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French President François Hollande on a three-day visit to the Indian Ocean.
22/08/2014 - France - Mayotte

François Hollande to discuss illegal immigration, development in Mayotte

French President François Hollande arrived in Mayotte on Friday as part of his tour of the Indian Ocean to encourage development on the Island that became a French department just over ...

Jean-Luc Mélenchon photographed on May 1, 2013 in Paris.
22/08/2014 - France

French far-left leader steps down, but not leaving politics

Former presidential candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon announced on Friday that he was stepping down as co-president of France’s Left Party (PG), but vowed to continue his political ...

Wine grapes.
22/08/2014 - France

French wine harvest picks up in 2014

French wine growers – and its connoisseurs – can raise a glass for the 2014 harvest.


French press review 22 August 2014

We start with a glimmer of hope for Africa’s traumatized people.

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius.
22/08/2014 - France - Iraq

Iraqi Christians find refuge in France

Some 40 Iraqi Christians were flown into Paris on Thursday after having fled Islamic extremists rampaging through large swaths of northern Iraq.

Journalist James Foley in Tripoli on May 18, 2011. He was kidnapped on November 22, 2012.
21/08/2014 - France

French journalist might know identity of James Foley killer

French journalist Didier François said on Wednesday that he might know who killed the journalist James Foley.

21/08/2014 - France - Central African Republic

Violence continues in Central African Republic

The European peacekeeping force EUFOR were involved in clashes with militants in Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic on Tuesday.

21/08/2014 - France - UK

Record-breaking English Channel swim for Australian grandfather

70-year-old Cyril Baldock has become the oldest person to swim across the English Channel between England and France.


French press review 21 August 2014

President François Hollande and the press have never been a good match - and today criticism of the leader over his economic policies is particularly withering.

20/08/2014 - France

Two French girls arrested for alleged jihad activities

Two French girls aged 15 and 17 were taken into custody on Tuesday for their alleged involvement in jihad activities.