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Nikolay Koblyakov, a prominent opponent of Putin, seeked asylum in Bulgaria.
29/10/2014 - France - Russia - Bulgaria

Anti-Putin Franco-Russian escapes extradition from Bulgaria

A Franco-Russian opponent of President Vladimir Putin has beaten a request by Moscow to extradite him from Bulgaria, his lawyer said on Wednesday.
Smoke rises from the Syrian town of Kobani, on the Turkish-Syrian border in October 2014.
29/10/2014 - France - Syria - Turkey

French father arrested for abducting daughter to join Syria jihad

A French man accused of kidnapping his 18-month-old daughter in 2013 to wage jihad in Syria was taken into custody on Tuesday when he arrived in France after being deported from ...
The two French journalists Valentine Bourrat and Thomas Dandois with an interpreter during their trial in Jayapura (Indonesia) in October 2014.
29/10/2014 - FRANCE - INDONESIA

Freed French journalists return to Paris from Indonesia

Two French journalists who were handed a two-and-a-half month jail term in Indonesia for illegally reporting in the country's Papua province arrived Wednesday morning at an airport near Paris.

A Ryanair airplane lands at Liverpool's John Lennon airport  in England.
28/10/2014 - FRANCE - IRELAND

Ryanair loses appeal against 8.1-million-euro fine for breaking French labour law

A French court on Tuesday threw out an appeal by Irish low cost airline Ryanair against an eight-million-euro fine and damages payment for employing workers in France under Irish contracts to dodge ...
Anne-Sophie Leclère
16/07/2014 - France

Far-right ex-candidate appeals nine-month jail sentence for comparing French justice minister to ape

A former far-right local council candidate says she will appeal against a nine-month prison sentence f or comparing French Justice Minister Christiane Taubira to an ape.
Andargachew Tsige appears in prison on Ethiopian television
09/07/2014 - Interview - Ethiopia

Opposition leader to face the "consequences" despite British nationality, says Ethiopian government

Ginbot 7 opposition leader Andargachew Tsige has appeared on Ethiopian state television in prison following his extradition from Yemen.
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04/07/2014 - France - UK

France fines British Easyjet 60,000 euros over discrimination

A French court on Thursday fined British budget airline Easyjet 60,000 euros for refusing to let a disabled woman fly unaccompanied to her son's funeral.

Nicolas Sarkozy, TF1, Wednesday 02 July
03/07/2014 - Explainer: France

Sarkozy claims magistrates out to get him in pugnacious TV comeback

Sarkozy is back. Not in the way he had envisaged, not at a time of his choosing, but totally back.

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy attends the inauguration of the Institut Claude Pompidou, in this March 10, 2014 file photo.
01/07/2014 - France

Ex-President in custody over influence-peddling

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy is being held in police custody for questioning over alleged influence-peddling.
Mehdi Nemmouche, suspected of the shooting attack in the Brussels Jewish Museum, arrives for an extradition hearing at the Appeal Court of Versailles, 26 June 2014.
26/06/2014 - France - Belgium

France orders Brussels Jewish Museum shooting suspect's extradition

The French national suspected of shooting dead four people at the Brussels Jewish Museum last month is to be extradited to Belgium.

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