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French press review 03 March 2014

The death of the French movie director Alain Resnais and the situation in Ukraine dominate the front page stories of French dailies.

East Timor sues Autralia over an oil and gas treaty
21/01/2014 - World news explained

East Timor sues Autralia over an oil and gas treaty

Australia has been brought to the International Court of Justice in The Hague, in The Netherlands by its neighbour, East Timor after accusing it of raiding the offices of a lawyer representing the ...

Activists collect samples to check for chemical weapon use, in Damascus
01/09/2013 - France - Syria

France to declassify secret documents detailing Syria's arsenal of chemical weapons

 France announced that it will soon declassify secret defence documents detailing Syria’s arsenal of chemical weapons.

Technip headquaters in La Défense, Paris
23/08/2013 - France - US - Brazil

France's Technip to lay world's deepest gas pipeline in Gulf of Mexico

French firm Technip is to lay the world's deepest gas pipeline for energy giant Shell in the US Gulf of Mexico, a company statement announced Friday in its second big deap-sea pipelaying ...


French press review 3 August 2013

French President François Hollande under pressure to reverse his policy against shale gas exploration, and millions of French hit the road to go on holidays...if they can get past the ...

A woman looks at a memorial for the Halabja victims
11/06/2013 - France - Iraq

Iraqi Kurds sue French companies for Halabja chemical attack

Twenty Iraqi Kurds have taken legal action to expose French firms who supplied poison gas to Saddam Hussein in 1988.

Civilians search for survivors after an attack attributed to the Syrian army in Damsacus last month
05/06/2013 - France - Syria

France claims proof of Assad regime sarin gas use

France says it has hard evidence the Syrian government has used chemical weapons in the civil war.

15/03/2013 - Report: France

Activists fear U-turn on French fracking ban

Environmentalists around the world welcomed France's 2001 ban on hydraulic fracturing, the process of extracting gas and oil from shale rock underground more commonly known as fracking.

Resource-rich Greenlands goes to the polls
13/03/2013 - World news explained

Resource-rich Greenlands goes to the polls

Greenland's has only 57,000 inhabitants but its election attracted attention from the west and the east.

Why Pakistan needs Iran pipeline
12/03/2013 - World news explained

Why Pakistan needs Iran pipeline

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has launched a major gas pipeline project with his Pakistani counterpart Asif Ali Zardari.