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CIA puts on hold all spying operations in Western Europe
The CIA’s European Division has halted its operations in Western Europe in response to several spying scandals in Germany and the continent’s negative reaction to the revelations of spying by the National Security Agency on European leaders and citizens.

19.09.2014 17:42

Sarkozy announces return to French political sphere
Former French president, Nicolas Sarkozy, has announced his return to the country’s political arena after being beaten by current president Francois Hollande in 2012.

19.09.2014 15:09

Germany and France consider sending drones to Ukraine
German drones may soon be flying over Ukraine as part of the OSCE mission to monitor the truce between Kiev forces and militia fighters. The German Defense Ministry has sent a team to southeastern Ukraine. France is also considering sending drones.

16.09.2014 20:04

Air France strike: Massive flight disruptions, could cost up to $19mn
Up to 60 percent of Air France flights have been canceled as the company’s pilots began a week-long strike over the cuts. The same level of groundings is expected until the weekend.

16.09.2014 05:52

Iran refuses to help 'self-serving' US fight ISIS
Iran has refused an offer from the United States to join a global alliance preparing to combat Islamic State militants, according to Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

15.09.2014 14:24

Fight with ISIS spreads across globe: How are roles distributed in that battle?
“This can’t be America’s fight alone,” US President Barack Obama stressed in his ISIS speech. Indeed, about 40 countries have joined the battle with the radical group that’s left scores dead in Iraq. But who does what on that battlefield?

15.09.2014 08:32

​Mistral of discord: Russian sailors test-sail warship that Paris may withhold
A 400-strong Russian crew is manning a French-built Mistral-class warship as it conducts sea trials. It comes after Paris announced the possible cancellation of the contract due to the conflict in Ukraine.

13.09.2014 11:05

ISIS Fight Club: France is in while Germany not so willing
France may take part in the US bombing campaign in Iraq aimed at crippling the Islamic State militants if it is asked to do so. The US is now calling for an international coalition to defeat IS, but the UK and Germany are reluctant to join in the strikes.

11.09.2014 10:46

France urges new Libya intervention, calls it 'terrorist hub' on Europe's doorstep
The world must act in Libya as it is quickly turning into a major “terrorist hub” on Europe’s doorstep, French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian warned. France played a key role in the 2011 NATO intervention in Libya that led to the current chaos.

10.09.2014 14:54

Hollande poll rock bottom: 85% oppose 2nd term
A poll in France has revealed 85 percent of the population does not want President Francois Hollande to seek a second term in 2017. His approval ratings have hit an all-time low, with just 13 percent of those asked saying he is doing a good job.

08.09.2014 12:43

‘The only responsible decision’: Le Pen calls to dissolve France’s lower house
France is in a “catastrophic situation” and the newly reshuffled cabinet is a “circus,” National Front party leader Marine Le Pen said on Sunday, urging President Hollande to dissolve the National Assembly.

07.09.2014 19:56

French protesters unite against govt's suspension of Mistral delivery to Russia (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
Dozens of people gathered in the harbor of Saint-Nazaire in western France on Sunday to protest against the French government's decision to suspend the delivery of a Mistral warship to Russia.

07.09.2014 19:37

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