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American Airlines planes at Dallas airport
29/08/2014 - France - US

Frenchman thrown off Miami-Paris flight and charged in reclined seat row

A French man has been thrown off a plane and charged with interfering with a flight crew after a violent outburst over a reclined seat on a flight from Miami to Paris.

This year's Tour de France had to battle rain in July
29/08/2014 - France

Cold shower for French tourism as August Paris’s rainiest month this year

August has been the rainiest month of this year in Paris and the rest of France has also suffered from unseasonal downpours, costing the country’s tourist industry as much as 800 million ...

The Islamic State member who beheaded US journalist James Foley
29/08/2014 - France - Syria

French 14-year-old detained on suspicion of planning to join Syria jihad

A 14-year-old French girl has been arrested on suspicion of planning to go and join Syria’s jihadi militias. She has been taken to Paris for questioning

France's new Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron
28/08/2014 - France

France’s Socialists in disarray as new economy minister questions 35-hour week

France’s Socialists were in disarray on Thursday after the publication of an interview in which the new economy minister called for businesses to dodge the 35-hour work week law.

Paris-Orly Sud airport, south of Paris
28/08/2014 - France

Air France pilots to strike in September

Airline pilots at Air France are to strike from 15-22 September.

French President François Hollande
28/08/2014 - France - Syria

Hollande rules out French cooperation with Assad against Islamic State

French President François Hollande on Thursday gave an emphatic no to Syria’s offer to work with the West in the fight against the Islamic State, previously known as Isis.

Medical personnel in protective suits treat Ebola in Liberia
28/08/2014 - France - west Africa

Air France suspends flights to Ebola-hit Sierra Leone

Air France has suspended flights to Freetown due to the Ebola outbreak, leaving Sierra Leone and neighbouring Liberia reliant on just one airline, Royal Air Morocco.

International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde
27/08/2014 - France

IMF boss Lagarde charged with negligence in 2008 French corruption case

International Monetary Fund (IMF) boss Christine Lagarde on Wednesday said she had no intention of resigning

French President François Hollande and Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Tuesday
27/08/2014 - France

New French government under fire from left and right

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls’s reshuffled cabinet drew criticism from the Socialist government’s opponents after its composition was announced on Tuesday.

President François Hollande and Prime Minister Manuel Valls on 26 August 2014.
26/08/2014 - France

French president names new cabinet in ‘last chance’ reshuffle

French President François Hollande named a new cabinet on Tuesday after an open row led to the removal of top dissident voices against austerity cuts.

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