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Armed pro-Russian separatists stand guard at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, Donetsk region, 22 July 2014.
22/07/2014 - France - Europe - Russia

France on the spot as Ukraine crisis sanctions against Russia divide Europe

A call for an arms embargo on Tuesday puts France in a difficult position and divides EU foreign ministers who want tougher sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis.

Pro-Russian separatists with debris from the Malaysia Airlines plane that crashed in east Ukraine
20/07/2014 - France - EU - Ukraine - Malaysia

Hollande, Cameron, Merkel demand Putin obtains access to Malaysia Airlines crash site

French President François Hollande have threatened action against Russia unless Vladimir Putin obtains free access to the site of the MH-17 crash in a joint statement British Prime Minister ...

French Ecology Minister Ségolène Royal
19/07/2014 - Australia - France

Ecology Minister Royal opposes Australian toxic waste shipment to France

French Ecology Minister Ségolène Royal is trying to stop Australian chemical giant Orica shipping highly toxic waste to France for incineration, claiming there is a danger of marine ...

The remains of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 near Grabovo in Donetsk
18/07/2014 - France - Russia - Ukraine

No French on crashed Malaysia Airlines plane in Ukraine, Hollande

No French nationals died in the crash of the Malaysia Airlines MH17 airliner apparently shot down over eastern Ukraine on Thursday, President François Hollande announced on Friday, citing ...

Ukrainians leave candles and flowers at the Dutch embassy in Kiev for victims of Malaysia Airlines MH17
18/07/2014 - France - Ukraine - Russia - Malaysia

International experts must investigate Malaysia Airlines Ukraine crash, French MP

International experts should be rushed to Ukraine to establish whether Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down, a leading French MP said Friday.

Turkmenistan's President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow
10/07/2014 - France - Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan delegation visits France to discuss gas pipeline

An official delegation from Turkmenistan was to visit France on Friday to discuss economic ties, notably the construction of a pipeline to transport gas from the central Asian country to ...

Stéphanie Foray was killed in 2011during a visit to Malaysia.
09/07/2014 - France - Malaysia

Malaysian sentenced to death for murder of French tourist

A Malaysian court on Wednesday imposed the death penalty on a shopkeeper found guilty of murdering a French tourist on a popular resort island.

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks with French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius (L) during a meeting at his residence in New Delhi July 1, 2014.
01/07/2014 - France

French FM offers India 1 bn to fund projects, as Rafale talks stall

On visit to New Delhi, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, offered to give India up to 1 billion euros in credit to fund its sustainable infrastructure and urban development projects.

France's Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius and his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj, New Delhi, 30 June 2014.
30/06/2014 - France - India

France first Western power to hold talks in India with Modi's government

France becomes the first Western power to hold talks in India with the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi after the arrival of Foreign minister Laurent Fabius on Monday in New Delhi.

A French winery
25/06/2014 - France - China

Chinese government funds misused to buy French vineyards

Corrupt Chinese businessmen have diverted government grants to buy French vineyards, a report by China’s national auditors revealed on Wednesday.

President of Siemens, Joe Kaeser and Head of Mitsubishi, Shunichi Miyanaga at the Elysee Palace in Paris, 17 June 2014.
17/06/2014 - France - United States - Germany

Siemens and Mitsubishi announce joint bid for Alstom

Siemens and Mitsubishi unveiled on Monday the terms of their joint bid for Alstom to compete with General Electric's 12 billion euros offer.

Pro-Russia separatists on the site of downed Ukrainian military plane in Luhansk, June 14 2014.
15/06/2014 - France-Germany-Ukraine-Russia

Ukraine promises to "punish" pro-Russia rebels, France and Germany call for ceasefire

Ukraine's president has vowed to punish pro-Russian separatists who downed a military plane on Saturday, killing 49 people. This, despite appeals from France and Germany to reach a rapid ceasefire.

Nicolas Bazire (L),in April 1995 with then French prime minister and presidential candidate Edouard Balladur
13/06/2014 - France - Pakistan - Saudi Arabia

LVMH executive, former PM Balladur associates in court on arms-sale corruption charges

A top executive of luxury group LVMH and other associates of former prime minister Edouard Balladur are to face trial in a French court over a long-running saga of alleged corruption linked to ...

Heading for Britain ... Eriteran refugees at food distribution centre in Calais. 27 May.
12/06/2014 - France - UK

Calais migrants hoping to enter UK start hunger strike

Around 35 migrants hoping to enter Britain from Calais in northern France began a hunger strike on Wednesday.

Pure shards of methamphetamine hydrochloride, also known as crystal meth
09/06/2014 - France - Indonesia

Frenchman faces 17-years in Indonesian jail on meth charges

A Frenchman faces a17-year jail sentence for smuggling a huge stash of crystal methamphetamine into the resort island of Bali, if the judge abides by the Indonesian prosecutor’s ...

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