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Alstom faces new problems with a corruption case in the UK
24/07/2014 - United Kingdom - France

Britain's Serious Fraud Office charges Alstom with corruption

British prosecutors have charged French engineering giant Alstom with corruption after a five-year investigation into large transport projects in India, Poland and Tunisia between 2000 and ...

Green algae in Brittany.
22/07/2014 - France

Green algae: French government blamed for water pollution

A French court on Monday blamed the French government for the decomposing toxic green algae covering beaches in Brittany.

An Air France Airbus A 380
19/07/2014 - France

Air France airport staff to strike 2 August

Ground staff at working for Air France at French airports are due to strike on Saturday 2 August at the height of the holiday season.

Alassane Ouattara greets François Hollande, Abidjan, 17 July 2014
17/07/2014 - France - Côte d'ivoire

Hollande in Côte d'Ivoire for talks dominated by trade

French president François Hollande flew into Abidjan in Côte d’Ivoire on Thursday morning at the start of a visit to be dominated by trade talks.

Jérôme Kerviel near the Franco-Italian border as he returned to France to serve his prison sentence earlier this year
11/07/2014 - France

Société Générale accused of rigging evidence against rogue trader

A French court has ordered an investigation into whether the Société Générale bank rigged evidence against Jérôme Kerivel, following a complaint made by ...

Paris taxi drivers protest against Uber in January
11/07/2014 - France - US

France to ban car-share start-ups from using apps after taxi protests

France is to ban car-share start-ups from using mobile phone apps to attract fares in an attempt to resolve a dispute between taxi drivers and companies like US-based Uber, which they claim are ...

LVMH boss Bernard Arnault with actors Sean Penn and Charlize Theron at the Dior fashion show in Paris this week
10/07/2014 - France

French billionaires rise to 67 despite economic crisis

France’s rich are getting richer, despite the crisis.

SNCM ferry in the port of Marseille, southern France
10/07/2014 - France

Ferry company to resume Corsica-Marseille crossings after 17 day strike

The staff of the SNCM, the French company which operates ferries and cargo ships between Corsica, mainland France, and North Africa, voted on Thursday to end their 17 day strike.

Turkmenistan's President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow
10/07/2014 - France - Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan delegation visits France to discuss gas pipeline

An official delegation from Turkmenistan was to visit France on Friday to discuss economic ties, notably the construction of a pipeline to transport gas from the central Asian country to ...

US Attorney General Eric Holder (C) with his deputy James M Cole (R) and FBI director James B Comey (L) after BNP pleaded guilty
10/07/2014 - France - US

BNP given record fine for breaking US sanctions

French bank BNP Paribas on Wednesday pleaded guilty to violating American sanctions on countries including Iran and Sudan, accepting the largest fine ever given to a foreign bank in the US.

Bernadette Groison, leader of the FSU union
08/07/2014 - France

French jobs summit undermined by trade union walkouts

Another key trade union, the FSU, has walked out of the all-important two-day summit on jobs, leaving only one major union now in talks with government and employers.

French President François Hollande on June 24, 2014.
07/07/2014 - France

French job creation summit opens with labour boycotts

A job creation summit aimed at spurring half a million much-needed positions got off to a rocky start on Monday as two major labour organisations said they would boycott the event.

06/07/2014 - France

France tourist tax increase scrapped

A plan to increase tourist tax in France, the most visited country in the world, has been scrapped following an outcry from the tourism industry.

05/07/2014 - France

French Senate adopts adapted text on territorial reforms

In the early hours of Saturday morning the French Senate passed an adopted version of the text on territorial reform that omits crucial elements contained in the original document.

05/07/2014 - France

French GDP ranking to slip by 2020

According to a report from PricewaterhouseCoopers, the French economy will slip from fifth to sixth place in the GDP rankings by 2020, and to eighth by 2030.

Miniature Airbus A350-900 passenger aircraft at Aviation Expo China, Beijing. 25 September, 2013.
04/07/2014 - France

Airbus lags behind Boeing

The European aircraft manufacturer Airbus was behind its U.S.

04/07/2014 - France - UK

France fines British Easyjet 60,000 euros over discrimination

A French court on Thursday fined British budget airline Easyjet 60,000 euros for refusing to let a disabled woman fly unaccompanied to her son's funeral.

The logo of BNP Paribas is seen on the bank's building in Paris, May 30, 2014.
01/07/2014 - France - United States

Record US fine will not hurt company, says BNP Paribas

An agreed fine between France's largest bank and US regulators will not break the bank's balance sheet, says BNP Paribas.

Russian navy frigate Smolny arrives into the Saint-Nazaire STX Les Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard in western France, 30 June 2014.
30/06/2014 - France - Russia

Hundreds of Russian sailors arrive in France to train aboard Mistral warships

About four hundred Russian sailors arrived in western France on Monday for training on Mistral-class amphibious assault ships before the first of two is delivered to Moscow by the end of the ...

France's Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius and his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj, New Delhi, 30 June 2014.
30/06/2014 - France - India

France first Western power to hold talks in India with Modi's government

France becomes the first Western power to hold talks in India with the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi after the arrival of Foreign minister Laurent Fabius on Monday in New Delhi.

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