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Francois Hollande in front of the coffin of Clarissa Jean-Philippe during a tribute at the Paris Prefecture January 13, 2015,
09/01/2016 - France

Hollande unveils memorial plaque for slain policewoman on Charlie Hebdo anniversary

French president François Hollande unveiled a plaque on Saturday morning to honour the memory of Clarissa Jean-Philippe, the policewoman killed last year during January's jihadist attacks, as ...
Haitian President Michel Martelly was to meet French President François Hollande in Port-au-Prince on 12 May 2015.
12/05/2015 - FRANCE - HAITI

Hollande in Haiti to trumpet trade and reconstruction as colonial past lingers

French President François Hollande arrived in Port-au-Prince on Tuesday to seal trade deals with the government of his Haitian counterpart Michel Martelly as well as reconstruction efforts after the 2010 earthquake.


French press review 11 May 2015

Can the smiling face of South Africa's "Obama" Mmusi Maimane draw blacks to the country's former "white" Democratic Alliance opposition party?
French President François Hollande addresses the Caribbean climate change conference in Martinique, 9 May 2015
10/05/2015 - FRANCE

Hollande calls for rich nations to help poor at Caribbean climate conference

French President François Hollande called on wealthy countries to help poor ones suffering the effects of global warming at a Carribean climate summit on the French West Indian island of ...
Cocaïne seized off the French West Indian island of Guadeloupe in 2010
19/04/2015 - French West Indies

French customs make huge cocaine haul in Caribbean

Customs officers have made a huge haul of cocaine worth 70 million euros of the French West Indies island of Martinique.
French Health Minister Marisol Touraine
16/07/2014 - France - West Indies

French health minister visits West Indies over chikungunya epidemic

French health Minister Marisol Touraine visited the French Caribbean islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique on Wednesday for a visit to assess a major epidemic of chikungunya, a virus transmitted by ...
Chikungunya is carried by mosquitos.
11/07/2014 - French West Indies

'Major epidemic' of mosquito-born chikungunya hits French West Indies

A major epidemic of the mosquito-born chikungunya virus has led to 33 deaths and 1,000 people being hospitalised in the French West Indies, Health Minister Marisol Touraine warned on Thursday.

30/10/2012 - France - Caribbean

Six French reported missing return safe despite Hurricane Sandy

Six French nationals who were reported missing in the Carribean after Hurricane Sandy passed through the region returned to port in Martinique safe and sound, according to local rescue ...
31/08/2012 - France - United States

French rocker Johnny Hallyday leaves Martinique hospital

French rock star Johnny Hallyday left hospital in Martinique at 2.30am Friday and was transported by plane to Los Angeles, where he has a home.
18/07/2012 - France

Record number of foreign tourists visit France in 2011

A record number of tourists visited France last year with the greatest increase coming from Russia, China and Brazil.