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UK-bound migrants rescued from small boat in Channel
A boat that was used by four migrants in their failed attempt to cross the English Channel between France and the UK. Photo: Bernard Barron/AFP

UK-bound migrants rescued from small boat in Channel
February 07, 2016

Four Iranian migrants making a rare attempt to reach Britain by boat from France on Saturday were rescued in the nick of time after their vessel took on water and was close to capsizing, officials said.

€10bn a year: That's the cost if France brought back borders
Police check cars at the French-German border. Photo: AFP

€10bn a year: That's the cost if France brought back borders
February 03, 2016

Re-establishing European border controls could prove costly for France.

France and Belgium ease tensions with joint terror talks
Military police soldiers patrol the Brussels Airport. Photo: AFP

France and Belgium ease tensions with joint terror talks
February 01, 2016

France and Belgium held talks on Monday to discuss a better partnership when it comes to fighting terror in the aftermath of the November attacks.

Depardieu stars as gun-toting deer hunter in Russian advert
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Depardieu stars as gun-toting deer hunter in Russian advert
February 01, 2016

Gerard Depardieu's latest stunt in which he poses with a gun over the carcas of a dead dear is unlikely to win him any fans.

Hollande to welcome Cuba's Castro in Paris
Raul Castro and Fraçois Hollande. Photo: AFP

Hollande to welcome Cuba's Castro in Paris
February 01, 2016

Cuba's head of state Raul Castro will be welcomed with open arms by French president François Hollande in Paris on Monday.

Isis in Libya is 'major risk to Europe', says French minister
Refugees queue up at the port in Lampedusa waiting for a boat to take them to mainland Italy. Photo: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP

Isis in Libya is 'major risk to Europe', says French minister
January 31, 2016

Islamic State territory is now only 350km from the Italian island of Lampedusa.

Israel slams French plan to recognise Palestine
French foreign minister Laurent Fabius at a meeting in Jerusalem with Benjamin Netanyahu last July. Photo: Thomas Coes//AFP

Israel slams French plan to recognise Palestine
January 31, 2016

"This will be an incentive for the Palestinians to come and not compromise," Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu claimed.

Germany probes former SS men over French massacre
The "Hitler Youth" SS division in France. Photo: Bundesarchiv, Bild 101I-297-1740-10A / Kurth / CC-BY-SA 3.0

Germany probes former SS men over French massacre
January 29, 2016

German authorities said on Friday they had carried out raids at the homes of elderly former SS soldiers accused of war crimes, including involvement in a 1944 civilian massacre in France.

French companies jump to sign deals with Iran
Photo: Charles Platiau/AFP

French companies jump to sign deals with Iran
January 29, 2016

Companies including Peugeot, Airbus, and Total signed deals in Paris on Thursday to mark "a new relationship" with Iran.

Zika virus: France's pregnant women told to skip Caribbean
The Zika virus has spread through Latin America. Photo: AFP

Zika virus: France's pregnant women told to skip Caribbean
January 28, 2016

Pregnant women in France should postpone travel plans to the Caribbean due to the dangers of the brain-shrinking Zika virus, which is predicted to soon reach France.

Banksy calls out use of teargas in Calais camp

Banksy calls out use of teargas in Calais camp
January 25, 2016

Street artist Banksy has come up with a new way to get people's attentions about the horrors of the Calais migrant camp.

France edges closer to huge deal for jet fighters to India

France edges closer to huge deal for jet fighters to India
January 24, 2016

France's President Francois Hollande played down the prospect of a swift conclusion to a drawn-out deal for New Delhi to buy 36 French jet fighters as he began a three-day visit to India Sunday.

 Iran to buy 114 Airbus planes from France: minister
Iranian minister of transportation Abbas Ahmad Akhoundi (R) speaks during the CAPA 2016 Iran Aviation Summit in the capital Tehran on Sunday. Photo: STR/AFP

Iran to buy 114 Airbus planes from France: minister
January 24, 2016

Iran will sign a contract this week to buy 114 Airbus planes from France, during a visit to Paris by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Tehran's transport minister said on Sunday.

Paris bomber's brother among jihadists to be tried in France
Some 1,800 French citizens have been linked to jihadist networks. Photo: Karam Al-Masri/AFP

Paris bomber's brother among jihadists to be tried in France
January 23, 2016

Seven young men from eastern France, including the brother of one of the jihadists behind the deadly Paris attacks, will face trial for going to Syria to fight in 2013, a judicial source told AFP on Friday.

EU referendum
France tells UK 'the eurozone is more important than you'
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France tells UK 'the eurozone is more important than you'
January 21, 2016

France sent a stern message to Britain on Thursday with the president and his PM telling David Cameron that the eurozone is their priority, not the UK's demands to reform the EU.

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