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Serge Atlaoui leaving court at an earlier stage of the legal process
21/04/2015 - INDONESIa - France

Indonesian court rejects French man's appeal against death sentence

A Frenchman accused on death row in Indonesia has lost his final appeal.
One of the Rafale jet fighters on the Charles-de-Gaulle.
20/04/2015 - France - India

France's Charles de Gaulle aircraft-carrier quits Gulf for India

The French aircraft-carrier Charles de Gaulle has left the Persian Gulf, ending its mission fighting the Islamic State (Isis) armed group to go to India, which has just bought 26 French Rafale jet ...
Families of Rana Plaza make the first anniversary of the tragedy
19/04/2015 - Bangladesh

Benetton's €1m for Bangladesh's Rana Plaza victims fails to satisfy campaigners

The Italian clothing company Benetton has paid one million euros into a fund for victims of the 2013 Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh.
Serge  Atlaoui's wife, Sabine, appealed to Indonesian President Joko Widodo to spare her husband
17/04/2015 - Indonesia - FRANCE

France warns Indonesia of bilateral breach if national executed in drug case

France's ambassador to Jakarta on Friday worned Indonesia that the execution of a French citizen for drug-related offences would affect bilateral relations.
John Kerry, US Secretary of State, after talks in Madrid on 14 April 2015 on nuclear deal with Iran
15/04/2015 - IRAN - US

High stakes as US domestic politics hit Iran nuclear talks

There are more benefits to the deal with Tehran on its use of nuclear energy than meet the eye. As the pace of negotiations accelerates, it is worth considering why.

Mourners laid floral tributes beneath a statue of Richie Benaud at Sydney Cricket Ground
10/04/2015 - Australia - Cricket

Tributes flow in for cricket legend Richie Benaud

Former Australia cricket captain Richie Benaud died on Thursday night, aged 84. After leading his country's Test team for five years, Benaud turned his hand to journalism and broadcasting.
Attack on the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai on 26 November 26 2008
10/04/2015 - INDia - PAKISTAN

India raps Pakistan court's release of Mumbai attack alleged mastermind on bail

A Pakistani court has released the alleged mastermind of the deadly 2008 Mumbai attacks on bail, drawing swift condemnation from India.
A Saudi border guard near the Yemen border
10/04/2015 - Pakistan

Pakistan parliament's no to military involvement in Yemen no surprise, analyst

Pakistan's parliament on Friday voted to stay out of the conflict in Yemen, rejecting Saudi demands for Islamabad to join its military coalition against Zaydi Shia Houthi rebels.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends a ceremony in Paris, 10 April 2015.
10/04/2015 - France - India

Modi in France to promote Make in India, as Paris pushes Rafale nuclear deals

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday started a two-day visit in France to boost trade and promote his Make in India campaign.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov meet in Moscow on 7 April, 2015
07/04/2015 - Russia - China

Russia-China strategic alliance overshadows traditional mistrust, analyst tells RFI

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Moscow to prepare a meeting between the presidents of the two countries in the beginning of May.
Wealthy Chinese are taking an interest in prestigious Bordeaux wines
04/04/2015 - FRANCE

Bordeaux helicopter death of Chinese billionaire ruled pilot error

Pilot error was to blame for the death of a Chinese billionaire in a helicopter crash on the Bordeaux wine estate he had just bought last December, an official investigtion has established.
Situation Room at the White House during the Iran nuclear talks
03/04/2015 - Iran-US

Iran nuclear agreement not universally welcomed

On Thursday, Iran and the Five Permanent Members of the UN and Germany, the so-called P5+1, reached a framework agreement on Tehran’s nuclear programme.
Australian players celebrate after defeating New Zealand
30/03/2015 - Cricket

Aussies celebrate Cricket World Cup win

Thousands of fans packed into Federeration Square in Melbourne on Monday to celebrate Australia's win in the Cricket World Cup final.
Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko at a welcome ceremony for the delivery of 10 Humvee vehicles from the US on 25 March 2015
30/03/2015 - Interview: Ukraine

US training Ukraine troops will anger Moscow, analyst

Some 290 US paratroopers are to start training Ukrainian troops next month, Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said on Monday.
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.
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