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‘Some progress reached’: Berlin talks yield no quick fix for Ukraine crisis
The second round of talks in Berlin over the Ukrainian crisis has brought no immediate results. However, the foreign ministers of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France said “some progress” had been made on important issues.

17.08.2014 17:18

France to supply weapons to Kurdish forces in Iraq
France is to join the club of Western nations directly assisting Iraqi Kurds. Paris said the Kurds are in “urgent need” of support to fight against the radical Islamic State group.

13.08.2014 10:40

​Jewish group demands renaming French village called ‘Death to Jews’
Expressing its shock and outrage after discovering that a tiny French village is still bearing a medieval name La Mort aux Juifs or ‘Death to Jews’, a Jewish group, the Simon Wiesenthal Center, has urged the French interior minister to rename it.

12.08.2014 20:16

​Send them to the UK: French port struggles to tackle immigration crisis
More riot police have been drafted to the French port of Calais as law enforcers try to deal with a resurgence in the numbers of migrants wanting to go to the UK. 51 people have been hurt in clashes over the last 24 hours alone.

05.08.2014 13:36

France's Hollande urges action on 'massacres' in Gaza
French President Francois Hollande has described Israel’s killings in Gaza as “massacres” and called for action to end the violence. This comes a day after an IDF airstrike hit another UN-run school, leaving 10 civilians dead.

04.08.2014 10:23

Twilight of the Empire: 10 facts about Russia in WWI
With a century passed since the beginning of World War I, a memorial has been inaugurated in Moscow to honor the 2 million lives the conflict cost Russia. But what was WWI to the country, which saw its military campaign collapse amid the 1917 revolution?

01.08.2014 18:39

BNP Paribas suffers $5.8bn loss after record US fine
France’s biggest bank reported a heavy loss in the second quarter after accepting a nearly $9 billion fine for violating US sanctions against Iran, Cuba, and other “blacklisted” countries.

31.07.2014 08:30

Anti-Semitic attacks soar across Europe amid Israel’s operation in Gaza
Jewish communities around the world are getting to grips with a recent upswing in anti-Semitic incidents after the latest Israeli-Hamas conflict. These have included physical assaults, firebombing of synagogues and calls for violence against Israelis.

30.07.2014 14:17

Thousands rally against Gaza strikes in London, Paris, Dublin, Tel Aviv
Tens of thousands of demonstrators have marched across London to protest Israel's Operation Protective Edge, carrying signs reading “Gaza: End the siege.” Rallies also took place in France, Ireland and Israel as the Palestinian death toll surpassed 1,000.

26.07.2014 14:50

10 people from same French family die in AH5017 crash
Ten people from the same French family were killed in the Air Algerie plane crash, which went down in Mali on Thursday, killing the 118 passengers and Spanish crew members.

25.07.2014 14:06

France hits back after UK condemns Russia Mistral ship deal
France’s foreign minister has accused the UK of double standards following its criticism of the Russian Mistral warship deal. Referring to Russian oligarchs in the UK, he said that Britain must tend to its own backyard before attacking French policies.

22.07.2014 22:30

France to deliver Mistral warship to Russia despite US, UK criticism
France will go ahead with the delivery of the first of two Mistral warships to Russia – despite protests by the US and UK, prompted by Moscow's stance in the Ukrainian crisis. The ship is nearly completed and will be presented in October.

22.07.2014 15:59

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