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French President François Hollande spoke before both houses of parliament in a rare Congress meeting at Versailles, 16 November 2015.
17/11/2015 - FRANCE

French government seeks to write state of emergency into constitution

Following last Friday's deadly attacks in Paris by the Islamic State armed group, the government said Tuesday it would pursue changes to the country's constitution that would allow the presidency to ...
British Prime Minister David Cameron in a speech on the reform of the EU, 10 November 2015.

Cameron walks thin line in UK's EU renegotiations

Prime Minister David Cameron laid out his government’s terms for remaining in the European Union (EU) on Tuesday, as he seeks to renegotiate Britain’s membership ahead of a referendum to ...
The Nigerian army has declared 100 Boko Haram  members wanted
10/11/2015 - Africa

Africa experts debate Islamist terror without borders

Senegal's President Macky Sall is calling on African countries to promote a "tolerant Islam" and share intelligence to combat jihadist groups across the continent.
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni
09/11/2015 - Uganda

Ugandan civil society fears unfair presidential poll as Museveni bids for new term

Uganda’s presidential campaign kicked off on Monday amid fears that the voting would be rigged or slanted to favour the incumbent, long-standing President Yoweri Museveni.
French President Francois Hollande  and South Korean President Park Geun-Hye, Seoul, South Korea, 4 November 2015.
04/11/2015 - France - South Korea

Hollande calls for tech-sharing with emerging nations as key to success of climate summit

French President François Hollande visited South Korea on Wednesday and called for sharing emissions-cutting technology with emerging countries to secure the climate change deal in Paris next ...
Chinese president Xi Jinping (C) and French president Francois Hollande (R) in Beijing, 2 November 2015.
02/11/2015 - France - China

France and China agree to checks on emissions-cutting compliance

China and France have agreed to include compliance checks in the international climate change agreement that will be negotiated in Paris in December. French President Francois Hollande is in China to secure China's commitment to the COP21 conference.

Antarctica's Ross Sea is the last pristine and intact marine ecpsustem on Earth.
30/10/2015 - Biodiversity

Why failure of deal on Antarctic marine sanctuaries matters

International efforts to create two vast marine sanctuaries to protect the pristine wilderness of Antarctica failed for the fifth time on Friday.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif gestures as he attends a joint news conference with his German counterpart Frank-Walter Steinmeier (not seen) in Tehran October 17, 2015.
29/10/2015 - US - SYRIA - IRAN

Iran to attend talks on Syria in sign of thawing relations

Representatives of the international community will be seeking common ground over a political transition in Syria.
Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) meets with Nicolas Sarkozy, French former president and head of the conservative Les Republicains political party, outside Moscow, Russia, October 29, 2015
29/10/2015 - France-Russia

Friends or pawns? Sarkozy is falling into Putin's trap, says analyst

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy met with his 'old' friend Vladimir Putin on Thursday, in a visit that has set tongues wagging about Sarkozy's real motives.
Wind power in Ethiopia
26/10/2015 - AFRICA

Young leaders tipped to be at core of Addis Ababa energy summit

To discuss major issues related to global energy use and production, decision makers from across the globe are set to meet at the World Energy Leaders’ Summit, in Addis Ababa, this week.