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A still from the Jund al-Khilafa video announcing the capture of Hervé Pierre Gourdel
23/09/2014 - France - Syria - Iraq

France to continue Iraq air strikes despite Frenchman’s kidnapping in Algeria

France will not stop its air strikes on the Islamic State armed group or negotiate with the Algerian Islamists who threatened to kill French hostage Hervé Pierre Gourdel

An Air France Airbus A319 at Charles de Gaulle International Airport in Roissy, Paris, 17 September 2014.
22/09/2014 - France

Air France offers to freeze low-cost plan in bid to end strike

Air France offered on Monday to suspend the expansion of its low-cost operation Transavia in a bid to end the strike which has paralysed the flag carrier for more than a week.

People's Climate March in Paris
22/09/2014 - On-the-spot France

People's Climate March in Paris

In cities around the world on Sunday, tens of thousands took to the streets to show their support for curbing climate change.
Residents of Aleppo at the scene of what they say was a Syrian govenrment bombardment
21/09/2014 - France - Syria - Iraq

Teenage girls headed for Syria stopped at Marseille, ‘jihadi network’ members charged

French border police on Saturday stopped two teenage girls suspected of heading for Syria to join jihadi groups fighting there.
A French military helicopter lands at the crash site in Mali
21/09/2014 - France - Algeria - Mali - Burkina Faso

First Air Algérie crash investigation report fails to establish cause

A first report on July’s Air Algérie crash in Mali has failed to establish a cause, investigators revealed on Saturday in Mali.
Marseille airport on Friday
21/09/2014 - France

Air France pilots extend strike for second week

Pilots at Air France have voted to continue their strike for a second week with the company cancelling more flights on Sunday than on preceding days.

Migrants followed by police outside the port at Calais
20/09/2014 - France - United Kingdom

Britain to pay 15 million euros to Calais after migrant ferry storming incidents

Britain is to contribute 15 million euros to tighten security at the French Channel port of Calais, following attempts by migrants to break through barriers and cross to the United Kingdom.

Flowers were placed at the foot of this statue at the Hôtel des Invalides in Paris.
20/09/2014 - France - Mali

France to declassify documents on RFI reporters’ murder in Mali

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve says secret documents on last year ‘s murder of the two RFI reporters in Mali will be declassified.
A local council building in Guéckédou, Guinea, where Ebola patients are cared for
19/09/2014 - France - Guinea

French court scraps Guinean’s deportation because of Ebola epidemic

An illegal immigrant from Guinea escaped deportation from France because of the Ebola epidemic in his homeland on Friday. His lawyer hopes the case has set a legal precedent.

Iraqi President Fuad Masum with France's François Hollande at this week's conference on his country in Paris
19/09/2014 - France - Iraq - US

French air strikes on Iraq begin

France has carried out its first air-strikes in Iraq, just hours after President François Hollande announced the country’s participation in the US-led offensive against the Islamic State ...