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Christine Lagarde on French TV, 13 September 2015
23/09/2015 - FRANCE- IMF

France to drop charges against IMF boss Lagarde

French prosecutors are to drop charges against IMF chief Christine Lagarde, accused of negligence when she was France's economy minister over a 403-million-euro payout to ex-Olympique Marseille boss ...
Volkswagen admitted Monday to equipping its diesel-fuelled cars in the United States with software to hide their pollution levels.

Volkswagen not only emission-test cheat, car campaigners claim

France joined other European nations in calling for continent-wide investigations into the automotive sector on Tuesday after German manufacturer Volkswagen admitted it had installed software into ...
A General Electric factory
15/09/2015 - US - FRANCE - Hungary - CHINa

GE to transfer 400 jobs to France

Energy giant General Electric is to transfer 400 jobs in electric turbine production from the US to France and another 100 to Hungary and China, the company announced Tuesday.

US President Barack Obama with French-born tailor Georges De Paris at the White House in Washington, 2014.
14/09/2015 - FRANCE - United States

Georges de Paris, French tailor to US presidents dies at 81

Georges de Paris, a French tailor who emigrated to the US at the age of 27, spent six months living on the streets but went on to become tailor to successive presidents from Lyndon Johnson to Barack ...
New York City has around 600 community gardens.
11/09/2015 - United States

New York's surging property values threaten community gardens

New York City is hot and humid in the summertime, and one of the few places to cool off is inside one of the city's 600 community gardens.
Paris police headquarters, known as 36 quai des Orfèvres.
10/09/2015 - France-Canada

Paris police undergo mass DNA tests over Canadian tourist’s rape

More than 100 police officers and civilian staff are subjected on Thursday to a DNA test over the alleged rape of a tourist in April 2014.

10/09/2015 - France- Europe-USA-Italy

France to eliminate coal export credits ahead of COP21

The French government is to scrap export credits used for coal technology made by turbine maker Alstom before Paris hosts an international climate change conference (COP21) at the end of the ...
Serena Williams plays against compatriot Madison Keys at the US Open in New York
07/09/2015 - Tennis

Serena to meet sister Venus in US Open quarters

Sibling rivalry has become a major drawcard at the US Open, after world Number One Serena Williams set up a quarter-finals showdown with sister, Venus.

Ashton Eaton next to the result board after winning the men's decathlon and breaking the world record during the 15th IAAF Championships
30/08/2015 - Athletics World Championships

Record-breaker Eaton, the world’s best athletics all-rounder

Ashton Eaton underlined his supremacy as the planet’s best all-round athlete by setting a world record on Saturday night at the Bird’s Nest stadium and retaining his decathlon title.
Usain Bolt after winning the men's 200 metres final
28/08/2015 - Athletics World Championships

Beijing blesses Bolt again with 10th world championship gold

It’s his baby, the one he loves dearly. So it’s fitting then that the cherished 200 metres brought him a train of honours.
A demonstration in Toulouse to denounce violence against women on International Women's Day, November 25 2008
11/08/2015 - France

Feminists welcome more women speaking out against rape

The number of reported rapes in France has shot up 18% in five years, according to figures published Tuesday in French daily Le Figaro.The news has been welcomed by feminist groups.

A man gets his shoes shined near posters of candidates running for legislative elections in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, August 7, 2015.
09/08/2015 - Haiti

Haitians head to the polls in long-overdue elections

Legislative elections kicked off in Haiti on Sunday after a four-year delay, in a test of stability for the Caribbean nation.
View from atop a dune in White Sands National Monument, in New Mexico, April 2004
08/08/2015 - France-USA

Holiday dream turns to nightmare after French couple die, son survives

A challenging hiking trail in the New Mexico desert where temperatures soared past 100 degrees has claimed the lives of two French tourists, officials have said.
A French military transport plane taxis on the runway at the airport in Saint-Denis at the start of a search mission along the coast near Saint-Andre on the French Indian Ocean Reunion island August 7, 2015.
07/08/2015 - France-Reunion-Malaysia

France combs land, sea, and air of Reunion for more MH370 debris

France launched a triple hunt on Friday for more wreckage from the ill-fated MH370 plane off Reunion island, in a fresh bid to shed light on one of aviation's biggest mysteries.

COP21 Official logo
01/08/2015 - Paris climate conference 2015

Explainer COP21: The basics

A crucial international event is due to take place at the end of the year in Paris.