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Dassault Avation's Rafale fighter jet, Paris Air Show 2015
12/08/2015 - France - India

India, France struggle to agree on terms of Rafale fighter jet sale

Government-to-government negotiations between France and India over Delhi’s order of 36 Rafale fighter jets have hit a wall, four months after Prime Minister Narendra Modi intervened to break a ...
29/07/2015 - France-Iran

Fabius delivers presidential invitation to Rouhani as relations post-deal thaw

France's Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius arrived in Teheran on Wednesday seeking to revive relations with Iran, after this month's historic nuclear deal.
US President Obama and Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailermariam Desalegn during meeting in New York, 25 September 2014
24/07/2015 - Ethiopia

Obama's visit to Ethiopia must extend relationship beyond security and business: activists

Rights activists and press freedom advocates are pushing US President Barack Obama to raise concerns over political space, press freedom and human rights in Ethiopia, ahead of his trip to Addis Ababa ...
French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius at the Iran talks in Vienna
21/07/2015 - FRANCE - IRAN

French FM Fabius to visit Iran next week

French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius is to visit Iran next week, following last week's signing of a nuclear deal with Tehran.
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.