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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi
25/03/2015 - FRANCE

Indian Prime Minister Modi to visit France mid-April

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to visit France on 9-12 April as part of a tour that will also take him to Germany and Canada, officials in Delhi announced on Wednesday.
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank will be headquartered in Beijing.
18/03/2015 - France/China

France to join Beijing-backed infrastructure bank

Germany and Italy too keen on becoming the founding members of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.

Homes destroyed by the cyclone Pam in Port Villa, Vanuatu, Pacific Island, 16 March 2015.
16/03/2015 - France - Vanuatu

France sends aid missions to Vanuatu after Cyclone Pam hits

France on Monday sent aid missions to Vanuatu after the cyclone Pam hit the Pacific island during the weekend. More than 100,000 people are reported to have lost their home.

Serge Atlaoui during his trial, 6 November 2006.
11/03/2015 - France - Indonesia

Indonesia court refuses to hear new witnesses for French man on death row

An Indonesian court denied the request of a French man sentenced to death for drug trafficking to have new witnesses heard in his case, dealing a blow to his hopes for attaining a retrial.

The Hare Krishna mantra in Davanagari script
10/03/2015 - France

Australian fake Hare Krishna guru jailed for repeated rape of three teenage French girls

An Australian man who passed himself off as a Hare Krishna guru was on Monday sentenced to 19 years in jail in France for repeatedly raping three teenage girls he turned into sex slaves.

Mukhtar Ablyazov
04/03/2015 - France - Russia - Kazakhstan

French appeal court backs extradition for Kazakh oligarch Ablyazov

France’s top appeals court has rejected an appeal against extradition by Kazakh oligarch Mukhtar Ablyazov, an opponent of President Nursultan Nazarbayev, opening the way to his being sent to ...
Chinese museum of Empress Eugenie, Fontainebleau chateau.
02/03/2015 - France - China

Priceless Chinese artefacts stolen from Fontainebleau chateau

Fifteen chinese artefacts were lifted from Fontainebleau chateau - south of Paris - early on Monday morning.

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.
26/02/2015 - FRANCE - PHILIPPINES

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.
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