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Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis (L)  with France's Michel Sapin earlier this month
16/02/2015 - France - Greece - European Union

French finance minister optimistic ahead of crunch Greek debt meeting

French Finance Minister Michel Sapin said he believed that the European Union and Greece could reach agreement on the country’s debt ahead of a key meeting in Brussels on Monday.
Desecrated tombstones in Sarre-Union Jewish cemetery
16/02/2015 - France - Denmark - Israel

Hollande, Valls condemn anti-Semitism after Jewish cemetery vandalism

France’s leaders on Monday declared that “Jews have their place in France” after Sunday’s profanation of a Jewish cemetery and Benjamin Netanyahu’s appeal to European ...
The families of the Copts demonstrate on Friday before their murder
16/02/2015 - France - Egypt - Libya

France, Egypt call for new measures against IS after Coptic beheadings video

France and Egypt on Monday called for the UN Security Council to meet to plan new measures against the Islamic State (IS) armed group as Cairo launched air strikes against the jihadists following the ...
French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve (R) with Moorocco's Mohamed Hassad on Saturday
16/02/2015 - France- Morocco

France to award Moroccan spy chief Legion of Honour despite torture accusations

France is awarding its highest award the Legion of Honour, to the head of Morocco’s secret services, Abdellatif Hammouchi, who will receive the distinction despite facing lawsuits here over ...
Danish Justice Minister Mette Frederiksen (R) meets French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve at Krudttoenden in Oesterbro February 15, 2015.
15/02/2015 - France-Denmark-Europe

France side by side with Denmark after Paris' inspired terror attacks

France's Interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve on Sunday promised to help the Danish people fight terrorism, following two fatal shootings that left two people dead and five police officers wounded.
French Rafale jets in hangars.

United States downplays Egyptian-French fighter jet deal

Egypt is looking to limit its historical dependence on American-made military equipment by diversifying its purchases, starting in France with possible future deals further east in Russia or ...
14/02/2015 - European Union

Final shipment of astronaut trash set to leave international space station

An unmanned space ship will undock from the International Space Station – the last in a series of European cargo ships that has delivered supplies to astronauts since 2008.

14/02/2015 - FRANCE

A Parisian Valentine: cut off the love locks

The ongoing campaign to remove the locks placed by tourists on the bridges of Paris takes Valentine's day as a good opportunity for lock cutting.

14/02/2015 - FRANCE

Controversial law to keep shops open Sundays passes in Paris

France’s economy minister Emmanuel Macron’s push to allow shops to stay open on Sundays – otherwise legally closed in the traditionally Catholic country – has passed for ...
Screen captures of the government's anti-jihadist website
13/02/2015 - France - Syria - Iraq - Chechnya

Six Chechen-origin men charged with jihadi recruitment in south of France

Six men of Chechen origin have been charged with running a jihadi recruitment network in southern France. They were detained awaiting trial on Friday after being arrested last Sunday.