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French President François Hollande meets with Russian leader Vladimir Putin at Moscow airport, December 6 2014
26/11/2015 - France-Russia

Hollande's grand anti-IS coalition with Russia compromised by downed jet

French President François Hollande was set to hold talks on Thursday with Russian leader Vladimir Putin to rally his support behind global efforts to forge a grand coalition against Islamic ...
The approval rate of French President François Hollande has grown in the wake of November's deadly attacks in Paris.
24/11/2015 - FRANCE

Hollande’s post-attack boost not enough to rebuild support, polls show

French President François Hollande has seen a rise in popularity since this month’s deadly attacks in Paris, according to various polling institutes.
A French police officer patrols Paris's Trocadéro area on 22 November, 2015
24/11/2015 - FRANCE-BELGIUM

French, Belgian authorities pursue new leads in Paris attacks

French police are examining a suspected suicide belt, 11 days after the terrorist attacks that killed 130 people in the capital.
A man kneels as he pays tribute to victims at Place de la République near the deadly attack sites in Paris on 16 November, 2015
24/11/2015 - FRANCE

French compensation fund sees more applications filed since Paris attacks

In France, a fund for victims of terrorist attacks has received a record number of applications for compensation in the wake of the deadly attacks that took place in Paris on 13 November.

Belgian twitter users responded with posted pictures of cats.
23/11/2015 - BELGium - FRANCE

Cats invade internet during anti-terrorist raids in Brussels

When Belgian police requested press and social media silence during the anti-terrorist raids in Brussels on Sunday, Belgian people complied with a surreal reply and thousands tweeted cat pictures on ...
Troops patrol Brussels on Saturday
22/11/2015 - BELGium - FRANCE

Belgium searching for several terror suspects as Brussels lockdown continues

Belgian security forces were searching for several suspects Sunday, Interior Minister Jan Jambon said, as Brussels remained on the highest terror alert.

Under fire - Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron had been criticised for saying that social conditions in France contributed to Islamist radicalisation
22/11/2015 - FRANCE

France's post-Paris attacks political truce breaks down as new elections approach

French politicians were arguing over the causes of the 13 November Paris attacks this weekend after a week of on-again/off-again political truce between the mainstream left and right.
The Charles-de-Gaulle aircraft carrier leaves Toulon on 18 November 2015
22/11/2015 - FRANCE - IRAq - SYRIa

France to step up anti-IS air strikes, top soldier warns no short-term victory

France's Charles De Gaulle aircraft carrier was to be operational in the offensive against the Islamic State (IS) armed group Monday, tripling the airforce's capacity for air strikes against the ...
At the scene of Wednessday's raid in Saint Denis
21/11/2015 - FRANCE - Belgium

New IS video threatens France as police release seven seized in St Denis raid

A new video threatening more attacks on France has been posted on sites that support the Islamic State (IS) armed group.
Belgian soldiers on the streets of Brussels Saturday
21/11/2015 - BELGIUm - FRANCE

Brussels on highest terror alert as hunt for Paris terror attacker continues

The Brussels metro was closed on Saturday as the Belgian capital was placed on the highest level of terror alert. Police believed that one of the Paris attackers, Salah Abdeslam, could be in Belgium.