Keyword: Russia

France hits out at Russia's claims of fighting Islamic State

Ahead of UN meeting on fighting IS, French foreign minister Laurent Fabius says Russia’s claims of fighting in Syria are exaggerated.

Egypt agrees to buy Mistral warships France built for Russia

President Hollande and Egypt's Abdel Fattah al-Sisi 'have agreed on the principle and terms and conditions' says French presidency.

Canadian elections see Ottowa's bid for France's Russia-bound warships slip away

The Mistral-class helicopter carriers built for deal with Russia that was annulled by embargo over Crimea conflict, could now go to Egypt and India.

Hollande sees end to Russia sanctions

The French president said recent 'progress' in the ceasefire in the Ukraine left few obstacles to lifting EU and US sanctions against Moscow.

Gérard Depardieu to 'sell everything' in France

The actor and tax exile pledges to get rid of all his properties in France, including a château, several restaurants and a fishmongers.

'No difficulty' for France to find Mistral buyers says Hollande

French president upbeat about prospects for sale of two warships after deal with Russia was formally ended.

France denies deal with Russia on warship compensation

Despite claims in Moscow, French president François Hollande insists there is 'no deal yet' with Russia over non-delivery of Mistral ships.

France 'settles warship compensation claim' with Russia

Senior Kremlin official says 'everything has been decided' over how much France will pay Russia for non-delivery of two Mistral warships.

French families sue state to recognize surrogate births

Parents challenge laws in France that in effect deny citizenship to surrogate children, whom one lawyer calls the 'ghosts of the Republic'.

Russia seeks nearly 1.2bln euros from France for undelivered warships

The Russian compensation claim for the French-built helicopter carriers, blocked over Ukraine crisis, is well below France's offer of 785m euros.

Speculation over China deal for French-built warships

Rare visit to Shanghai by French navy Mistral-class helicopter carrier prompts conjecture over deal on undelivered sister ships built for Russia.

Proglio drops bid to run defence firm Thales over 'Russian conflict of interest'

The former EDF chief, now advisor to Russian national nuclear corporation Rosatom, was pushed to withdraw bid by French economy minister.

Hollande: France will reimburse Russia if warships are not delivered

Delivery of first helicopter carrier was due last year but deal was put on hold after Russia’s role in Ukraine crisis led to EU sanctions.

Putin says France must repay Russia's costs for undelivered helicopter carriers

The Russian leader said he sought only to recover outlay on the French-built warships, a 1.2-billion-euro deal suspended over the Ukraine crisis.

French court approves Kazakh tycoon's extradition

Ruling by Cour de Cassation paves way for Mukhtar Ablyazov to be sent to Russia or Ukraine over claims he embezzled €6bn from BTA Bank.