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A demonstration in the Philippines in April calls for the lifting of the death sentence on Filipina Mary Jane Veloso
07/05/2015 - FRANCE - indonesia

Indonesia postpones death row Frenchman’s appeal to 13 May

A Frenchman on death row in Indonesia for drug convictions has had the start of his appeal postponed to 13 May, meaning he may be spared the firing squad for some time.

Inside Areva's plant at La Hague, western France
07/05/2015 - France

French nuclear giant Areva to axe thousands of jobs

French nuclear giant Areva is to axe thousands of jobs in the next three years.
One of Monet’s series Nymphéas (Water Lilies)
07/05/2015 - FRANCE

Monet Water Lilies fetches 47 million euros at New York auction

One of French impressionist artist Claude Monet’s iconic Water Lilies painting fetched a record price earlier this week at a New York auction.
A soldier in France's Sangaris operation in the Central African Republic
07/05/2015 - Central African Republic - FRANCE

Central Africa to open case in French soldiers' sex abuse allegations

The Central African Republic (CAR) is to take legal action against French soldiers accused of exchanging paedophile sex for food during the French military operation in the country.

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy
07/05/2015 - FRANCE

French court allows Sarkozy phone-taps as corruption case evidence

A French court has ruled that secret wiretaps of former president Nicolas Sarkozy can be used as evidence in a corruption case against him.
German Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière faced a grilling in parliament on Wednesday
06/05/2015 - FRANCE -Germany

France 'trusts' German government over spying for NSA claims

The French government on Wednesday said it trusts the German government to handel a row over charges that Germany's secret services spied on French businesses and civil servants for the US's National ...
Béziers mayor Robert Ménard
06/05/2015 - FRANCE

French police question far-right mayor over counting Muslim pupils

French police questioned the far-right mayor of a southern French town on Wednesday after he said he had compiled a list of Muslim pupils in local schools.
A worker in Renault's Douai plant in 2010
06/05/2015 - FRANCE

French industrial investment to rise 7.0 per cent, forecast

There may be some good news for the French economy at last!
Dassault's Rafale fighter jet - selling at last
06/05/2015 - INDE

France's defence minister seals Rafale sale with India

France’s Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian met his Indian counterpart today for final talks on the sale of 36 Rafale fighter jets to India.
One of the Germanwings A320's flight recorders
06/05/2015 - France - Germany

Germanwings pilot practised fatal crash, report

The copilot who is thought to have deliberately crashed a Germanwings airliner in the French Alps may have rehearsed steering the plane into a rapid descent on his previous flight, according to an ...