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France-Africa summit opens in shadow of Nelson Mandela’s death

A two-day summit that has brought 40 African leaders to France opened here on Friday against the sombre backdrop of a world in mourning over the death of Nelson Mandela. Flags above the presidential Elysee Palace were flying at half-mast and participants were to observe a minute’s silence in memory…

Report: U.S. may have hacked former French president’s network with Israel’s help

France believed the United States attempted to hack into its president’s communications network, a leaked U.S. intelligence document published on Friday suggests. U.S. agents denied having anything to do with a May 2012 cyber attack on the Elysee Palace, the official residence of French presidents, and appeared to hint at…

French presidential wines to be auctioned off

Wines from the French presidential cellar will be auctioned off in Paris next month with 1,200 bottles on offer, auctioneers Drouot said on Tuesday. The estimated value of the various wines up for auction ranges from a modest 15 euros to 2,200 euros ($2,800) for a Petrus 1990, Drouot said…

French woman faces two years in jail for wearing veil

A 32-year-old mother in France could go to jail for two years after she refused to perform 15 days of “citizenship” service for wearing an Islamic veil. Hind Ahmas was arrested outside Elysee Palace in Paris on April 11 after she disobeyed an order to remove her niqab. Magistrates in…

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