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French President Francois Hollande announces that there were no survivors in the Air Algérie flight AH5017 crash
25/07/2014 - France - Algeria - Mali - Burkina Faso

Air Algérie flight recorder found but no survivors, Hollande

The flight recorder of the Air Algérie plane that crashed in northern Mali on Thursday has been found and should be examined as soon as possible, President François Hollande ...

Palestinian children in Gaza's Beit Hanoun hospital
25/07/2014 - France - Middle East

France to give 11 million euros to Gaza, Palestinian mission receives death threat

France has pledged 11 million euros in humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip, where an Israeli army offensive has left more than 800 people dead.


French press review 24 July 2014

In the French press today France ponders its arms deal with Russia and Mona Lisa gets new opening hours.

Wednesday's Gaza solidarity demonstration in Paris
24/07/2014 - France - Middle East

French government may ban Saturday Gaza protest after peaceful demos Wednesday

The French government may ban Saturday’s Gaza solidarity march in Paris, Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Thursday, after pro-Palestinian demonstrations went off peacefully on Wednesday ...

A demonstator throws a stone at police in Sarcelles on Sunday
23/07/2014 - France

Hollande pledges tough action against anti-Semitic slogans during Gaza protests

President François Hollande has threatened to crack down on anti-Semitic slogans during Wednesday’s pro-Palestinian demonstrations in France.

Pro-Russian separatists with debris from the Malaysia Airlines plane that crashed in east Ukraine
20/07/2014 - France - EU - Ukraine - Malaysia

Hollande, Cameron, Merkel demand Putin obtains access to Malaysia Airlines crash site

French President François Hollande have threatened action against Russia unless Vladimir Putin obtains free access to the site of the MH-17 crash in a joint statement British Prime Minister ...


French weekly magazines review 20 July 2014

President François Hollande visits Africa, infighting continues in the UMP as the scandals keep coming and there’s a warning to Israel that its policies are endangering its future ...

An injured Palestinian is rushed to hospital in Khan Younis in the north of the Gaza Strip
19/07/2014 - France - Middle East

Pro-Gaza protesters defy Paris demonstration ban

Three Gaza solidarity demonstrations were banned in France on Saturday, with up to 3,000 defying the ruling in Paris and other authorised protests going ahead in about 15 other cities.

The remains of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 near Grabovo in Donetsk
18/07/2014 - France - Russia - Ukraine

No French on crashed Malaysia Airlines plane in Ukraine, Hollande

No French nationals died in the crash of the Malaysia Airlines MH17 airliner apparently shot down over eastern Ukraine on Thursday, President François Hollande announced on Friday, citing ...

Ukrainians leave candles and flowers at the Dutch embassy in Kiev for victims of Malaysia Airlines MH17
18/07/2014 - France - Ukraine - Russia - Malaysia

International experts must investigate Malaysia Airlines Ukraine crash, French MP

International experts should be rushed to Ukraine to establish whether Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down, a leading French MP said Friday.