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Alexander Litvinenko, File 2006.
27/01/2015 - Britain - Russia

London court examines Russia's alleged involvement in Litvinenko death

In the UK, a public inquiry into the death of former Russian spy, Alexander Litvinenko gets underway in London on Tuesday. Litvinenko died after drinking tea laced with radioactive poison in 2006.
Fritz-Joly Joachin (C) under police escort from a court in the southern city of Haskovo
20/01/2015 - France - Chechnya - Bulgaria

Chechens arrested in southern France, Bulgaria to extradite Charlie Hebdo killer friend

Five Chechens were arrested in southern France on Monday night on suspicion of preparing a terror attack.
Thousands of people on hte streets of Grozny on Monday
19/01/2015 - France - Chechnya - Afghanistan - China

Anti-Charlie Hebdo demonstrations in Chechnya, Afghanistan

Some 800,000 people protested in Chechnya at French satirical paper Charlie Hebdo’s latest depiction of the prophet Mohammed.
Demonstrators in Karachi on Friday condemn Charlie Hebdo's publication of cartoons of the prophet Mohammed
16/01/2015 - France - Pakistan - Russia

Thousands protest Charlie Hebdo Mohammed cartoon in Pakistan, Russia bans publication

Demonstrators clashed with police in the Pakistani city of Karachi as protests against Charlie Hebdo’s Mohammed front page hit several of the country’s cities.
01/01/2015 - France

Warships delivery dependent on Ukraine situation, says France

French defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said his country would deliver two warships ordered by Russia only if there were concrete signs of lasting peace in Ukraine.

Mahmud Abbas, President of the Palestinian Authority
31/12/2014 - France - Palestinian territories

French-backed Palestinian bid for UN occupation resolution fails

A Palestinian bid to secure a UN resolution setting an end date for the occupation, which was supported by France, failed to pass a Security Council vote on Tuesday.

Russian sailors leave Saint-Nazaire in western France, 18 December 2014.
20/12/2014 - France - Russia

Russia tells France to hand over warship or return cash

Russia's government pressured France on Saturday to either hand over the first of two Mistral-class warships it has suspended due to the crisis in Ukraine or pay back the money before the new ...
The Mistral-class helicopter-carrier Vladivostok, Saint-Nazaire shipyard, 4 Sept. 2014.
18/12/2014 - France - Russia

Russian Mistral sailors head home from France

Some 400 Russian sailors training to operate the Mistral-class warship left France for home on Thursday, with still no official decision in Paris over whether to deliver the vessel to Russia.

18/12/2014

French press review 18 December 2014

Russia, Cuba, a 70th birthday party, French roads and an increase in violence and bad manners . . . it's hard to believe we're just one week away from Christmas!

Russian sailors near the Vladivostok in the port of Saint-Nazaire, 25 November 2014.
17/12/2014 - France - Russia

Russian sailors to leave France after suspension of warship deal

French shipbuilder DCNS confirmed Wednesday that 400 Russian sailors were to leave the country "before year-end holidays" following Paris's suspension of a controversial warship deal with ...
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