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Demonstrators in Paris wear masks of Frenchman Herve Gourdelin and Scottish aid worker David Haines, both killed by the IS
12/10/2014 - France - Syria - Turkey - Germany - Austria

Thousands march in France, Germany, Austria to support Kobane Kurds

At least 5,000 people demonstrated in Paris on Saturday to call for international help for Kurds fighting the Islamic State (IS) armed group in the Syrian city of Kobane.

"Visionator" Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-L) with French President François Hollande, his ecology adviser Nicolas Hulot and France's Foreign Minister, Laurent Fabius on Friday in Paris.
12/10/2014 - France - Climate change

Schwarzenegger’s Paris climate meeting calls for action on global warming

A global warming conference in Paris, launched by former Hollywood star and California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, ended with international officials and business leaders present pledging to seek ...
The Algerian army hunting Hervé Gourdel's killers in the Djurdjura mountains
11/10/2014 - Algeria - France

Algeria claims five jihadists killed in hunt for French tourist’s killers

Algerian soldiers have killed five jihadi gunmen during the hunt for the killers of French tourist Hervé Gourdel, the defence ministry and army announced on Friday.
The Gallo-Roman theatre in Nîmes in the Gard
11/10/2014 - France

More rain and floods to hit southern France as Gard recovers from 36-hour storms

Weather forecasters warned of more storms and flooding in the south of France on Saturday night and Sunday after 36 hours of heavy rain in the Gard department around Nîmes and two deaths in ...
Health Minister Marisol Touraineat her press conference about Ebola on Friday
11/10/2014 - France - west Africa

Suspected French Ebola case tests negative, minister

A woman tested for Ebola in a Paris hospital proved not to have the deadly virus, Health Minister Marisol Touraine announced on Friday.
US-led airstrikes on IS positions in Kobane on Friday
11/10/2014 - France - Turkey - Syria

France to help Turkey join EU as Islamic State fights Kurds in Kobane

As the West presses Turkey to intervene against the Islamic State (IS) armed group in Syria, France has said it is willing to help Turkey's long-standing bid to join the European Union (EU) and ...
An Aqim fighter in northern Mali last year
11/10/2014 - France - Niger - Libya - Mali

France destroys Al-Qaeda convoy carrying arms from Libya to Mali

France says its forces in NIger have destroyed an Al-Qaeda convoy carrying a large amount of weapons from Libya to Mali.

An engraved Gillardeau oyster
10/10/2014 - France

Gillardeau oyster farm to laser-engrave shells to fight counterfeiters

A French oyster farm is to engrave its logo on its oysters’ shells in an attempt to smash a market in counterfeits.
Northern Parisian hospital Bichat.
10/10/2014 - France

Suspected Ebola case hospitalised in Paris, reports

A woman suspected of having contracted the Ebola virus has been hospitalised in Paris, press reports said on Friday.

French Ecology Minister Ségolène Royal
10/10/2014 - France

Green campaigners, unions slam scrapping of France’s ecotax

Green campaigners and trade unionists have slammed the French government’s scrapping of its proposed ecotax. Environment Minister Ségolène Royal announced on Thursday that plans to tax road freight have been abandoned

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