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Jean-Yves Le Drian, French Defence Minister
16/09/2014 - France - Libya

UN must deal with 'terrorist threat' in Libya, French defence minister

French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Tuesday that the "terrorist threat" in Libya must be addressed at the upcoming UN General Assembly meeting, alongside the dangers of ...
Manuel Valls
16/09/2014 - France

French PM hopes to clinch confidence vote despite Socialist MPs revolt

A vote of confidence in the French government this afternoon, called by Prime Minister Manuel Valls, will reveal the extent of a split among the ruling Socialists in parliament.

Passengers wait behind check-in counters lines, Marseille-Provence airport, 16 September 2014.
16/09/2014 - France

60% flights affected on second day of Air France pilots' strike

The Air France-KLM pilots' strike entered its second day on Tuesday, with 60% of flights likely to be affected as the leader of the French Socialist Party called for an end to the strike.

16/09/2014 - France

France's iconic left wing newspaper Libération to cut a third of jobs

French daily Libération on Monday announced plans to cut one third of its workforce to save the newspaper founded by philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre in 1973.

16/09/2014 - France

French telecom Orange makes 3.4 million euro bid for Spanish operator Jazztel

French telecom Orange made a 3.4 billion euro bid on Monday to acquire Spanish fixed-line operator Jazztel. 

La Faute-sur-mer, western France after Xynthia storm, 2010
15/09/2014 - France

Mayor on trial for 2010 French flood death toll

Local officials in a small town on the West coast of France go on trial on Monday, charged with negligence which led to the loss of 29 lives in severe floods in 2010.

Netflix, the American provider of on-demand Internet streaming media
15/09/2014 - France

Online streaming Netflix hits French screens

US online streaming Netflix launched its move into the French market on Monday and put local operators under pressure. 

Inside a massive dairy farm, rotating giant milking platter where cows are held.
15/09/2014 - France

Protests against giant dairy farm intensify in northern France

Protests over 1,000-cow factory are intensifying in northern France where opponents from diverse background are now rallying. 

President Hollande greets Iraqi president Fouad Massoum before today's conference
15/09/2014 - France - Iraq - world

Hollande calls for urgent action on Islamic State at Paris conference

French President Francois Hollande on Monday urged swift action against the Islamic State group, warning there was "no time to lose" as he opened an international conference in Paris for ...
An Air France Airbus A330 aircraft takes off at Charles-de-Gaulle airport, 14 September 2014.
15/09/2014 - France

Air France strike grounds half its flights

Air France grounded half its flights on Monday as pilots begin a strike against the company's plan to develop its low-cost operation Transavia.