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The Mistral-class helicopter carrier Vladivostok at the Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire
30/10/2014 - France - Russia

France denies Mistral warships to be handed over to Russia in November

France has denied a Russian claim that the first of two warships being built in French shipyards for Moscow is ready to be handed over in mid-November.
30/10/2014

African press review 30 October 2014

Burkina Faso’s MPs face a historic vote. Zambia buries its former president. Egypt and Sudan fall out over a dam. Press freedom takes a hit in Egypt but it’s even worse in Eritrea.
29/10/2014

African press review 29 October 2014

Burkina Faso is shaken by protests. The US warns of jihadist threats In Egypt. There's dissatisfaction with South Africa's medium-term budget.
28/10/2014

African press review 28 October 2014

Egypt gets a handout from the US and continues its clampdown on protesters. SA police rush to find Senzo Meyiwa’s killers. Malema is in trouble with the police.
24/10/2014 - FRANCE - US

French Academy of Science award winner on need to protect scientists

The French Academy of Science has awarded its top prize to Joel Lebowitz, a professor of physics and mathematics at Rutgers University

Paul McCarthy's Tree in front of the column celebrating Napoleon's victories on the Place Vendôme
19/10/2014 - France - United States

Paris’s ‘butt plug’ art work not to be reflated after sabotage attack

The American artist who placed an inflatable sculpture resembling a giant anal plug in a posh Paris square is not going to try again after saboteurs attacked it on Thusday night.
The Chosen Ones perform in RFI's studios
18/10/2014 - Report: France - United States

Post-Katrina New Orleans school band talkin’ loud in Paris

While New Orleans was struggling to recover from 2005’s Hurricane Katrina, a city school set up a band that tied in with the city’s famous musical tradition and give its students a chance ...
The European Central Bank headquarters in Frankfurt
16/10/2014 - France - World economy

Paris bourse falls again Thursday as European economic jitters continue

The Paris bourse fell again on Thursday after hitting its lowest level since August 2013 on Thursday.
French President François Hollande
14/10/2014 - France - Turkey - Syria

Hollande urges help for moderate Syrian opposition to fight IS

French president François Hollande on Tuesday called on all countries concerned, including those “beyond the international coalition” to provide Syria’s moderate opposition ...
French consumers, hackers, environmentalists all against TAFTA
14/10/2014 - On-the-spot France

French consumers, hackers, environmentalists all against TAFTA

France, as a member of the European Union, is in negotiations with the United States on a free trade agreement, and not everyone is on board.
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