The approval rate of French President François Hollande has grown in the wake of November's deadly attacks in Paris.
24/11/2015 - FRANCE

Hollande’s post-attack boost not enough to rebuild support, polls show

French President François Hollande has seen a rise in popularity since this month’s deadly attacks in Paris, according to various polling institutes.
A Rafale aircraft takes off from the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle during operations in the Mediterranean Sea, 23 November 2015.
24/11/2015 - France- Syria

France launches air strikes in Syria and Iraq from newly-deployed aircraft carrier

France launched its first air strikes against the Islamic State organisation (IS) on Monday night from its Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier.
Truvada, the first pill recommended for HIV prevention in healthy people who are at high risk of getting HIV.
24/11/2015 - FRANCE

Free treatment to prevent HIV soon available in France

People in France who are HIV-negative but at high risk of becoming positive will soon receive a free anti-AIDS drug treatment.
A French police officer patrols Paris's Trocadéro area on 22 November, 2015
24/11/2015 - FRANCE-BELGIUM

French, Belgian authorities pursue new leads in Paris attacks

French police are examining a suspected suicide belt, 11 days after the terrorist attacks that killed 130 people in the capital.
Migrants queue as volunteers distribute sleeping bags in the makeshift camp in Calais, 16 October 2015.
24/11/2015 - FRANCE

Court gives French government a week to clean up Calais camp

France’s Council of State ordered on Monday authorities to clean up the migrant camp in Calais known as the Jungle, where thousands of people are currently living in unsanitary conditions.
A man kneels as he pays tribute to victims at Place de la République near the deadly attack sites in Paris on 16 November, 2015
24/11/2015 - FRANCE

French compensation fund sees more applications filed since Paris attacks

In France, a fund for victims of terrorist attacks has received a record number of applications for compensation in the wake of the deadly attacks that took place in Paris on 13 November.


French press review 24 November 2015

French President Francois Hollande hastens efforts to build a large military coalition against ISIS; the state of the army's readiness for war; and the burden the expedition brings to the country's ...
Belgian twitter users responded with posted pictures of cats.
23/11/2015 - BELGium - FRANCE

Cats invade internet during anti-terrorist raids in Brussels

When Belgian police requested press and social media silence during the anti-terrorist raids in Brussels on Sunday, Belgian people complied with a surreal reply and thousands tweeted cat pictures on ...
French President Francois Hollande will meet world leaders this week to establish a broad coalition against the Islamic State armed group.
23/11/2015 - France

Hollande in diplomatic overdrive to forge coalition against IS armed group

This week sees French President Francois Hollande going on a diplomatic overdrive to forge a broad international coalition against the Islamic State armed group which claimed responsibility for the ...
Pascal Fauret and co-pilot Bruno Odos, Santo Domingo, 15 August 2015.
23/11/2015 - FRANCE

Dominican Republic orders arrests of more French nationals in ‘Air Cocaine’ case

The Dominican Republic issued an arrest warrant on Sunday against three French nationals.

French press review 23 November 2015

French press watches Belgium as it struggles with a state of heightened alert that had shut down businesses and trains to facilitate a hunt for masterminds of the Paris bombings.
French President Francois Hollande shakes hands with Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron at the Elysee Palace in Paris on Monday.
23/11/2015 - France - Great Britain

Cameron says Britain should strike Islamic State armed group in Syria

British Prime minister David Cameron supported French President Francois Hollande’s decision to strike the Islamic State Armed Group.
Global warming: French vineyards look to new grape varieties
23/11/2015 - Spotlight on France

Global warming: French vineyards look to new grape varieties

France, which is preparing to host the UN Climate Conference is not immune to global warming. Wine, the country's second-biggest export, is sensitive to rising temperatures.
Troops patrol Brussels on Saturday
22/11/2015 - BELGium - FRANCE

Belgium searching for several terror suspects as Brussels lockdown continues

Belgian security forces were searching for several suspects Sunday, Interior Minister Jan Jambon said, as Brussels remained on the highest terror alert.

Under fire - Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron had been criticised for saying that social conditions in France contributed to Islamist radicalisation
22/11/2015 - FRANCE

France's post-Paris attacks political truce breaks down as new elections approach

French politicians were arguing over the causes of the 13 November Paris attacks this weekend after a week of on-again/off-again political truce between the mainstream left and right.
The Charles-de-Gaulle aircraft carrier leaves Toulon on 18 November 2015
22/11/2015 - FRANCE - IRAq - SYRIa

France to step up anti-IS air strikes, top soldier warns no short-term victory

France's Charles De Gaulle aircraft carrier was to be operational in the offensive against the Islamic State (IS) armed group Monday, tripling the airforce's capacity for air strikes against the ...

French weekly magazines review 22 November 2015

All the French weeklies have special editions and they pay tribute to France this week, in the wake of the Friday the 13th Paris attacks, most of them bearing the colours of the French flag, Bleu ...
International media coverage of the Paris attacks
22/11/2015 - International media

International media coverage of the Paris attacks

As we watched events unfold in Paris since Friday the 13th of November, international media paid tribute, asked questions, tried to give some answers...
At the scene of Wednessday's raid in Saint Denis
21/11/2015 - FRANCE - Belgium

New IS video threatens France as police release seven seized in St Denis raid

A new video threatening more attacks on France has been posted on sites that support the Islamic State (IS) armed group.
Belgian soldiers on the streets of Brussels Saturday
21/11/2015 - BELGIUm - FRANCE

Brussels on highest terror alert as hunt for Paris terror attacker continues

The Brussels metro was closed on Saturday as the Belgian capital was placed on the highest level of terror alert. Police believed that one of the Paris attackers, Salah Abdeslam, could be in Belgium.
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