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Serge Atlaoui at one of his court appearances
22/06/2015 - INDONESIA

France 'mobilised' to save national from Indonesian firing squad

The French government has declared a "total mobilisation" to save Serge Atlaoui after an Indonesian court rejected his appeal against a death sentence on drug trafficking charges.


France urges Jordan 'respect international law' in Paris attack suspect extradition

France asked Jordan Sunday to comply with international procedures as it seeks the extradition of the suspected mastermind of a deadly attack on a Paris Jewish restaurant in 1982.

A Bouygues Telecom company logo is seen on the facade of the Sequana tower, the company's headquarters, in Issy-Les-Moulineaux, in this May 16, 2014
21/06/2015 - France

French government warns off 10bn-euro telecoms merger

Patrick Drahi, the owner of France's number two telecoms player has offered to buy smaller rival Bouygues Telecom for about 10 billion euros in cash.
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference in Washington, March 2, 2015.

Israel rejects 'international dictates' ahead of French Foreign Minister visit

The Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday rejected "international dictates" ahead of a visit by French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius.
Alpha Jet aircraft from the Patrouille de France (PAF) participate in a flying display at the 51st Paris Air Show at Le Bourget airport near Paris, June 19, 2015
20/06/2015 - France

Jets and helicopters galore at Paris Air-show

Aerospace companies from across the globe have been showing off their latest jets and cutting-edge technology at the Le Bourget, international Air show, north of Paris.
Iran's volleyball team
20/06/2015 - Iran

Iran ban on women sporting fans criticized

One of Iran's female vice presidents launched a furious attack Saturday on what she called "sanctimonious" groups whose threats of violent confrontation at a volleyball match ultimately ...
20/06/2015 - Brazil

Brazil superstar Neymar da Silva Santos Junior out of Copa America

Neymar's participation in the South American footballing showpiece came to an abrupt end after a disciplinary hearing slapped him with a four-match ban for headbutting a Colombian opponent.

The 36-year-old pop violinist and longtime skier, Vanessa Mae, represented Thailand, in Krvavec, Slovenia, in January.
20/06/2015 - Thailand, China

Violinist Vanessa Mae' ski ban lifted

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Friday overturned a four-year ban from competing in skiing imposed on renowned violinist Vanessa Mae when she was accused of manipulating results.

Slovakia's President Andrej Kiska (R) and France's President Francois Hollande on June, 19, 2015
19/06/2015 - France-Greece

Hollande pushes for Greek deal as Paris stocks slump

French President François Hollande has thrown his weight behind a Greek deal, as Athens' ongoing debt crisis plunges the Paris stockmarket for the second time in a week.

French Environment and Energy Minister Segolene Royal (R) and French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius attend a conference on an agreement to limit global warming in air transport during the 51st Paris Air Show in le Bourget near Paris June 18, 2015.
19/06/2015 - France-Italy

French Ecology minister' Mea culpa for Nutella boycott

France's Environment minister, Ségolène Royal, has been forced to apologise for telling people not to eat Nutella because it contributed to deforestation and climate change.