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Posters for both camps defaced by opponents in Athens
03/07/2015 - Greece - European Union

Greeks ponder tough choice in historic referendum

Greeks vote on Sunday in a referendum, called by the left-wing Syriza government, on whether they support the EU’s proposed austerity measures – or whether they want to remain in the ...
French President François Hollande arrives in Luanda, 2 July 2015
03/07/2015 - ANGOLA - FRANCE

Hollande praises Angola's stability on business-centred visit

French President François Hollande praised Angola as a force for stability in Africa during a visit to the oil-rich country on Friday.
The Greek flag flies in Athens
02/07/2015 - FRANCE - GREeCE - Germany

Cracks appear in Franco-German unity over Greek crisis

French Finance Minister Michel Sapin on Thursday ruled out a deal with Greece if the Greek people vote no to negotiators' terms in Sunday's referendum, despite President François Hollande's call for an "immediate agreement"

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is seen on a television monitor while addressing the nation in Athens, Greece July 1, 2015.
01/07/2015 - Greece-Africa

Greece's economic woes are painful reminder of Africa's agony, analysts

Greece inched closer to dropping out of the eurozone on Wednesday, after defaulting on its 1.5 billion euro payment to the International Monetary Fund. The IMF rejected Athen's last-minute request for an extension, leading to scenes of chaos outside Greek banks.

Flights cancelled during a previous air traffic controllers' strike
01/07/2015 - FRANCE

French air traffic controllers strike Thursday, Friday

French air traffic controllers were due to strike on Thursday and Friday as the summer holiday season opened. But the main union in the profession called the movement off on Wednesdy afternoon.
About 20 000 people demonstrated in favour of accepting negotiators' conditions in Athens on Tuesday
01/07/2015 - FRANCE - GREECE

France wants Greece deal before Sunday's referendum

France hopes an agreement can be reached on Greece's debt before Sunday's referendum on acceptance of EU and IMF negotiators proposals for the country's economy, Finance Minister Michel Sapin said on ...

African press review 30 June 2015

The South African press raises waste management as a national emergency, and the scandal of "jumbo" wardrobe allowances of Nigerian lawmakers underscores the extent of graft in Africa's ...
French President François Hollande delivers a statement after holding a council meeting on Greece at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France.
29/06/2015 - France - Greece

French President Hollande says exit from euro would be 'Greece's choice'

French President Francois Hollande says that it is Greece’s choice to stay in the Eurozone and that France's economy is safe from market instability after bailout negotiations failed over the ...

African press review 29 June 2015

We begin in Nigeria where there are growing concerns about President Muhammadu Buhari’s style of government following his failure to appoint a cabinet a month after his inauguration.


French press review 26 June 2015

Arrests, injuries and destroyed cars as French cabbies clash with police and UberPop agents encroaching on their business.