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September 23, 2015
Egypt buys 2 warships from France, 2nd big military purchase
Egypt has agreed to buy two assault ships from France, the French government said Wednesday, dramatically increasing its ...
September 08, 2015
UN peacekeeping head in C. African Republic urges inquiries
The head of United Nations peacekeeping operations in Central African Republic says governments that contribute troops ...
September 03, 2015
UN rights chief alleges French soldier sexually abused girl
United Nations staff turned up a case of sexual abuse of a girl by a French soldier in Central African Republic, the U.N.
August 29, 2015
French soldier killed in accidental shooting in Mali
France's defense ministry says a French soldier deployed in Mali has died after being accidentally shot by a fellow soldier ...
August 25, 2015
Airman on Paris-bound train could get Air Force medal
Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone's military unit is nominating him for the prestigious Airman's Medal in honor of his actions ...
August 24, 2015
US airman on Paris-bound train could get Air Force medal
U.S. Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone's military unit is nominating him for the prestigious Airman's Medal in honor of his ...
August 19, 2015
France considers further reduction of its troops in CAR
The French government considers withdrawing more of its troops from Central African Republic by the end of the year.
July 30, 2015
Loose papers may have caused deadly F-16 crash in Spain
Loose papers left in the cockpit of an F-16 that crashed at a Spanish air base could have sent the fighter jet into its ...
July 27, 2015
Swiss army makes incursion into France for water for cattle
Swiss army helicopters have crossed the Franco-Swiss border in an unexpected incursion — to help thirsty Swiss cows.
July 22, 2015
UN official distracted from child sexual abuse case resigns
The U.N. rights official who admitted not following up for months on allegations of child sexual abuse by French soldiers in ...
July 20, 2015
Egypt army says it receives first French Rafale warplanes
The spokesman for Egypt's military says it has received the first three French Rafale warplanes ordered as part of a deal ...
July 15, 2015
France says terror plot against military bases foiled
French authorities have foiled a plot by four would-be extremists to attack military bases, the interior minister said ...
July 14, 2015
French forces shift tactics against extremists in north Mali
The fight against extremists in northern Mali has shifted from full-on combat to a phase of hide-and-seek with jihadists, who ...
July 07, 2015
200 detonators, explosives stolen from French military site
At least one thief sneaked into a French military munitions compound and made off with a stash of detonators, grenades and ...
July 05, 2015
Burkina Faso: Father wants justice in sex abuse case
The father of a 5-year-old girl who a French prosecutor says was sexually abused by a French soldier has hired a lawyer and ...
July 02, 2015
2 French soldiers arrested over Africa sex abuse allegations
Two French soldiers were arrested Thursday over allegations of child sex abuse in Burkina Faso. It is the second case of ...
July 01, 2015
French soldiers accused of sexual abuse of minors in Africa
Two French soldiers serving in the African country of Burkina Faso are being suspended over accusations of sexual abuse of ...
June 23, 2015
Panel to review UN handling of alleged French troops abuse
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed an independent panel Monday to review the United Nations' handling of allegations of ...
June 15, 2015
The Latest: Bombardier premiers CSeries jet at Paris show
4:35 p.m. (1435 GMT; 10:35 a.m. EDT) Boeing and Airbus, look out — Bombardier's new CSeries jet is taking to the skies, and ...
June 05, 2015
UN mission orders investigation into child sex abuse claim
The U.N. peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic said Thursday it has launched an investigation into an allegation ...