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China's Premier Li Keqiang and his wife, Cheng Hong arrive for the 27th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 20 November, 2015
20/11/2015 - Malaysia

Malaysia hosts Asean summit against backdrop of security threats

Following the recent G20 and Apec summits, world leaders, including US President Barack Obama and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, were in the Malaysian capital to attend a 21-22 November summit of the Association of South East Asian Nations (Asean).

France's President Francois Hollande with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping
19/11/2015 - CHINA

China may use Paris attacks to justify Xinjiang crackdown, experts

The Islamic State (IS) armed group's claim on Thursday to have killed two more hostages - one Chinese, the other Norwegian - has dragged China into the ongoing conflict with the Islamist movement.
France's Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius is seen while school children participate at the inauguration of the World People's Conference on Climate Change, in Bolivia, October 10, 2015
06/11/2015 - France

UN unblocks climate finance to poor countries as France unveils 'dress rehearsal'

The UN's Green Climate Fund approved its first projects to help developing nations on Friday, three weeks before a crucial word summit to reach a climate rescue pact.
French President Francois Hollande  and South Korean President Park Geun-Hye, Seoul, South Korea, 4 November 2015.
04/11/2015 - France - South Korea

Hollande calls for tech-sharing with emerging nations as key to success of climate summit

French President François Hollande visited South Korea on Wednesday and called for sharing emissions-cutting technology with emerging countries to secure the climate change deal in Paris next ...
Chinese president Xi Jinping (C) and French president Francois Hollande (R) in Beijing, 2 November 2015.
02/11/2015 - France - China

France and China agree to checks on emissions-cutting compliance

China and France have agreed to include compliance checks in the international climate change agreement that will be negotiated in Paris in December. French President Francois Hollande is in China to secure China's commitment to the COP21 conference.

An Air France Airbus A320 aircraft takes off at the Charles de Gaulle International Airport in Roissy, near Paris, in this October 27, 2015 file photo.
30/10/2015 - France-China

Airbus signs mega deal with China as profits soar

European manufacturer Airbus has signed a letter of intent to sell 100 helicopters to China and build an assembly plant there, in a deal worth 750 million euros, sources reported on Friday.

Chinese dredging vessels are purportedly seen in the waters around Mischief Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands in this still image from video taken by a P-8A Poseidon surveillance aircraft provided by the United States Navy May 21, 2015.
27/10/2015 - CHINA – UNITED STATES

South China Sea: freedom of navigation vs territorial sovereignty

China summoned the US Ambassador in Beijing on Tuesday over what it called an attempt by Washington to militarise the South China Sea, after a US destroyer sailed within twelve nautical miles of ...
Migrants board buses after their evacuation from the Lycee Jean Quarré
23/10/2015 - FRANCE

Paris police clear 1,300 migrants from abandoned school

Paris police removed more than 1,300 migrants from a disused school where were squatting on Friday morning, the last of a series of evacuations of sites judged unfit for habitation.
Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) shakes hands with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad during a meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, October 20, 2015.
21/10/2015 - Russia - Syria

Putin defies West in Middle East with Assad Moscow visit

Syria's embattled President Bashar al-Assad put an end to a four-year travel hiatus on Tuesday when he made a secret visit to Moscow to "thank" Russia's Vladimir Putin for his support in ...
Joko Widodo became Indonesia's President on October 20, 2014
20/10/2015 - INDONESIA

One year on, Indonesians disappointed with President Jokowi

One year on, Joko Widodo has disappointed electors, who expected a hands-on approach from a progressive president, particularly in tackling rampant corruption and boosting the economy.

French NGO's gather outside France's National Assembly on 20 October, 2015.
20/10/2015 - France

Activists pressure Hollande on development aid cuts, as climate talks loom

Activists gathered outside the French Parliament on Tuesday to put pressure on the government to keep its promise on development aid. NGOs are furious after France's Budget commission proposed to slash 177 million euros from the 2016 Budget.

New Zealand's wing Nehe Milner-Skudder (R) runs with the ball during a Pool C match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between New Zealand and Tonga at St James' Park in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, northeast England, October 9, 2015
17/10/2015 - France-New Zealand-South Africa

All Blacks batter Les Bleus in record breaking quarter-final

New Zealand scored nine tries in a sensational 62-13 Rugby World Cup win over France - and setup a semi-final clash with South Africa.

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
03/10/2015 - France - Japan

French PM Valls discusses nuclear, China, culture on Japan visit

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls met Japanese PM Shinzo Abe on Saturday during a three-day visit to the country

A General Electric factory
15/09/2015 - US - FRANCE - Hungary - CHINa

GE to transfer 400 jobs to France

Energy giant General Electric is to transfer 400 jobs in electric turbine production from the US to France and another 100 to Hungary and China, the company announced Tuesday.

Fake drugs at a market in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire
14/09/2015 - World health

Fake drugs impact Africa, more profitable than illicit drug market

The fake drug market, worth over 400 billion euros, is more profitable than the sale of illicit drugs.
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