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24/07/2014

French press review 24 July 2014

In the French press today France ponders its arms deal with Russia and Mona Lisa gets new opening hours.

Armed pro-Russian separatists stand guard at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, Donetsk region, 22 July 2014.
22/07/2014 - France - Europe - Russia

France on the spot as Ukraine crisis sanctions against Russia divide Europe

A call for an arms embargo on Tuesday puts France in a difficult position and divides EU foreign ministers who want tougher sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis.

Pro-Russian separatists with debris from the Malaysia Airlines plane that crashed in east Ukraine
20/07/2014 - France - EU - Ukraine - Malaysia

Hollande, Cameron, Merkel demand Putin obtains access to Malaysia Airlines crash site

French President François Hollande have threatened action against Russia unless Vladimir Putin obtains free access to the site of the MH-17 crash in a joint statement British Prime Minister ...

19/07/2014

French press review 19 July 2014

The French papers discuss the crash of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 near Ukraine’s border with Russia, Israel’s latest offensive on Gaza and give a brief mention to François ...

The remains of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 near Grabovo in Donetsk
18/07/2014 - France - Russia - Ukraine

No French on crashed Malaysia Airlines plane in Ukraine, Hollande

No French nationals died in the crash of the Malaysia Airlines MH17 airliner apparently shot down over eastern Ukraine on Thursday, President François Hollande announced on Friday, citing ...

18/07/2014

French press review 18 July 2014

The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur Thursday, in strife-torn east Ukraine is everyone’s front-page story this morning.

Ukrainians leave candles and flowers at the Dutch embassy in Kiev for victims of Malaysia Airlines MH17
18/07/2014 - France - Ukraine - Russia - Malaysia

International experts must investigate Malaysia Airlines Ukraine crash, French MP

International experts should be rushed to Ukraine to establish whether Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down, a leading French MP said Friday.

Turkmenistan's President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow
10/07/2014 - France - Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan delegation visits France to discuss gas pipeline

An official delegation from Turkmenistan was to visit France on Friday to discuss economic ties, notably the construction of a pipeline to transport gas from the central Asian country to ...

Russian navy frigate Smolny arrives into the Saint-Nazaire STX Les Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard in western France, 30 June 2014.
30/06/2014 - France - Russia

Hundreds of Russian sailors arrive in France to train aboard Mistral warships

About four hundred Russian sailors arrived in western France on Monday for training on Mistral-class amphibious assault ships before the first of two is delivered to Moscow by the end of the ...

Balaklava-clad men sing the national anthem during a pro-Ukrainian anti-separatist rally near Kiev Pechersk Lavra monastery
22/06/2014 - France - Germany - Russia - Ukraine

Hollande, Merkel urge Putin to back Ukraine peace talks

French President François Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday urged Russian leader Vladimir Putin to back talks between Kiev and rebels in eastern Ukraine.

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