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Merah-inspired jihadists 'plot attacks in France'
Both men had been motivated by the actions of Mohamed Merah, a French-Algerian national killed by French police in March 2012 after murdering seven people. Photo: AFP

Merah-inspired jihadists 'plot attacks in France'

Morocco said on Thursday it has arrested two jihadists inspired by French terrorist Mohamed Merah who were planning to attack banks and multinational companies in France and in the North African country. READ  

French to try out high-speed Ebola test
The trial will include a prototype device unveiled last week, similar to a home pregnancy test, that may make diagnosis possible in under 15 minutes. Photo: Pascal Guyot/AFP

French to try out high-speed Ebola test

French researchers will conduct trials with prototype Ebola diagnostic tests in Guinea in November, with results expected within weeks for speedy deployment, the head of France's Ebola task force said on Thursday. READ  

French staff sergeant killed in Mali clash
French troops intervened in Mali in January 2013 to chase out hardline Islamists. Photo: Joel Saget/AFP

French staff sergeant killed in Mali clash

A French staff sergeant was killed in northern Mali early on Wednesday in an operation by French forces against "an armed terrorist group", President Francois Hollande's office said. READ  

Russia not to get warship just yet: French minister
Paris faces mounting pressure from Western partners to scrap the deal over Russia's role in the Ukraine crisis. Photo: AFP

Russia not to get warship just yet: French minister

The conditions are not yet in place for France to deliver a controversial warship to Russia, the French finance minister said on Thursday, after Moscow said the handover would take place next month. READ  

Russians say France will hand over warship
Russia says it will take delivery of a controversial French-made warship. Photo: AFP

Russians say France will hand over warship

Russia says it's due to receive its French-made Mistral warship by November 14th, according to AFP, potentially ending months of speculation over whether France would fold to international pressure to not conclude the deal. READ  

British migrant fences 'laughable': Calais mayor
Migrants check a truck heading to England in the northern French port of Calais. Photo: Philippe Huguen/AFP

British migrant fences 'laughable': Calais mayor

The mayor of Calais told lawmakers in London on Tuesday that fencing donated by Britain to keep illegal migrants from the French exit port was "laughable" and said the border controls should be in Britain. READ  

France pledges €20m for fight against Ebola
President François Hollande said he had approved a broad plan against the deadly virus including 200 beds in Guinea. Photo: Pascal Guyot/AFP

France pledges €20m for fight against Ebola

France on Tuesday said it was pledging €20 million ($25.4 million) in the fight against Ebola in west Africa,including the opening of several care centres in Guinea. READ  

Hollande's Australia visit will be a first for France
French President François Hollande (L) welcomes Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott prior to a meeting at the Elysee palace on June 7, 2014 in Paris. Photo: Alain Jocard/AFP

Hollande's Australia visit will be a first for France

François Hollande will become the first French president to visit Australia next month, his office announced Tuesday, as he makes a two-day trip to bolster ties between the two countries. READ  

France tries to settle Karabakh dispute
French President François Hollande (R) meets with Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian (L) at the Elysée Palace in Paris. Photo: Yoan Valat/AFP

France tries to settle Karabakh dispute

French President François Hollande held talks with leaders from Armenia and Azerbaijan on Monday as Europe makes a fresh push to end the festering conflict over the disputed region of Nagorny Karabakh. READ  

British tourist found dead near French hotel
A British tourist was found dead outside a French hotel. Photo: AFP

British tourist found dead near French hotel

French police were investigating the death of a British tourist in France, whom they suspect may have been murdered, according to media reports. The man was found in a pool of blood with a large head wound. READ  

Winemakers bring 'French touch' to Virginia
Winemaker Matthieu Finot (L) helps sort grapes during the winemaking process at the King Family vineyard in Crozet, Virginia. Photo: Fabienne Faur/AFP

Winemakers bring 'French touch' to Virginia

When Matthieu Finot moved to Virginia, he only planned to stay for a year. That was a decade ago. He's now among a growing number of French winemakers setting up shop in the US state, where former president and Francophile Thomas Jefferson struggled to produce grapes 200 years ago. READ  

France to host Karabakh talks
Francois Hollande and Vladimir Putin. Photo: AFP

France to host Karabakh talks

French President Francois Hollande hosts leaders from Armenia and Azerbaijan Monday as Europe makes a fresh push to end the festering conflict over Nagorny Karabakh. READ  

French claim success in Isis air raids
Photo: AFP/ECPAD/EMA/ARMEE DE L'AIR

French claim success in Isis air raids

France's Chief of the Defense Staff Pierre de Villiers has claimed that air strikes on Thursday and Friday by French, US and allied aircraft "hurt" Islamic State forces. READ  

Le Pen: France needs to take control of borders
Front National president Marine Le Pen speaks to the press during a visit in the city of Calais, northern France. Photo: Philippe Huguen/AFP

Le Pen: France needs to take control of borders

National Front leader Marine Le Pen visited the northern port city of Calais on Friday where tensions are high as authorities under increasing pressure to control the influx of illegal migrants trying to get to Britain. READ  

French military chief: 'It's safe to say we hurt Isis'
France and its allies "hurt" Isis forces in Iraq, French military chief has said. Photo: AFP

French military chief: 'It's safe to say we hurt Isis'

The leader of France's armed forces said his country's military "hurt" Isis forces in a recent raid led by the international coalition battling the extremists in Iraq. READ  

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