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Ericka Bareigts, Socialist MP for a Réunion constituency
17/02/2014 - France - La Réunion

France to debate Réunion island's stolen generation

France's parliament is to debate a bill denouncing the "forced migration" of more than 1,600 children from the Indian Ocean island of La Réunion to mainland France on Tuesday. The "stolen children" were brought to France between 1963 and 1982

A destroyed house in Saint-Pierre, Reunion on 3 January 2014.
04/01/2014 - France - Reunion

Island of Reunion is in a state of natural catastrophe, says France after cyclone hits

France announced a state of natural catastrophe in the Indian Ocean island of Reunion on Saturday after a powerful cyclone battered the coast with huge waves and heavy winds.

French Reunion Island located in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar.
02/01/2014 - France - Reunion

French island of Reunion on red alert as Cyclone Bejisa approaches

Giant waves and heavy winds hit the French Indian Ocean island of Reunion on Thursday, leaving thousands without power and severly injuring one.

Wednesday's shark attack is the first of this year on Reunion Island
09/05/2013 - France

Tribute paid to surfer killed by shark on Reunion Island

Around 100 people paid homage on Thursday to the French surfer who was killed the day before, after being attacked by a shark on Reunion Island.
Demonstrators stand behind a burning car as they face riot police in the city of Le port, west of the French island of La Reunion
20/02/2013 - France - overseas territories

Second night of rioting on French Indian Ocean island, Réunion

Youths battled police for the second night running on the French Indian Ocean island of Réunion on Tuesday.
09/12/2012 - French Polynesia

France creates world's biggest shark sanctuary

France is to create the world’s largest shark sanctuary, winning praise from Green campaigners.
19/11/2012 - France - India

French firm Sanofi Pasteur to trial dengue vaccine in India

French health care giant, Sanofi Pasteur is set to test a vaccine against dengue fever in India as fears increase over the global spread of the disease.

08/08/2012 - France - Réunion

Surfers, fishermen clash with police over Réunion shark attacks

Surfers and fishermen clashed with police on the French Indian Ocean island of Réunion Tuesday during a protest over a spate of shark attacks, some of them fatal.

French press review 8 August 2012

What to do about sharks off the island of Réunion; the debate on dismantling of Roma camps; the story of the Zara clothing empire which made its founder the world’s third biggest ...
Surfboards are stacked on the ground during demonstration on the Island of La Réunion after Alexandre Rassica died following a shark attack where the animal bit off his leg while surfing
07/08/2012 - France - Réunion

Réunion island officials order shark fishing after eighth attack

The authorities on the French Indian Ocean island of Réunion have ordered the capture of 20 sharks after a series of attacks that have cost three lives this year.