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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 ...
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
Nikolay Koblyakov, a prominent opponent of Putin, seeked asylum in Bulgaria.
29/10/2014 - France - Russia - Bulgaria

Anti-Putin Franco-Russian escapes extradition from Bulgaria

A Franco-Russian opponent of President Vladimir Putin has beaten a request by Moscow to extradite him from Bulgaria, his lawyer said on Wednesday.
An explosion at Kobane after an airstrike
29/10/2014 - France - Kurds - Syria - Turkey

Syrian Kurds want France to press Erdogan to allow Kobane relief during Paris visit

Syria’s main Kurdish party has called on France to press Turkey to allow reinforcements to reach the besieged town of Kobane when Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visits Paris on ...
The two French journalists Valentine Bourrat and Thomas Dandois with an interpreter during their trial in Jayapura (Indonesia) in October 2014.
29/10/2014 - FRANCE - INDONESIA

Freed French journalists return to Paris from Indonesia

Two French journalists who were handed a two-and-a-half month jail term in Indonesia for illegally reporting in the country's Papua province arrived Wednesday morning at an airport near Paris.

European Commissioner Jyrki Katainen gave the thumbs up to France's and Italy's budget on Tuesday
29/10/2014 - France - European Union

Valls gloats as European Commission accepts France’s budget

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls was crowing on Wednesday morning after the European Commission gave a clean bill of health to his government’s latest budget.
A digitally colourised scanning electron micrograph depiction shows filamentous Ebola virus particles in green, budding from a chronically infected VERO E6 cell in orange at 25,000X magnification
29/10/2014 - France - west Africa

France pledges 20 million euros to Ebola fight

France on Tuesday said it was pledging 20 million euros to the fight against Ebola in west Africa. Some of the cash will enable the opening of several care centres in Guinea.

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