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02/09/2014 - France

Fake architect built schools and crèches around Paris over thirty years

A 60 year old French man who pretended to be a qualified architect and was behind the building of schools, crèches and homes near Paris, has been given a two year suspended prison sentence ...

02/09/2014 - France - Indonesia

French journalists face probable trial in Indonesia after Papua arrest

The lawyer for two French journalists arrested in Indonesia’s Papua, said on Tuesday they are likely to go on trial. If convicted they face up to five years in jail.

Nuclear plant at Nogent-sur-Seine
02/09/2014 - France

Nuclear ban on muslim engineer upheld by French court

A French court Monday upheld a ban on a Muslim engineer from accessing nuclear sites, citing his links with jihadist networks, though his lawyer insists the ban is due to Islamophobia.

The Oikiluoto EPR in Finland
02/09/2014 - France - Finland

French-built Finnish nuclear reactor to go on stream nine years late

A jinxed new-generation French-built nuclear reactor for Finland is to begin producing electricity in 2018, nine years late, energy company Areva announced on Monday.

Police in action in Ghardaia this year.
01/09/2014 - ALGERIA

Algerian jailed for two years for filming police officers stealing

An Algerian court has sentenced a man to two years in prison for filming and posting a video of three police officers stealing during riots last year.

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls addresses party faithful at the Socialist summer school this weekend
01/09/2014 - France

French PM Valls faces down Socialist rebels as party prepares for stormy political season

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls escaped a major revolt at his Socialist Party’s summer school this weekend after a week that saw a cabinet reshuffle that purged the party left from his ...

The Saint-Nazaire dockyard
01/09/2014 - FRANCE

French rescuers search for 66-year-old lost at sea

French rescue-workers are searching for a 66-year-old man reported missing at sea off Saint-Nazaire in western France since Sunday evening.

Firefighters carry a body on a stretcher from the rubble of the collapsed building in Rosny-Sous-Bois
01/09/2014 - France

Seventh body found after Paris apartment block blast

A seventh body has been found in the ruins of the apartment building that collapsed following an explosion on the Paris outskirts on Sunday.

Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud
01/09/2014 - France - Saudi Arabia

Saudi defence minister in Paris to discuss Syria, Iraq, Lebanon

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud began a three-day official visit to France on Monday.

31/08/2014 - France - Middle East

Alleged jihad recruiter arrested in Nice

A man suspected of recruiting French citizens for jihad in Syria has been arrested at the airport of Nice in the South of France.

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