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French Minister of Defence Jean-Yves Le Drian says he felt "betrayal" over the allegations that French soldiers have sexually abused refugee children
03/05/2015 - France - Central African Republic

Soldiers who abused Central African children must ‘give themselves up’, says defence minister

French defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian felt "disgust" and "betrayal" over allegations that French soldiers in the Central African Republic had sexually assaulted children in ...
Charlie Hebdo journalists are brushing off controversy surrounding a literary association's decision to award the magazine a top prize for freedom
02/05/2015 - France

Charlie Hebdo journalists defend award of literary prize

Critics of a literary prize awarded to French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo are “confused”, say two journalists who survived an attack on the magazine’s staff in January.

Eurostar trains at London's Saint Pancras International station. The high-speed trains will bring passengers from London to Lyon, Avignon and Marseille.
01/05/2015 - France - United Kingdom

Eurostar debuts London to Marseille high-speed rail service

Eurostar’s new link between London and Marseille launched Friday with trains reaching the Mediterranean city in just over six hours.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel
30/04/2015 - Germany - FRANCE - United States

Germany spied on French civil servants for US's NSA, report

German intelligence spied on top French officials for the US's National Security Agency (NSA) , a German newspaper revealed on Thursday, adding a further twist to a scandal about proxy economic ...
French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius greets survivors of Nepal's earthquake at Paris's Charles De Gaulle airport
30/04/2015 - NEPAL - FRANCE

Third French national dead in Nepal earthquake as survivors touch down in Paris

A third French national was confirmed to have died in Nepal's earthquake, as a first planeload of survivors arrived at Paris's Charles de Gaulle airport.
A French navy Rafale on the aircaft carrier Charles de Gaulle in the Gulf in February 2015
30/04/2015 - FRANCE - QATAR

Qatar to buy 24 Rafale jet fighters from France's Dassault

Qatar has agreed to buy 36 Rafale fighter jets from French arms manufacturer Dassault.
French troops arrive in Bouar western CAR in December 2013
30/04/2015 - France - Central African Republic

French military investigating Central Africa child sex abuse allegations

The French military has been conducting an inquiry into charges of child sex abuse by troops in the Central African Republic since last July, it emerged after a UN report on the allegations was ...
A Michelin F1 tyre
29/04/2015 - FRANCE

Former tyre giant boss François Michelin dies, aged 88

The former boss of France’s Michelin tyre company, François Michelin, has died at the age of 88. He brought the company to world dominance

Nepalese police personnel try to stop earthquake victims from blocking traffic in a protest at the government's lack of aid provided to the victims in Kathmandu
29/04/2015 - FRANCE - NEPAL

First planeload of French aid arrives in Nepal

The first planeload of French aid to earthquake-hit Nepal arrived on Wednesday morning, France's foreign affairs ministry announced, adding that two others were on their way.
Australians observe a vigil in support of Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan who were executed on Wednesday
29/04/2015 - INDONESIa - France

France condemns Indonesia executions, mobilised for Atlaoui

France has condemned Indonesia's execution of seven foreigners and one of its own nationals convicted on drug charges.