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01/11/2014

French press review 1 November 2014

There is extensive coverage of the confusion taking place in Burkina Faso after the toppling of veteran President Blaise Compaoré in Africa’s first Black Spring.

Take Back the Metro's first campaign in Paris, distributing information in the subway.
01/11/2014 - FRANCE

Take Back the Metro, fighting back against sexual harassment

Denouncing sexual agression on public transportation, Take Back the Metro launched their campaign in Paris yesterday, joining in the fight against gender-based violence.

French President Francois Hollande (R) with Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan as he leaves the Elysée Palace in Paris
31/10/2014 - France - Turkey - Syria

Erdogan slams world’s support for Kobane, Hollande prevaricates

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lashed out at the US and its allies for paying too much attention to the Syrian town of Kobane, where Kurdish forces are fighting the Islamic State (IS) armed ...
Smoke rises from the upper storeys of the Maison de la Radio in Paris
31/10/2014 - France

Fire at French public radio headquarters in Paris

France’s national broadcasters were forced off the air for over an hour on Friday when fire broke out at the Paris headquarters of France’s public radio stations.
An MP flees the parliament in Ouagadougou as demonstrators occupy it on Thursday
31/10/2014 - Burkina Faso - Mali

France calls for calm in Burkina Faso as army says Compaoré no longer in power

French Foreign Affairs Secretary Laurent Fabius on Friday called for calm in Burkina Faso as protesters took to the streets after President Blaise Compaoré refused to leave power and the army ...
31/10/2014

French press review 31 October 2014

The political crisis in the west African nation of Burkina Faso receives front-page coverage in this morning’s French papers.

A Turkish tank meets refugees at the border with Syria
31/10/2014 - France - Turkey - Kurds

Kurds protest as Erdogan visits Paris while Kobane fights on

Several Kurdish groups are planning a protest in Paris this Friday as Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan visits the French capital.
Shipbuilders show their wares in Paris amid Russia mistral row
31/10/2014 - On-the-spot France

Shipbuilders show their wares in Paris amid Russia mistral row

France and Russia have traded swipes this week over a controversial warship deal.
The late Total boss Christophe de Margerie
30/10/2014 - France - Russia

Russia charges second air traffic controller over Total boss’s deadly plane crash

A second air traffic controller has been charged in connection with the crash that killed Total boss Christophe de Margerie, along with two pilots and a flight attendant.
Police on patrol in Paris
30/10/2014 - France

French police officer jailed for 10 years for raping drunk prisoner

A French court has jailed a former police officer for 10 years after finding him guilty of raping a woman detained for being drunk and disorderly.
The Mistral-class helicopter carrier Vladivostok at the Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire
30/10/2014 - France - Russia

France denies Mistral warships to be handed over to Russia in November

France has denied a Russian claim that the first of two warships being built in French shipyards for Moscow is ready to be handed over in mid-November.
30/10/2014

French press review 30 October 2014

There are different takes on the controversial dam that is the object of protests in south-west France. Bosses are accused of pocketing money from tax breaks supposed to create jobs.
French special forces in Gao, northern Mali
30/10/2014 - France - Mali

10th French soldier killed in Mali in clash with jihadists

A French soldier has been killed and two others wounded in a clash with jihadist insurgents in northern Mali.
Nikolay Koblyakov, a prominent opponent of Putin, seeked asylum in Bulgaria.
29/10/2014 - France - Russia - Bulgaria

Anti-Putin Franco-Russian escapes extradition from Bulgaria

A Franco-Russian opponent of President Vladimir Putin has beaten a request by Moscow to extradite him from Bulgaria, his lawyer said on Wednesday.
Police arrest a demonstator in Albi after Fraisse's death
29/10/2014 - France

French dam project may be suspended as police prime suspects in protester’s death

Work on a dam that is the centre of the protests in south-west France may be suspended as the police became the principal suspects in the death of a young demonstrator at the weekend.
Smoke rises from the Syrian town of Kobani, on the Turkish-Syrian border in October 2014.
29/10/2014 - France - Syria - Turkey

French father arrested for abducting daughter to join Syria jihad

A French man accused of kidnapping his 18-month-old daughter in 2013 to wage jihad in Syria was taken into custody on Tuesday when he arrived in France after being deported from ...
An explosion at Kobane after an airstrike
29/10/2014 - France - Kurds - Syria - Turkey

Syrian Kurds want France to press Erdogan to allow Kobane relief during Paris visit

Syria’s main Kurdish party has called on France to press Turkey to allow reinforcements to reach the besieged town of Kobane when Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visits Paris on ...
The two French journalists Valentine Bourrat and Thomas Dandois with an interpreter during their trial in Jayapura (Indonesia) in October 2014.
29/10/2014 - FRANCE - INDONESIA

Freed French journalists return to Paris from Indonesia

Two French journalists who were handed a two-and-a-half month jail term in Indonesia for illegally reporting in the country's Papua province arrived Wednesday morning at an airport near Paris.

European Commissioner Jyrki Katainen gave the thumbs up to France's and Italy's budget on Tuesday
29/10/2014 - France - European Union

Valls gloats as European Commission accepts France’s budget

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls was crowing on Wednesday morning after the European Commission gave a clean bill of health to his government’s latest budget.
Former culture minister Aurélie Filippetti joiined Socialist rebels in abstaining on the social security budget
29/10/2014 - France

French government faces social security budget revolt

More than 30 Socialist MPs refused to vote for the French social security budget in a vote in the National Assembly on Tuesday.
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