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South Korean choreographer Eun-Me Ahn with her troupe of dancers, after their performance at Théâtre de la Colline in Paris.
20/08/2014 - Report: Culture

Dancing Grandmothers

The Paris Quartiers d'été Festival in August brightened the arts scene during the French capital’s theoretically cultural off-season.

20/08/2014 - France

China cuts back on French luxury items

France is feeling the pinch of a decline in demand of cognac from China, its largest importer.

18/08/2014 - Interview - Technology

M-Pesa mobile money brings African technology to Europe: 'sky's the limit' says founder

African technology has migrated to Europe with the launch of the mobile money technology M-Pesa in Romania.

Map of Indonesia.
17/08/2014 - Indonesia - France

Fifteen still missing after Indonesia tourist boat sinks

At least ten foreign tourists and five Indonesians were missing on Sunday a day after their boat hit a reef sank off the coast of eastern Indonesia, search and rescue officials.

13/08/2014 - France

India says fighter jet deal with France still in the works

A deal between India and France's Dassault Aviation to buy fighter jets worth 12 billion euro is still underway.

08/08/2014 - France - Indonesia

French journalists detained in Indonesia

Two French journalists who are working in Indonesia were arrested.

The Flight of the Dragon is on at the Musée Guimet in Paris, until 15 September 2014
03/08/2014 - Report: Culture

A chance to catch fleeting Vietnamese dragons

A feast of culture, art and history exhibition is open to all at the Asian Arts Museum in Paris, The Musée Guimet, in the year of Vietnamese culture in France.

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.

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