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A car submerged by floodwater at Mandelieu-la-Napoule, near Cannes
04/10/2015 - FRANCE

French flood death toll hits 16 as Hollande visits striken Côte d'Azur

The death toll in floods on France's Riviera rose to at least 16 with another four reported missing on Sunday as French President François Hollande visited the stricken region.

Russia's President Vladimir Putin (L) and French President François Hollande (R) meet in Paris on Friday
04/10/2015 - FRANCE - RUSSIa - SYRIa

Hollande calls on Putin to target IS in Syria air strikes

French President François Hollande has warned that a "partition of Syria" could lead to sectarian war between Sunni and Shia Muslims across the Middle East.

French weekly magazines review 4 October 2015

Is the outcome of December's Paris climate conference a foregone conclusion? Are the French correct in thinking they can't afford to take in more migrants?
French President Francois Hollande welcomes Russia's President Vladimir Putin at the Elysee Palace in Paris, 2 October 2015
02/10/2015 - Russia - France - Syria - Ukraine

Russia holding its ground in face of criticism, as Putin arrives in Paris for talks

As Russia's President Vladimir Putin met with Western leaders in Paris for the first time since Russia launched air strikes in Syria, several countries signed a statement calling on Russia to stop targeting Syrian opposition forces.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Kiev in August.

‘Lot to lose’ as Ukraine and Russia prepare Paris summit

Ukraine said Wednesday it has struck a deal with pro-Russian separatists to withdraw tanks and light weapons from the frontline of the conflict in the east of the country.


French press review 29 September 2015

Pope Francis has a "heart talk" with journalists covering his Americas tour, and Vladimir Putin's power play in Syria wrong-foots French President François Hollande again.

François Hollande speaks at the UN General Assembly in New York, 28 September 2015

'It will be too late for the world' if Paris climate talks fail: Hollande

Reaching a successful climate deal in Paris at the end of the year is the last chance to save the planet, French President Francois Hollande has told the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

French President Francois Hollande announces the results of air strikes on Syria at the UN General Assembly in New York
27/09/2015 - FRANCE - SYRIa

French air strikes destroy IS camp in Syria, Hollande

French president François Hollande said that six jets hit a training camp of the Islamic State (IS) armed group near the town of Deir Ezzor in eastern Syria on Sunday, shortly after Paris ...
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad
27/09/2015 - FRANCE - SYRIa

France starts air strikes on IS in Syria

France has carried out its first air strikes against the Islamic State (IS) armed group in Syria, following its decision to expand its bombing campaign against the jihadists from neighbouring Iraq.

The rise in August has brought the total number of unemployed in France to 3.57 million.
25/09/2015 - France

Number of unemployed in France rises again

Unemployment figures in France soared again in August following signs of encouragement in July when there was a slight reduction.