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US President Barack Obama (R), flanked by Secretary of State John Kerry, delivers remarks to reporters at the top of a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington 21 May 2015
22/05/2015 - Syria-US-Iraq

IS group advance exposes cracks in US Middle East strategy

Islamic State group militants inched closer on Friday to carving out a caliphate state, after seizing the last government-controlled border crossing between Syria and Iraq. It follows the group's takeover of the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra and the Iraqi town of Ramadi in just a week.

French Education Minister Najat Vallaud-Belkacem
18/05/2015 - FRANCE

Teachers to strike against France's controversial education reform

France's teachers’ unions have called a strike on Tuesday to oppose the Socialist government's reforms to middle schools.
17/05/2015

French weekly magazines review 17 May 2015

If there is one dominant subject on the French weeklies' front pages, it's surely the debate surrounding attempts by the education minister to reform the secondary education system.
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 ...
14/05/2015

French press review 14 May 2015

Congo faces bankruptcy after an international court orders Brazzaville to pay a Franco-Lebanese tycoon 800 million euros.
13/05/2015

French press review 13 May 2015

A Picasso goes for a whopping 179 million dollars (158 million euros) at a New York auction sale. Is the Cannes Film Festival turning into a "Promenade des Anglais"?
Haitian President Michel Martelly was to meet French President François Hollande in Port-au-Prince on 12 May 2015.
12/05/2015 - FRANCE - HAITI

Hollande in Haiti to trumpet trade and reconstruction as colonial past lingers

French President François Hollande arrived in Port-au-Prince on Tuesday to seal trade deals with the government of his Haitian counterpart Michel Martelly as well as reconstruction efforts after the 2010 earthquake.

12/05/2015

French press review 12 May 2015

The French press takes a look at the heavy toll of air polution in France: more than 16,000 lives lost and 48 billion euros every year.
Fidel Castro and François Hollande,  Havana, 11 may 2015.
12/05/2015 - FRANCE - Cuba

France’s Hollande meets Fidel Castro

French President François Hollande held on Monday a 50-minute closed-door meeting with Fidel Castro at the ex-leader’s home.

11/05/2015

French press review 11 May 2015

Can the smiling face of South Africa's "Obama" Mmusi Maimane draw blacks to the country's former "white" Democratic Alliance opposition party?
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