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French press review 27 April 2015

A look back over three grim years of Socialist presidency is the main item on the front page at right-wing Le Figaro, while the weekend earthquake tragedy in Nepal and the difficulties facing ...

French press review 24 April 2015

The French press takes on a duty of remembrance as Armenians mark 100 years since the Ottoman World War I genocide.
French President Francois Hollande was joined by his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin and Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic at a ceremony in Yerevan commemorating the Ottoman massacres, 24 April 2015.
24/04/2015 - France - Armenia - Turkey

Turkey should share Armenia's grief, recognise genocide: French president

French President Francois Hollande has urged Turkey to recognise as genocide the Ottoman empire’s massacre of Armenians during World War I.

The bodies of the 24 victims of the latest shipwreck in the Mediterranean are taken ashore in Malta on Tuesday 20 April
21/04/2015 - FRANCE - ITALY - LIBYA

Hollande calls on Europe to 'go further' to end migrant shipwrecks

French President François Hollande called on Europe and the world to "go much further" in tackling the "intolerable" shipwrecks that have cost hundreds of migrants' lives ...
Bashar al-Assad on France 2 television
21/04/2015 - Syria - France

Assad claims contacts between Syrian, French intelligence services

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said Monday that his regime's intelligence services are in contact with France's in a French TV interview, while accusing France and the US of supporting ...
Some of the 28 rescued migrants arrive in Catania in Sicily
20/04/2015 - FRANCE - European Union

France joins pressure for action over Mediterranean migrant shipwrecks

French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius cut short a trip to the US on Monday to attend a meeting with his European counterparts in Luxembourg to discuss the EU's reaction to the sinking of migrant boats in the Mediterranean

Todeschini lays a wreath in tribute to the victims of the Sétif massacre (from his Twitter account @JM_Todeschini)
19/04/2015 - ALGERIa - FRANCE

First-ever French minister visits Algerian colonial massacre site

For the first time ever a member of the French government has visited the scene of a colonial-era massacre in Algeria.
The Hermione's sails are unfurled during the week before setting off for the US
18/04/2015 - France - US

Replica of La Fayette's Hermione sets sail from France to US

French President François Hollande on Saturday saw off a replica of the ship that took the Marquis de La Fayette and his comrades to the aid of the American revolution 235 years ago.

French press review 18 April 2015

The future of democracy in Europe is threatened by the Greek debt crisis, all is not well in the world of big business and things are not getting any better for President François Hollande, ...
Swiss President Simonetta Sommaruga with French President Francois Hollande, Bern, Switzerland, 15 April 2015.
16/04/2015 - France - Switzerland

Hollande on state visit buries tax squabbles with Switzerland

French President François Hollande finishes a two-day trip in Switzerland Thursday, as Paris aims to smooth relations with its wealthy neighbour over a tax-evasion row.