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Founded by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802, the Legion of Honour recognises distinguished military and civilian service to France.
25/11/2014 - France - United Kingdom - New Zealand

Shy British WWII spy heroine receives French Legion of Honour

A 93-year-old British woman was awarded France's highest honour on Tuesday for her perilous spying missions in German-occupied France in World War II.

Pope Francis
25/11/2014 - European Union

Pope urges EU to help migrants

On a visit to the European Parliament in Strasbourg in France, the Pope urged lawmakers to help the thousands of migrants who try to reach EU shores.

One of the Mistral warships in the Saint Nazaire dockyard
25/11/2014 - France - Russia

France suspends Mistral warship delivery to Russia over Ukraine crisis

France has suspended delivery of a high-tech Mistral warship to Russia over the Ukraine conflict. Moscow says it will not take legal action “for the moment”.

24/11/2014 - FRANCE

Thales and Siemens win 500 million euros contract for trains in Spain

The French and German firms won the contract for modernising systems on a high-speed train line in Spain.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who spent three years with Ajax earlier in his career, will be looking forward to facing his old club
24/11/2014 - France/Sports/Football

PSG hit by injury woes ahead of Champions League clash

The Paris based club is likely to miss key players for their match against Ajax at the Parc des Princes on Tuesday.

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls visits pilots from the French Air Forces close to Mirage 2000D (back) at the 101 Air-base in Niamey on 23 November 2014.
23/11/2014 - FRANCE - JORDAN - IRAQ

French jets due in Jordan to help fight against IS group

French fighter jets are due to arrive in Jordan soon to join operations against the Islamic State group in Iraq, Prime Minister Manuel Valls said Sunday.

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy in Marseille, 28 October, 2014
23/11/2014 - FRANCE

Sarkozy on track to regain control of the French Right

After losing against socialist François Hollande in 2012’s Presidential election, former right-wing President Nicolas Sarkozy dreams of winning back France.

22/11/2014 - France

France's ex-first lady in UK to tell all on Hollande

Former First Lady, Valérie Trierweiler, kicked off a promotional tour on Saturday of her best-selling book Thank you for this moment, in which she tells all about her tumultuous love affair ...
French President Francois Hollande (L) and Junior Minister for Veterans Kader Arif (R) attend a ceremony to commemorate the end of the World War One, in Oyonnax, November 11, 2013.
22/11/2014 - France

More bad news for Hollande as close ally resigns

France's minister for veteran affairs, Kader Arif, resigned on Friday over allegations of favouritism, spelling a fresh blow for President François Hollande.
HSBC in New York
21/11/2014 - France - United Kingdom - Switzerland

HSBC charged in 180-billion-euro French tax fraud probe

The Swiss arm of British bank HSBC has been placed under formal investigation for money-laundering and helping tax-dodgers in a Franch tax fraud probe.
The Mistral Vladivostok at the STX  Les Chantiers de l'Atlantique in Saint-Nazaire, April 2014
21/11/2014 - France - Russia

Second Russian Mistral warship nears launch in French shipyard

The second Mistral warship being built for Russia by French shipbuilders was placed in the dock in Brittany's Saint-Nazaire shipyard on Thursday night.
Eurostar's new train at St Pancras station in London, 13 November 2014.
21/11/2014 - France - Britain - Belgium

1,300 stranded for eight hours on Eurostar

Some 1,300 Eurostar passengers were stranded in northern France for eight hours on Thursday night.
An Airbus A350, the  Airbus's newest plane, at Haneda airport in Tokyo, 19 november 2014.
20/11/2014 - France - Europe

Airbus to sign 11 billion-euro deal with America's Delta Airlines

Airbus is poised to sign for 11 billion-euro deal with the US company Delta Airlines to deliver 50 long-haul carriers.

School students demonstrate against the death of Rémi Fraisse in Paris, 13 November 2014
19/11/2014 - France - European Union

EU to probe French dam project after death of protester

The European Commission announced Wednesday it has opened an inquiry into a contested dam project near the French town of Sivens, where a young protester was killed last month.
France's Front National leader Marine Le Pen and Britain's Ukip leader Nigel Farage celebrate European election wins, 25 May 2014.
19/11/2014 - France - UK - European Union

France's Front National and Britain's Ukip target Juncker in EU parliament

European parliamentarians in France's far-right Front National (FN) on Tuesday backed other eurosceptics, with whom they previously refused to work, to force a confidence vote for European Commission ...
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