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Philippe de Villiers at a meeting with Vladimir Putin in Yalta, August 14, 2014.
16/08/2014 - France - Russia

French conservative aristocrat defends plans for Russian theme park

The French aristocrat and conservative politician who paired up with a blacklisted Russian oligarch to build amusement parks in Crimea and Moscow defended his plans on Saturday and lambasted EU ...

Ukrainian soldier in Donetsk guards border with Russia on August, 15, 2014.
16/08/2014 - France - Germany - Ukraine - Russia

Top diplomats to meet after Ukraine says it destroyed Russian convoy

Top Russian and Ukrainian diplomats have agreed to meet with their French and German counterparts in Berlin on Sunday in an urgent attempt to lower tensions after Kiev claimed to destroy Russian ...

12/08/2014 - France

French concern over Russian humanitarian convoy to Ukraine

A Russian humanitarian convoy of 280 trucks is heading towards eastern Ukraine.

12/08/2014 - France

Russia says it will only pay for French mistral warships after full delivery

Russia said on Tuesday it will not pay for the Mistral warships that France is building until both ships have been delivered.


08/08/2014 - France - Europe

French farmers fear market saturation after Russian ban on agricultural products

Agriculture experts are calculating the cost of the Russian wide-ranging ban on food and agricultural products that came into effect this week.


French press review 8 August 2014

President Hollande is facing trouble at home, the Ukrainian crisis spills over to French farmers, and scouts are becoming more popular amongst Muslim children. 

France exports 50,000 tonnes of fruit and vegetables to Russia each year.
07/08/2014 - France - Europe - Russia

French farmers worry over Russian food embargo

Russia’s reprisal against Western sanctions has caused worry in France’s already struggling agriculture sector that a ban on exports could saturate the market at home.


French press review 31 July 2014

Today's papers are looking in dismay at Libya and Russia and the French commemorate historic socialist leader Jean Jaurès today.


French press review 30 July 2014

France gives Iraqi Christians a mixed welcome, while the papers hail EU sanctions on Russia and wonder whether France's sands will be sold.


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.