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Hollande and Merkel join forces for climate deal
Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel walk by the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. Photo: AFP

Hollande and Merkel join forces for climate deal

French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel jointly pledged on Tuesday to do their utmost to ensure an "ambitious" UN deal to combat climate change is reached this year. READ  

Eurotunnel's Channel ferry gets green light
The MyFerryLink vessels have been given the go-ahead to continue plying the channel. Photo: Philippe Huguen/AFP

Eurotunnel's Channel ferry gets green light

A British appeals court on Friday said Eurotunnel could continue running ferry service MyFerryLink. READ  

French jihadist jailed for eight years
A court sketch of French jihadist Gilles Le Guen. Photo: AFP

French jihadist jailed for eight years

A Frenchman has been sentenced to eight years behind bars for his involvement in Al-Qaeda networks in northern Africa. READ  

France offers Russia ‘deal to ditch Mistrals’
Photo: Frank Perry /AFP

France offers Russia ‘deal to ditch Mistrals’

Paris has allegedly offered Moscow the sweet sum of €785 million to scrap a contentious contract to supply two warships that was suspended due to the Ukraine crisis, a Russian newspaper reported Friday. READ  

Hollande jets to Haiti for historic state visit
Francois Hollande is received by the President of Haiti, Michel Martelly at his arrival in Port-au-Prince. Photo: AFP

Hollande jets to Haiti for historic state visit

After a historic visit to Cuba, French President Francois Hollande landed in Haiti on Tuesday to sign cooperation agreements and support reconstruction efforts that continue since the deadly 2010 earthquake. READ  

Countdown for Hollande’s Cuba visit
It will be the first visit by a French president since Cuba's independence in 1898. Photo: Alain Jocard/AFP

Countdown for Hollande’s Cuba visit

François Hollande will become the first French president to visit Cuba in more than a century when he lands in Havana on Monday, cementing Paris’s leading role in the European Union’s rapprochement with the communist island. READ  

UN: French army 'knew about sex abuse troops'
The UN says the alleged claims must have been known. Photo: Sia Kambou/AFP

UN: French army 'knew about sex abuse troops'

UN rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein on Friday said France should have probed much earlier claims that its soldiers raped children in the Central African Republic between December 2013 and June 2014. READ  

Central African Republic
Judges launch probe into French sex abuse troops
French peacekeeping soldiers in the Central African Republic have been accused of raping young boys. Photo: AFP

Judges launch probe into French sex abuse troops

Judges in France will investigate claims that French soldiers raped children in the Central African Republic, the state prosecutor announced on Thursday. READ  

Anti-US sentiment aids French fighter jet deals
French President Francois Hollande (C-L) is welcomed by the Governor of the Riyadh Province in January 2015. Photo: AFP

Anti-US sentiment aids French fighter jet deals

French President François Hollande is in the Middle East on Monday as France sealed another lucrative deal to sell Rafale fighter jets. Experts say the deals are all down France's policy in the Middle East combined with suspicion of the US. READ  

Central African Republic
Hollande: 'No mercy' if troops guilty of rape
French soldiers on duty in Central African Republic are met by President Hollande. Some have been accused of raping young boys. Photo: AFP

Hollande: 'No mercy' if troops guilty of rape

UPDATED: France has denied any cover-up after allegations its soldiers raped young boys in the Central African Republic. Paris has opened up a formal investigation, with President Hollande promising "no mercy" if the troops are found guilty. READ  

Writers boycott Charlie Hebdo gala in New York
People visit a makeshift memorial near the headquarters of the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo. Photo: Joel Saget/AFP

Writers boycott Charlie Hebdo gala in New York

Six prominent novelists have withdrawn from a New York literary gala to protest against French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo being honored with a freedom of expression award. READ  

Ryanair's O'Leary blasts 'protectionist' France
Last year the airline was ordered to pay €8.1 million ($10.3 million) in damages along with €200,000 in fines for breaching French labour laws. Photo: Paolo Margari/Flickr

Ryanair's O'Leary blasts 'protectionist' France

Ryanair’s outspoken CEO Michael O'Leary has slammed the French government for being “protectionist” and said his airline shouldn't have to pay payroll taxes in France. The ruling Socialist party hit back saying Ryanair's practices were "borderline fraud". READ  

The View from France
Why the French care little for the UK election
Dave, Nick and even "Ed the red" are failing to grab the attention of the French public. Photo: AFP

Why the French care little for the UK election

In the weeks leading up the French presidential election the British media is normally gripped by the race for the Elysée palace. But the French just don't seem that interested in next month's UK election. Here’s why they just might not care as much. READ  

Paris to pay back Russia if warship deal pulled
A man protesting against France's deal to sell two warships to Russia, which no may not take place given the conflict in Ukraine. Photo: AFP

Paris to pay back Russia if warship deal pulled

President Francois Hollande said Wednesday that France will reimburse Russia if it fails to deliver two Mistral warships in a deal frozen over the Ukraine conflict. READ  

Paris hauls in Indonesian envoy over death penalty
French death row prisoner Serge Atlaoui and his Indonesian lawyer Nancy Yuliana. Photo: Romeo Gacad/AFP

Paris hauls in Indonesian envoy over death penalty

France's Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius summoned the Indonesian ambassador on Wednesday to discuss the case of a Frenchman facing the death penalty for drug offences, a government spokesman told AFP. READ  

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