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‘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.
Crimea votes to join Russia, accelerating Ukraine crisis 
By Alissa de Carbonnel | March 06, 2014 12:50 PM (Last Updated: 06/03/2014 06:16 PM)
Crimea's parliament votes to join Russia and its Moscow-backed government sets a referendum on the decision in 10 days' time in a dramatic escalation of the crisis over the Ukrainian Black Sea peninsula.
France holds Russia-Ukraine foreign ministers' meeting 
March 05, 2014 05:20 PM
French President Francois Hollande is holding a meeting of the U.S., Russian, British, French and German foreign ministers to discuss the Ukraine crisis, a presidential source tells reporters at the Elysee presidential palace.
U.S., Russia set for talks on Ukraine tension 
By John Irish, Timothy Heritage | March 05, 2014 11:37 AM
The United States and Russia will hold talks on easing East-West tension over Ukraine on Wednesday as the West steps up efforts to persuade Moscow to pull its forces back to base in Crimea and avert the risk of a war.
Russia rebuffs West on Crimea amid Paris talks 
By John Irish, Timothy Heritage | March 05, 2014 02:09 PM (Last Updated: 05/03/2014 06:22 PM)
Russia rebuffs Western demands to withdraw forces in Ukraine's Crimea region to their bases amid a day of high-stakes diplomacy in Paris aimed at easing tensions over Ukraine and averting the risk of war.
Sleiman heads to Paris for donor meeting 
By Antoine Ghattas Saab | March 04, 2014 12:30 AM
President Michel Sleiman will head to France Tuesday to attend a one-day conference that is expected to result in the establishment of a special fund to help Lebanon cope with the huge influx of Syrian refugees.
Hollande warns against partition of C.Africa 
By Stephane Jourdain, Sabine Wibaux | February 28, 2014 12:05 PM (Last Updated: 28/02/2014 06:22 PM)
French President Francois Hollande warns against the partition of the Central African Republic as he visits Bangui, nearly three months into a tough military mission to stop religious bloodshed.

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