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25/11/2014 - French Polynesia

Tahiti customs seize 190,000 black pearls

Customs officers have seized a record 190,000 black pearls, worth thousands of euros, at the home of a drug trafficker on a French Polynesian island.
One of the Mistral warships in the Saint Nazaire dockyard
25/11/2014 - France - Russia

France suspends Mistral warship delivery to Russia over Ukraine crisis

France has suspended delivery of a high-tech Mistral warship to Russia over the Ukraine conflict. Moscow says it will not take legal action “for the moment”.

Britain's Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, US Secretary of State John Kerry, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, France's Laurent Fabius and China's Wang Yi in Vienna on Monday
25/11/2014 - France - Iran - US

France optimistic over Iran nuclear talks

France’s Foreign Affairs Minister was cautiously optimistic about nuclear negotiations with Iran after the suspension of talks in Vienna on Monday.
Sebastien Loeb will come out of retirement for the 2015 Monte Carlo Rally
24/11/2014 - France/Sports

Sebastien Loeb to race in 2015 Monte Carlo Rally

The nine-time world rally champion will come out of retirement to drive in the Monte Carlo Rally in January.

HSBC in New York
21/11/2014 - France - United Kingdom - Switzerland

HSBC charged in 180-billion-euro French tax fraud probe

The Swiss arm of British bank HSBC has been placed under formal investigation for money-laundering and helping tax-dodgers in a Franch tax fraud probe.
Jang Song-Thaek faces a military tribunal before his execution
21/11/2014 - France - North Korea

North Korean students missing in Paris amid purge of Kim Jong-un’s uncle’s aides

Spies from North and South Korea are said to be searching for 10 North Korean architecture students who have gone missing in Paris.
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius (R) and US Secretary of State John Kerry in Paris on Thursday
21/11/2014 - France - Iran - US

Fabius, Kerry in make-or-break talks with Iran over nuclear programme

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius travelled to Vienna on Friday to join US Secretary of State John Kerry and Iran’s Javad Zarif for make-or-break talks on Iran's nuclear programme.

Mikaël Dos Santos was brought up in Champigny-sur-Marne to the east of Paris
21/11/2014 - France - Syria - Iraq

Confusion over 'French' IS executioner's identity, as new video calls for attacks in France

Sources in the Islamic State (IS) armed group have told RFI that French national Mickaël Dos Santos is not one of the executioners in a recent video, contradicting French officials’ claim ...
20/11/2014 - France

Cheers! this year's Beaujolais Nouveau has arrived

Thousands of Beaujolais wine lovers gathered at midnight on Wednesday night in the eastern French home town of Beaujeu to sample the Beaujolais 2014 vintage.

School students demonstrate against the death of Rémi Fraisse in Paris, 13 November 2014
19/11/2014 - France - European Union

EU to probe French dam project after death of protester

The European Commission announced Wednesday it has opened an inquiry into a contested dam project near the French town of Sivens, where a young protester was killed last month.
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