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Protesters hope for lasting reprieve for Frenchman facing execution

Protesters hope for lasting reprieve for Frenchman facing execution

25 April 2015 | 0 comments

Some 200 people who gathered in Paris on Saturday to protest Indonesia's planned execution of foreign drug convicts said they hoped for a lasting reprieve for a Frenchman granted a temporary stay.Indonesia...

Juliette Greco to debutantes: 'Learn to say no'

Juliette Greco to debutantes: 'Learn to say no'

25 April 2015 | 0 comments

As she embarks on the last tour of a more than six-decade career that began in post-war Paris, iconic French singer Juliette Greco had some parting advice for young performers: "Learn to say no."The 88-year-old...

IS suicide bombers kill four at Iraq-Jordan crossing

IS suicide bombers kill four at Iraq-Jordan crossing

25 April 2015 | 0 comments

The Islamic State group claimed an attack Saturday by French, Belgian and Senegalese suicide bombers on the Iraq-Jordan border that officials said killed at least four Iraqi security personnel.The bombers...

France ready to aid Nepal quake rescue

France ready to aid Nepal quake rescue

25 April 2015 | 0 comments

French President Francois Hollande on Saturday said France was ready to respond to any request from Nepal "for aid and assistance" following a massive 7.8 magnitude quake in the Himalayan nation that...

Frenchman not included in upcoming batch of executions: Indonesia

Frenchman not included in upcoming batch of executions: Indonesia

25 April 2015 | 0 comments

A Frenchman on death row in Indonesia will not be included in an upcoming batch of executions, as he still has a legal appeal outstanding, an official said Saturday.Asked if reports were true that Serge...

France opens probe into forced labour allegations in Qatar

25 April 2015 | 0 comments

French prosecutors said Saturday they had opened a preliminary probe into a lobby group's claims that construction giant Vinci is using forced labour on building projects for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.The...

Hollande raises Azerbaijan's rights record in Baku talks

25 April 2015 | 0 comments

French President Francois Hollande on Saturday raised rights abuses with ex-Soviet Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev at talks focused on its simmering dispute with Armenia over the breakaway Nagorny...

French president warns Indonesia of 'consequences' if Frenchman executed

French president warns Indonesia of 'consequences' if Frenchman executed

25 April 2015 | 0 comments

French President Francois Hollande warned Saturday that Indonesia faced diplomatic "consequences" if it pushes ahead with the planned execution of Frenchman Serge Atlaoui over drug trafficking offences."If...

Mercy pleas for Indonesia death row inmates as families arrive

Mercy pleas for Indonesia death row inmates as families arrive

25 April 2015 | 0 comments

Families of foreign drug convicts set to be hauled before the firing squad in Indonesia issued desperate mercy pleas Saturday, as France warned of "diplomatic consequences" if one of its nationals is...

Thwarted French jihadist brought up on terror charges

Thwarted French jihadist brought up on terror charges

25 April 2015 | 0 comments

An Algerian jihadist sympathiser arrested in connection with a thwarted attack on a church in France was charged with terror-related murder Friday after five days of police questioning.Sid Ahmed Ghlam,...

Armenia marks emotional centenary of Ottoman massacres

Armenia marks emotional centenary of Ottoman massacres

25 April 2015 | 0 comments

The leaders of France and Russia on Friday joined ceremonies marking the centenary of the massacre of some 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman forces, a hugely emotional event that remains a diplomatic minefield.During...

French firm announces multiple sclerosis drug breakthrough

French firm announces multiple sclerosis drug breakthrough

24 April 2015 | 0 comments

French biotechnology company MedDay on Friday announced encouraging results for a multiple sclerosis (MS) drug trial, saying it decreased its progress and in some cases led to a "significant improvement"...

Turkey 'condemns' Putin comments on Armenia genocide

Turkey 'condemns' Putin comments on Armenia genocide

24 April 2015 | 0 comments

Turkey on Friday condemned Russian President Vladimir Putin for referring to genocide during commemorations of the 1915 mass killings of Armenians during World War I.The foreign ministry said "we reject...

Thwarted French jihadist brought up on terror charges

Thwarted French jihadist brought up on terror charges

24 April 2015 | 0 comments

An Algerian jihadist sympathiser arrested in connection with a thwarted attack on a church in France was charged with terror-related murder Friday after five days of police questioning.Sid Ahmed Ghlam,...

Armenia marks emotional centenary of Ottoman massacres

Armenia marks emotional centenary of Ottoman massacres

24 April 2015 | 0 comments

The leaders of France and Russia on Friday joined ceremonies marking the centenary of the massacre of some 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman forces, a hugely emotional event that remains a diplomatic minefield.During...

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