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French President François Hollande (C), Indian PM Narendra Modi ande US President Barack Obama, at Cop21 on Monday
01/12/2015 - FRANCE - Cop21

Hollande makes Modi’s solar alliance symbol of Cop21 climate conference

French President François Hollande threw his weight behind renewable energy on Monday at the Cop21 climate conference near Paris.
An official party carrries the casket of former All Black player Jonah Lomu during a memorial service at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand November 30, 2015.
30/11/2015 - Rugby

Emotional goodbye to All Black legend Jonah Lomu

New Zealand on Monday held an emotional public memorial for rugby legend Jonah Lomu, who died earlier this month at age 40.
Shoes sent by people who would have marched in Paris on Sunday were laid out in the Place de la République
29/11/2015 - FRANCE

Human chain in Paris as worldwide rallies demand climate change action at Cop21

More than 2,000 demonstrations took place across the globe this weekend to press world leaders to reach an effective deal to limit global warming at the Cop21 climate change conference

A demonstation in Manila demands action against global warming on Saturday 28 November
28/11/2015 - FRANCE - Cop21

Cop21 pact 'within reach' but climate change marches banned in Paris

A world climate change pact is within reach, according to France's Laurent Fabius, who will chair the Cop21 conference that starts in Paris on Sunday.
A demonstration against US ambassador who spoke out against anti-defamation laws
28/11/2015 - Thailand

Thai lèse majesté cases on the rise

Thailand has seen a recent rise in the use of its law on lèse majesté, the offence of making statements that show insufficient respect for the country's monarchy.
The H5N1 virus, dyed brown
27/11/2015 - South Korea - FRANCE

South Korea bans French poultry imports after bird flu case found

South Korea has banned French poultry imports following the discovery of bird flu on a farm in south-west France.
French President Hollande is surrounded by participants of a France-Oceania summit ahead of the Climate Change conference, Paris, 26 November 2015.
26/11/2015 - FRANCE- oceania

Hollande hosts Oceania delegation ahead of COP21

French President François Hollande hosted on Thursday morning a France-Oceania summit ahead of the Climate Change conference next week.
Aurore Gros-Coissy escorted by police as she arrives at the Supreme Court in Port Louis, 30 January 2015.
26/11/2015 - FRANCE-mauritius

Mauritius releases French woman in drug smuggling case

The Mauritian justice overturned on Wednesday the conviction of a French woman sentenced to 20 years imprisonment over drug smuggling.

Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and French President Francois Hollande in Paris, 2 October 2015.
25/11/2015 - France

Russia key to French coalition against Islamic State group

French President Francois Hollande is dining Wednesday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the latest world leader he is meeting to try to rally support for the fight the Islamic State group in ...
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.

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