The French President, Francois Hollande, is in Algeria. He did not apologize directly for France's brutal colonial rule over the North African country. But Hollande did acknowledge Algerian suffering under his country's rule.
French President Francois Hollande has begun a one-day visit to Iraq. Hollande's visit came as his country's military was preparing for possible airstrikes on "Islamic State" militants in northern Iraq.
French President Francois Hollande plans to visit Iraq on Friday to prepare for a Paris conference that will focus on the "Islamic State." Battling "IS" is one of the problems confronting Iraq's new government.
French military aircraft are set to begin reconnaissance flights in support of the US Air Force over northern Iraq. The announcement came as foreign ministers gathered in Paris for an international conference on Iraq.
Negotiations between Mali’s government and rebels concerning the status of northern Mali are underway. Both sides seem far from any compromise. The rebels want far-reaching autonomy.
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