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Norway 'won't arrest' Paris bombing suspect
The scene after the bombing at the Chez Jo Godenberg restaurant in 1982 that left six people dead. Photo: AFP

Norway 'won't arrest' Paris bombing suspect

Norway is unlikely to extradite a citizen suspected of links to a 1982 attack on a Jewish restaurant in Paris after France issued an arrest warrant for him, an official said Thursday. READ  

Ukraine crisis
France demands reaction if Ukraine truce violated
President François Hollande eyes up Russian leader Vladimir Putin after talks in Minsk earlier this month. Photo: AFP

France demands reaction if Ukraine truce violated

France and other western countries are calling for a "strong reaction" from the international community if a major violation of a truce in Ukraine occurs, the French presidency said after video conference talks. READ  

Hollande plans historic visit to communist Cuba
President François Hollande has done a fair amount of travelling in his time as head of state, including a trip to Kazakhstan. Photo: AFP/press office

Hollande plans historic visit to communist Cuba

President François Hollande will make the first ever visit by a French head of state to Cuba in May in the latest sign of a thaw between the isolated communist nation and Europe and the United States. READ  

Hollande calls for more progress in Ukraine
An instructor of the Ukrainian volunteer Azov Battalion conducts training exercises in Kiev. Photo: AFP

Hollande calls for more progress in Ukraine

French President Francois Hollande has agreed to further steps in putting last month's Ukraine ceasefire accords into action on Monday evening in a phone conversation with Chancellor Angela Merkel, Russian President Vladimir Putin, and Ukraine's Petro Poroshenko. READ  

French set for U-turn on EU-US trade agreement
The EU-US free trade agreement is the cause of much angst in France. Photo: AFP

French set for U-turn on EU-US trade agreement

The proposed free trade zone between the EU and the US is at the centre of a political struggle in France, with the government looking set to make a U-turn over its stance towards one of the most controversial elements of the agreement. READ  

Louvre condemns Iraq jihadist statue-smashing
Islamic State militants gleefully smash ancient statues to pieces with sledgehammers in the main museum and an archeological site in Iraq's second city of Mosul. Photo: AFP

Louvre condemns Iraq jihadist statue-smashing

Paris's famed Louvre museum on Friday reacted in shock to the destruction of priceless artefacts by jihadists in Iraq, saying they hit at the heart of "humanity's memory." READ  

French hostage crisis
Father of French hostage appeals for 'humanity'
Isabelle Prime, who has been taken hostage in Yemen. Photo: Screengrab/ BFM TV

Father of French hostage appeals for 'humanity'

The father of a French woman taken hostage in Yemen on Tuesday called on her kidnappers "to show their humanity" and set her free along with the Yemeni woman taken at the same time. READ  

Hollande slams MPs over talks with Syria's Assad
A poster mocking Syrian president Bashar al-Assad is seen on the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris. Photo: Ammr Abd Rammo/AFP

Hollande slams MPs over talks with Syria's Assad

UPDATED: France's President and Prime Minister have accused a group of French MPs of a "moral failing" after they travelled to Syria to meet the President Bashar al-Assad, whom PM Manuel Valls described as a "butcher". READ  

Hollande takes stars to Manila for climate talks
Hollande arrives in the Philippines accompanied by actress Marion Cotillard (left) and Melanie Laurent (right). Photo: AFP

Hollande takes stars to Manila for climate talks

French president François Hollande arrived in the Philippines on Thursday, accompanied by two of France's leading actresses - Marion Cotillard and Melanie Laurent, to promote the fight against climate change ahead of a crucial summit of world leaders. READ  

French hostage crisis
Yemen: Hollande urges release of French woman
Isabelle Prime, 30, has been taken hostage in Yemen. Photo: BFM TV (Screengrab)

Yemen: Hollande urges release of French woman

UPDATED: A French woman working for an international organization in the Yemeni capital Sanaa was kidnapped on Tuesday morning, the Foreign Ministry said. It comes after France had urged its nationals to leave the country earlier this month. READ  

Sound and light to mark Waterloo bicentenary
A Napoleon impersonator in France, in 2014. Photo: AFP

Sound and light to mark Waterloo bicentenary

The battlefields of Waterloo in Belgium will resonate to a huge sound-and-light show on June 18th to mark the 200th anniversary of Napoleon's defeat at the hands of British and Prussian forces, organizers have announced. READ  

Paris hosts talks to save Ukraine peace deal
A Ukrainian serviceman climbs out of a Ukrainian army tank. Photo: AFP

Paris hosts talks to save Ukraine peace deal

Efforts to bring peace to Ukraine moved to Paris on Tuesday when foreign ministers from Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France will meet to try and salvage the Minsk II ceasefire deal struck earlier this month. READ  

Counter-terrorism laws
France seizes passports of would-be jihadists
French jihadists appear here in a video calling on followers to attack their home country. Photo: AFP

France seizes passports of would-be jihadists

Several French citizens have had their passports confiscated after allegedly planning to travel to Syria to fight jihad. It's the first time the measure has been used and the government says dozens more French nationals will soon have their documents seized. READ  

France terror threat
Terrorists threaten to hit Paris shopping centres
An aerial view of Les Halles shopping mall in the centre of Paris which terrorists have threatened to attack. Photo: AFP

Terrorists threaten to hit Paris shopping centres

UPDATED: Security has been heightened at two of the largest shopping centres in Paris after they were singled out as terror targets in a new video released by the same terrorist group that killed 60 people in a Kenyan mall in 2013. READ  

France deploys aircraft carrier to help fight Isis
France has depolyed its aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle to the Gulf to help fight Isis. Photo: Boris Horvat/AFP

France deploys aircraft carrier to help fight Isis

France upped its military involvement in the fight against Isis on Monday by dispatching its aircraft carrier the Charles de Gaulle to the Gulf. READ  

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