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President François Hollande at his press conference on Thursday
19/09/2014 - France - US - Iraq

Obama welcomes French decision to join Iraq air strikes

US President Barack Obama on Thursday welcomed France’s decision to take part in air strikes against the Islamic State armed group in Iraq as Washington tries to win allies to fight the ...
13/09/2014

French press review 13 September 2014

Ebola is a wound that will not heal in west Africa. Hollande visits Iraq. A new war in the Middle East promises to be tough-going. And there’s good news and bad news for French sport.

A reenactment of First Battle of the Marne at Chauconin-Neufmontiers on 6  September
12/09/2014 - France - Europe

French PM Valls commemorates Battle of the Marne in ongoing world war ceremonies

French Prime minister Manuel Valls called for national unity at a ceremony to commemorate the Battle of the Marne, which saw French and British troops face German soldiers at the start of World War I ...
12/09/2014

French press review 12 September 2014

America’s coalition of the willing against the hard-line insurgents close to achieving their goal of carving out an Islamic fundamentalist regime in Iraq and Syria attracts the most comments in ...
Life-size replica of the Hermione in the French port of Rochefort, set to sail to Boston, 8 September 2014.
08/09/2014 - France - United States

Replica of 18th century navy frigate Hermione tests French waters

A life-size replica of the Hermione, the French navy frigate that shipped General Lafayette to America to fight in the US war of independence, tests French waters on Sunday.

War journalists doted with new security guide
07/09/2014 - International media

War journalists doted with new security guide

Frank Smyth, Senior Adviser for Journalists' Security discusses a new security guide published by the watchdog to shed more light on new dangers facing journalists in conflict zones.

War tourism in France at WWI Somme memorial sites
03/09/2014 - On-the-spot France

War tourism in France at WWI Somme memorial sites

Tens of thousands of people visit the cemeteries and memorial sites commemorating the 1916 Battle of the Somme in northern France.
Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud
01/09/2014 - France - Saudi Arabia

Saudi defence minister in Paris to discuss Syria, Iraq, Lebanon

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud began a three-day official visit to France on Monday.
French President François Hollande
28/08/2014 - France - Syria

Hollande rules out French cooperation with Assad against Islamic State

French President François Hollande on Thursday gave an emphatic no to Syria’s offer to work with the West in the fight against the Islamic State, previously known as Isis.

23/08/2014

French press review 23 August 2014

We begin with the findings of Le Monde’s special investigation into violations of international law committed by Israel and their Palestinian foes during the six-week war in the Gaza ...
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