Hollande's popularity suffers setback in April

April 14, 2015 by · Comments Off on Hollande's popularity suffers setback in April 

PARIS, April 13 — French President Francois Hollande's approval ratings, earlier boosted by his quick handling of January's Charlie Hebdo terror attacks, were hit by a decline in April over ongoing economic concerns, a survey showed Monday.

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President Aquino, Hollande to tackle terrorism, economy

February 23, 2015 by · Comments Off on President Aquino, Hollande to tackle terrorism, economy 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Feb. 22 (PNA) – President Benigno Aquino III and French President Francois Hollande are set to discuss international terrorism as well as economy and climate change during the latter’s two-day state visit from February 26 to 27 in Manila.

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France beefs up security measures in counter-terrorism operations

January 22, 2015 by · Comments Off on France beefs up security measures in counter-terrorism operations 

PARIS, Jan. 21 — The French government on Wednesday unveiled tough and "exceptional" anti-terror measures worth 425 million euros (492 million U.S. dollars) in a bid to ensure the country's security.

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Pakistan condemns publication of blasphemous caricatures

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ISLAMABAD, Jan. 20 — Pakistan on Tuesday strongly condemned the publication of blasphemous caricatures in a French magazine, which triggered widespread protests across the Islamic world, including Pakistan.

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More than one million people may come out for protest in Chechnya against cartoons

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GROZNY, Jan. 18 — More than one million people may come out for a demonstration in Grozny on January 19 to express protest against cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad, the Chechen Republic’s leader Ramzan Kadyrov said on his website.

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Anti-Charlie Hebdo protests in Pakistan turn violent, at least two injured

January 17, 2015 by · Comments Off on Anti-Charlie Hebdo protests in Pakistan turn violent, at least two injured 

MOSCOW, Jan. 16 — Two people were injured when anti-Charlie Hebdo protesters clashed with police in Karachi, according to the Express Tribune.

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IS blasts publication of Muhammad cartoon as "extremely stupid" act

January 15, 2015 by · Comments Off on IS blasts publication of Muhammad cartoon as "extremely stupid" act 

MOSCOW, Jan. 14 — The Islamic State militant group's radio station said Wednesday that the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo's decision to publish an article with the Prophet Mohammed on the cover in the aftermath of last week's deadly attack was an "extremely stupid" act, Agence France-Presse reported.

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Sen. Aquino eyes heavier penalty for crimes vs media men

January 13, 2015 by · Comments Off on Sen. Aquino eyes heavier penalty for crimes vs media men 

MANILA, Jan. 13 – Sen. Paolo Benigno ‘Bam’ Aquino IV said on Tuesday he will push for legislation seeking heavier penalty for crimes against journalists.

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Iran condemns Paris terrorist attack

January 9, 2015 by · Comments Off on Iran condemns Paris terrorist attack 

TEHRAN, Jan. 8 — Iran on Thursday condemned Wednesday' s terrorist attack in Paris that left 12 people dead.

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Vietnamese leaders send condolences to France over terrorist attack

January 9, 2015 by · Comments Off on Vietnamese leaders send condolences to France over terrorist attack 

HANOI, Jan. 8 — Vietnamese leaders on Thursday sent condolences to French leaders following a deadly armed attack at the office of a satirical magazine in Paris.

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