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China, Pakistan and India play peace-broking role in Afghanistan
02/05/2015 - Spotlight on Asia

China, Pakistan and India play peace-broking role in Afghanistan

In this week's Spotlight on Asia, RFI talks to regional specialists about the continuing search for sustainable peace in Afghanistan as the Taliban spring offensive starts up again.


French press review 29 April 2015

Anger at the means being deployed to rescue foreign climbers in Nepal, anger at police violence in the United States, Chinese economic problems, Greek debt and the way Jean-Marie Le Pen has put his ...
Lewis Hamilton sprays champagne at Sebastian Vettel of Germany on the podium at the Chinese Grand Prix on Sunday
12/04/2015 - Sports - Formula One

Lewis Hamilton cruises to victory at Chinese GP

Reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton continued his purple patch by comfortably winning the Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai on Sunday.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov meet in Moscow on 7 April, 2015
07/04/2015 - Russia - China

Russia-China strategic alliance overshadows traditional mistrust, analyst tells RFI

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Moscow to prepare a meeting between the presidents of the two countries in the beginning of May.
Jean Germain regularly posed for the Chinese "weddings" that took place in Tours between 2007 and 2011
07/04/2015 - France

French senator found dead in apparent suicide ahead of 'Chinese weddings' trial

Jean Germain, the former mayor of Tours and current Socialist party senator for Indre-et-Loire, was found dead Tuesday after failing to appear in court in a corruption case related to a Chinese ...
Wealthy Chinese are taking an interest in prestigious Bordeaux wines
04/04/2015 - FRANCE

Bordeaux helicopter death of Chinese billionaire ruled pilot error

Pilot error was to blame for the death of a Chinese billionaire in a helicopter crash on the Bordeaux wine estate he had just bought last December, an official investigtion has established.
Death sentences rose worldwide last year but not the number of executions

Death penalty is becoming a thing of the past, Amnesty International

2014 saw a global spike in death sentences, Amnesty International reported on Wednesday.
French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius in Lausanne for nuclear talks with Iran
01/04/2015 - IRAN

Not enough progress made in Iran nuclear talks, Fabius

French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius on Wednesday said that not enough progress has been made to reach a deal with Iran over its nuclear programme.
Zambian President Edgar Lungu
30/03/2015 - Zambia

Lungu calls for China to use Zambian contractors on infrastructure jobs

Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu wants Chinese companies working in Zambia to use local labour and local contractors.
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank will be headquartered in Beijing.
18/03/2015 - France/China

France to join Beijing-backed infrastructure bank

Germany and Italy too keen on becoming the founding members of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.