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Morocco's King Mohammed VI with French President François Hollande in Casablanca
31/01/2015 - France- Morocco

France and Morocco renew legal ties after 11-month freeze

France and Morocco have renewed legal ties after nearly a year’s suspension due to a row over legal cases lodged in France against Rabat’s spy chief.

Le nouveau ministre des Finances grec Yanis Varoufakis, le 28 janvier 2015 à Athènes.
31/01/2015 - France - Greece - European Union

Greek finance minister in Paris Sunday as Syriza government seeks anti-austerity allies

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis is to meet his French counterpart Michel Sapin in Paris on Sunday, a day earlier than planned, as Greece’s new left-wing leaders try to drum up support ...
31/01/2015

French press review 31 January 2015

Merkel and Hollande discuss developments in Greece over dinner. There’s debate over whether Syriza’s challenge to austerity will inspire the French left.
A farm in Hirson in the north of France
31/01/2015 - France

France sets target to cut pesticide use by half by 2018

France has brought forward a target to cut pesticide use by 50 per cent from 2018 to 2025.
Nasser bin Ali al-Ansi, a leader of the Yemeni branch of al Qaeda (AQAP) in a still from a social media website, which purports to show Al Qaeda in Yemen claiming responsibility for the Charlie Hebdo attack
31/01/2015 - France - Yemen

Al-Qaeda in Yemen declares France enemy number one

The spiritual leader of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) says France has become the top enemy of Islam.
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls meets Chinese President Xi Jinping
30/01/2015 - France - China

Valls unveils de Gaulle statue, meets Xi Jinping on day two of China visit

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls unveiled a statue of former president General Charles de Gaulle at China’s National Museum on Beijing’s Tiananmen Square on Friday after meeting ...
The Angkor Wat temple complex
30/01/2015 - France - Cambodia

French tourists arrested for nude photos at Cambodia’s Angkor Wat

Three French tourists have been arrested in Cambodia for taking nude photos inside the historic Angkor temple complex.
30/01/2015

French press review 30 January 2015

There are rich picking in the French newspapers this morning. Investigators look into the Charlie Hebdo killers’ mentor. Opinions are divided over Greece’s new leaders.
Front National leader Marine Le Pen
30/01/2015 - France

Front National finance czar charged with fraud over election campaign funding

A friend and ally of far-right leader Marine Le Pen is being prosecuted by the fraud squad over the funding of some of her Front National’s (FN) election campaigns.

Passengers at Châtelet RER station during a strike last year
30/01/2015 - France

Strike on Europe’s busiest rail line ends after day of commuter chaos in Paris

Over a million Parisians on Europe’s busiest railway line faced commuter nightmare on Thursday when drivers went on strike because a passenger assaulted one of their colleagues.
Manuel Valls, Li Keqiang  29/01/2015.
29/01/2015 - France - China

Invest in France, Valls tells Chinese

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls told Chinese media on a visit to Beijing on Thursday that “France is more open than ever to China, to its investors, its students and its ...
Anti-government protesters in Cairo, Egypt, 25 January 2015.
29/01/2015 - Egypt

Egypt criticises Western media coverage

Egypt has condemned "unbalanced coverage" by media foreign outlets working in the country.
Do they know their legal status has changed?
29/01/2015 - France

France updates laws on animal feelings

France's parliament officially recognised animals as "living, sentient beings" rather than "furniture" on Wednesday, formally updating a status which dated from Napoleonic ...
Robert Mugabe, August 2014.
29/01/2015 - France - Zimbabwe

French delegation explores investment in Zimbabwe

A 10-member French delegation is in Zimbabwe to assess trade prospects and team members have already met President Robert Mugabe.
29/01/2015

French press review 29 January 2015

"People start believing in the media again", a controversial package of reforms and concerns over Greece bailout dominate the front page stories of French dailies.

Rescuers salvage part of flight AirAsia QZ8501 off Indonesia
28/01/2015 - France - Indonesia - Malaysia - Singapore

French copilot’s family files legal case against AirAsia over Indonesia crash

The family of the French copilot in the 28 December crash of an AirAsia plane off Indonesia has lodged a legal complaint against the company in Paris, because it apparently did not have authorisation ...
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras with his cabinet
28/01/2015 - France - Greece

Hollande invites Tsipras to Paris in early February

French President François Hollande has invited newly elected Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to visit him in Paris early next month.
Smoke from the Greek F-16 fighter plane after it crashed on Monday
28/01/2015 - France - Greece - Spain

Spain opens inquiry into deadly Nato fighter jet crash

An investigation has started to determine the cause of Monday’s fighter jet crash in Spain in which nine French and two Greek military personnel died.
28/01/2015

French press review 28 January 2015

After two days of front pages dominated by slippery Greeks and unpaid debts, France’s editors have finally decided to vary our news intake.
The Sorbonne in Paris, one of Europe's oldest universities
27/01/2015 - France

Non-EU students should pay fees at French universities, report

A new study recommends that French universities ask non-EU students to pay the full cost of their courses, which are currently provided free for a small registration fee.

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