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French Education Minister Najat Vallaud-Belkacem with a pupil of a school in Blois.
04/02/2016 - FRANCE - Switzerland - BELGIum - Canada

French education minister calms nation after spelling reform outcry

France's Education Minister, Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, was obliged to calm the nation's nerves today as reports of a reform of French spelling sent panic across social media and aroused protests from ...
Prime Minister Manuel Valls at the National Assembly, 27 January 2015
02/02/2016 - FRANCE - BELGIum

France, Belgium to step up anti-terror cooperation

The Belgian and French prime ministers on Monday agreed on the need to boost counter-terror cooperation.
Defending champion Novak Djokovic needed five sets to see off the Frenchman Gilles Simon.
24/01/2016 - tennis

Djokovic struggles into Australian Open quarter-final

Defending champion Novak Djokovic reached the last eight of the Australian Open on Sunday but was taken to five sets by the Frenchman Gilles Simon.
Maria Sharapova is seeking her second Australian Open crown.
22/01/2016 - tennis

Sharapova and Federer advance in Australia

Maria Sharapova has been at the epicentre of the women's game since she stunned Serena Williams to win Wimbledon in 2004. Her win came a day before Roger Federer collected his second title there.
P¨lace de la Republique, Paris, after the November 13 attacks
21/01/2016 - France - Paris attacks

Belgium detains two more Paris attacks suspects

Two men linked to the Paris attacks were detained for questioning in the Brussels neighbourhood of Molenbeek over the past two days.
"There's more rock and roll in a hairdresser's salon," croons Belgian rock singer
20/01/2016 - World music matters

"There's more rock and roll in a hairdresser's salon," croons Belgian rock singer

Belgian singer-songwriter Arno, 45 years in the music business and not a day's work done.
One of the bodies is taken out of the Saint-Denis flat after the police raid
15/01/2016 - FRANCE - BELGIUM

Saint-Denis suicide bomber identified through DNA in ongoing Paris attacks investigation

A suicide bomber who blew himself up during a huge police raid following November's Paris attacks has been indentified as 25-year-old Belgian-Moroccan Chakib Akrouh.

Belgian police in Brussels last month
13/01/2016 - BELGIUm - FRANCE

Belgian police name three safehouses used by Paris attacks suspects, prosecutor

Belgian police have identified two apartments and a house used to prepare the 13 November Paris attacks and confirmed that the probable mastermind, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, stayed in the southern city of ...
Police forces on Brussels streets,  December 2015
08/01/2016 - FRANCE - Belgium

Paris fugitive’s fingerprint found in Brussels flat

Belgian police said Friday that they have found a fingerprint of Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam at a flat in Brussels.

Police officers are pictured as police conduct new searches linked to the November 13 Paris terrorist attacks, on December 30, 2015, in Molenbeek, Brussels.
31/12/2015 - BELGIUM

New Year terror plot: Brussels arrests 6 new suspects

Belgian police detained six more people on Thursday on suspicion they were plotting a New Year's Eve attack in Brussels following raids in and around the Belgian capital.