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US President Barack Obama and his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro meet at Nelson Mandela's funeral in 2013
27/02/2015 - Report. US - Cuba

US, Cuba meet to discuss reopening embassies after 54-year freeze

Delegations from Cuba and the United States were to meet in Washington DC on Friday to discuss the second round in moves to restore diplomatic relations - the opening of embassies in their respective ...
Georges Ibrahim Abdallah
27/02/2015 - France - Lebanon - Israel - Palestinian Territories

French court rules Lebanese left-winger Abdallah must stay in jail

A French court on Thursday rejected for the ninth time a request for the release of Lebanese pro-Palestinian left-winger, Georges Ibrahim Abdallah, who was jailed in France for 30 years for killing ...
19/02/2015

African press review 19 February 2015

Inflation down in South Africa, protests in Egypt and protocol and titles in Kenya - some of the stories in African papers today ...

Dominique Strauss-Kahn arrives at the court in Lille
17/02/2015 - France

Prosecutor calls for unconditional discharge for Strauss-Kahn in French pimping case

French public prosecutors have called for an unconditional discharge for former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn in the case of pimping brought against him in Lille, northern France.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn faces the cameras outside the court in Lille
17/02/2015 - France

Ex-prostitutes drop civil cases against Strauss-Kahn ahead of prosecution’s summing-up

Two ex-prostitutes yesterday dropped a civil suit against Dominique Strauss-Kahn who is standing trial for pimping in France, their lawyer said.
How to make music with two bugs and an elevator, composer Nissim Schaul reveals
15/02/2015 - World music matters

How to make music with two bugs and an elevator, composer Nissim Schaul reveals

When he isn’t writing music for bicycle bells on the move, avant-garde music composer Nissim Schaul uses his computer to create new repertoires for Baroque instruments like harpsichord, ...
French Rafale jets in hangars.
14/02/2015 - FRANCE - EGYPT - UNITED STATES

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 ...
Mourad Benchellali.
11/02/2015 - Report: France

How I resisted jihadist temptation - French ex-Guantanamo prisoner speaks

Mourad Benchellali spent 30 months in the US army’s Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba.
Sigfox executive Anne Lauvergeon, who used to head nuclear giant Areva
11/02/2015 - France - United States

French internet-of-things company Sigfox raises 100 million euros for world conquest

French company Sigfox has raised a record 100 million euros (115 million dollars) to launch its internet-of-things business in the United States, Asia and Latin America.
Hepatitis C is transmitted through the blood
10/02/2015 - France

French NGO contests European patent for US-made hepatitis drug

A French NGO is to contest a European patent for a US-made hepatitis drug on the grounds that its cost is exorbitant.
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