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French President Francois Hollande (R) with Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan as he leaves the Elysée Palace in Paris
31/10/2014 - France - Turkey - Syria

Erdogan slams world’s support for Kobane, Hollande prevaricates

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lashed out at the US and its allies for paying too much attention to the Syrian town of Kobane, where Kurdish forces are fighting the Islamic State (IS) armed ...
Smoke rises from the upper storeys of the Maison de la Radio in Paris
31/10/2014 - France

Fire at French public radio headquarters in Paris

France’s national broadcasters were forced off the air for over an hour on Friday when fire broke out at the Paris headquarters of France’s public radio stations.
An MP flees the parliament in Ouagadougou as demonstrators occupy it on Thursday
31/10/2014 - Burkina Faso - Mali

France calls for calm in Burkina Faso as army says Compaoré no longer in power

French Foreign Affairs Secretary Laurent Fabius on Friday called for calm in Burkina Faso as protesters took to the streets after President Blaise Compaoré refused to leave power and the army ...
31/10/2014

French press review 31 October 2014

The political crisis in the west African nation of Burkina Faso receives front-page coverage in this morning’s French papers.

A Turkish tank meets refugees at the border with Syria
31/10/2014 - France - Turkey - Kurds

Kurds protest as Erdogan visits Paris while Kobane fights on

Several Kurdish groups are planning a protest in Paris this Friday as Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan visits the French capital.
Shipbuilders show their wares in Paris amid Russia mistral row
31/10/2014 - On-the-spot France

Shipbuilders show their wares in Paris amid Russia mistral row

France and Russia have traded swipes this week over a controversial warship deal.
The late Total boss Christophe de Margerie
30/10/2014 - France - Russia

Russia charges second air traffic controller over Total boss’s deadly plane crash

A second air traffic controller has been charged in connection with the crash that killed Total boss Christophe de Margerie, along with two pilots and a flight attendant.
Police on patrol in Paris
30/10/2014 - France

French police officer jailed for 10 years for raping drunk prisoner

A French court has jailed a former police officer for 10 years after finding him guilty of raping a woman detained for being drunk and disorderly.
The Mistral-class helicopter carrier Vladivostok at the Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire
30/10/2014 - France - Russia

France denies Mistral warships to be handed over to Russia in November

France has denied a Russian claim that the first of two warships being built in French shipyards for Moscow is ready to be handed over in mid-November.
30/10/2014

French press review 30 October 2014

There are different takes on the controversial dam that is the object of protests in south-west France. Bosses are accused of pocketing money from tax breaks supposed to create jobs.
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