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New Syria chemical claims emerge as election announced 
April 22, 2014 08:42 AM (Last Updated: 22/04/2014 08:06 PM)
New claims have emerged that President Bashar al-Assad's regime may have launched attacks with an industrial chemical earlier this month, despite an international agreement to eliminate Syria's chemical arsenal.
Renewed chemical weapons claims mount against Syrian regime 
April 23, 2014 12:53 AM
Anti-regime activists accused the Syrian government Tuesday of again using chemical weapons in a Damascus suburb, days after the U.S. and France made claims of similar recent attacks.
Key dates since Syria's 2013 chemical attack 
April 22, 2014 11:34 PM
Here is a timeline of the main events since chemical weapons attacks near Damascus on August 21, 2013.
France has 'information' Assad regime using chemical weapons: Hollande 
April 20, 2014 12:18 PM
France has "information" but no firm proof that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime is still using chemical weapons, President Francois Hollande said Sunday.
Joyful homecoming for four French journalists after Syria captivity 
By Sunaina Karkarey | April 20, 2014 11:35 AM
Four French journalists held captive in Syria for more than 10 months return home to France, freshly shaved and beaming.
French journalists free after Syria hostage ordeal 
By Frederic Dumoulin | April 19, 2014 12:05 PM (Last Updated: 20/04/2014 09:46 AM)
Four French journalists taken hostage in Syria last year were freed on Saturday after a 10-month ordeal in the world's most dangerous country for the media.
‘Never again,’ Rwandans told of genocide 
April 08, 2014 12:49 AM
The United Nations chief told a packed stadium of somber and weeping Rwandans Monday the world would “never again” let genocide tear their nation apart, at a ceremony marking 20 years since 800,000 people were butchered.
Anti-austerity leftist promoted in French Cabinet reshuffle 
April 03, 2014 12:28 AM
A fierce critic of budget austerity was named French economy minister Wednesday in a reshuffled government packed with strident personalities, including President Francois Hollande’s former live-in partner Segolene Royal.
France's Hollande to name Manuel Valls as new PM: sources 
March 31, 2014 06:45 PM (Last Updated: 31/03/2014 08:37 PM)
President Francois Hollande is set to name centrist Interior Minister Manuel Valls as his prime minister, BFM-TV and other local media say, replacing Jean-Marc Ayrault a day after ruling Socialists lost local elections.
Far-right set to cement gains in local French elections 
By Angus MacKinnon | March 30, 2014 12:34 PM
French voters go to the polls for a second round of local elections that will likely cement gains for the far-right at the expense of the ruling Socialists and lead to a government reshuffle.
20 killed in grenade attack on C.Africa funeral service 
March 28, 2014 08:48 PM
BANGUI, Central African Republic, March 28, 2014 (AFP) - At least 20 people were killed when extremists threw hand grenades at mourners during a Christian funeral service in the Central African Republic capital of Bangui, the government said on Friday.
Italy PM Renzi wins strong backing from Obama 
By James Mackenzie | March 27, 2014 08:11 PM
U.S. President Barack Obama visited the Colosseum in the latest stop on his European tour on Thursday, calling the ancient Roman arena "remarkable, unbelievable" and he was almost as lavish in his praise for Italy's 39-year-old Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.
Islamist group calls for Hollande assassination 
March 24, 2014 01:28 AM
A jihadist group repeated its calls for French president Francois Hollande's assassination in revenge for the European nation's recent interventions in Africa, terrorist monitoring group SITE said Sunday.
Slain AFP reporter and family mourned in Kabul 
March 23, 2014 04:16 PM
Hundreds of mourners turn out in pouring rain to lay to rest Sardar Ahmad, AFP's senior reporter in Afghanistan, together with his wife and two of their children who were among the victims of a Taliban attack on a Kabul hotel.
U.S. and Russia trade tit-for-tat sanctions 
March 21, 2014 12:54 AM
U.S. President Obama announced a new round of punitive measures Thursday for Moscow’s annexation of Crimea, as European leaders also prepared to hit Russia with fresh sanctions.
France puts off ministers' visit to Moscow: Russian ministry source 
March 17, 2014 08:20 PM
France has postponed a visit to Moscow by its defence and foreign ministers that had been planned for Tuesday, a Russian Foreign Ministry source told Reuters on Monday.
France says won't recognize Crimea referendum result 
March 15, 2014 04:50 PM
France will not recognize the result of a Crimean referendum on switching to Kremlin rule, President Francois Hollande said Saturday, adding the vote has "no legal basis".
France says Moscow meeting conditional on Ukraine 'progress' 
March 12, 2014 07:46 PM
France on Wednesday said a ministerial meeting next week announced by the Kremlin would be conditional on "progress" on Ukraine.
CAR pays state wages for first time in six months 
March 11, 2014 12:42 AM
State officials in the Central African Republic were paid their first wage for six months Monday, a small sign of normality in a country that has been paralyzed by war for over a year.
Hollande warns Russia of further EU measures 
March 06, 2014 07:36 PM
The European Union is ready to put in place further sanctions against Russia if it de-stabilises Ukraine further, French President Francois Hollande said after a European crisis meeting on the stand-off on Wednesday.

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