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Marine Le Pen, France's National Front political party leader, speaks to journalists as she walks near the town hall in Calais October 24, 2014
25/10/2014 - France

Marine Le Pen visit to Calais sparks uproar

Anti-immigration leader Marine Le Pen visited Calais on Friday, following weeks of migrant unrest in the northern port town.
A health worker checking the temperature of a child at the border between Guinea and Mali.
24/10/2014 - MALI

Ebola vaccine trials may begin soon, while Mali confirms its first case

Mali's first case of Ebola coincides with the World Health Organsation's annoucement of vaccine trials to take place in West Africa in early 2015.

Leaders of Finland (Prime minister Alexander Stubb), Netherlands (Prime Minister Mark Rutte), Germany (Chancellor Angela Merkel) and Lithuania (President Dalia Grybauskaite) at the summit in Brussels
24/10/2014 - EUROPE

Despite divisions, European leaders reach climate accord

An agreement on climate change targets puts Europe in the driver's seat ahead of next year's global climate conference in Paris -

The two French journalists, Valentine Bourrat and Thomas Dandois,with an interpreter in Jayapura
24/10/2014 - FRANCE - INDONESIA

French journalists detained in Papua will go free

Two French journalists were handed jail terms for illegal reporting in Indonesia's Papua province, but will be freed next week as they have already served time in custody.

Volunteers are taught how to work with patients infected with the Ebola virus at the hospital Henri Mondor in Creteil
24/10/2014 - FRANCE - EBOLA - GUINEA

France calls for volunteers to help in Ebola-hit countries

France is calling for volunteers to fight against the Ebola virus, asking health professionals to travel to regions currently experiencing the outbreak.

A Roma woman and child.
23/10/2014 - CZECH REPUBLIC

Forcibly sterilised Roma women to be compensated by Czech government

Between 1971 and 1989, up to 90 thousand Roma women in former Czechoslovakia were sterilised. The government has apologized, but until this point has offered little else.

French riot police of the force out immigrants who were hidden in a truck.
23/10/2014 - FRANCE

Police reinforcements sent to Calais to quell migrant violence

France is sending police reinforcements to the port of Calais, where illegal migrants trying to reach Britain are "causing havoc", said the country’s interior minister Bernard ...
The Picasso museum will reopen in October after five years of renovation
23/10/2014 - FRANCE

After years of controversy, Picasso museum in Paris is set to finally reopen

An over-budget, controversy-riddled reopening of Paris's Picasso museum is planned for Saturday, amid the fallout from a 71 million euro renovation.

Neanderthal DNA extraction
23/10/2014 - FRANCE

Scientists discover oldest human DNA, linking us to Neanderthals

Scientists say they have unravelled the oldest DNA ever retrieved from a Homo sapiens bone, shedding light on human colonisation of the planet.

The 2015 Tour de France route was unveiled in Paris on Wednesday
22/10/2014 - Tour de France

2015 Tour de France to start from the Netherlands

Next year's Tour will commence from the Dutch city of Utrecht, making it the 21st overseas start in Tour history.