30 Aug 2022

NATO Investigates Dark Web Leak of Data Stolen From Missile Vendor

NATO is allegedly investigating a data leak that impacted a European missile systems firm. Hackers have reportedly put the data stolen from the firm u for sale on the Dark Web, including blueprints of weapons currently utilized by Ukraine in the war with Russia. The company, MBDA Missile Systems, is

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16 Aug 2022

Last French troops leave Mali, ending nine-year deployment

France has announced that its final troops have left Mali, completing a withdrawal after a nine-year operation in the country. The operation was at the center of the Sahel region’s security crisis. On Monday, the French army said it had completed the logistical challenges of the pullout and it was

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15 Jul 2022

Thousands escape wildfires in France, Spain and Greece

Over 10,000 people have been forced to leave the Gironde region in the south-west of France in the past few days. Dozens of wildfires are burning in Portugal and Spain where temperatures are above 40C. There have been at least 281 deaths related to the heatwave in the two countries. 

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08 Jul 2022

Hundreds of firefighters battle ‘mega-fire’ in southern France

Over 900 firefighters have been deployed to a fire in France’s southern Gard region. The firefighters are backed by aircraft and the blaze has burned 600 hectares so far. A senior member of the fire service said there are many hard-to-reach fronts of the fire that are continuing to advance,

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13 Jun 2022

Left surge threatens Macron majority in French election

  French President Emmanuel Macron is at risk of losing his majority after a challenge from left-wing parties in National Assembly elections this weekend. Jean-Luc’s Mélenchon’s let-green alliance and Macron’s Ensemble finished neck and neck in terms of votes cast in Sunday’s first round of elections.  Next week is the

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03 May 2022

Mali: Military government breaks defense accords with France

It was announced Monday afternoon that Mali’s ruling military has broken its defense accords with France. The announcement was the latest sign of failing relations between France and Mali. The military claimed France had committed “flagrant violations” of its national sovereignty through its troops stationed in the country.  Spokesman Colonel

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26 Apr 2022

French Hospitals Cut Internet Connection After Data Raid

A French hospital has been forced to shut down its internet connectivity in two of its locations due to a cyberattack that launched an attempted extortion campaign. The hospital chain, GHT Coeur Grand Est revealed the news of the cyberattack yesterday, claiming that the cyber incident occurred last Tuesday. The

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25 Apr 2022

French election result: Macron defeats Le Pen and vows to unite divided France

Emmanual Macron won five more years as France’s president over Rivval Marine Le Pen. The election results were 58.55% to 41.45%. Macron promised he would be a president for all. He is the first sitting president in 20 years to be reelected.  Le Pen felt that her vote share still

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11 Apr 2022

Macron targets Le Pen as run-off campaign begins

Emmanuel Macron is seeking re-election in France’s upcoming Presidential elections and has recently taken on Marine Le Pen in France’s presidential run-off. Marine Le Pen is one of France’s far-right candidates in this election cycle. Macron made his first visit to a Le Pen stronghold located at Denain, one of

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17 Feb 2022

French-led western forces to withdraw from Mali

Countries involved in French-led anti-terrorist operations in West Africa will withdraw from Mali according to a statement from French President Emmanuel Macron Thursday. Over the course of four to six months, France and its allies will close military bases in Gossi, Menaka and Gao, and will transfer these soldiers to

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