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Nemtsov's corpse on the bridge near St Basil’s Cathedral and the Kremlin where he was gunned down
28/02/2015 - France - Russia

Hollande condemns Nemtsov assassination

French President François Hollande on Saturday condemned the murder of Boris Nemtsov.
François Hollande in the Philippines for a two days' visit.

Hollande in the Philippines ‘to seal an alliance’ against climate change

French President François Hollande arrived in Manila, the Philippines’ capital, on Thursday for a two-day visit in a move to address climate change, 10 months from the World Climate ...
Rafales at Dassault's factory in Merignac, south-east France
25/02/2015 - France - India

Le Drian in Delhi again as India dithers over Rafale deal

France’s Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian met his Indian counterpart Manohar Parrikar in Delhi on Tuesday in a fresh attempt to seal a troubled deal to sell India’s air force 126 ...
Still from "Bwaya" by Francis Xavier Pasion
22/02/2015 - Report: Culture

Philippines’ film "Bwaya" takes gold at France’s main Asian Cinema Festival

A film about a crocodile in the Philippines outback helps raise local cultural awareness at home and abroad, coming out as the top jury pick at the 21st Festival International du Cinéma ...
French President Francois Hollande (R) welcomes Philippine President Benigno Aquino at the Elysee Palace in Paris September 17, 2014.
22/02/2015 - France - Philippines

French President to tackle climate change, security on visit to the Philippines

French President François Hollande and his Philippines counterpart Benigno Aquino are to discuss climate change and international terrorism when they meet later this week, a spokesman said ...
French national Serge Atlaoui with his wife, Sabine.
18/02/2015 - France - Indonesia - Australia

France, Australia protest Indonesian death sentences on nationals

French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius on Wednesday summoned Indonesia’s ambassador to Paris to express “extreme concern” over the case of a French national condemned to death on drug charges

François Hollande welcomes a Qatari delegation to the French Presidential palace, January 11 2015.
15/02/2015 - France: REPORT

France to cut Qatar funding of mosques in crackdown on islamic fundamentalism

The French government has announced a series of measures to clamp down on radical Islam being spread in mosques, and wants to cut financial support from countries like Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

Still from "Melbourne" by Nima Javidi
15/02/2015 - Report: Culture

Iranian movies in focus at French Asian fest

A new generation of filmmakers are taking Iran’s cinema industry in a new direction says a major promoter of Iranian independent films.
Still from "One Summer" directed by Yang Yishu
14/02/2015 - Report: Culture

French-Asian festival celebrates Chinese films

Big celebrations can be expected in Vesoul, a small town in eastern France, for the upcoming Chinese New Year.
Screen captures of the government's anti-jihadist website
13/02/2015 - France - Syria - Iraq - Chechnya

Six Chechen-origin men charged with jihadi recruitment in south of France

Six men of Chechen origin have been charged with running a jihadi recruitment network in southern France. They were detained awaiting trial on Friday after being arrested last Sunday.

Still from "Margarita, with a Straw"
13/02/2015 - Report: Culture

What does normal mean? Margarita, with a Straw screened at French Asian film festival

Margarita, with a Straw is a coming-of-age film from India for all ages and abilities.
Still from "The monk"
12/02/2015 - Report: Culture

France’s Asian Film Festival breaks new ground with Myanmar feature

The first film screened in competition at Fica, the International Festival of Asian Cinema in Vesoul in eastern France, was a rare bird: a fiction film from Myanmar, formerly known as Burma.
Mourad Benchellali.
11/02/2015 - Report: France

How I resisted jihadist temptation - French ex-Guantanamo prisoner speaks

Mourad Benchellali spent 30 months in the US army’s Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba.
Chinese filmmaker Wang Chao receiving his "Cyclo d'Or" - Golden Rickshaw
11/02/2015 - Report: Culture

Sobs in the stalls as Zhang Yang's Full Circle opens French Asian film festival

A drama in a Chinese retirement home tugged at viewers' heartstrings at the start of the 21st International Festival of Asian Cinema (Fica) in Vesoul, eastern France.
Indonesia President Joko Widodo
10/02/2015 - France - Indonesia

Indonesia to execute French national on drug charges

Indonesia is set to execute a convicted French drug-pusher after his appeal for presidential clemency was rejected.
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