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Russian sailors leave Saint-Nazaire in western France, 18 December 2014.
20/12/2014 - France - Russia

Russia tells France to hand over warship or return cash

Russia's government pressured France on Saturday to either hand over the first of two Mistral-class warships it has suspended due to the crisis in Ukraine or pay back the money before the new ...
French soldiers in Chad's capital Ndjamena to take part in the Barkhane operation against Islamist militias in the Sahel
19/12/2014 - France

French military to be allowed to form professional associations, not unions

French soldiers’ rights campaigners have welcomed President François Hollande’s announcement Friday that they will be allowed to form professional associations, following a ruling ...
Russian sailors near the Vladivostok in the port of Saint-Nazaire, 25 November 2014.
17/12/2014 - France - Russia

Russian sailors to leave France after suspension of warship deal

French shipbuilder DCNS confirmed Wednesday that 400 Russian sailors were to leave the country "before year-end holidays" following Paris's suspension of a controversial warship deal with ...
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls meets French air force pilots in Niger's capital Niamey last month
14/12/2014 - France - Mali - Niger

French troops have neutralised 200 Sahel jihadists this year, Le Drian

The French army has “neutralised” 200 jihadist fighters in the Sahel over the last year, Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian says in an interview to be published tomorrow.
French soldiers from Operation Barkhane on patrol in Timbuktu, 6 November 2014.
12/12/2014 - France - Mali - United States

Jihadist chief killed by French troops in Mali

French forces killed a leading member of the jihadi group Al-Murabitoun in northern Mali on Wednesday night, the army announced on Thursday.

An military jet crashed into home for disabled, 10 December 2014.
11/12/2014 - France

French military plane crashes into disabled home, killing one

A French military plane crashed on Wednesday into a home for disabled in the Loire Valley,  killing one of the occupants and injuring others.

A French-built "all-purpose" Rafale jet
03/12/2014 - France - India

India promises to stick with Rafale jet sale after Modi election

The defence ministers of France and India have said they will iron out differences over the sale of 126 Rafale fighter jets to India.
Video screenshot of two of the kidnappes of Hervé Gourdel.
27/11/2014 - Algeria - France

Algerian army claims one of French hiker’s murderers killed

The Algerian army has killed one of the jihadist kidnappers responsible for the beheading of French hiker, Hervé Gourdel.
A Mirage 2000D in Kandahar, Afghanistan, in 2009
26/11/2014 - France - Jordan - Iraq

French bombers to arrive in Jordan Thursday for strikes against IS in Iraq

Six French bombers are to be sent to Jordan on Thursday to launch raids on the Islamic State (IS) armed group in Iraq, the French government announced on Wednesday.

20/11/2014

French press review 20 November 2014

Funding the army, poverty, and behind the scenes with the French president - all in today's papers ...

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