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French Rafale jets in hangars.

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
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.


French press review 12 February 2015

This morning, the editors of the French national dailies round up several of the usual suspects.


French press review 11 February 2015

The Pope tells priests to keep it brief and not to make it up as they go along.

The representative of pro-Russian rebels in Donetsk, Denis Pushilin (R) in Minsk
11/02/2015 - France - Germany - Ukraine - Russia

Hollande in Minsk for four-way talks as Ukraine fighting escalates

French President François Hollande was to join the German, Russian and Ukrainian leaders in Minsk on Wednesday morning for “last chance” talks for peace in eastern Ukraine.
Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (L-R) at the 51st Munich Security Conference on Saturday
08/02/2015 - France - Germany - Ukraine - Russia

France, Germany, Russia, Ukraine summit planned for Wednesday

The leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine plan to meet to discuss the latest Ukraine peace deal on Wednesday in the Belarus capital, Minsk, a statement from German Chancellor Angela Merkel's ...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R), Russian President Vladimir Putin and France's François Hollande meet at the Kremlin
07/02/2015 - France - Germany - Ukraine - Russia

Hollande warns of war if Ukraine peace plan fails after Putin meeting

French President François Hollande on Saturday warned that the Ukraine peace plan he and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed with Russia’s Vladimir Putin overnight is “one of ...
Angela Merkel (L), Petro Poroshenko (C) and François Hollande in Kiev on Thursday
06/02/2015 - France - Germany - Ukraine - Russia

Hollande, Merkel meet Putin for ‘last-chance’ Ukraine peace plan

French President François Hollande and Angela Merkel were to head for Moscow on Friday to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin after winning cautious backing from Ukraine’s president ...
François Hollande addresses journalists at the Elysée Palace on Thursday
05/02/2015 - France - Germany - Ukraine - Russia

Hollande, Merkel to fly to Ukraine with new peace proposal

French President François Hollande announced that he and German Chancellor Angela Merkel were to fly to Ukraine on Thursday afternoon to put new propositions to end the conflict with Russia to ...