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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.
Mark Karpeles at a press conference in Tokyo, 28 February 2014
11/09/2015 - Japan - France

Charges filed against French head of defunct Bitcoin exchange

The French former head of a major Bitcoin exchange has been charged by Japanese prosecutors with embezzlement, amid allegations he stole money from clients before the exchange collapsed last ...
A Greenpeace activist is in a tent hanging from the Eiffel Tower, 26 October, 2013
07/09/2015 - FRANCE - NEW ZEALAND

Rainbow Warrior bomb apology not enough, captain

The captain the Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior said on Monday that an apology from a French secret service frogman who helped blow up in 1985 does not absolve him and then-president ...
Memorial to the Rain Warrior in Matauri Bay, Northland, New Zealand.
06/09/2015 - FRANCE - NEW ZEALAND

French Rainbow Warrior bomber breaks 30-year silence

The French secret service frogman who attached the mines which sank the Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior in New Zealand 30 years ago apologised for his actions in an interview Sunday

One of Omar Havana's photos after the Nepal earhtquake
06/09/2015 - France - Nepal

Nepal smiles in face of earthquake in Omar Havana’s photos

The Spanish-born photographer was already living in Nepal when the earthquake struck, killing 9,000 people and injuring over 20,000, in April this year.
Soldiers of the People's Liberation Army look from behind their weapons during the military parade marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War 2.
05/09/2015 - China - Japan

China flexes military muscle to commemorate defeat of Japan in WW2

China demonstrated its military might at a huge parade in Beijing on Thursday to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Japan's World War 2 defeat.
French police examine the debris from the Malaysia Airlines MH370 in July
04/09/2015 - France - Malaysia - China

France confirms Réunion debris from missing Malaysia Airlines plane

French prosecutors have confirmed that a wing fragment that washed up on the French Indian Ocean island of Réunion in July belonged to the Malaysia Airlines flight 370 that went missing last ...
Performers take part in the closing ceremony of the 15th IAAF World Championships in Beijing, 30 August, 2015.
31/08/2015 - Athletics World Championships

World championships an opportunity to notice new beacons

The Beijing event was a chance for China to open itself, and brought focus to the debate on ethics in sport.

Christine Day, Shericka Jackson, Stephenie Ann McPherson and Novlene Williams-Mills of Jamaica win the women's 4x400 metres relay.
31/08/2015 - Athletics World Championships

Waving flags, choir songs, rain and British humour in Beijing

Five things we loved from day nine.

Kenya's Asbel Kiprop.
30/08/2015 - Athletics World Championships

Kenya tops medals table at last on final day of Athletics World Championships

The final day of competition at the 2015 Athletics World Championships culminated with another US victory in the men’s 4x400 metres relay, a packed stadium willing home high jumper Zhang Guowei ...
Ashton Eaton next to the result board after winning the men's decathlon and breaking the world record during the 15th IAAF Championships
30/08/2015 - Athletics World Championships

Record-breaker Eaton, the world’s best athletics all-rounder

Ashton Eaton underlined his supremacy as the planet’s best all-round athlete by setting a world record on Saturday night at the Bird’s Nest stadium and retaining his decathlon title.
Britain's Mo Farah finishes ahead of Kenya's Caleb Ndiku in the 10,000 mètres.
30/08/2015 - Athletics World Championships

Farah makes running history under pressure from Kenya’s Ndiku

“Digging in” and “hanging” were the expressions Mo Farah used to describe the final 800 metres of his 5,000 metres race on Saturday night at the Bird’s Nest stadium.
Ashton Eaton crosses the finish line in the 1500 metres decathlon at the 15th IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing
30/08/2015 - Athletics World Championships

Testosterone and theatrics on day eight of the 2015 World Athletics Championships

Ashton Eaton is decathlon top dog, drums beat for Mo Farah, the men’s relay gets gladiatorial on day eight of the World Athletics Championships in Beijing.

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