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Garry Kasparov (R) and Kazakh oligarch Mukhtar Ablyazov's daughter Madina in Paris on Thursday
17/10/2014 - France - Kazakhstan - Russia

Kasparov barred from testifying against Kazakh oligarch Ablyazov’s extradition to Russia

A French court on Friday blocked an attempt by chess champion Garry Kasparov to testify against Kazakh oligarch Mukhtar Ablyazov’s extradition to Russia.
Garry Kasparov (R) and Kazakh oligarch Mukhtar Ablyazov's daughter Madina at the press conference in Paris on Thursday
16/10/2014 - France - Kazakhstan - Russia

Kasparov ready to testify against Kazakh oligarch's extradition from France to Russia

Chess legend Garry Kasparov says he hopes to testify in a French court on Friday against the extradition of Kazakh oligarch Mukhtar Ablyazov to Russia.
Femen's Iana Jdanova impales the waxwork of Vladimir Putin on 5 June
15/10/2014 - France - Russia - Ukraine

Femen protester fined for stabbing Putin waxwork topless

A French court has fined a Ukrainian member of the topless protest movement Femen 6,000 euros for stabbing a waxwork of Russian President Vladimir Putin with a stick with “Kill Putin” ...
Mukhtar Ablyazov. File 2006.
06/10/2014 - France - Kazakhstan - Russia

French court refuses to free Kazakh dissident Ablyazov

Judges refused on Monday to free former Kazakh oligarch and politician Mukhtar Ablyazov who has been held in France for 14 months.
Anti-missile system SAMP/T by Thales, in Kielce, southern Poland, 2 September 2014.
29/09/2014 - France - Poland - Russia

Poland pressures France over Mistral deal with Russia

Poland said on Monday that the possibility that France could supply Russia with a Mistral warship makes it difficult for Warsaw to opt for French missile shields.

Moldova's wine market may dry up as Russia and EU fall out
24/09/2014 - International report

Moldova's wine market may dry up as Russia and EU fall out

Moldova may be the poorest country in Europe but one thing the former Soviet republic does have is wine.Most of it is sold in the former USSR but as Moldova moves closer to the European Union, Russia ...
17/09/2014

African press review 17 September 2014

Mugabe backs Putin. Lesotho is to have an early election. Nigerian soldiers are sentenced to death.
05/09/2014

French press review 5 September 2014

Concerns about Nigeria losing control of Borno state, Nato’s credibility and ex-First Girl Friend Valérie Trierweiler's best-selling book dominate the front pages of the French dailies ...
The Mistral-class helicopter carrier Vladivostok at the STX Les Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard site in Saint-Nazaire, 4 September 2014.
04/09/2014 - France - Russia

France suspends delivery of warships to Russia

France was decided not  to deliver the first of two helicopter carriers to Russia for now because of Moscow's actions in eastern Ukraine, the French president's office said on Wednesday.

04/09/2014

African press review 4 September 2014

In Lesotho, the prime minister, Thomas Thabane, is back in town, but the Maseru newspapers appear to have missed his return.
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