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Abdullah Abdullah signs the register of 2014 presidential candidates
17/03/2014 - Afghanistan presidential election 2014 - the candidates

Abdullah Abdullah - 2009 runner-up back in fray

Abdullah Abdullah, 54, was the runner-up in the 2009 presidential election with 30.5 per cent of the votes. After alleging fraud he bowed out of the race, thus avoiding a second round.
Who will succeed Hamid Karzai? Afghanistan's 2014 election signals the end of an era
13/03/2014 - Afghanistan presidential election 2014

Afghan presidential election 2014 - your questions answered

Who's in with a chance of winning Afghanistan's 2014 presidential election? Will voters be safe? Will it be free and fair? Will it be over when it's over?

Alain Resnais at the Cannes Film Festival with (L-R) Pierre Arditi, Sabine Azema, Anne Consigny and Denis Podalydes
02/03/2014 - France

From Hiroshima mon Amour to the Life of Riley, French film-maker Alain Resnais dies, aged 91

French film-maker Alain Resnais died "surrounded by his family" in Paris on Saturday evening, the producer of his last films, Jean-Louis Livi has announced.
Resitance fighter, concentration camp survivor, peace campaigner Germaine Tillion
20/02/2014 - France

Hollande to name two women resistants for France's gender-imbalanced Pantheon

French President François Hollande is to announce the transfer to the Pantheon of the remains of four victims of the Nazi occupation in World War II, according to reports.
Michelle Obama, François Hollande and Barack Obama at the White House dinner on Tuesday
12/02/2014 - Analysis: France - US

New best friends? Hollande White House visit seals change in France-US relations

As has been widely remarked, François Hollande travelled to the US alone this week.
Part of the crowd on Sunday's Manif pour Tous demonstration in Paris
02/02/2014 - Analysis: France

French right on offensive against 'familyphobe' Hollande government

France's anti-gay marriage campaigners hoped to revive their movement on Sunday with a demonstration against two measures the government is not proposing and a theory that does not exist.
French Education Minister Vincent Peillon
29/01/2014 - France

French schools face boycott over 'gender theory' scare

The French government is fighting to break a school boycott by parents convinced that their children are being taught masturbation and a non-existent "gender theory" as part of an effort to ...
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec - Marcelle Lender dansant le boléro dans Chilpéric  (1895-1896)
24/01/2014 - France

Art exhibitions in Paris, February-September 2014

The nymphs and courtiers of Watteau and Fragonard and the caustic graphics of Gustave Doré form quite a contrast on Paris’s art scene this season.
François Hollande.
14/01/2014 - France

No comment on Hollande's love life at high-profile press conference

François Hollande's declined to comment on his love life at a press conference on Tuesday, saying that it was neither the time nor the place to discuss it.
How was 2013 for them? French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault (L) and President François Hollande
24/12/2013 - France in 2013

Good year/bad year? How did 2013 work out for 14 famous French folk?

What with economic crisis in Europe and international instability, 2013 was not the best of years for many of us.
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