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Smoke rises from the Syrian town of Kobani, on the Turkish-Syrian border in October 2014.
29/10/2014 - France - Syria - Turkey

French father arrested for abducting daughter to join Syria jihad

A French man accused of kidnapping his 18-month-old daughter in 2013 to wage jihad in Syria was taken into custody on Tuesday when he arrived in France after being deported from ...
An explosion at Kobane after an airstrike
29/10/2014 - France - Kurds - Syria - Turkey

Syrian Kurds want France to press Erdogan to allow Kobane relief during Paris visit

Syria’s main Kurdish party has called on France to press Turkey to allow reinforcements to reach the besieged town of Kobane when Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visits Paris on ...
The two French journalists Valentine Bourrat and Thomas Dandois with an interpreter during their trial in Jayapura (Indonesia) in October 2014.
29/10/2014 - FRANCE - INDONESIA

Freed French journalists return to Paris from Indonesia

Two French journalists who were handed a two-and-a-half month jail term in Indonesia for illegally reporting in the country's Papua province arrived Wednesday morning at an airport near Paris.

European Commissioner Jyrki Katainen gave the thumbs up to France's and Italy's budget on Tuesday
29/10/2014 - France - European Union

Valls gloats as European Commission accepts France’s budget

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls was crowing on Wednesday morning after the European Commission gave a clean bill of health to his government’s latest budget.
Former culture minister Aurélie Filippetti joiined Socialist rebels in abstaining on the social security budget
29/10/2014 - France

French government faces social security budget revolt

More than 30 Socialist MPs refused to vote for the French social security budget in a vote in the National Assembly on Tuesday.
A digitally colourised scanning electron micrograph depiction shows filamentous Ebola virus particles in green, budding from a chronically infected VERO E6 cell in orange at 25,000X magnification
29/10/2014 - France - west Africa

France pledges 20 million euros to Ebola fight

France on Tuesday said it was pledging 20 million euros to the fight against Ebola in west Africa. Some of the cash will enable the opening of several care centres in Guinea.

A Ryanair airplane lands at Liverpool's John Lennon airport  in England.
28/10/2014 - FRANCE - IRELAND

Ryanair loses appeal against 8.1-million-euro fine for breaking French labour law

A French court on Tuesday threw out an appeal by Irish low cost airline Ryanair against an eight-million-euro fine and damages payment for employing workers in France under Irish contracts to dodge ...
A protest after Rémi Fraisse's death in the southern city of Albi on Monday
28/10/2014 - France

French government tries to quell new crisis after anti-dam protester’s death

French President François Hollande appealed for calm on Tuesday as Green campaigners slammed his Socialist government over the death of a demonstrator during protests against the construction ...
Military Hospital of Bégin de Saint-Mandé where the French nurse infected with Ebola received treatment
28/10/2014 - FRANCE

Healthworkers in contact with French Ebola nurse given all-clear

The monitoring of healthcare workers who had been in contact with a French nurse infected with Ebola has ended, France's Health Minister Marisol Touraine said on Tuesday.
French President François Hollande (L) greets Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian  in Paris on Monday
28/10/2014 - FRANCE - AZERBAIJAN - ARMENIA

Hollande holds Nagorny Karabakh talks with Armenian, Azerbaijan leaders

French President François Hollande held talks with leaders from Armenia and Azerbaijan Monday over the disputed region of Nagorny Karabakh.
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