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  • Saturday, January 23rd 2016 - 04:41 UTC

    France confirms Hollande visit to Argentina, Uruguay and Peru next month

    Macri and French PM Valls talked in Spanish and cordial. Valls confirmed President Hollande would be visiting Argentina in February

    President François Hollande will be visiting Argentina next month, the country’s prime minister, Manuel Valls, confirmed to President Mauricio Macri in Davos, where the two leaders discussed the remaining details of the trip that will include stops in Uruguay, Peru and Argentina.

  • Monday, December 7th 2015 - 08:19 UTC

    France's far right National Front with record gains in regional elections

    Marine Le Pen and her 25-year-old niece Marion Marechal-Le Pen broke the symbolic 40% mark in their respective regions, shattering previous records

    France's far-right National Front (FN) saw record gains in the first round of regional polls on Sunday, held under a state of emergency just three weeks after Islamic extremists killed 130 people in Paris. Despite the strong result, it faces an uphill battle to clinch a run-off vote next week after Socialists withdrew candidates to block it from power.

  • Thursday, December 3rd 2015 - 06:53 UTC

    British bombers take off from Cyprus after parliament vote on Syria

    The UK parliament voted 397 in favor of action and 223 against, following a 10-hour debate.

    British fighter-bombers took off from an RAF airbase in Cyprus hours after parliament voted in favor of airstrikes against ISIS strongholds in Syria. The Ministry of Defense would not go into details but said the vote late Wednesday could mean “surveillance or operational missions over Syria.”Lawmakers voted 397 in favor of action and 223 against, following a 10-hour debate

  • Friday, November 27th 2015 - 12:04 UTC

    Paris attacks: The terrorist strategy

    The “Caliph” of Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Bahdadi, first joined “Al-Qaeda in Iraq” and started fighting the U.S. occupation forces in Iraq in 2004.

    By Gwynne Dyer - As always after a major terrorist attack on the West, the right question to ask after the slaughter in Paris is: what were the strategic aims behind the attack? This requires getting your head around the concept that terrorists have rational strategies, but once you have done that the motives behind the attacks are easy to figure out. It also becomes clear that the motives have changed.

  • Saturday, November 21st 2015 - 08:30 UTC

    UN Security Council authorizes “all necessary measures” to fight ISIS

     French President Francois Hollande welcomed the adoption, saying the resolution would “help mobilize nations to eliminate Daesh” (ISIS)

    The UN Security Council on Friday (Nov 20) authorized countries to “take all necessary measures” to fight the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group in a resolution that won unanimous backing a week after the Paris attacks.

  • Thursday, November 19th 2015 - 06:55 UTC

    Turkish fans booed during minute of silence for Paris victims

    Turkish PM Ahmet Davutoglu and Greece's Alexis Tsipras (L) watched the game together in a sign of reconciliation between the two neighbors (Pic Reuters)

    Turkish fans booed during the minute's silence for the victims of the Paris attacks before their national team drew 0-0 with Greece in a friendly international soccer game on Tuesday.

  • Wednesday, November 18th 2015 - 08:33 UTC

    Rousseff aware of terrorism threat since Brazil is hosting the 2016 Olympics

    The president admitted Brazil is not completely safe, especially given the 2016  Summer Olympic Games, and “Games in the past been targeted by terrorists”.

    Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said even when the country is far from the targets of the Islamic State (IS) militant group, it is not completely safe, local media reported. Rousseff commented on the recent terrorist attacks in Paris while attending the G20 Summit held in Turkey, saying that it seems that terrorist groups are more concentrated in the United States and Europe at this time.

  • Wednesday, November 18th 2015 - 07:14 UTC

    France and Russia agree on an unusual alliance against the Islamic State

    “It's necessary to establish direct contact with the French and work with them as allies,” Russian President Vladimir Putin told his military top brass

    France and Russia agreed to coordinate their military and security services in an unusual alliance against Islamic State jihadists in Syria on Tuesday after a devastating attack on Paris and the bombing of a Russian plane.

  • Tuesday, November 17th 2015 - 07:55 UTC

    G20 leaders in Turkey vow to step up the fight against terrorism

    G20 leaders promised to cooperate on managing borders, airline safety, sharing information on suspects, countering propaganda and freezing terrorist assets.

    In the wake of the Paris horrific coordinated attacks, leaders from the world's top economies ended on Monday a two-day summit at a resort in Turkey with a vow to step up the fight against terrorism. The attacks that left 132 people dead and hundreds of injured shrouded the nine hours of formal talks that were already set to include discussions of terrorism and a refugee crisis stemming from the mass exodus of people from war-torn Syria.

  • Tuesday, November 17th 2015 - 07:35 UTC

    UEFA confirms the Euro 2016 will remain in France

    “The Euro final draw will go ahead as scheduled and the final tournament will be played in France from 10 June to 10 July 2016”, announced UEFA

    Euro 2016 will remain in France, UEFA has announced. The country’s hosting of the tournament has come under scrutiny since Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris, which killed 129 people with many more seriously injured. France’s 1958 World Cup star Just Fontaine was one prominent figure to call on the country to give up hosting rights, claiming: “It is simply too dangerous”.

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