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Suspected Zika-linked birth defect on French island

Mar 22, 2016

Suspected Zika-linked birth defect on French island

French authorities said Tuesday there was "a very strong suspicion" that the first case of microcephaly linked to the Zika virus had been detected on the Caribbean island of Martinique. #France #NewsTracker #French #Zika Virus #Zika
Spelling of 2,000 French words will change: Linguistic purists vexed at demise of 'circumflex'

Feb 05, 2016

Spelling of 2,000 French words will change: Linguistic purists vexed at demise of 'circumflex'

French linguistic purists have voiced online anger at the loss of one of their favourite accents -the pointy little "circumflex" hat that sits on top of certain vowels. #France #NewsTracker #French #French words ##JeSuisCircumflex #circumflex #ognon
Letter cautions French president on India visit, says Bengaluru Police

Jan 21, 2016

Letter cautions French president on India visit, says Bengaluru Police

A letter cautioning French President Fancois Hollande not to visit India for the coming Republic Day parade has been received by the French consulate here, Bengaluru Police said on Thursday. #India #France #President #French #Republic Day #François Hollande
Islamic State families relocate from Syria to Iraq post-air strikes

Nov 18, 2015

Islamic State families relocate from Syria to Iraq post-air strikes

Scores of families of Islamic State (IS) militants and commanders have started relocating from Syria to Iraq after heavy French air strikes, a monitor group reported on Wednesday. #Syria #France #NewsTracker #Paris #Iraq #French #air raids
Apparent French raids hit arms depots in Islamic State Syria bastion: monitor

Nov 16, 2015

Apparent French raids hit arms depots in Islamic State Syria bastion: monitor

Apparent French air strikes overnight hit weapons depots and a training camp in the de facto Syrian capital of the Islamic State group, a monitor said on Monday. #Syria #France #NewsTracker #French #air raids #islamic-state #ISIS #IS #Paris attacks
French national may be among four attackers in Paris terror strike, say police

Nov 14, 2015

French national may be among four attackers in Paris terror strike, say police

A French national is believed to be among four men who stormed a Paris concert hall overnight, killing at least 82 people, police and a source close to the investigation said on Saturday. #Terrorism #France #NewsTracker #Europe #Paris #French #Paris attacks #Bataclan
Obama praises U.S. service members' action on French train - White House | Reuters

Aug 22, 2015

Obama praises U.S. service members' action on French train - White House | Reuters

WASHINGTON President Barack Obama expressed his gratitude on Friday for the "courage and quick thinking" of the passengers on a high-speed train in France, including U.S. service members, who overpowered a gunman. French authorities said the machine gun-toting attacker wounded three people on the Paris-bound train before being overpowered by passengers who included an American soldier. #Technology #Middle East #Europe #markets #United Kingdom #Entertainment #French
French couple die of heat in US desert, but ensure their nine-year-old son survives

Aug 09, 2015

French couple die of heat in US desert, but ensure their nine-year-old son survives

The boy was dehydrated but in remarkably good shape when he was found alongside his dead father on a trail in the White Sands National Monument. #US #French #child #son #Heat #desert #Shareworthy
As Cuba opens, Hollande seeks greater French role | Reuters

May 11, 2015

As Cuba opens, Hollande seeks greater French role | Reuters

HAVANA French President Francois Hollande urged an end to the U.S. trade embargo of Cuba and envisioned a larger French role in Cuba's engagement with the West during the first visit by a French head of state to Cuba #United States #Economy #Business #Technology #France #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #Cuba #French #opinion #university
Charlie Hebdo cartoonist says he will no longer draw Prophet | Reuters

Apr 30, 2015

Charlie Hebdo cartoonist says he will no longer draw Prophet | Reuters

PARIS (Reuters) - The French cartoonist Luz, who drew Charlie Hebdo's cover picture of the Prophet Mohammad after the Islamist killings at the satirical weekly in January, has said he will no longer draw the Prophet. "He no longer interests me," he told Les Inrockuptibles in an interview published on its website on Wednesday. "I've got tired of it, just as I got tired of drawing Sarkozy. #Sports #Economy #Technology #France #science #markets #United Kingdom #French #Mexico #lifestyle #prophet