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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...

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