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Ruins of houses in Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip.
22/05/2015 - Palestine

The World Bank says Gaza’s economy is on the ‘verge of collapse’

Gaza’s economy is teetering on the verge of collapse, says a report released Friday by the World Bank.
Premier Bank is the second international bank to be launched in Mogadishu
22/05/2015 - Somalia

Somalia's new international bank brings more debit cards to war-torn country

A new international bank has been launched in Mogadishu, the latest sign of life in the city after more than two decades of civil war which engulfed its bright lights.

The Kwid, the new Renault budget car .
21/05/2015 - France - India

French car maker Renault to conquer India with new budget car

The Kwid is the new Renault budget car, launched on Wednesday, is designed to conquer India. Its price is 300,000 rupees or 4,000 euros.

Uber faces competition from other smartphone apps in Nairobi, Kenya
20/05/2015 - Kenya

Taxi war looms in Nairobi as startups take on Uber

A taxi war is looming in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, where startups are hoping to outdo Uber, the global transportation network.
'Africa Dances' by Ben Enwonwu (Nigerian, 1917-1994)
19/05/2015 - Africa

African contemporary art under the hammer ... and the spotlight

A leading international auction house, Bonhams, is holding its annual Africa Now sale of African art Wednesday.
Suspected migrants sit on the ground after being detained in an early morning raid conducted by Libyan security forces in Tripoli, Libya May 18, 2015.
18/05/2015 - Africa - Libya - Eritrea - Europe

EU military mission in Libya won't tackle root causes of migrant crisis

EU foreign ministers agreed on Monday to send naval ships to Libya to target smuggler boats, responsible for bringing thousands of migrants to Europe's doorstep.
Jérôme Kerviel, who claims Société Générale did know about his high-risk trades
18/05/2015 - FRANCE

Kerviel investigator says Société Générale must have known of rogue trades, report

The police officer in charge of the inquiry into "rogue trader" Jérôme Kerviel has testified that his bosses at Société Générale knew about his ...
A market in Angola
15/05/2015 - Africa

Africa to miss out on fall in food import prices

The UN’s Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) predicts that the world food import bill will fall to a five-year low. But not if you are a poor African, say economists.

Russian sailors in Saint-Nazaire last year to train on the Mistrals
15/05/2015 - RUSSIA - FRANCE

France offers Russia refund on undelivered Mistrals, report

France has offered to pay Russia 785 million euros to scrap a contract for two Mistral helicopter carriers, whose sale has been suspended over the Ukraine conflict, on condition that it can sell them ...
French Minister of Finance Michel Sapin, Brussels, Belgium, 7 May 2015.
14/05/2015 - France- Europe

France outperforms with strongest growth in nearly two years

European Union data released on Wednesday shows a surprisingly strong performance in France as growth picked up to 0.6 per cent in the first quarter of 2015.

The wreckage of the Airbus A400M, which crashed 9 May near Seville, Spain.
12/05/2015 - France - Spain

Spain tells Airbus to ground new A400Ms after fatal crash

Spain says it will halt trials of newly assembled Airbus A400M military transport aircraft as authorities continue to investigate a deadly crash near Seville that killed four crew members during a ...
Fidel Castro and François Hollande,  Havana, 11 may 2015.
12/05/2015 - FRANCE - Cuba

France’s Hollande meets Fidel Castro

French President François Hollande held on Monday a 50-minute closed-door meeting with Fidel Castro at the ex-leader’s home.

French President Francois Hollande at Havana's airport, 11 May 2015.
11/05/2015 - FRANCE - Cuba

France’s Hollande arrives in Cuba in historic trip

François Hollande arrived in Havana on Monday, the first visit to Cuba by a French head of state in more than a century.

Migrants help another migrant walk to a bus bound for an immigration centre in the coastal city of Misrata, Libya, May 9, 2015.
10/05/2015 - GUADELOUPE-FRANCE

Hollande's rant against migrant trafficking not enough to mark end of slavery, say activists

France’s President François Hollande hit out on Sunday against Europe's migrant crisis, comparing people smugglers in the Mediterranean to "slave drivers".
The Mémorial ACTe at Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe.
10/05/2015 - BARBADos - BAHAMAS - CUBA - FRANCE - HAITI

Hollande inaugurates world's largest slavery memorial in French West Indies

France's President François Hollande inaugurated the largest slavery memorial in the world on the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe on Sunday.
A sperm cell attempts to penetrate an ovum coat to fertilize it.
08/05/2015 - France

French scientists claim world’s first lab-grown human sperm cells

A French laboratory has announced that it has obtained complete human sperm in vitro - a world first, although experts have reacted cautiously to an apparent success that scientists have been chasing ...
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.
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 ...
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.
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