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President François Hollande and his predecessor Nicolas Sarkozy attended a ceremony in Paris to honour four French soldiers killed in Afghanistan.
by La rédaction de Mediapart
Four French troops were killed and another five wounded in a suicide bomb attack in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday.
President François Hollande makes a surprise visit to Afghanistanto meet French troops and hold talks with Afghan President Hamid Karzai.
Chancellor Merkel responds to early French withdrawal from Afghanistan by saying 'We went in together, we want to leave together'.
France's decision to sharply accelerate troop departure from Afghanistan highlights potential cracks in the U.S.-led military coalition in the country.
President Sarkozy orders suspension of all training activities by French forces in Afghanistan, while ministers speak of possible early troop pull-out.
Four French soldiers were killed, and 16 others wounded, in Afghanistan after a serviceman from the Afghan National Army opened fire on them.
Two French soldiers engaged in a support mission in Afghanistan were shot dead by an Afghan army soldier.
A French legionnaire was shot dead and another soldier wounded during a Taliban attack on an Afghan army convoy.
France is pulling out nearly 200 troops from Afghanistan, kickstarting withdrawals announced three months ago by Paris.
A French soldier has opened fire on a civilian vehicle in Afghanistan, killing three people including a woman and child.
The traditional French military parade for Bastille Day was overshadowed by the deaths of six French soldiers in Afghanistan in 24 hours.
During a visit to Afghanistan Tuesday Nicolas Sarkozy said France will withdraw a quarter of its 4,000 troops from the country by end of 2012.
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French journalists Stephane Taponier and Herve Ghesquiere held hostage 18 months by the Taliban in Afghanistan arrived back in France Thursday.
Two French journalists held hostage in Afghanistan since December 30, 2009, have been released along with their interpreter.