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France in a week

  • France to spend €20m on security in embassies after attack

    June 13, 2013

    After a car bomb attack last month on its embassy in Libya, the French Foreign Ministry Wednesday announced plan by the country to spend €20 million ($26 million) on boosting security at  ...more

  • French diplomat in Tehran

    June 13, 2013

    A senior French diplomat paid a brief visit to Tehran to discuss "solutions" to end the bloody crisis in Syria, Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Abbas Araqchi said.

    The  ...more

  • Carlos again on court

    June 12, 2013

    Opened Monday in the Paris trial of Illich Ramirez Sanchez, known as Carlos "Professional Bull" icon in the 70s and 80s of the last century, in the absence of his lawyer in an appeal  ...more

  • Holland defends his achievements

    May 31, 2013

    The French president Francois Hollande has called for the formation of an economic government for the euro area and has its own budget and the right to issue bonds.

    He said in a press  ...more

  • French Cup semi postponed due to flood risk

    May 17, 2013

    A French Cup semi-final scheduled for Tuesday between Troyes and Girondins Bordeaux has been postponed due to the risk of flooding in the region, the French football federation has  ...more

  • Far-left protesters reject austerity on Hollande anniversary

    May 17, 2013

    Ten of thousands of far-left French protesters marched to denounce economic austerity on Sunday to mark the end of President Francois Hollande's first year in office.

    The march,  ...more

  • France seeks to name Syria’s Al-Nusra a ‘terrorist’ group

    May 17, 2013

    French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has proposed classing Syria's powerful jihadist group Al-Nusra Front a terrorist organization, while boosting support for the moderate opposition.


  • Al-Qaeda" calls to hit the French interests in the world

    May 14, 2013

    France is strengthening security within the country and at its embassies abroad after al Qaeda's North African franchise, al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, or AQIM, on Tuesday issued a threat  ...more

  • French Missile Launch Fail

    May 14, 2013

    A French test of an M51submarine-launched ballistic missile failed on Sunday as it self-destructed off the coast of Brittany, officials said.

    “It was a failure, the reasons will be  ...more

  • France sets dates of Ramadan in advance

    May 14, 2013

    Ramadan will begin on July 9 and end August 8 with Eid el-Fitr, according to a resolution of the French Council of Muslim Faith (CFCM). The CFCM signed on Thursday a resolution on the adoption  ...more

  • France to slash 24K military jobs in 2019

    May 13, 2013

    France will cut an additional 24,000 defense jobs by 2019 but will keep defense spending constant as it grapples with new threats, according to a defense white paper published Monday.
    The  ...more

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