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Iranian Vice-President Massoumeh Ebtekar
05/03/2015 - Interview: France - Iran

Obama must stand up to ‘extremists” over nuclear talks, Iran vice-president

US President Barack Obama must stand up to “extremists” who oppose a deal over Iran’s nuclear capacity, Iranian vice-president Massoumeh Ebtekar told RFI this week.
French President Francois Hollande (R) with Syrian opposition leader Khaled Khoja at the Elysée Palace in Paris
05/03/2015 - France - Syria - Iran

Assad not credible partner in fighting IS, Hollande at meeting with Syrian opposition chief

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is not a “credible” partner in the fight against the Islamic State (IS) armed group, French President François Hollande said Thursday after meeting ...
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05/03/2015 - France - Luxembourg - European Union

France ordered to raise VAT on e-books

France has been ordered to raise sales tax on e-books from 5.5 per cent to 20 per cent.
05/03/2015

French press review 5 March 2015

China's growth slows. Nuclear giant Areva loses billions and there's debate about the reasons and who should foot the bill.
The scene after tha attack in the rue des Rosiers in 1982
04/03/2015 - France - Middle East

French judge issues arrest warrants over 1982 Palestinian attack on Paris Jewish restaurant

A French anti-terror judge has issued international arrest warrants for three suspects in France’s most deadly anti-Semitic attack since World War II 32 years acter the event.
Mukhtar Ablyazov
04/03/2015 - France - Russia - Kazakhstan

French appeal court backs extradition for Kazakh oligarch Ablyazov

France’s top appeals court has rejected an appeal against extradition by Kazakh oligarch Mukhtar Ablyazov, an opponent of President Nursultan Nazarbayev, opening the way to his being sent to ...
US Secretary of State John Kerry shakes hands with Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Jawad Zarif (R) in Montreux on Monday
04/03/2015 - US - Iran - France

Kerry to discuss Iran nuclear talks with Fabius, British, German FMs in Paris on Saturday

US Secretary of State John Kerry is to discuss negotiations on Iran’s nuclear programme with the French, British and German foreign affairs ministers in Paris on Saturday, a US official said on ...
The Council of Europe headquarters in Strasbourg
04/03/2015 - France - Europe

France ruled in breach of rights treaty on smacking children

The Council of Europe has ruled that France is in violation of a European rights treaty because it has not completely banned the smacking of children.

04/03/2015

French press review 4 March 2015

War boosts illegal immigration to Europe. There are varied reactions to Benjamin Netanyahu's speed to the US Congress. And French MPs want to tighten up the law on racist hate-speech.

Areva's headquarters in Paris's La Défense business district
04/03/2015 - France

Job cuts in pipeline as French nuclear giant Areva posts record losses

French nuclear giant Areva suffered record losses of 4.8 billion euros in 2014, it confirmed on Wednesday.
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