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Aung San Suu Kyi in Paris with President François Hollande
16/04/2014 - France - Myanmar

Aung San Suu Kyi warns of Myanmar transition dangers on Paris visit

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi called for international support as her country faces a "difficult period of transition" on a visit to Paris on Tuesday.

Nuclear weapons carrying submarine
15/04/2014 - France

French navy announces first women to serve on submarines

Women are to be allowed to serve on nuclear submarines in the French Navy from 2017, the French Minister of Defence announced today.

Female soldiers in action with French army contingent of UN forces in Lebanon (2001)
15/04/2014 - France

French army to act on sexual harassment

France’s defence minister is expected to announce new measures to combat sexual harassment in the army after receiving a report on the issue today.

Jean-Marie Le Guen.
13/04/2014 - France - Ukraine

France would support new sanctions on Russia

France has said it will support new sanctions if a military escalation occurs amid intensifying tensions in Ukraine between pro-Russian militants and Kiev-controlled security forces.

Central African Republic's interim President Catherine Samba-Panza (L) talks with Cameroon's President Paul Biya at the start of the European Union Africa summit in Brussels
05/04/2014 - European Union - Central African Republic - France

Samba-Panza promises CAR reconciliation as Europe prepares to send troops

Europe’s pledge to send a force to the violence-torn Central African Republic (CAR) overshadowed the fourth European Union–Africa summit held in Brussels this week.

An woman casts her ballot at a polling station in Mazar-i-Sharif, northern Afghanistan
05/04/2014 - Afghanistan presidential election 2014

Afghans queue to vote despite security fears

Outgoing Afghan president Hamid Karzai called on his compatriots to defy the Taliban and vote in a historic presidential election on Saturday.

A soldier of the Sangaris force in Bangui
04/04/2014 - France - Central African Republic

Faulty software robs French CAR troops of bonuses

French troops in the Central African Republic (CAR) are furious because a computer glitch has deprived them of bonuses that should double their pay.

France looks to war tourism ahead of World War anniversaries
04/04/2014 - On-the-spot France

France looks to war tourism ahead of World War anniversaries

This year France is marking two war anniversaries: the centenary of the start of the First World War in 1914, and the 70th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy, in the Second Word War.

French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian
21/03/2014 - France - Ukraine - Russia

France suspends most military cooperation with Russia

France is suspending the majority of its military cooperation with Russia amid the ongoing turmoil in Ukraine, French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Friday during a trip to Baltic ...

Syrian air raids hit Lebanese border
21/03/2014 - World news explained

Syrian air raids hit Lebanese border

Latest reports from Syria say government forces have launched air raids right up to Lebanon's border town of Arsal.