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French press review 13 August 2015

The celebration of Tel-Aviv on the River Seine ignites angry debate about human rights abuses in Israel and international sanctions, and world players are on their marks as Russia re-launches a ...
Katie Ledecky broke her own world record to claim the 800m freestyle world title. It was her fifth gold medal in Kazan.
09/08/2015 - Swimming

Ledecky Breaks 800m Freestyle World Record

Katie Ledecky capped an impressive world swimming championship performance with her fifth gold medal.

French press review 8 August 2015

Le Monde reports on Egypt's interest in the French warship Mistral.

French press review 7 August 2015

Le Monde leads with the headline France compensates Russia for Mistral warships.
04/08/2015 - Sports - Swimming

World records keep falling at world swimming championships

Another swimming record has been broken at the world swimming championships with South Africa’s Cameron van der Burgh setting a new 50 metre breaststroke world record on Tuesday.
The French team of Mehdy Metella, Florent Manaudou, Fabien Gilot and Jeremy Stravius celebrate after winning gold in the 4x100 metre freestyle event
03/08/2015 - World Swimming Championship

France hold off Russia to win swimming relay gold

France continued their dominance of the men’s 4x100 metre freestyle relay event at the world championship after they beat Russia to win the gold medal at Kazan on Sunday.

The two helicopter carriers «Sebastopol» and «Vladivostok» - built for the Russian Navy, are rooted at the shipyard of Saint-Nazaire in western France. Taken December 20 2014.
31/07/2015 - France-Russia

France refunds Russia €1.2bn for undelivered warships

After months of arduous negotiations, Paris agreed on Friday to compensate Moscow €1.2 billion for cancelling the sale of two warships, a Russian offical has said.

Sepp Blatter told the draw ceremony in St Petersburg that Fifa was confident Russia would stage a successful tournament.
25/07/2015 - football

Putin and Blatter open road to 2018 World Cup final

Russian president Vladimir Putin and Sepp Blatter, the head of world football's governing body Fifa, combined in St Petersburg on Saturday to launch the campaign that will culminate in the World Cup ...
Russian president Vladimir Putin will address a ceremony ahead of the draw for the 2018 football World Cup in Russia.
25/07/2015 - football

Nations await football World Cup fate in St Petersburg

Eyebrows were raised when it emerged that France and Italy were not designated among the top nine European footballing nations.
Thierry Mariani in Moscow, September 2014.
24/07/2015 - France - Ukraine - Russia

Delegation of French MPs visit Crimea despite sanctions

France and Ukraine are condemning a visit by 10 French MPs to Crimea this week in defiance of Western sanctions against Russia.