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Sultan Hasanal Bolkiah of Brunei
18/09/2014 - France - Brunei

France’s Femina literary prize boycotts hotel over Brunei sharia law

The all-woman jury of France’s prestigious Prix Femina has decided to not to stage its awards ceremony at a luxury hotel owned by the Sultan of Brunei because he is introducing sharia law in ...
A panel of an intricately crafted kantha mat
09/09/2014 - Report: Asia - East Africa

Fashion industry gets socially responsible as shoppers slam sweatshops

It's the season of Fashion Week. Londoners are gearing up for front row seats this weekend, following New York’s glittering shows, and from mid-September it will be Milan’s turn.
Mehdi Nemmouche
07/09/2014 - France

Controversy over ex French hostage broken silence on Brussels al-Qaeda killer

A French journalist who was held hostage by extremists in Syria says gunman Mehdi Nemmouche was one of his captors. But critics say he should have kept schtum.

 

02/09/2014 - France - Indonesia

French journalists face probable trial in Indonesia after Papua arrest

The lawyer for two French journalists arrested in Indonesia’s Papua, said on Tuesday they are likely to go on trial. If convicted they face up to five years in jail.

A box jellyfish
26/08/2014 - Thailand - France

Thailand warns of box jellyfish danger after French boy's death

Thai authorities have warned tourists to be alert over the potentially lethal box jellyfish after a five-year-old French boy died from its sting in a popular resort.

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

Korean Eun-Me Ahn strikes common beat with 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 ...
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