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18/08/2014 - Interview - Technology

M-Pesa mobile money brings African technology to Europe: 'sky's the limit' says founder

African technology has migrated to Europe with the launch of the mobile money technology M-Pesa in Romania.

Ukrainian soldier in Donetsk guards border with Russia on August, 15, 2014.
16/08/2014 - France - Germany - Ukraine - Russia

Top diplomats to meet after Ukraine says it destroyed Russian convoy

Top Russian and Ukrainian diplomats have agreed to meet with their French and German counterparts in Berlin on Sunday in an urgent attempt to lower tensions after Kiev claimed to destroy Russian ...

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius had urged for Friday's meeting to arm the Iraqi Kurds.
15/08/2014 - France - Iraq - Europe

EU ministers agree to arm Iraqi Kurds

European Union ministers agreed on Friday during an emergency meeting in Brussels to arm the beleaguered Iraqi Kurds fighting Islamic State militants overruning northern swaths of the ...

Members of the minority Yazidi religious sect in Iraq.
15/08/2014 - France - Europe - Iraq

EU ministers hold meeting on arming Iraqi Kurds

Foreign ministers of the European Union are to meet in Brussels on Friday as some members of the 28-nation bloc have asserted pressure to provide arms supplies to the country’s embattled ...

13/08/2014 - France

France sends military aid to Iraq

France has sent weapons to Iraq to help the Kurdistan forces fighting the Islamic State (IS) militants in the north of the country.

13/08/2014 - France

Industrial production in Eurozone slows down

The euro fell against the dollar on Wednesday with the news that industrial production in the eurozone fell by 0.3 percent in June.

13/08/2014 - France

Five more climbers found dead on Mont Blanc

In a deadly season on France’s Mont Blanc, Europe’s highest mountain, the bodies of five more climbers were found on Wednesday after their group went missing in bad weather.

12/08/2014 - France

French concern over Russian humanitarian convoy to Ukraine

A Russian humanitarian convoy of 280 trucks is heading towards eastern Ukraine.

12/08/2014 - France

Russia says it will only pay for French mistral warships after full delivery

Russia said on Tuesday it will not pay for the Mistral warships that France is building until both ships have been delivered.


12/08/2014 - France

France calls on EU to help Iraq's Kurds

French Foreign affairs minister Laurent Fabius calls on the European Union to respond to appeals from Iraq's Kurds for arms to fight Islamic State jihadists, as European envoys meet in Brussels ...

From comrade to rival - outgoing Turkish president Abdullah Gül
11/08/2014 - Report: Turkey presidential election 2014

Crisis in Turkey's ruling party follows Erdogan presidential win

The victory of outgoing Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has meant crisis for his Justice and Development Party (AKP).

Members of the minority Yazidi sect who have fled the violence in the province of Dohuk on August 10, 2014.
11/08/2014 - Frane - Iraq - Europe

US arms Iraqi Kurds as France makes appeal to EU to mobilise

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has called on the European Union to respond to calls for arms from Iraq’s beleagured Kurds as they start to make gains against Islamic State fighters ...

Recep Tayyip Erdogan waves to supporters on Sunday evening
11/08/2014 - Analysis: Turkey presidential election 2014

Erdogan presidential win unlikely to unite turbulent Turkey

Outgoing prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan won the simple majority he was hoping for in Turkey’s first-ever direct election for president.

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip  Erdogan votes in Istanbul
10/08/2014 - Report: Turkey presidential election 2014

Voters and police turn out in force as Turks cast ballots in historic presidential election

Voting was brisk in Istanbul on Sunday morning as Turks cast their ballot in the country’s first-ever direct election of its president.

A CHP rally in Adana, southern Turkey, with party leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu (2nd left)
09/08/2014 - Interview: Turkey presidential election 2014

Turkey’s secular parties gloomy ahead of presidential showdown with Erdogan

Turkey’s secularist parties are backing an indepent, Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, in the country’s first-ever direct election for president, whose first round is on Sunday.

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