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Allied troops land at Arromanches in Normandy on D-Day 1944
21/04/2015 - France - Germany - United Kingdom

Churchill's French saboteur "Bob" Maloutier dies at 92

A French secret agent who was a sabotage specialist for Winston Churchill's Special Operations Executive (SOE) during World War II has died at the age of 92.
The Sacré Coeur in Paris is visited by more tourists than the Louvre
20/04/2015 - FRANCE

Paris to spend 80 million euros on restoring churches

Paris is to invest 80 million euros in restoring its churches and synagogues, a figure that religious heritage professionals say is nowhere near enough.

Foreign men from Malawi queue to board buses from a camp for those affected by anti-immigrant violence in Chatsworth north of Durban, April 18, 2015
19/04/2015 - South Africa

South Africa warned not to forget its history, as police clamps down on xenophobic violence

South Africa is facing growing condemnation from its neighbours for its inability to reign in xenophobic violence.
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.
Marion Maréchal-Le Pen last month
18/04/2015 - FRANCE

Front National replaces Le Pen with granddaughter in Nazi remarks row

France's far-right Front National (FN) has named Jean-Marie Le Pen's granddaughter to stand in a seat that had been earmarked for him in regional elections this year.
The Hermione docked in La Rochelle
14/04/2015 - Report: France

Old meets new as Hermione prepares maiden sea voyage

The voyage will be televised. And tweeted. And posted on Facebook… Unlike the original Hermione, which set sail to the United States from France in 1780, the reconstructed Hermione will be well documented.

Old meets new as Hermione prepares maiden sea voyage
13/04/2015 - Spotlight on France

Old meets new as Hermione prepares maiden sea voyage

The voyage will be televised. And tweeted. And posted on Facebook… Unlike the original Hermione, which set sail to the United States from France in 1780, the reconstructed Hermione will be well documented.

Pope Francis celebrates mass for the victims of the Armenian genocide on 12 April 2015
12/04/2015 - Turkey - Armenia - Vatican

Armenians welcome Pope's genocide statement, Turkey protests

Turkey summoned the Vatican ambassador to Ankara on Sunday after Pope Francis used the word "genocide" to describe the massacres of Armenians by Ottoman forces during World War I.
In South Africa the colonial-ers statue of Cecil John Rhodes is removed from the University of Cape Town
10/04/2015 - South Africa

Rhodes statue goes but protesters take on other symbols of South Africa's past

South Africa’s statue controversy has been elevated to a new level, as the argument is taken out of the halls of the university of Cape Town and onto the front page across the country.
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