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Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko at a welcome ceremony for the delivery of 10 Humvee vehicles from the US on 25 March 2015
30/03/2015 - Interview: Ukraine

US training Ukraine troops will anger Moscow, analyst

Some 290 US paratroopers are to start training Ukrainian troops next month, Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said on Monday.
24/03/2015

French press review 24 March 2015

You might have thought the French papers would have gotten over Sunday's first round departmental elections . . . not a bit of it. Five dailies to hand, five views of a blighted political landscape .
18/03/2015

French press review 18 March 2015

An interview with a prominent Russian opposition leader, the upcoming discussions by the French cabinet on extending the powers of police to fight terrorism and this Sunday’s departmental ...
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls in France's National Assembly.
11/03/2015 - France - Poland

Valls in Poland to push arms deals as Ukraine crisis drags on

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls began a two-day tour of Poland on Wednesday to reinforce symbolic and economic links between the two countries under the shadow of points of divergence concerning ...
Mukhtar Ablyazov
04/03/2015 - France - Russia - Kazakhstan

French appeal court backs extradition for Kazakh oligarch Ablyazov

France’s top appeals court has rejected an appeal against extradition by Kazakh oligarch Mukhtar Ablyazov, an opponent of President Nursultan Nazarbayev, opening the way to his being sent to ...
French President François Hollande and Nato Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg give a news conference at the Elysee Palace in Paris, 2 March 2015.
03/03/2015 - FRANCE - NATO - RUSSIA - UKRAINE

Hollande and counterparts agree to boost Ukraine monitoring

France, Germany and Russia have agreed with Ukraine to intensify international monitoring efforts at ten of the most sensitive sites in the east of the country, Ukraine said Tuesday, a day after ...
02/03/2015

French press review 2 March 2015

We don't often start these Press Reviews with a look at the sports pages, but this seems like a good morning to break that habit.

French Rafale jets in hangars.
14/02/2015 - FRANCE - EGYPT - UNITED STATES

United States downplays Egyptian-French fighter jet deal

Egypt is looking to limit its historical dependence on American-made military equipment by diversifying its purchases, starting in France with possible future deals further east in Russia or ...
Screen captures of the government's anti-jihadist website www.stop-djihadisme.gouv.fr
13/02/2015 - France - Syria - Iraq - Chechnya

Six Chechen-origin men charged with jihadi recruitment in south of France

Six men of Chechen origin have been charged with running a jihadi recruitment network in southern France. They were detained awaiting trial on Friday after being arrested last Sunday.

Vladimir Putin, François Hollande, Petro Porochenko, Angela Merkel - Minsk, 12 Feb.
12/02/2015 - Ukraine-Russia-France-Germany

Hollande hails 'hope' as Ukraine ceasefire agreed at summit

The Kiev government and separatist rebels have signed a roadmap towards peace in Ukraine, confirmed the Ukrainian, Russian, French and German presidents, involved in drawing up the deal.

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