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US ambassador to France Jane Hartley leaves a meeting with French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius following the WikiLeaks revelations of US spying
25/06/2015 - FRANCE - United States

French ministers flock to US despite 'unacceptable' NSA phone-tap revelations

French ministers seemed keen to resume business as usual with the US on Thursday, even though Paris the day before declared American wiretaps on President François Hollande and others ...
Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika at his swearing-in in April
14/06/2015 - ALGERIa - FRANCE

Hollande meets Bouteflika in Algiers to discuss Mali, Libya, trade

French President François Hollande was to meet Algeria's ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika on a visit to Algiers on Monday.
Commercial chicken house in Florida, USA.
07/06/2015 - Interview: South Africa - US

South Africa loses game of chicken in renewal of US trade agreement

South Africa’s "chicken war" with the US has been resolved, removing a barrier to the renewal of a key trade agreement.
A labourer in front of the settlement known to Israelis as Har Homa and to Palestinians as Jabal Abu Ghneim
05/06/2015 - France - ISRAEL - PALESTINE

France, Orange try to calm Israel's boycott fears in telecoms partner row

The French government has stepped in to calm a row over telecoms giant Orange's announcement that it wants to scrap an agreement with Israeli operator Partner.
Orange CEO Stéphane Richard
04/06/2015 - France - ISRAEL - PALESTINE

Israel protests over France's Orange's to cut ties with Israeli Partner

Israel has demanded an apology from French telecoms giant Orange after its boss said the company is planning to cut its ties with Israeli mobile phone operator Partner.

A market in Angola
15/05/2015 - Africa

Africa to miss out on fall in food import prices

The UN’s Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) predicts that the world food import bill will fall to a five-year low. But not if you are a poor African, say economists.

Russian sailors in Saint-Nazaire last year to train on the Mistrals
15/05/2015 - RUSSIA - FRANCE

France offers Russia refund on undelivered Mistrals, report

France has offered to pay Russia 785 million euros to scrap a contract for two Mistral helicopter carriers, whose sale has been suspended over the Ukraine conflict, on condition that it can sell them ...
Haitian President Michel Martelly was to meet French President François Hollande in Port-au-Prince on 12 May 2015.
12/05/2015 - FRANCE - HAITI

Hollande in Haiti to trumpet trade and reconstruction as colonial past lingers

French President François Hollande arrived in Port-au-Prince on Tuesday to seal trade deals with the government of his Haitian counterpart Michel Martelly as well as reconstruction efforts after the 2010 earthquake.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel
30/04/2015 - Germany - FRANCE - United States

Germany spied on French civil servants for US's NSA, report

German intelligence spied on top French officials for the US's National Security Agency (NSA) , a German newspaper revealed on Thursday, adding a further twist to a scandal about proxy economic ...
The Mistrals were being built in Saint-Nazaire in northern France, 21 November 2014.
22/04/2015 - France - Russia

France will reimburse Russia if warships are not delivered: French president

Russia would be reimbursed for two Mistral helicopter carriers if they are not delivered and the 1.2-billion-euro contract is cancelled, French President Francois Hollande told reporters Wednesday.