Maritime exercises like Varuna-13 between Indian and French navies have helped both the countries to combat piracy on the high seas and conduct tricky evacuation exercises like Operation Raahat, off the Yemen coast, which rescued over 5,000 Indian and foreign nationals, top officials of both the navies said on Saturday.
French biotechnology company MedDay on Friday announced encouraging results for a multiple sclerosis (MS) drug trial, saying it decreased its progress and in some cases led to a "significant improvement" for sufferers.
Indonesia has asked foreign embassies to send representatives to a maximum security prison for the expected execution of 10 drug convicts, although an official 72-hour notice of execution has not been given yet, diplomats said on Friday.
Britain and France agreed Thursday to seek UN approval for an EU military operation against people smugglers, in a bid to curb the soaring number of migrants dying as they seek a better life in Europe.
Chinese President Xi Jinping told Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Thursday that China would push for a "fair and balanced" nuclear agreement, a day after talks resumed between Iran and the European Union.
Would-be jihadist Sid Ahmed Ghlam is a scholarship student who spent his adolescence shuttling between France and Algeria, drawing the attention of the French security services with social network postings expressing his desire to join Islamist militants in Syria.
French President Francois Hollande on Wednesday explicitly evoked the cancellation and reimbursement of a frozen contract to sell Mistral helicopter carriers to Russia two days before meeting with Vladimir Putin.
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls warned Wednesday that extremists were trying to divide the country after police foiled an alleged church attack just over three months after Paris was hit by a jihadist killing spree.