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Anti-missile system SAMP/T by Thales, in Kielce, southern Poland, 2 September 2014.
29/09/2014 - France - Poland - Russia

Poland pressures France over Mistral deal with Russia

Poland said on Monday that the possibility that France could supply Russia with a Mistral warship makes it difficult for Warsaw to opt for French missile shields.

Brigitte Bardot. File 1968.
29/09/2014 - France

Brigitte Bardot celebrates 80th birthday in Saint-Tropez

Cinema icon Brigitte Bardot celebrated her 80th birthday in private on Sunday at her French Riviera house.

The Senate, Paris

Right wins French Senate, Front National takes first seats

The French Senate has swung back to the right with, for the first time ever, two National Front Senators after elections on Sunday.

A passenger in the Marseille airport on 24 September 2014.
28/09/2014 - France

Pilots end turbulent Air France strike, talks continue

Air France’s main pilots’ union ended its marathon two-week strike on Sunday, allowing a bitter feud over its low-cost subsidiary to continue in a calmer climate.

French senate
28/09/2014 - France

French senate expected to swing right in new blow for Hollande

France’s conservatives are headed into Sunday’s senate elections well positioned to win back a majority in the upper house of parliament, threatening another setback to President Francois ...
The border between Turkey and Syria.
27/09/2014 - France

French court charges three suspected jihadists back from Syria

The three Frenchman who were the subject of a botched arrest effort earlier this week were charged Saturday with planning terrorist acts, according to their lawyer.

A BNP Paribas sign.
27/09/2014 - France

BNP Paribas chairman quits in aftermath of major US fine

The chairman of BNP Paribas has stepped down as the France’s largest bank tries to recover from a record $8.9 billion fine nearly three months ago for violating US sanctions.

People gather outside Paris's main Mosque to pay tribute to Hervé Gourdel on 26 Septembre, 2014.
27/09/2014 - France

French Muslims rally against the Islamic State armed group

Hundreds of people gathered at Paris’s main Mosque on Friday to denounce the recent beheading of Frenchman mountaineering guide Hervé Gourdel in Algeria’s Kabylie region by a ...
A plane of French regional airline unit Hop! takes off behind the retired Concorde number 5 at the Charles de Gaulle International Airport in Roissy, near Paris, September 26, 2014.
27/09/2014 - France

Government rejects Union offer to end Air France strike

The longest strike in history for Air France-KLM continued Saturday with nearly half of its flights grounded after the government refused to name an independent mediator to settle the bitter feud ...
French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve at the National Assembly in Paris, 10 September 2014.
26/09/2014 - France - Turkey

French interior minister in Turkey after jihadist suspect gaffe

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve visited Turkey on Friday after a parliamentary committee cleared French security services of responsibility for three suspected jihadists walking free after ...