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Wider Image: French troops in Mali anti-jihadist campaign mired in mud and mistrust

13 Aug 2019

GOSSI, Mali The French soldiers seeking out jihadists in central Mali's savannahs were prepared for the sandstorms, the thunderstorms, the lack of anything resembling a road and the need to tow vehicles whose wheels kept getting stuck in floodplains. | Video

Amid outcry over Yemen war, Saudi ship leaves France without arms cargo

10 May 2019

PARIS/LE HAVRE A Saudi vessel that had been due to load weapons at a northern French port on Friday set sail without them and headed for Spain, a day after a rights group tried to block the cargo on humanitarian grounds.

Rights groups try to block Saudi vessel loading French arms

10 May 2019

LE HAVRE, France Two French human rights group on Thursday sought to block the loading of weapons onto a Saudi Arabian vessel that is due to dock in northern France later in the day, the groups said, arguing the cargo contravened an international arms treaty.

UPDATE 1-Rights groups try to block Saudi vessel loading French arms

09 May 2019

* All sides in Yemen may have committed war crimes-UN (Changes dateline, adds map data, local official, update on case)

Macron backs Corsica mention in French constitution, rejects other demands

08 Feb 2018

BASTIA, France President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday he was open to adding a specific mention of Corsica in the French Constitution but rejected several other demands for autonomy made by the island's nationalist leaders.

Car rams into soldiers in Paris suburb, suspect arrested after manhunt

10 Aug 2017

PARIS French police shot and arrested a man on Wednesday suspected of deliberately ramming his car into a group of soldiers in a Parisian suburb hours earlier, injuring six of them in what the government called a deliberate attack. | Video

Minor scuffles in Lille as Russia, England fans arrive for Euro games

14 Jun 2016

LILLE, France A small group of Russian and English fans briefly scuffled in the northern city of Lille where thousands of supporters arrived in the area for the Euro 2016 soccer tournament.

Rights allegations in Mali cloud France Hollande's visit

02 Feb 2013

BAMAKO/TIMBUKTU, Mali A French-led offensive against Islamists in Mali has led to civilian deaths from air strikes and ethnic reprisals by Malian troops, human rights groups said on Friday, a day before President Francois Hollande was due to visit the country. | Video

Rights allegations in Mali cloud France Hollande's visit

01 Feb 2013

BAMAKO/TIMBUKTU, Mali A French-led offensive against Islamists in Mali has led to civilian deaths from air strikes and ethnic reprisals by Malian troops, human rights groups said on Friday, a day before President Francois Hollande was due to visit the country.

Rights allegations in Mali cloud visit by France's Hollande

01 Feb 2013

BAMAKO/TIMBUKTU, Mali Human rights groups said on Friday a French-led offensive against Islamists in Mali had led to civilian deaths in airstrikes and ethnic reprisals by Malian troops, a day before President Francois Hollande was due to visit the country.

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