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French President François Hollande and Nato Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg give a news conference at the Elysee Palace in Paris, 2 March 2015.
03/03/2015 - FRANCE - NATO - RUSSIA - UKRAINE

Hollande and counterparts agree to boost Ukraine monitoring

France, Germany and Russia have agreed with Ukraine to intensify international monitoring efforts at ten of the most sensitive sites in the east of the country, Ukraine said Tuesday, a day after ...
24/02/2015

French press review 24 February 2015

The French military dominate two of this morning's front pages, but the stories could hardly be more different.

French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle was deployed in the Persian Gulf on Monday as part of the US-led coalition against the Islamic State organisation in Iraq.
23/02/2015 - FRANCE - IRAQ

French aircraft carrier enters the fight against IS group

France deployed the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle in the Persian Gulf on Monday as part of the US-led coalition against the Islamic State organisation in Iraq, taking a further step in its ...
20/02/2015 - Nigeria - United States

US reluctant to provide lethal equipment to Nigeria for fight against Boko Haram, interview former top US diplomat for Africa

Johnnie Carson, the former US Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of African Affairs, has told RFI that the US is unwilling to provide lethal weaponry to Nigeria in their fight against the ...
Former Argentine dictators Jorge Videla (L) and Reynaldo Bignone (R) on trial in 2012 for rights violations under their rule
18/02/2015 - France - Argentina

French appeals court blocks Argentine torture suspect’s extradition

France’s top appeals court has ruled against extraditing a former Argentine police officer wanted for alleged torture, kidnapping and murder under the country’s military dictatorship in ...
French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian (L) and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi in Cairo on Monday
17/02/2015 - France - Egypt

France, Egypt sign Rafale deal as Cairo bombs IS

France has signed an agreement with Egypt for the first foreign sale of its Rafale fighter jet.
French Rafale jets in hangars.
14/02/2015 - FRANCE - EGYPT - UNITED STATES

United States downplays Egyptian-French fighter jet deal

Egypt is looking to limit its historical dependence on American-made military equipment by diversifying its purchases, starting in France with possible future deals further east in Russia or ...
Olive war rages in Palestine
06/02/2015 - International report

Olive war rages in Palestine

Nearly half the agricultural land in the West Bank is planted with olives and the olive oil industry makes up some 14 per cent of the Palestinians' agricultural income, supporting the livelihoods of ...
Soldiers outside the Nice Jewish centre where Moussa Coulibaly attacked the soldiers
04/02/2015 - France

Man attacks soldiers outside Jewish centre in Nice

Three French soldiers were attacked by a man with a knife on Tuesday as they guarded a Jewish community centre in the southern city of Nice.
Smoke from the Greek F-16 fighter plane after it crashed on Monday
28/01/2015 - France - Greece - Spain

Spain opens inquiry into deadly Nato fighter jet crash

An investigation has started to determine the cause of Monday’s fighter jet crash in Spain in which nine French and two Greek military personnel died.
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