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Ibrahim Boubacar Keita on 5 novembre 2013 in Bamako
18/12/2014 - Mali - France

Mali president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita vows to free remaining Western hostages

In an exclusive interview with RFI, Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita (IBK) says that the four Jihadists freed in exchange for the French hostage Serge Lazarevic will be hunted down by Malian, Niger and French troops.

Opponents camp in trees at the Notre Dame des Landes site. File.
18/12/2014 - France

Controversial Nantes airport construction to start next year, Valls

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has declared that the controversial construction of an airport near the western city of Nantes will go ahead in 2015, despite legal orders to suspend the project ...
The Mistral-class helicopter-carrier Vladivostok, Saint-Nazaire shipyard, 4 Sept. 2014.
18/12/2014 - France - Russia

Russian Mistral sailors head home from France

Some 400 Russian sailors training to operate the Mistral-class warship left France for home on Thursday, with still no official decision in Paris over whether to deliver the vessel to Russia.

The Ministry of Finance building in Paris.
18/12/2014 - France

France vulnerable to economic espionage, report

France is extremely vulnerable to economic espionage because the importance of secure data protection is not fully appreciated, according to a report just released.

The logo of Swiss bank UBS is pictured in front of the Swiss Federal Palace in Bern
18/12/2014 - France - Switzerland

UBS loses appeal against 1.1-billion-euro bail in tax fraud case

Swiss bank UBS has lost an appeal against paying a 1.1-billion-euro security deposit linked to a probe into charges that it helped rich French clients hide millions in secret bank accounts.
Arianespace Soyuz VS10 ready for launch at Sinnamary in French Guiana, 18 December 2014.
18/12/2014 - French Guyana

Soyuz to provide internet to three billion people

Four satellites were to be launched from French Guiana on Thursday with the goal of providing more affordable internet to countries with minimal service.

A worker in a laboratory of Sanofi, which now operates part of the Institut Mérieux.
17/12/2014 - France - Iraq

Iraqi man seeks compensation for deadly HIV-infected blood transfusions from France

Khalid al-Jabor, a 58-year-old retired civil servant, has been seeking compensation for his and 270 other families for deaths related to the use of infected blood imported by a French biological ...
Russian sailors near the Vladivostok in the port of Saint-Nazaire, 25 November 2014.
17/12/2014 - France - Russia

Russian sailors to leave France after suspension of warship deal

French shipbuilder DCNS confirmed Wednesday that 400 Russian sailors were to leave the country "before year-end holidays" following Paris's suspension of a controversial warship deal with ...
Eloïse Boutin, who has since left Femen, protests in Paris's Madeleine church
17/12/2014 - France

Femen member handed suspended sentence for topless protest in Paris church

A former member of feminist group Femen has been found guilty of exhibitionism and given a one-month suspended sentence for a topless protest in a Paris church last year.
American artist Jeff Koons.
17/12/2014 - France

Artist Koons sued for copyright infringement at Paris exhibition

Paris-based publicist Franck Davidovici is accusing American contemporary artist Jeff Koons of unlawfully copying a 1985 advertisement in a work on display in the French capital, the plaintiff's ...
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