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Female soldiers in action with French army contingent of UN forces in Lebanon (2001)
15/04/2014 - France

French army to act on sexual harassment

France’s defence minister is expected to announce new measures to combat sexual harassment in the army after receiving a report on the issue today.

The guillotine awaiting auction in Nantes
25/03/2014 - France

Working French guillotine expected to fetch thousands at auction

A 19th century guillotine, still in perfect working order, is to be auctioned in France on Thursday and is expected to fetch up to 60,000 euros.
 

18/03/2014 - France - Europe

84 arrested in France in crackdown over suspected arms trafficking

Eighty four people were taken into custody on Tuesday morning, suspected of illegally buying arms via internet.

12/03/2014

French press review 12 March 2014

Islamist groups in the Sahel region, Venezuela after Chavez and the sexual assaults in the French army are the main topics in today's French newspapers.

07/02/2014

French press review 7 February 2014

The ugly face of the crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR) takes centre stage in the French press this morning as several papers publish a gruesome photograph of a suspected spy from the ...

Bangladesh in crisis after violent general election
07/01/2014 - World news explained

Bangladesh in crisis after violent general election

In Bangladesh, the incumbent prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s Awami League won the controversial election on Sunday by a landslide.

Armed clashes continued to be reported in South Sudan.
06/01/2014 - African news explained

Armed clashes continued to be reported in South Sudan.

In South Sudan fresh fighting has broken out between government forces and rebels as regional peace brokers failed to get ceasefire talks off the ground in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.

Al-Qaeda tightens grip on Iraq.
06/01/2014 - World news explained

Al-Qaeda tightens grip on Iraq.

Heavy artillery fire and air strikes have continued in the Iraqi city of Fallujah, as the military battles to retake parts of the city from al-Qaeda linked fighters.

This photo from 17 December appears to show the same soldier wearing the same patch on his right arm.
21/12/2013 - France - Central African Republic

French soldier in CAR caught wearing Nazi slogan

The French army has launched an inquiry after a soldier serving in the Central African Republic is photographed wearing what appears to be a Nazi slogan.

Egypt to vote on new constitution
16/12/2013 - African news explained

Egypt to vote on new constitution

Egypt's interim president Adly Mansour has announced the holding of a referendum on the 14th and 15th January on a new draft constitution.

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