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A Nato bombardement of Sirte in October
01/12/2015 - France - Libya

France detains two trying to join IS in Libya

France has detained two men trying to join the Islamic State armed group in Libya, the first time people have been caught going to fight for IS in the north African country.
White House Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes
01/12/2015 - USA - FRANCE

US tightens visa requirements for Europeans in wake of Paris attacks

The United States is to further tighten security procedures for its visa waiver programme for visitors from friendly countries.This comes in the wake of the 13 November attacks in Paris, which are ...

French press review 1 December 2015

The French dailies are virtually unanimous in giving pride of place to the United Nations climate conference which opened yesterday in Paris.
Les Republicain Paris region candidate Valérie Pécresse (2nd from right) surrounded by party leaders, who hope to beat the Front National in regional elections.
30/11/2015 - France

Security major issue in French regional election campaigns after Paris attacks

The 13 November terrorist attacks in Paris have put the issue of security into the campaign for the upcoming regional elections, even though regions technically have no control over security.

French President François Hollande (centre) and foreign minister Laurent Fabius (left) with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon at the COP21 summit on Monday.
30/11/2015 - France - COP21

Climate deal success within reach, says Fabius

French foreign minister Laurent Fabius, who is presiding over the 12-day, 195-nation UN climate conference in Paris, said a climate rescue deal that has remained elusive for the past two decades ...
French foreign minister Laurent Fabius says no to working with the Syrian army under Basher al-Assad.
30/11/2015 - France - Syria

Fabius rules out working with Syrian army under Assad

French foreign minister Laurent Fabius has dismissed the possibility of working with the Syrian army to fight the Islamic State armed group until President Bashar al-Assad was in power.

French President François Hollande (centre), UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and France's environment minister Ségolène Royal at the opening of the COP21 summit at Le Bourget on Monday.
30/11/2015 - France - COP21

World leaders gather in Paris as COP21 gets underway

The United Nations climate change conference or COP21 summit kicked off on Monday at Le Bourget in northern Paris with about 150 world leaders aiming to reach an agreement to stave off catastrophic ...

French press review 30 November 2015

One single story . . . today's opening of the heads of state at the UN Climate Conference . . . dominates every French front page this morning.
Global warming impact on the Alps clear for scientists, less so for ski resorts
30/11/2015 - Spotlight on France

Global warming impact on the Alps clear for scientists, less so for ski resorts

The French ski industry is a two-billion euro a year business, and it depends on a resource that is being threatened by global warming: snow.
Climate change activists on Sunday's demonstration in Paris
29/11/2015 - France

Activists demand climate change action at Cop21 on tense Paris streets

Thousands of environmental activists from all over the world joined hands in a line across Paris Sunday in defiance of a ban on a climate demonstration following the 13 November terrorist attacks.