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Nemtsov's corpse on the bridge near St Basil’s Cathedral and the Kremlin where he was gunned down
28/02/2015 - France - Russia

Hollande condemns Nemtsov assassination

French President François Hollande on Saturday condemned the murder of Boris Nemtsov.
Isabelle Prime's place of work in Sanaa.
25/02/2015 - France - Yemen

France trying to contact French woman’s Yemeni kidnappers

The French government is trying to contact the kidnappers of Isabelle Prime, the French woman kidnapped in Yemen on Tuesday, Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius said Wednesday.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad
25/02/2015 - France - Syria

French MPs meet Bashar al-Assad on ‘personal’ visit to Syria

Four French parliamentarians met Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday during a visit that they and the government insisted was a personal initiative.
French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle was deployed in the Persian Gulf on Monday as part of the US-led coalition against the Islamic State organisation in Iraq.
23/02/2015 - FRANCE - IRAQ

French aircraft carrier enters the fight against IS group

France deployed the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle in the Persian Gulf on Monday as part of the US-led coalition against the Islamic State organisation in Iraq, taking a further step in its ...

French press review 18 February 2015

Investigators find out how the Charlie Hebdo killers and their accomplice who killed hostages in a kosher supermarket coordinated their actions. Ukraine’s war brings devastation.
Security forces outside the Corinthia hotel in Tripoli last month
17/02/2015 - Report: Italy - Libya

Italy closes Tripoli embassy as Libya marks four years without Kadhafi

Italy closed its embassy in Tripoli and evacuated its citizens as the conflict in the country worsens, as Libyans marked the fourth anniversary of the uprising that toppled Moamer Kadhafi on ...
The representative of pro-Russian rebels in Donetsk, Denis Pushilin (R) in Minsk
11/02/2015 - France - Germany - Ukraine - Russia

Hollande in Minsk for four-way talks as Ukraine fighting escalates

French President François Hollande was to join the German, Russian and Ukrainian leaders in Minsk on Wednesday morning for “last chance” talks for peace in eastern Ukraine.
Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud
11/02/2015 - Report: Somalia

Armed Sufis kill 12 as President Mohamud president arrives in central Somalia

In Somalia at least 12 people have been killed and 30 wounded in the central Somali town of Guriel after militia loyal to a Sufi sect attacked forces loyal to the government.
Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (L-R) at the 51st Munich Security Conference on Saturday
08/02/2015 - France - Germany - Ukraine - Russia

France, Germany, Russia, Ukraine summit planned for Wednesday

The leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine plan to meet to discuss the latest Ukraine peace deal on Wednesday in the Belarus capital, Minsk, a statement from German Chancellor Angela Merkel's ...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R), Russian President Vladimir Putin and France's François Hollande meet at the Kremlin
07/02/2015 - France - Germany - Ukraine - Russia

Hollande warns of war if Ukraine peace plan fails after Putin meeting

French President François Hollande on Saturday warned that the Ukraine peace plan he and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed with Russia’s Vladimir Putin overnight is “one of ...