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Gilberto Rodriguez Leal when he was a prisoner of Mujao
23/04/2014 - France - Mali

France vows to punish Mali's Mujao for hostage's death

The death of French hostage Gilberto Rodrigues Leal will not go unpunished, French President François Hollande declared after Mali-based jihadi group Mujao on Tuesday announced that it had ...

French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius.
20/04/2014 - France - Syria

Strong indications of chemical weapons use by Syrian regime, says Fabius

France’s Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius says there are strong indications that the Syrian regime recently used chemical weapons in the northwest of the country.

17/04/2014 - France

European court orders France to compensate killed traveller's family

France has been ordered to pay compensation to the family of a gipsy killed by a police officer while trying to escape in 2008, in a judgement by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on ...

The Fontaine Saint Michel in Paris after the French NGO Action contre la Faim poured dye into it.
22/03/2014 - France

Paris fountains dyed to highlight World Water Day

A French NGO has poured red dye to "contaminate" fountains in Paris and other cities to commemorate World Water Day.

Tourists in the Wadi Rum
08/03/2014 - France - Jordan

French climbers fall to deaths in Jordan

Three French nationals have fallen to their deaths in Jordan. They were trying to climb a mountain in the Wadi Rum area in the south of the country.

Alain Resnais at the Cannes Film Festival with (L-R) Pierre Arditi, Sabine Azema, Anne Consigny and Denis Podalydes
02/03/2014 - France

From Hiroshima mon Amour to the Life of Riley, French film-maker Alain Resnais dies, aged 91

French film-maker Alain Resnais died "surrounded by his family" in Paris on Saturday evening, the producer of his last films, Jean-Louis Livi has announced.

Doctor Eric Kariger, chief of palliative medicine at the Reims hospital, speaks about the case of Vincent Lambert, who is tetraplegic and currently on artificial life support, after a judicial hearing at the Council of State, 13 February 2014.
14/02/2014 - France

French tetraplegic's family at war over euthanasia

France's Council of State said Friday it will rule "before the summer" on the case of Vincent Lambert, a tetraplegic who has been in a vegetative state for six years. Lambert's wife ...

Noumea, the capital city of New Caledonia
05/02/2014 - New Caledonia

One man dead, boy missing as storms hit New Caledonia

A young man has died and a six-year-old boy is missing in heavy rain and flooding that has hit the French Pacific territory of New Caledonia.

Afghan refugees in Calais in 2009
31/01/2014 - France

Hit-and-run driver kills migrant on motorway to Calais

French police are searching for a hit-and-run driver who ran over and killed a migrant near the Channel port of Calais on Thursday night.

President Hollande plans reform of current euthanasia law
16/01/2014 - France

French court rules against 'passive euthanasia' in tetraplegic case

A court in France ruled against the withdrawal of food and water from Vincent Lambert, a tetraplegic patient who has been in a state of minimal consciousness in hospital for five years, following ...