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26/01/2016 - FRANCE

Transport chaos in France as air traffic controllers, taxis, public employees strike

Striking taxi drivers blockaded Paris's airports and its ring road on Tuesday morning and one in five flights were cancelled as disgruntled air traffic controllers and taxi drivers went on strike ...
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.
The Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier.
05/11/2015 - France- Syria

France to deploy aircraft carriers to support operations against IS in Syria

France is to deploy its Charles de Gaulle aircraft carriers to support operations against the Islamic State (IS) in Syria and in Iraq the French presidency said after a defence cabinet meeting on ...
Airstrikes in Middle East could have repercussions across Africa
15/10/2015 - Africa-Syria-Iraq

Collateral damage feared in Africa after Syria, Iraq airstrikes

Western airstrikes in Syria and Iraq are likely to fuel conflicts in Africa, a conflict research seminar was told in Pretoria on Thursday.

Xavier Broseta (C), Human Resources Manager at Air France, and Pierre Plissonnier (R), Air France deputy of long-haul flights, surrounded by angry employees, October 5, 2015
12/10/2015 - France

Air France tries to bridge rift with unions: arrests 6

Six Air France workers, suspected of attacking their bosses last week, were arrested on Monday, on the heels of fresh talks between management and unions.

French Army Rafale fighter jets during an operation against Syria. 27 September 2015.
12/10/2015 - France -Syria

French air strikes in Syria likely killed French jihadists

French air strikes on Friday probably killed French jihadists training in a Syria Islamic State camp according to a source close to Prime Minister Manuel Valls although France’s defence ...
A file photo of a French air force Rafale fighter jet
09/10/2015 - FRANCE - RUSSIA - SYRIA

France launches more air strikes on IS targets in Syria

France has carried out a second wave of air strikes on Islamic State group targets in Syria, focused on the stronghold of Raqqa, as Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian accuses Russia of failing to ...
A shirtless Xavier Broseta (R), Executive Vice President for Human Resources at Air France, is evacuated by security after a staff meeting turns violent. Roissy, near Paris, France, October 5, 2015
05/10/2015 - France

Air France bosses attacked by angry workers after announcing huge job losses

Hundreds of Air France workers stormed office headquarters at Charles de Gaulle Roissy airport, on Monday, breaking up a last-ditch staff meeting.

French President Francois Hollande welcomes Russia's President Vladimir Putin at the Elysee Palace in Paris, 2 October 2015
02/10/2015 - Russia - France - Syria - Ukraine

Russia holding its ground in face of criticism, as Putin arrives in Paris for talks

As Russia's President Vladimir Putin met with Western leaders in Paris for the first time since Russia launched air strikes in Syria, several countries signed a statement calling on Russia to stop targeting Syrian opposition forces.

French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have proposed setting up a "permanent and binding" mechanism for distributing Syrian refugees
05/09/2015 - France - Syria

France considers air strikes against IS group in Syria: report

France is considering launching air strikes against the Islamic State armed group in Syria, Le Monde reported Saturday.