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French Justice Minister Christiane Taubira
02/09/2015 - France

French justice ministry promises action after report it hired undeclared workers

France’s justice ministry says it will address its employment problem after an investigation leaked in the press found it had hired more than 40,000 undeclared workers on a casual basis.

A firefighter on the scene of the fire in Paris, 2 September 2015
02/09/2015 - France

Police suspect arson in deadly Paris fire

Police have arrested a man in his 30s "who might have been at the scene" of the deadly fire in northern Paris which killed at least eight people, including two children, a source at the Paris prosecutor's office told news agency AFP.

French player Anthony Martial
01/09/2015 - FOOTBALL

Transfer window for European clubs closed, with few last-minute surprises

The transfer window has officially closed for most European clubs Monday night, and on Tuesday for English Premier League clubs and Manchester United.

A man gives coins to a beggar as for many ordinary citizens times are harder than ever, La Bola, southern Spain, 27 August 2015.
01/09/2015 - Europe - France

Eurozone unemployment lowest in three years; not in France

Unemployment in the eurozone fell to its lowest level in three and a half years in July.
A Thalys train at Gare du Midi in Brussels
01/09/2015 - France - Belgium

Belgium to collect data on travellers of planes, trains and ferries

Belgium has announced controversial plans to collect information on all passengers of airlines, as well as cross-border trains and ferries, in the wake of the foiled attack on a train running between ...
01/09/2015 - FRANCE

Two dead as violent storms sweep south-west France

Two people were killed late Monday night as violent storms hit the region of Tarn and Garonne in south-west France. Seven others were seriously wounded.

Clipper yachts participating in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race sail through Tower Bridge in London, 30 August 2015.
31/08/2015 - SAILING

The Clipper Round the World yacht race kicks off in London

A dozen teams will spend a year travelling the globe, and among them only a few are professional sailors.
Michel Combes, CEO of Alcatel-Lucent (right) and Rajeev Suri (left), president of Nokia, after a press conference in Paris, 15 April 2015.
31/08/2015 - France

French government, unions denounce bonuses for Alcatel-Lucent boss

France’s Socialist government and unions are calling on the head of Alcatel-Lucent to renounce the reported bonuses of 14 million euros that he is slated to receive as the equipment maker is ...
An African migrant trying to cross the gates preventing the passage to the Channel Tunnel, near Calais, 8 August 2015.
31/08/2015 - France

Valls in Calais after calling for migrants to be treated with 'dignity'

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls and two European commissioners are to visit the French port of Calais Monday, where thousands of migrants have been camped out for months in the hope of making it ...
Novelist Michel Houellebecq
30/08/2015 - FRANCE

French author Houellebecq threatens to sue Le Monde

French novelist Michel Houellebecq lashed out at Le Monde newspaper on TV on television this weekend, threatening to take legal advice about its use of "private correspondence".
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