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General defends French response to Rwanda massacre

2016-02-08 05:36

A French general has defended France's response to the 1994 Rwandan genocide, saying his troops did not give so much as a bullet to the perpetrators.

Media leaders urge better protection for journos

2016-02-05 22:27

World media executives are urging governments to stop looking at journalists as the enemy and to better protect reporters covering wars, crime and corruption.

Cape Town is now a French Tech Hub

2016-02-05 17:40

The Mother City has been selected by the French Minister of the Economy, Industry and Digital Affairs as the new French Tech Hub.

French premier pushes law to revoke terrorists' citizenship

2016-02-05 13:26

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls is appealing to legislators to approve a divisive bill, prompted by last year's attacks on Paris, that would revoke the citizenship of convicted terrorists with dual nationality.

Paris attack leader proud of himself - testimony

2016-02-04 21:30

The man who led the November 13 attacks on Paris bragged that he slipped into France with a group of 90 extremists, according to testimony from the woman who tipped police to his location.

US, France accuse Assad of undermining Syria peace talks

2016-02-04 09:37

The US and France have accused President Bashar Assad's regime of undermining talks to end Syria's civil war, which were suspended hours before donors were due to meet to raise aid for the conflict-torn country.

Paris wants to extend the state of emergency

2016-02-03 19:31

France's government has presented a bill to extend for three more months the state of emergency that was declared after the deadly November 13 attacks in Paris.

French government wants to extend the state of emergency

2016-02-03 15:35

France's government is calling for a three-month extension of the state of emergency that has been declared after November 13 deadly attacks in Paris.

Rescuers tow capsized cargo ship to safety

2016-02-02 16:59

Rescuers have begun towing a cargo ship that had been adrift for five days and was threatening to run aground in southwestern France.

French president pardons woman jailed for killing violent husband

2016-02-01 08:24

French President Francois Hollande has pardoned a woman who was jailed for 10 years for killing her husband after he abused her for decades, the president's office has announced.

 

Removing aged cells boosts longevity in mice: study

2016-02-07 20:06

Zapping worn-out cells in the organs of "middle-aged" mice has caused the rodents to live longer and have healthier lives.

Ignore pardon - French prosecution

2016-02-05 19:31

French prosecutors have requested an eight-year jail sentence for a woman who shot dead her abusive husband, less than a week after President Francois Hollande pardoned a woman jailed in a similar case.

Belgium adopts new plan to combat radicalism

2016-02-05 16:26

The Belgian government has adopted a plan to combat rising Islamic radicalism in some neighbourhoods of Brussels by using local police to monitor suspicious individuals, mosques and prayer rooms

Fresh sex abuse claims rock UN mission

2016-02-05 05:36

The UN's troubled mission in Central African Republic has announced seven new claims of sex abuse by peacekeepers.

French police 'abuse' Muslims under emergency laws - HRW

2016-02-04 13:31

France has carried out abusive and discriminatory raids and house arrests against Muslims under its current state of emergency, traumatising and stigmatising those targeted, including children and the elderly, human rights groups say.

Stricken 'moving mountain' ship towed into Spanish port

2016-02-04 05:14

A stricken cargo ship carrying timber from west Africa has been successfully towed into the northern Spanish port of Bilbao after a days-long salvage operation prevented it from crashing into the neighbouring French coast.

Return of EU borders could cost France €10bn/yr

2016-02-03 18:30

Re-establishing European borders as a result of the migration crisis could cost France more than €10bn per year, according to a study.

House arrest for man with guns at Disneyland

2016-02-03 05:13

A man found with guns in a Disneyland Paris hotel has been condemned by a French court to six months' house arrest and made to wear an electronic tagging bracelet.

Belgian-French terror summit following Paris attacks

2016-02-01 22:30

The Belgian and French prime ministers have held talks in Brussels aimed at bolstering counter-terror co-operation after Belgium came under fire for failing to help prevent the attacks.

Western powers make plans to hit ISIS in Libya

2016-01-31 21:08

British, French and US military personnel have travelled to Libya to identify potential targets for airstrikes against ISIS forces, a report says.

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