France rebuffs alleged request for asylum by WikiLeaks chief

Jul 4, 2015

France rebuffs alleged request for asylum by WikiLeaks chief

The French government, reacting to a letter from Julian Assange, said Friday it would not give the WikiLeaks founder asylum, only for his lawyers to claim he had never sought it in the first place. “France cannot act on his request,” President Francois Hollande’s ...

NSA 'snooped' on last three French leaders

Jun 24, 2015

NSA 'snooped' on last three French leaders

France summoned the U.S. ambassador to the Foreign Ministry on Wednesday following revelations by WikiLeaks that the U.S. National Security Agency eavesdropped on the past three French presidents. In the wake of what French President Francois Hollande described as an “unacceptable” security breach, Jane ...

Chad suicide bombings targeting police laid to Boko Haram; 23 killed

Jun 16, 2015

Chad suicide bombings targeting police laid to Boko Haram; 23 killed

Twenty-three people were killed and over 100 injured in twin suicide bombings targeting police in the Chadian capital Monday, with the government blaming Boko Haram militants for the bloodshed. They were the first such attacks in the capital of the Central African nation, which ...

Documents on Rwanda genocide declassified by Paris

Apr 8, 2015

Documents on Rwanda genocide declassified by Paris

France on Tuesday declassified documents in the presidential archives relating to the 1994 Rwandan genocide, in which Kigali accuses Paris of having an indirect role. A decision to declassify the papers was signed on Tuesday and concerns “documents in the Elysee relating to Rwanda ...