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French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius greets survivors of Nepal's earthquake at Paris's Charles De Gaulle airport
30/04/2015 - NEPAL - FRANCE

Third French national dead in Nepal earthquake as survivors touch down in Paris

A third French national was confirmed to have died in Nepal's earthquake, as a first planeload of survivors arrived at Paris's Charles de Gaulle airport.
A French navy Rafale on the aircaft carrier Charles de Gaulle in the Gulf in February 2015
30/04/2015 - FRANCE - QATAR

Qatar to buy 24 Rafale jet fighters from France's Dassault

Qatar has agreed to buy 36 Rafale fighter jets from French arms manufacturer Dassault.
French troops arrive in Bouar western CAR in December 2013
30/04/2015 - France - Central African Republic

French military investigating Central Africa child sex abuse allegations

The French military has been conducting an inquiry into charges of child sex abuse by troops in the Central African Republic since last July, it emerged after a UN report on the allegations was ...
A Michelin F1 tyre
29/04/2015 - FRANCE

Former tyre giant boss François Michelin dies, aged 88

The former boss of France’s Michelin tyre company, François Michelin, has died at the age of 88. He brought the company to world dominance

29/04/2015 - Football

Hull pulls away from relegation zone, Liverpool jeopardises Champions League spot

Hull beat Liverpool 1-0 on Tuesday night in Premier League football. Hull's captain Michael Dawson scored in the 36th minute with a header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Nepalese police personnel try to stop earthquake victims from blocking traffic in a protest at the government's lack of aid provided to the victims in Kathmandu
29/04/2015 - FRANCE - NEPAL

First planeload of French aid arrives in Nepal

The first planeload of French aid to earthquake-hit Nepal arrived on Wednesday morning, France's foreign affairs ministry announced, adding that two others were on their way.
The Muslim hijab and other "ostentatious" religious symbol are banned in French schools
29/04/2015 - FRANCE

Muslim 15-year-old barred from French school for 'too long' skirt

A 15-year-old Muslim girls has been banned from attending a school in the north of France for wearing a long black skirt, judged to be a religious symbol by her headteacher, stirring up another row ...
Australians observe a vigil in support of Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan who were executed on Wednesday
29/04/2015 - INDONESIa - France

France condemns Indonesia executions, mobilised for Atlaoui

France has condemned Indonesia's execution of seven foreigners and one of its own nationals convicted on drug charges.
French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian with Chief of Staff Pierre de Villiers
29/04/2015 - FRANCE

France's Defence Council reduces military budget cuts

French President François Hollande chaired a special meeting of France's Defence Council on Wednesday to reverse some of his government's cuts in military spending in the light of January's ...
Web giant Google announced on 28 April 2015 it would work with media partners to develop new models for communicating news on digital devices and the web.
28/04/2015 - EUROPE - GOOGLE

Google announces 150m euros for European media partners

Internet giant Google announced on Tuesday that it will invest 150 million euros to help develop online news publishers here in Europe over the next three years, as part of a wider package of support ...