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Police disperse Wednesday's Barakat protest
17/04/2014 - Algeria

Ailing Bouteflika votes in Algerian presidential election, protests broken up

Polling opened in Algeria on Thursday morning following a campaign marked by the absence of incumbent Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

The heavily fortified court house in Naples
16/04/2014 - France - Italy

Camorra godfather arrested in French Riviera café

A Naples Mafia chief has been arrested while driking coffee in a café in the French Riviera city of Nice.

Aung San Suu Kyi in Paris with President François Hollande
16/04/2014 - France - Myanmar

Aung San Suu Kyi warns of Myanmar transition dangers on Paris visit

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi called for international support as her country faces a "difficult period of transition" on a visit to Paris on Tuesday.

Syrian asylum-seekers in Calais, France, last year
15/04/2014 - France

France asylum-seekers' system 'in crisis', report

France's system for handling asylum-seekers is "in crisis", according to a parliamentary report that highlights long-drawn-out and ineffective procedures and spending way over budget.

Writer and explorer Thierry Jamin on expedition in the Megantoni National Park
15/04/2014 - Interview: Peru - France

French explorer launches search for Inca lost city

A French explorer is planning to search for a lost Incan city reputed to hold vast treasure.

The Angolan capital, Luanda
14/04/2014 - France - Angola

Total to invest in Angola's ultra-deep Kaombo oilfield

French oil giant Total is to invest in Angola's Kaombo project after finding ways to cut costs of extracting ultra-deep offshore oil by a fifth, the firm announced on Monday.

Mokhtar Belmokhtar,
14/04/2014 - Libya - Mali - Algeria - Chad

Jihadi leader Belmokhtar alive in Libya and plotting attacks, sources

The Sahara jihadi leader behind last year's bloody hostage-taking at the In Amenas gas plant is alive and plotting new attacks in Libya, security sources say, contradicting earlier reports of ...

If it's the boss, don't answer ... but only if your one 250,000 workers covered by the agreement
11/04/2014 - France - United Kingdom

No, it's not illegal to work after 6pm in France

Rumours that it is now illegal to work after 6pm in France are greatly exaggerated.

François I by Jean Clouet (around 1530)
11/04/2014 - France - China

Twelve great French paintings loaned to Hong Kong, Macau for Le French May

Twelve masterpieces from French museums are to travel to the Chinese territory of Macau as part of the Le French May season, celebrated annually on the island and in Hong Kong.

Rwandan President Paul Kagame speaks at this week's commemoration ceremony in Kigali's Amohoro stadium
11/04/2014 - France - Rwanda

France arrests Rwandan genocide suspect again

French police have arrested a Rwandan genocide suspect despite a previous ruling that he could not be extradited.

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