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Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, in the House of Lords, during the State Opening of Parliament 27 May
28/05/2015 - FRANCE - United Kingdom

France invites Britain's Prince Charles to Paris climate conference

French Ecology Minister Ségolène Royal on Thursday invited Britain's Prince Charles to the Paris climate change conference in December on a personal visit to his London home, handing ...
French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius poses in front of the Paris 2015 climate change conference logo in his office in Paris, France, May 22, 2015, after an interview with Reuters.
27/05/2015 - France

French Greens prepare for Paris climate change conference

France's Green Party (EELV) has kicked off a nationwide campaign to galvanise public opinion in the fight against global warming.
Burundian refugees rest with their belongings on the shores of Lake Tanganyika in Kagunga village, in western Tanzania's Kigoma region
23/05/2015 - Burundi-Uganda-Tanzania

Burundi turmoil ensnares first Tanzania, now Uganda in refugee crisis

Aid agencies in Uganda are expecting an influx of up to 15,000 refugees from Burundi in the coming weeks, as the political situation in Bujumbura deteriorates.

Nepalese police to rescue earthquake victims, Sankhu, Nepal, 12 May 2015.
12/05/2015 - Nepal

Second quake in Nepal, Paris deploys crisis unit

A 7.3-magnitude aftershock struck Nepal on Tuesday, killing at least 16 people and injuring 335, just two weeks after the devastating quake that killed more than 8,150 people and injured more than ...
A golden lion tamarin.
12/05/2015 - France

17 endangered monkeys stolen from French zoo

Thieves broke into the zoo in Beauval, central France on Saturday night, avoiding cameras and patrols, and took seven golden lion tamarins and 10 silver marmosets.

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

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".
French President François Hollande addresses the Caribbean climate change conference in Martinique, 9 May 2015
10/05/2015 - FRANCE

Hollande calls for rich nations to help poor at Caribbean climate conference

French President François Hollande called on wealthy countries to help poor ones suffering the effects of global warming at a Carribean climate summit on the French West Indian island of ...
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.
Italian Prime minister, Matteo Renzi, at the opening of the Milan Expo 2015, 1 May 2015
05/05/2015 - Italy

Milan Expo 2015 kicks off

As Expo 2015 kicked off in Milan last week, with this year's theme called "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life", the event is trying to highlight Italy's strengths in gastronomy.
French climber Alain Robert, also known as "Spiderman", scales the Tour Montparnasse for Nepal on Tuesday
28/04/2015 - NEPAL- france

French Spiderman climbs Paris skyscraper for Nepal quake victims

The French 'Spiderman' Alain Robert on Tuesday climbed up the highest building in Paris with a Nepalese flag in his pocket as a tribute to the more than 5,000 people who died in the weekend's ...
Vines affected by flavescence dorée
28/04/2015 - FRANCE

Second French organic wine grower faces court over refusal to use pesticides

A French organic wine grower has been summoned to court for refusing to use pesticides, following an official order to use them to prevent the spread of a vine disease.
The site of the Germanwings A320 crash in the French Alps
21/04/2015 - FRANCE - Germany - Spain

Debris cleared from Germanwings crash site

The collection of debris from the site of the Germanwings A320 that crashed in the French Alps last month has finished. Decontamination of the site can now start.

Smoke from the fire which started at a textile warehouse in La Courneuve, near Paris
18/04/2015 - FRANCE

Massive fire closes Paris motorway

The A86 motorway out of Paris was closed until 11.00am Saturday morning as thick smoke continued to billow out of a massive fire in a textile warehouse just outside the French capital.
Xylella has not yet infected French olive groves, but there are concerns it could affect vineyards.
17/04/2015 - France - Italy

Olive-killing Xylella bacteria found in France but experts say don't panic

A strain of bacteria that has decimated Italian olive trees has been found in France, although researchers say it does not mean it will spread.
The Paris climate change conference's logo
17/04/2015 - FRANCE

France backs fight against fossil fuel subsidies ahead of Paris climate change conference

France on Friday endorsed an eight-nation call for fossil fuel reform ahead of this year's international conference on climate change.
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