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French soldiers in Chad's capital Ndjamena to take part in the Barkhane operation against Islamist militias in the Sahel
19/12/2014 - France

French military to be allowed to form professional associations, not unions

French soldiers’ rights campaigners have welcomed President François Hollande’s announcement Friday that they will be allowed to form professional associations, following a ruling ...
US President Barack Obama announces the shift in policy towards Cuba
19/12/2014 - France - Cuba - US

Hollande welcomes ‘end of Cold War’ with US-Cuba thaw

French President François Hollande has welcomed resumption of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States after 54 years, saying that it has come none too soon.

Russian sailors near the Vladivostok in the port of Saint-Nazaire, 25 November 2014.
17/12/2014 - France - Russia

Russian sailors to leave France after suspension of warship deal

French shipbuilder DCNS confirmed Wednesday that 400 Russian sailors were to leave the country "before year-end holidays" following Paris's suspension of a controversial warship deal with ...
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16/12/2014 - France

LOL, swag, selfie – French Google searchers need to know what they mean

Confused French internet users searched the web for English acronyms and new trendy terms as anglicisms continue to invade their language, the top searches recorded by Google’s French address ...
16/12/2014

French press review 16 December 2014

Immigration, retirement, austerity and taxis are the main items on this morning's front page menu.

French President François Hollande and rights obudsman Jacques Toubon at the Musée de l'Histoire de l'Immigration
16/12/2014 - France

Hollande condemns racism at long-awaited immigration museum opening

President François Hollande on Monday paid tribute to the role of foreigners France's history at the official opening of an immigration museum his predecessor Nicolas Sarkozy avoided.

French President Francois Hollande (L) stands with French deputies Alain Clayes (C) and Jean Leonetti (R) with the report for the reform of end-of-life treatment at the Elysée Palace
12/12/2014 - France

France to debate new right-to-die law in new year

France’s government is to put a statement on the right to die to parliament in January, President François Hollande announced on Friday after receiving recommendations on changing the ...
Afghan police outside the lycée Istiqlal in Kabul after the suicide attack
12/12/2014 - Afghanistan - France

Taliban targeted culture and creation in Kabul school blast, Hollande

Afghanistan’s Taliban showed their hatred of culture and creativity in Thursday’s suicide attack on a French high school and cultural centre in Kabul, French President François ...
10/12/2014

French press review 10 December 2014

Does France have a shadow president? Will the Socialists be split asunder by the “Macron law”? Will the growing rich-poor gap harm the world economy?
Serge Lazarevic (L) with French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian and President François Hollande at Villacoublay airport
10/12/2014 - France - Mali - Niger

‘Life is beautiful,’ Lazarevic returns to France after three years as Al-Qaeda hostage

“Life is beautiful when you are free again,” former hostage Serge Lazarevic declared on his return to France on Wednesday morning.

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