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World | Agence France-Presse | Thursday August 21, 2014
French President Francois Hollande said Thursday he was outraged at the execution of US journalist James Foley by Islamic State jihadists, accusing them of barbarism.
World | Reuters | Wednesday August 20, 2014
French President Francois Hollande called on Wednesday for an international conference on ways of tackling Islamic State insurgents who have seized control of territory in Iraq and Syria.
World | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday August 13, 2014
France will deliver weapons to Kurdish forces fighting Islamic extremists in Iraq, President Francois Hollande announced on Wednesday.
World | Agence France-Presse | Sunday August 10, 2014
France will begin delivery of first aid equipment to Iraq "in the coming hours", the president's office said on Saturday.
Thursday August 7, 2014
The European Central Bank is set to hold fire on rates on Thursday as it waits for earlier stimulus measures to gain traction, while keeping an eye on emerging risks from the conflict in Ukraine.
World | Reuters | Monday August 4, 2014
The fields and woods around Verdun, site of one of the most devastating and protracted battles of World War One, may now appear tranquil. But remnants of the war - unexploded ordnance - still pose a threat 100 years on.
World | Associated Press | Sunday August 3, 2014
French President Francois Hollande commemorated the 100th anniversary of World War I on Sunday with an appeal to players in the Gaza conflict to put animosities aside - just as France and Germany have done.
World | Agence France-Presse | Sunday July 27, 2014
French investigators on Sunday scoured through the debris of a shattered Air Algerie jetliner in Mali's remote desert north to get to the cause of the third global air disaster in eight days.
World | Reuters | Sunday July 27, 2014
Family members of those killed on the Air Algerie flight that crashed in Mali were taken to the wreckage to grieve on Saturday as French President Francois Hollande announced three days of mourning.
World | Reuters | Sunday July 27, 2014
French President Francois Hollande ordered that flags on government buildings across France fly at half-mast for three days from Monday after the death of 118 people including 54 French nationals in the crash of an Air Algerie flight in Mali.
World | Agence France-Presse | Saturday July 26, 2014
Investigators were due on the site of the Air Algerie plane disaster in Mali today to try and determine why the jetliner came down with such force that it completely disintegrated.
World | Associated Press | Saturday July 26, 2014
The UN peacekeeping mission in Mali said on Saturday that its experts found the second black box of the Air Algerie plane that fell from the sky and disintegrated in remote northern Mali, killing all 118 people onboard.
World | Agence France-Presse | Thursday July 24, 2014
President Francois Hollande announced an 11-million-euro ($14.8 million) aid package to the besieged Gaza Strip, where an Israeli military offensive has left more than 700 people dead.
World | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday July 23, 2014
Britain and France are trading accusations of hypocrisy over sanctions against Russia in a row that reveals deeper European divisions on how to react to the MH17 disaster, analysts said on Wednesda
World | Associated Press | Tuesday July 22, 2014
President Francois Hollande won broad domestic applause on Tuesday for defying allies Britain and the United States by confirming plans to deliver a helicopter carrier to Russia, with one backer dismissing the objections as hypocritical.
World | Reuters | Monday July 21, 2014
France's interior minister promised on Monday to crack down on anti-Semitism after violence marred pro-Palestinian rallies in and around Paris to protest againstIsrael's role in the two-week-old Middle East conflict.
World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday July 15, 2014
President Francois Hollande on Monday pleaded with the French to be proud of their country in an attempt to boost confidence at a time of enduring gloom over record unemployment and faltering growth.
World | Associated Press | Thursday July 10, 2014
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande have urged Russia to use its influence on rebels in eastern Ukraine so that a meeting on a possible cease-fire can take place as soon as possible.
World | Associated Press | Tuesday July 8, 2014
French President Francois Hollande and US President Barack Obama are pressing for a meeting "as quickly as possible" to negotiate a bilateral cease-fire in Ukraine, Hollande's office said on Monday.
World | Agence France-Presse | Monday July 7, 2014
French President Francois Hollande said on Monday that Brussels must show all flexibility to countries such as France that are trying to cut their deficit to the EU norm of 3.0 percent of GDP.