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Luz on the march in Paris after the Charlie Hebdo killings
19/05/2015 - FRANCE

Top cartoonist Luz quits Charlie Hebdo

The cartoonist who drew the front-page cartoon of the prophet Mohammed for Charlie Hebdo after the massacre of its editorial team is to leave the French satirical paper.
Prince Abdul Aziz Bin Fahd is reported to have been the owner of the hijacked vehicle
18/05/2015 - Saudi Arabia - FRANCE

French police arrest Paris Saudi carjacking suspects

French police have arrested nine people in connection with a spectacular carjacking on the convoy of a Saudi prince last year that netted 250,000 euros.

The mummy of Ta-Iset found in Rueil-Malmaison in 2001
18/05/2015 - EGYPT - FRANCE

Egyptian mummy found in trash to go on show in Paris suburb museum

A museum in a Paris suburb is to exhibit the mummy of a five-year-old ancient Egyptian girl that was found by refuse collectors after a local resident threw out with the garbage.
Pope Francis leads the ceremony for the canonisation of four nuns at Saint Peter's square in the Vatican City
17/05/2015 - vatican - PALESTINE - FRANCE

Pope canonises French nun despite stand-off over gay ambassador nomination

Pope Francis canonised a 19th-century French nun, along with two Palestinians and an Italian, on Sunday.
Members of the CMA, the Coordination of Azawad Movements gather in Algiers during  a preliminary peace agreement, 14 May 2015
15/05/2015 - France-Mali-Algeria

Mali signs half-baked peace deal without main ingredients: Tuareg rebels

Mali's government and allied fighters signed a long-awaited peace deal on Friday in a ceremony attended by numerous heads-of-state but boycotted by the country's main Tuareg-led rebel groups.
Zineb El Rhazoui at the funeral of Charb, the Charlie Hebdo boss killed during the January attacks
15/05/2015 - France- Morocco

Charlie Hebdo takes disciplinary action against Moroccan journalist

The French satirical paper Charlie Hebdo has started disciplinary proceedings against an outspoken Moroccan-born woman journalist, amid a row over how the paper is run following January's murderous ...
Russian sailors in Saint-Nazaire last year to train on the Mistrals
15/05/2015 - RUSSIA - FRANCE

France offers Russia refund on undelivered Mistrals, report

France has offered to pay Russia 785 million euros to scrap a contract for two Mistral helicopter carriers, whose sale has been suspended over the Ukraine conflict, on condition that it can sell them ...
Bilal Agh Cherif, secretary general of The Coordination of the Movements of Azawad (CMA), signs a preliminary peace agreement in Algiers, 14 May 2015.
14/05/2015 - Mali - France - ALGERIE

France’s Hollande welcomes Tuareg rebels initial Mali peace deal

French President François Hollande welcomed on Thursday Mali’s main Tuareg-led rebel alliance initialling a peace document and signing a comprehensive agreement in Algiers.

German navy rescued around 200 refugees off the Italian Lampedusa island, 8 May 2015.
14/05/2015 - France- Europe

EU unveils migrant quotas

The European Union unveiled on Wednesday details of a plan for dealing with an unprecedented wave of migrants. The plan includes controversial migrant quotas across member states.

French Minister of Finance Michel Sapin, Brussels, Belgium, 7 May 2015.
14/05/2015 - France- Europe

France outperforms with strongest growth in nearly two years

European Union data released on Wednesday shows a surprisingly strong performance in France as growth picked up to 0.6 per cent in the first quarter of 2015.

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