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France

More drones spotted flying over Paris overnight, according to reports in French media - @USATODAY

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Police shoot man in Los Angeles' skid row, March 1, 2015

Homeless man shot and killed by Los Angeles police stole French man's identity to enter the US more than 15 years ago, city's French consul general says - @latimes

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

White House: President Obama spoke about Ukraine with France's Hollande, UK's Cameron, Germany's Merkel, Italy's Renzi and European Council's Tusk; reaffirmed support for peaceful resolution, call on all parties to cooperate with OSCE - statement

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Police shoot man in Los Angeles' skid row, March 1, 2015

Man killed by Los Angeles police on skid row was French national, convicted bank robber, sources say - @LANow

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

Western powers are 'convinced a strong reaction from the international community would be necessary' on Ukraine in case of a major violation of the Minsk deal, says the French president's office - @Reuters

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

President Obama to hold video conference with leaders of France, Germany, UK, Italy and European Council to discuss Ukraine and global security issues - @WhiteHouse

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

Ukraine's Poroshenko website: Leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France, Germany discussed crisis on phone; agree on OSCE role in conflict zone - @Reuters

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France

Editor's note: An earlier report, carried by Reuters and AFP, that Martin Bouygues, the CEO of the conglomerate Bouygues has died has been denied. I've posted an updated item and amended our original post. - Tom

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France

The management of French conglomerate Bouygues has denied reports claiming CEO Martin Bouygues has died - @AFP

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France

UPDATE: Reports that Martin Bouygues, chief executive of French company Bouygues, has died were denied by his company. (THIS CORRECTS EARLIER REPORT)

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Syrian civil war

Syria's Assad meets with 4 French lawmakers in Damascus; France calls visit a 'personal initiative' - @AP

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Paris, Ile-de-France, FR

Unidentified drones reappear over Paris during night, police source says - @AFP

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Yemen crisis

France's foreign ministry confirms kidnapping of French national in Sanaa, Yemen - @AlHadath

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Fight against Islamic State militants

France seizes passports of 6 alleged jihadis bound for Syria; 1st time since anti-terror bill passed in November - @NBCNews

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Delhi, Delhi, IN

French defense minister to meet Indian counterpart in New Delhi in attempt to salvage deal to supply 126 Rafale fighters - @ReutersIndia

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Fight against Islamic State militants

France to ban 'around 40' from leaving for jihad, minister says - @AFP

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Fight against Islamic State militants

Six French citizens have passports confiscated for planning Syria trip, security source says - @AFP

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France

A French boy kidnapped in southwestern Madagascar has been released - @AP

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Gunmen attack French magazine Charlie Hebdo

France asks Google, Facebook and Twitter to agree to immediately take down material upon request from French officials - @AJEnglish

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France

France's Socialist government survives parliament no-confidence vote - @Reuters

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