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 2 yrs | Egypt to buy 2 warships originally built for Russia

              French President François Hollande and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi have reached an agreement on the purchase by Egypt of two helicopter carriers that were initially produced for Russia.   




 2 yrs | 4 arrested in terror plot targeting military sites in France - Reuters

              Four people were arrested in France this week in connection with a plot to attack military sites, says French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, according to the Reuters news agency. Cazeneuve said the suspects, who were arrested on Monday, are between the ages of 16 and 23. The group's leader had allegedly been in contact with known jihadists who are currently in prison, the minister added. Other details were not immediately known, but French President François Hollande said earlier that France had thwarted new terrorist acts.   



 2 yrs | French oil industry construction group Technip cuts 6,000 jobs over oil price slump

              French oil industry engineering and construction group Technip says it will cut about 6,000 jobs, or approximately 18 percent of its global workforce, due to the sharp fall in oil prices that has affected the plans of their clients, causing some projects to be delayed or canceled altogether. The Paris-based company said it will also book a one-off charge of 650 million euros ($718.6 million) that will cover its restructuring plan.   



 2 yrs | French President Hollande to meet Germany’s Merkel to discuss Greek referendum results

              French President François Hollande will meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the presidential palace in Paris on Monday evening to discuss the results of Sunday's referendum in Greece, according to an emailed statement from Élysée Palace. "The meeting is part of the ongoing cooperation between France and Germany to contribute to a lasting solution for Greece," the statement said.   

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 2 yrs | France rejects asylum request by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, citing legal situation

              The French government says it "cannot act" on a public request for asylum from Julian Assange, citing his legal situation. The WikiLeaks founder, who is holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London to avoid extradition to Sweden over sex crime allegations. In an open letter published in Le Monde, Assange asked French President François Hollande to grant him asylum to protect him from "the political persecution of which I am now the subject." [Full statement attached]   

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Santa Clarita Valley International Charter School on lockdown



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