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Italian, French airports create company for flying taxi infrastructure

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Airports in the Italian cities of Rome, Venice and Bologna and on the French Riviera have teamed up to create a company to build...

French army says killed civilian by accident in Mali

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A unit of the French Barkhane military force has killed a civilian by accident, the French army said in a statement on Tuesday. The army...

French soldier dies in Chad accident

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A French soldier died during a maintenance operation in Chad after a piece of equipment exploded, the defence ministry said in a statement on...

French group Thales sees lower profits and sales after coronavirus crisis

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France’s Thales slashed financial forecasts for the year on Friday after seeing its profits fall by more than half in the first half, “heavily impacted”...

French jets strike in Chad

French warplanes struck a rebel convoy in northern Chad, helping local troops repel a cross border incursion from Libya, a sign France’s support for...

Successful Niger joint operation against militants

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French and Nigerien troops killed around 15 Islamist militants in a joint air and ground operation in south west Niger, France's armed forces and...

Vest wearing lawyer detained in Egypt

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An Egyptian prosecutor ordered a lawyer detained for 15 days after publication of a picture of him wearing a yellow vest similar to those...

Al Qaeda-linked group claims Mali attack

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A Malian militant group with links to al Qaeda claimed responsibility for an attack that killed two French soldiers last week. The soldiers...

French soldiers killed in Mali

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Two French soldiers were killed after their armoured vehicle was hit by an explosive device in Mali, the French president's office said. France...

Macron pledges investment for Tunisia economy

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French President Emmanuel Macron will push to double French investment in Tunisia over five years to buttress its faltering economy and transition...

Sex abuse case against French soldiers dismissed

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French magistrates dismissed a case brought against a group of French soldiers accused of sexually abusing children while deployed in the Central...

Mali president contradicts French account of military strike

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Malian soldiers killed during a French military strike in northern Mali in October were hostages of Islamist militants, not deserters turned jihadists...

Grenade thrown at French soldiers in Burkina Faso

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A grenade thrown at French soldiers wounded three civilians in Ouagadougou shortly before the arrival of French President Emmanuel Macron, Radio France...

Twenty Mali Islamists killed by French soldiers

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French soldiers killed about 20 Islamic combatants in northern Mali last week in an operation to defend France's troops there, the defence...

French soldier killed in Mali militant clash

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A French soldier was killed in Mali after a clash with armed militants, French President Francois Hollande's office said, highlighting instability in...

French citizen kidnapped in Chad

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A Frenchman was kidnapped in Chad in a remote region near the border with Sudan's Darfur region early on Thursday, France's foreign...

National divide exposed in Cameroon trial

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The trial of three English-speaking protesters facing the death penalty opened at a military court in Cameroon on Monday in a case...

Militant attack behind French soldier’s death in Mali

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A French soldier killed in Mali after an attack by militants on Friday, Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Sunday. "Fabien Jacq...

Algerian forces kill commander of IS affiliate behind French murder

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Algerian soldiers killed two Islamist militants including one who security sources said was a senior commander with an Islamic State-allied group that...

France concerned about safety of nationals in Gabon

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France expressed concern on Monday about the safety of several of its nationals following violence in its former colony Gabon triggered by...

French soldiers die in Mali mine explosion

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Two French soldiers have died in Mali after their heavy armoured vehicle hit a land mine, taking the number of people killed...

France says killed two Islamist chiefs in Sahel region

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French special forces operating in Africa's Sahel region have killed two senior Islamist militant commanders, a defence ministry statement said on Wednesday. The...

French patrol boat rescues 297 migrants off Italian coast

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A French Navy patrol ship rescued 297 migrants from a fishing boat in the southern Mediterranean on Wednesday, French police said, the...

Proposed US, UK, French visit to Darfur “odd”

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Sudan's UN mission on Wednesday criticised a proposed visit to its conflict-torn Darfur region earlier this year by senior US, British and...

French troops kill around a dozen Islamist militants in Mali

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French forces in northern Mali have killed around a dozen Islamist militants in the region of the Adrar des Ifoghas mountains, France's...

French troops battle Muslim rebels in Central African Republic town

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French peacekeeping troops in Central African Republic used helicopter gunships and mortars on Saturday to fight Muslim rebels at a bridge in...

Three killed in Central African Republic as French troops clash with...

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Three civilians were killed in Central African Republic on Thursday as hundreds of Muslims armed with rifles and machetes clashed with French...

French, Mali troops kill 10 suspected Islamist militants

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French and Malian forces have killed about 10 suspected Islamist fighters during an operation in northern Mali's mountainous Adrar des Ifoghas region,...

French army kills 11 suspected militants in northern Mali

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French forces killed at least 11 suspected Islamist fighters and seized large amounts of weapons and ammunition during an operation in Mali's...

Central African Republic humanitarian crisis mounts even as attacks ease

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As the base for French forces in Central African Republic, Bangui airport is one of the safest places in town. It is...

French forces kill 19 Islamist fighters in north Mali

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French forces have killed 19 Islamist fighters during security operations in Mali's northern region of Timbuktu, a senior French officer in the...

French army battles militias in Central African Republic’s capital

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The French army said it has restored some stability in the capital of Central African Republic after battling gunmen on Monday in...

CASSIDIAN’s identification systems protect French Armed Forces

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CASSIDIAN's identification systems protect French Armed Forces Reliable identification prevents casualties from friendly fire France is engaged in NATO's "Mk XIIAS" upgrade programme for...

Five Somali pirates sentenced to jail in France

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Five Somali pirates captured by French commandos in 2008 were sentenced to between four to eight years in jail by a Paris...

Two French nationals abducted in Mali

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Two French nationals were kidnapped in northern Mali said the French Foreign Ministry. "We can confirm that two French nationals were kidnapped last...

French trial of Somali pirates opens in Paris

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Six Somali pirates captured by French commandos in 2008 went on trial in Paris for their role in the hijacking of a...

French polls loom over delayed Safran-Thales swap

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French aerospace groups Safran and Thales are struggling to agree a half-billion dollar asset swap and union unease over 4,000 defence jobs...

French Strauss-Kahn sex assault probe dropped

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French public prosecutors dropped an investigation into a writer's accusation of attempted rape against former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn due to lack...

France slams Russia, China after Syria veto

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French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe criticised Russia and China for vetoing a United Nations resolution on Syria, saying their stance was based...

Kenya says kidnapping provocation by al Shabaab

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Kenya said the weekend kidnapping of a French woman was a serious provocation by Somalia's Islamist al Shabaab group which threatens the...

French left seizes Senate majority, hurts Sarkozy

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French President Nicolas Sarkozy's conservative government lost its majority in the Senate to the left, officials said, in a historic defeat that...

Libya operation has cost France 320 million euros

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Operation Harmattan, France's contribution to the mission against deposed Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, has cost 320 million euros, according to French defence...

Sarkozy’s Karzai visit: 1 000 troops to leave by 2012

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French President Nicolas Sarkozy said during a visit to Afghanistan that France would pull out 1 000 troops by the end of...

UN Council condemns embassy attacks in Syria

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The UN Security Council condemned "in the strongest terms" attacks by demonstrators on the U.S. and French embassies in Damascus. Both Washington and...

France extends Libya mission, sees political solution

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French lawmakers voted overwhelmingly to extend funding for the country's military intervention in Libya after the prime minister said a political solution...

Two French journalists freed in Afghanistan

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Two French journalists held hostage in Afghanistan for a year and a half have been freed, President Nicolas Sarkozy's office said. Herve Ghesquiere...