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French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve and Archbishop of Paris Cardinal André Vingt-Trois speak to the press after the discovery of a terrorist plot to attack a church in France
25/04/2015 - France

Terror charges brought against suspect in plot to attack church

The Algerian scholarship student accused of planning to attack at least one church in France was charged Friday night with terror-related murder and criminal conspiracy after five days of police ...
French President Francois Hollande was joined by his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin and Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic at a ceremony in Yerevan commemorating the Ottoman massacres, 24 April 2015.
24/04/2015 - France - Armenia - Turkey

Turkey should share Armenia's grief, recognise genocide: French president

French President Francois Hollande has urged Turkey to recognise as genocide the Ottoman empire’s massacre of Armenians during World War I.

Serge Atlaoui at a hearing near Jakarta, 1 April 2015
23/04/2015 - Indonesia - France

Death sentence in Indonesia reveals 'serious dysfunctions': French foreign minister

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has condemned the sentencing to death of a Frenchman in Indonesia, calling the trial hasty and filled with errors.

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, Minister of Interior Bernard Cazeneuve and President Hollande at the Elysee palace after French police detained a man they suspect of planning an imminent armed attack on churches, 22 April 2015
23/04/2015 - France

French police search for possible accomplices in foiled attack on church

French police are searching for possible accomplices in an alleged plot to attack at least one Catholic church, while Prime Minister Manuel Valls says it is the country's fifth thwarted attack since ...
The Mistrals were being built in Saint-Nazaire in northern France, 21 November 2014.
22/04/2015 - France - Russia

France will reimburse Russia if warships are not delivered: French president

Russia would be reimbursed for two Mistral helicopter carriers if they are not delivered and the 1.2-billion-euro contract is cancelled, French President Francois Hollande told reporters Wednesday.

Miami Heat forward Luol Deng (right) dribbles the ball in the match against Detroit Pistons.
22/04/2015 - Sport - Basketball

First NBA game in Africa to be played in Johannesburg

The NBA announced its first game in Africa that will take place in August featuring players from the African continent.

Bayern Munich players celebrate after beating Porto in their Champions League semifinal match on Tuesday
22/04/2015 - Sport-Football

Bayern, Barca march into Champions League semis

European powerhouses Bayern Munich and Barcelona stormed into the semifinals of the Champions League after convincingly beating Porto and Paris Saint-Germain respectively on Tuesday.

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve and Prime Minister Manuel Valls leave after the weekly cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, April 22, 2015.
22/04/2015 - France

Attack on Paris churches foiled, suspect arrested: French minister

French police have arrested a 24-year-old Franco-Algerian man who was allegedly planning an attack on churches outside Paris.

Allied troops land at Arromanches in Normandy on D-Day 1944
21/04/2015 - France - Germany - United Kingdom

Churchill's French saboteur "Bob" Maloutier dies at 92

A French secret agent who was a sabotage specialist for Winston Churchill's Special Operations Executive (SOE) during World War II has died at the age of 92.
The bodies of the 24 victims of the latest shipwreck in the Mediterranean are taken ashore in Malta on Tuesday 20 April
21/04/2015 - FRANCE - ITALY - LIBYA

Hollande calls on Europe to 'go further' to end migrant shipwrecks

French President François Hollande called on Europe and the world to "go much further" in tackling the "intolerable" shipwrecks that have cost hundreds of migrants' lives ...