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The photo of Sergei Pugatchev issued by Interpol
27/11/2014 - Russia - France

Interpol issues warrant for Russian oligarch Pugachev

Interpol has issued an international arrest warrant for Russian oligarch Sergei Pugachev, the former owner of French luxury food shop Hédiard and the paper France Soir.
27/11/2014

French press review 27 November 2014

Is the polar bear doomed? And what about the European economy? How many stars do France’s prisons have? How Green is François Hollande? Will France give Russia its Mistrals?

26/11/2014

French press review 26 November 2014

Racial anger in the United States, the Pope in Strasbourg and Nicolas Sarkozy on the front page of Le Figaro. That just about sums up this morning's French papers.

One of the Mistral warships in the Saint Nazaire dockyard
25/11/2014 - France - Russia

France suspends Mistral warship delivery to Russia over Ukraine crisis

France has suspended delivery of a high-tech Mistral warship to Russia over the Ukraine conflict. Moscow says it will not take legal action “for the moment”.

25/11/2014

French press review 25 November 2014

The Front National finds the banks taht says "da" in Moscow. Russia's embassy buys Paris a Christmas tree. Diesel-driven cars are pouring filth into the French capital's air.
Britain's Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, US Secretary of State John Kerry, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, France's Laurent Fabius and China's Wang Yi in Vienna on Monday
25/11/2014 - France - Iran - US

France optimistic over Iran nuclear talks

France’s Foreign Affairs Minister was cautiously optimistic about nuclear negotiations with Iran after the suspension of talks in Vienna on Monday.
The Mistral Vladivostok at the STX  Les Chantiers de l'Atlantique in Saint-Nazaire, April 2014
21/11/2014 - France - Russia

Second Russian Mistral warship nears launch in French shipyard

The second Mistral warship being built for Russia by French shipbuilders was placed in the dock in Brittany's Saint-Nazaire shipyard on Thursday night.
17/11/2014

French press review 17 November 2014

The French press rounds up all the usual suspects . . .
Russia's President Vladimir Putin during his bilateral meeting with France's President François Hollande
16/11/2014 - France - Russia - G20

Hollande ‘won’t be pressured’ over warship delivery to Russia

French President François Hollande will not be pressured into delivering two Mistral warships being built in France for Russia, he said after the G20 summit in Australia on Sunday.
French President François Hollande with Russia's Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit in Brisbane
15/11/2014 - France - Russia - G20

Don’t mention the Mistrals - Hollande, Putin discuss Ukraine but not warship delivery at G20

Presidents Vladimir Putin and François Hollande did not even mention the controversial Mistral warships France is building for Russia during a meeting at the G20 summit in Australia on ...
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