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France to build Calais camp for 1,500 migrants

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CALAIS, France - France plans to build a camp this winter for as many as 1,500 migrants in the northern port city of Calais where twice that many are living in tents and hoping to make the sea-crossing to Britain.

Foreign ministers to discuss Ukraine by mid-Sept - Kremlin 31 Aug 2015

MOSCOW - Foreign ministers of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France will meet by the middle of September to discuss the conflict in Ukraine, Kremlin adviser Yuri Ushakov told reporters on Monday.

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European shares dip, set for weakest month since August 2011 31 Aug 2015

LONDON - European shares fell on Monday, with Germany's DAX and France's CAC on track for their weakest month for four years, hit by sliding Chinese stocks and prospects of a near-term U.S. interest rate increase.

Hollande, Merkel, Putin back bid for new Ukraine ceasefire 29 Aug 2015

PARIS - The leaders of France, Germany and Russia backed a new ceasefire in eastern Ukraine in a three-way phone call on Saturday, but offered contrasting views of why February's peace deal is in trouble.

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National Guardsman who helped thwart attack on French train to get medal 26 Aug 2015

- A National Guardsman, one of three Americans who disarmed a gun-toting suspected Islamist militant on a high-speed train in France, will be awarded the U.S. Army's highest non-combat medal, Army officials said on Tuesday.

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France honours Americans, Briton who disarmed train gunman 24 Aug 2015

PARIS - French President Francois Hollande bestowed France's highest honour on Monday on three Americans and a Briton who helped disarm a gun-toting suspected Islamist militant on a train last week. | Video

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Sudanese migrant who walked Channel Tunnel to UK will fight charge 24 Aug 2015

CANTERBURY, England - A Sudanese migrant who walked 50 km (31 miles) from France to Britain through the Channel Tunnel as trains rushed past, only to be caught near the British exit, appeared in court on Monday and said he was not guilty of an obscure 19th-century offence.

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France honours Americans, Briton who disarmed train gunman 24 Aug 2015

PARIS - French President Francois Hollande on Monday awarded France's highest honour, the Legion d'honneur, to three U.S. citizens and a Briton who helped disarm a machine gun-toting suspected Islamist militant on a train last week. | Video

Father of French train gunman says cannot believe son is a terrorist 24 Aug 2015

MADRID - The father of a suspected Islamist militant gunman overpowered by passengers on a high-speed train in France was quoted on Monday as saying he could not believe his son was a terrorist.

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Train gunman 'dumbfounded' by terrorist tag, says was hungry - lawyer 23 Aug 2015

PARIS/ALGECIRAS, Spain - A gunman who attacked passengers on a high-speed train in France two days ago is "dumbfounded" at having been taken for an Islamist militant and says he only intended to rob people on board because he was hungry, his lawyer said on Sunday.