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HSBC in New York
21/11/2014 - France - United Kingdom - Switzerland

HSBC charged in 180-billion-euro French tax fraud probe

The Swiss arm of British bank HSBC has been placed under formal investigation for money-laundering and helping tax-dodgers in a Franch tax fraud probe.
The Mistral Vladivostok at the STX  Les Chantiers de l'Atlantique in Saint-Nazaire, April 2014
21/11/2014 - France - Russia

Second Russian Mistral warship nears launch in French shipyard

The second Mistral warship being built for Russia by French shipbuilders was placed in the dock in Brittany's Saint-Nazaire shipyard on Thursday night.
Jang Song-Thaek faces a military tribunal before his execution
21/11/2014 - France - North Korea

North Korean students missing in Paris amid purge of Kim Jong-un’s uncle’s aides

Spies from North and South Korea are said to be searching for 10 North Korean architecture students who have gone missing in Paris.
Japanese women on Thursday drinking Beaujolais Nouveau in Tokyo, 20 november 2014.
21/11/2014 - France - Asia

Six Boeing 747s fly Beaujolais Nouveau from Paris to Asia

Six Boeing 747s carried 2,000 tonnes of Beaujolais wine from Paris to Hong Kong so that Asians could celebrate the Beaujolais Nouveau 2014 vintage on Thursday.

Eurostar's new train at St Pancras station in London, 13 November 2014.
21/11/2014 - France - Britain - Belgium

1,300 stranded for eight hours on Eurostar

Some 1,300 Eurostar passengers were stranded in northern France for eight hours on Thursday night.
21/11/2014 - France

Jean-Marie Le Pen to appeal to European rights court over Roma racism conviction

The Paris court of appeal on Thursday upheld a fine of 5,000 euros against Jean-Marie Le Pen, honorary president of the far-right Front National for implying Roma were thieves.
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius (R) and US Secretary of State John Kerry in Paris on Thursday
21/11/2014 - France - Iran - US

Fabius, Kerry in make-or-break talks with Iran over nuclear programme

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius travelled to Vienna on Friday to join US Secretary of State John Kerry and Iran’s Javad Zarif for make-or-break talks on Iran's nuclear programme.

Mikaël Dos Santos was brought up in Champigny-sur-Marne to the east of Paris
21/11/2014 - France - Syria - Iraq

Confusion over 'French' IS executioner's identity, as new video calls for attacks in France

Sources in the Islamic State (IS) armed group have told RFI that French national Mickaël Dos Santos is not one of the executioners in a recent video, contradicting French officials’ claim ...
Arts centre in Pau
20/11/2014 - France

French Literary Festival in Pau opens with happiness theme

A new literary festival kicks off on Friday in the south western French town of Pau with “happiness” as its inaugural theme.

20/11/2014 - France

Cheers! this year's Beaujolais Nouveau has arrived

Thousands of Beaujolais wine lovers gathered at midnight on Wednesday night in the eastern French home town of Beaujeu to sample the Beaujolais 2014 vintage.

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