanctions against Russia if it does not pull troops out of Crimea.

The poster for The Monuments Men
08/03/2014 - France - Germany

France gives back Nazi-seized paintings as Clooney's Monuments Men hits French screens

France is to give back three paintings pillaged by the Nazis on Tuesday, the day before George Clooney's film The Monuments Men opens in French cinemas.

Signs of Société Générale, BNP Paribasand Crédit Agricole
08/03/2014 - France - US -Iran

US probes three major French banks over sanctions-busting

US finance officials have accused the French banks Société Générale, BNP Paribas and Crédit Agricole of sanctions-busting and money-laundering, sources say.

Jaime Martinez (L) after being found guilty of the murder of Jérémie Bellanger and Fannie Blancho
28/02/2014 - France - Bolivia

Bolivian sentenced to 30 years for murder of French tourists

A 31-year-old Bolivian man has been sentenced to 30 years in jail without parole for the murder of two French tourists in 2010.

Jérémie Bellanger (L) and Fannie Blancho
18/02/2014 - France - Bolivia

French tourists' suspected murder trial opens in Bolivia

The trial of four men believed to have murdered two French tourists in a remote part of Bolivia in 2010 opened on Monday.