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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.

Hoping for peace and reconstruction - women on the beach at Mogadishu
16/04/2014 - Report: Somalia

Britain pledges more aid for wartorn Somalia

UK minister for Africa Mark Simmonds visited Somalia’s capital on Tuesday stating that Britain is committed to supporting Somalia with millions of pounds.

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 ...

Jean-Marie Le Guen.
13/04/2014 - France - Ukraine

France would support new sanctions on Russia

France has said it will support new sanctions if a military escalation occurs amid intensifying tensions in Ukraine between pro-Russian militants and Kiev-controlled security forces.

French Resistance vet Louis Bertrand was buried here April 11, 2014 in tribute to fellow detainees.
12/04/2014 - France - Germany

French Resistance vet buried near German camp

A former French Resistance veteran who wished to be laid to rest near his fellow detainees was buried Friday near the mass grave of a German concentration camp on the anniversary of its liberation ...

If it's the boss, don't answer ... but only if your one 250,000 workers covered by the agreement
11/04/2014 - France - United Kingdom

No, it's not illegal to work after 6pm in France

Rumours that it is now illegal to work after 6pm in France are greatly exaggerated.

Containers from China being unloaded at Le Havre
11/04/2014 - France - China

French customs seize record fake drugs haul from China

Ten tonnes of fake Viagra, Cialis and other medicines were part of a record seizure by French customs in the northern French port of Le Havre, it was announced Thursday.

The food court at Elephant and Castle, London - Ivanovs worked at the McDonalds there
10/04/2014 - France - Britain

London court sentences Frenchman to life for murder of deaf Latvian

A Frenchman has been sentenced to life in prison by a British court for strangling a deaf Latvian with a steam-iron cord and stealing his iPad.

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev with Russia's Vladimir Putin
09/04/2014 - France - Kazkhstan

French court blocks Kazakh oligarch's extradition

A French court has blocked the extradition of exiled Kazakh oligarch Mukhtar Ablyazov, who was arrested at his French Riviera villa in July.

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