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Air France didn't take off in September
08/10/2014 - France

Air France September traffic falls 16 per cent after pilots’ strike

Air France’s traffic fell 15.9 per cent in September, when pilots’ staged a two-week strike, reducing income by an estimated 320-350 million euros, the Franco-Dutch airline announced on ...
A minister leaves last week's cabinet meeting with a press release about France's 2015 budget
08/10/2014 - France - European Union

Valls stands by 2015 French budget despite threat of showdown with Europe

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls told MPs that his government was sticking to its proposed 2015 budget, despite threats that the European Commission may order France to revise it.

Gendarmes investigating arms trafficking the eastern city of Reims
08/10/2014 - France

French police break up online arms trafficking ring

French police have broken up a huge online trafficking ring and taken 44 people into custody in simultaneous dawn raids on Tuesday morning all over France.

The Eiffel Tower's new glass floor
07/10/2014 - France

Paris Mayor opens Eiffel Tower's new glass floor

The Mayor of Paris on Monday officially opened a new glass floor on the first level of the Eiffel Tower, increasing the attraction of one of the world’s most visited monuments.

After the overnight flash floods in Grabels near Montpellier
07/10/2014 - France

Floods cause damage in Montpellier in southern France

For the third time in less than a month, the southern French town of Montpellier suffered major flooding on Monday night.

Femen activists on Moulin Rouge roof, Paris, 6 Oct.
07/10/2014 - France

Topless Femen protestors climb Moulin Rouge in Paris

Two Femen activisits staged a topless protest on the roof of the world-famous Moulin Rouge cabaret in Paris on Monday.

British designer John Galliano, October 2010.
06/10/2014 - France - Britain

Galliano is back in fashion

British couturier John Galliano is back in fashion three years after he was sacked by Christian Dior. He took over on Monday as creative director of couturiers Martin Margiela.

David Cameron and Manuel Valls in London on 6 October, 2014
06/10/2014 - France - UK

'France is pro-business' PM Valls tells London audience

“My government is pro-business”, French prime minister Manuel Valls declared in English to an audience in the financial district of London on Monday.

Mukhtar Ablyazov. File 2006.
06/10/2014 - France - Kazakhstan - Russia

French court refuses to free Kazakh dissident Ablyazov

Judges refused on Monday to free former Kazakh oligarch and politician Mukhtar Ablyazov who has been held in France for 14 months.
Jean-Paul Laborde, Executive Director, UN Counter Terrorism Executive Directorate.
06/10/2014 - United Nations

UN counter terrorism boss flags coalition successes against 'Islamic State'

The sudden dramatic takeover of huge swathes of Iraq and Syria and the brutal methods used by the organisation calling itself Islamic State have led to disagreement in the media over how to describe the outfit.