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Kashmiri villagers collect saffron flowers at a field in Pampore in Kashmir
05/02/2016 - Pakistan - India

Pakistan calls for UN resolutions on Kashmir holiday

Pakistan celebrated its 16th Kashmir Solidarity Day on Friday, a national holiday to highlight the plight of Kashmiris in the area.
Bangalore Palace
04/02/2016 - India

India: Tanzanian student attack brings charges of ingrained racism

A Tanzanian student was attacked by a mob in the Indian city of Bangalore on Sunday. The young woman was stripped and paraded in front of onlookers.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un salutes during a visit to the Ministry of the People's Armed Forces on the occasion of the new year, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency
03/02/2016 - North Korea

How dangerous is North Korea's latest satellite launch plan?

Japan on Wednesday threatened to shoot down any missile that threatens its territory following North Korea announcement that it is preparing to launch an Earth observation satellite.
French President François Hollande and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Chandigarh on Sunday
25/01/2016 - FRANCE - INDia

France, India sign Rafale deal but price not yet fixed

France and India have signed an accord on the purchase of 36 French Rafale jet fighters but have yet to reach agreement on some money matters.
Welcome to India - Prime Minister Narendra Modi
24/01/2016 - FRANCE - INDia

Why is French President Hollande in India?

French President François Hollande began a three-day visit to India on Sunday.
French President François Hollande arrives in Chandigarh on Sunday
24/01/2016 - FRANCE - INDia

Hollande predicts slow progress on Rafale deal on arrival in India

French President François Hollande predicted modest progress in long-drawn-out negotiations for the sale of Rafale fighter jets to India on arrival in Chandigarh on Sunday.
An artificial grotto on the Isle de Reuilly in the Bois de Vincennes
23/01/2016 - FRANCE

Paris court sentences Chinese childminder for killing baby's parents, cutting up bodies

A French court has sentenced a Chinese immigrant childminder to 20 years in prison for killing the parents of a bay who died in her charge, then cutting up their bodies and hiding the pieces in ...
15/01/2016 - China

China’s anti-graft campaigners feel the love

In China the second-most senior official of Sichuan, a province with 81 million inhabitants, has been accused of graft at a high-level anti-corruption meeting that finished in Beijing on Friday.
Valentin Balakhnichev, President of the All-Russia Athletic Federation, takes part in a ceremony to announce a host city of the IAAF World Athletics Championships in 2013, in the coastal town of Mombasa, Kenya, in this March 27, 2007 file photo.
07/01/2016 - Russia

Former Russian athletics chief slams life ban as anti-Moscow plot

The world athletics governing body, the IAAF, on Thursday banned three senior officials for life over an alleged cover-up of widespread doping.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un
07/01/2016 - North Korea, Nuclear

Why does North Korea keep testing nuclear weapons?

The US and South Korean presidents said on Thursday that they intend to impose what they called the "most powerful and comprehensive" sanctions on North Korea after Pyongyang claimed to ...
An investor in Shanghai watches the market after China's "circuit breaker" mechanism is activated
07/01/2016 - FRANCE

Paris bourse falls after China halts trading

The Paris bourse opened 2.48 per cent down on Thursday after China closed its stock market and accelerated the devaluation of the yuan because of fallling share prices.
Televisions in the South Korean capital Seoul show images of the North Korean test
06/01/2016 - North Korea - FRANCE

France condemns North Korea nuclear test announcement

France has called for a strong international reaction to North Korea's announcement that it has carried out a a "successful" hydrogen bomb test, dubbing the move an "unacceptable ...
Ursula Gauthier (L), the Beijing-based correspondent for French news magazine L'Obs, speaks with hostesses at the airport before she takes her flight back to France, in Beijing on December 31, 2015.
01/01/2016 - France-China

Dark days ahead for press in China, warns French journalist after expulsion

A French journalist forced to leave China because of a critical article she wrote on the government's policy in the troubled Xinjiang province, arrived back in France on Friday.
North Korean diplomat Kim Yang-gon, close to leader Kim Jong-un, died in a car crash on 29 Decembre 2015.
30/12/2015 - NORTH KOREA

Response to North Korean official's death suggests change in leadership style

In North Korea, a senior official close to leader Kim Jong-un has died in a car crash in Pyongyang, state media said Wednesday.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe with South Korean President Park Geun-hye in November
28/12/2015 - Japan - Korea

Japan-Korea deal on comfort women slammed as not enough

South Korea and Japan reached agreement on their dispute over wartime sex slaves on Monday but the surviving 46 "comfort women" say it is too little, too late and a campaigning Korean ...
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