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Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and French President Francois Hollande in Paris, 2 October 2015.
25/11/2015 - France

Russia key to French coalition against Islamic State group

French President Francois Hollande is dining Wednesday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the latest world leader he is meeting to try to rally support for the fight the Islamic State group in ...
China's Guangzhou Evergrande fans
23/11/2015 - Football, China

Chinese football authorities say sorry for poor performance

Chinese football authorities have apologised for the poor performance of the country’s national team in 2018 World Cup qualifying. But fans fans rejected the apology

France's President Francois Hollande with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping
19/11/2015 - CHINA

China may use Paris attacks to justify Xinjiang crackdown, experts

The Islamic State (IS) armed group's claim on Thursday to have killed two more hostages - one Chinese, the other Norwegian - has dragged China into the ongoing conflict with the Islamist movement.
French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve
06/11/2015 - France

France to set up border checks for Paris UN climate talks

France is to introduce border checks for its Paris UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) to be held 30 November to 11 December.

Lamine Diack made way for Sebastian Coe as head of the IAAF.
04/11/2015 - athletics

Former athletics chief Lamine Diack charged with corruption

Lamine Diack stepped away from the top administrative job in athletics after the world championships in Beijing in August.
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.

An Air France Airbus A320 aircraft takes off at the Charles de Gaulle International Airport in Roissy, near Paris, in this October 27, 2015 file photo.
30/10/2015 - France-China

Airbus signs mega deal with China as profits soar

European manufacturer Airbus has signed a letter of intent to sell 100 helicopters to China and build an assembly plant there, in a deal worth 750 million euros, sources reported on Friday.


French press review 29 October 2015

Austria opens deep fracture in the EU's Schengen treaty; Iran's rehabilitation as a partner in the Syrian crisis forces France to reshuffle her cards; Fertility problems put China on the verge of ...
Chinese dredging vessels are purportedly seen in the waters around Mischief Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands in this still image from video taken by a P-8A Poseidon surveillance aircraft provided by the United States Navy May 21, 2015.
27/10/2015 - CHINA – UNITED STATES

South China Sea: freedom of navigation vs territorial sovereignty

China summoned the US Ambassador in Beijing on Tuesday over what it called an attempt by Washington to militarise the South China Sea, after a US destroyer sailed within twelve nautical miles of ...