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French president François Hollande
24/04/2014 - France - Georgia - Ukraine

France's Hollande to visit Georgia as Ukraine peace deal falters

French President Francois Hollande is set to visit Georgia in the coming days in an effort to improve ties with Russia’s pro-Western neighbour during a time of increased tensions in the ...

German Neo-Nazis march in 2011
23/04/2014 - France - Germany - Italy

Neo-Nazis celebrate Hitler's birthday in Alsace village

About 200 neo-Nazis celebrated Adolf Hitler’s birthday in a village hall in eastern France this weekend.

Khalid Skah
23/04/2014 - France - Morocco - Norway

France vetoes athlete Khalid Shah's extradition to Norway

France has turned down a Norwegian request for the extradition of Moroccan athlete Khaled Skah, locked in a dispute with his ex-wife over custody of their two children.

French Finance Minister Michel Sapin
23/04/2014 - France - European Union

France sticks by deficit target, forecasts 200,000 jobs to be created

The French government insists it will reach the European Union target of reducing the public deficit to three per cent of GDP and believes its Responsibility Pact will boost production and create ...

Manuel Valls outlines his strategy to cut the budget on April 8
21/04/2014 - France

Socialist MPs make counter-offer to French PM's budget reduction plan

Several socialist MPs have thrashed out new proposals to reduce the budget without penalizing purchasing power.

François Hollande and Didier François, at at an air base southwest of Paris, where hostages arrived after their release
21/04/2014 - France

French intelligence services played key role in hostage release

A day after the liberation of four French journalists held in Syria, new details have emerged about the conditions of their release.

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls (L) with President François Hollande this week
18/04/2014 - France

French PM Valls faces Socialist revolt over 50-billion-euro cuts plan

New French Prime Minister Manuel Valls faces a revolt from the left of his Socialist Party over his plan to make 50 billion-euros-worth of spending cuts.

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls meets the press after Wednesday's cabinet meeting
16/04/2014 - France

Valls announces pension, benefits, public-sector pay freeze in austerity France

Pensions and housing, family and invalidity benefits will be frozen in France this year and so will public-sector pay, Prime Minister Manuel Valls announced on Wednesday ahead of next week's ...

The heavily fortified court house in Naples
16/04/2014 - France - Italy

Camorra godfather arrested in French Riviera café

A Naples Mafia chief has been arrested while driking coffee in a café in the French Riviera city of Nice.

Don't even think about it ... the two men were tagging trains across Europe
16/04/2014 - France

Australian tourists arrested on graffiti tour of Europe's rail network

French police have arrested two Australian tourists alleged to be on a tagging tour of Europe's rail network.

Many reasons to vote ..
15/04/2014 - France - Europe

French MEP tells youngsters why EU is good for porn

Europe’s centre-right party leader Joseph Daul clearly thinks the EU needs sexing up.

Syrian asylum-seekers in Calais, France, last year
15/04/2014 - France

France asylum-seekers' system 'in crisis', report

France's system for handling asylum-seekers is "in crisis", according to a parliamentary report that highlights long-drawn-out and ineffective procedures and spending way over budget.

The hotel Lutetia, à Paris
14/04/2014 - France

Landmark Paris hotel closes for three-year renovation

Paris's landmark art déco hotel, Le Lutetia, closed on Monday for renovations that will take three years and cost nearly 100 million euros.

A pro-Russian gunman in Slaviansk, Ukraine
14/04/2014 - France - United Kingdom - Ukraine - Russia

Hollande, Cameron condemn Ukraine violence

French President François Hollande and British Prime Minister David Cameron have jointly condemned "violence" in Ukraine after pro-Russian rebels stormed government offices in ...

Adolf Hitler with French Vichy government leader Philippe Pétain in 1940
14/04/2014 - France - Germany

Nazi memorabilia auction cancelled after French minister, Jewish groups protest

A French auction house has scrapped a sale of objects that belonged to Nazi leaders Adolf Hitler and Hermann Goering after Culture Minister Aurélie Flipetti joined Jewish groups in calling ...

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