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Delegates from the Cook Islands at the UNFCCC Climate Change conference in Lima, 12 December 2014
05/10/2015 - Paris climate conference 2015

UN unveils first draft agreement ahead of climate talks

The agreement on global action against climate change, due to be signed in Paris in two months time at the COP21, has reached an important stage.
A board with an image of Air France-KLM Chief Executive Officer Alexandre de Juniac reading "keep our planes, sack the bosses" is seen on the Air France headquarters building at the Charles de Gaulle International Airport in Roissy, near Paris, France, Oct

'Get your act together' Dutch unions tell Air France as woes reach KLM

Scenes of violent mobs outside Air France headquarters have rattled members of its Dutch arm. KLM is increasingly worried about the impact industrial action could have on its own activity.

A shirtless Xavier Broseta (R), Executive Vice President for Human Resources at Air France, is evacuated by security after a staff meeting turns violent. Roissy, near Paris, France, October 5, 2015
05/10/2015 - France

Air France bosses attacked by angry workers after announcing huge job losses

Hundreds of Air France workers stormed office headquarters at Charles de Gaulle Roissy airport, on Monday, breaking up a last-ditch staff meeting.

French fireman work near an abandoned car stuck in muddy waters near an underpass after flooding caused by torrential rain in Cannes, France, October 4, 2015.
05/10/2015 - France

France declares state of natural disaster after severe flooding

At least nineteen people are feared dead and four people are missing, in one of the worst flooding to hit the French Riviera in years.

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
03/10/2015 - France - Japan

French PM Valls discusses nuclear, China, culture on Japan visit

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls met Japanese PM Shinzo Abe on Saturday during a three-day visit to the country

Michel Sapin, finance minister, presenting the 2016 budget, 30 September 2015
30/09/2015 - France

France's 2016 budget includes corporate, income tax breaks

The French government Wednesday presented a 2016 budget that showed restrained public spending and tax cuts totalling 11 billion euros.

French junior minister for digital affairs Axelle Lemaire presents the plans for the internet bill on Saturday
27/09/2015 - FRANCE

France opens online consultation on draft 'digital republic' law

The French government is to stage an "unprecedented" online consultation on a new law on the internet, Prime Minister Manuel Valls announced this weekend.
The rise in August has brought the total number of unemployed in France to 3.57 million.
25/09/2015 - France

Number of unemployed in France rises again

Unemployment figures in France soared again in August following signs of encouragement in July when there was a slight reduction.
Lille mayor and former labour minister Martine Aubry with Prime Minister Manuel Valls
24/09/2015 - FRANCE

French Socialists lay into banker-turned-Economy Minister Macron

Opposition to French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron within the ruling Socialist Party erupted on Wednesday with party heavyweight Martine Aubry declaring she had "had enough" of him.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi greets Russian President Vladimir Putin on a visit to Cairo, 10 February 2015
23/09/2015 - France - Egypt

Egypt agrees to buy Mistral warships France built for Russia

Egypt is to buy the two Mistral warships that France built for Russia before scrapping the sale over the conflict in Ukraine.
Christine Lagarde on French TV, 13 September 2015
23/09/2015 - FRANCE- IMF

France to drop charges against IMF boss Lagarde

French prosecutors are to drop charges against IMF chief Christine Lagarde, accused of negligence when she was France's economy minister over a 403-million-euro payout to ex-Olympique Marseille boss ...
VW dealership in Hamburg, Germany
22/09/2015 - France - Germany - US

French finance minister calls for Europe-wide probe after Volkswagen revelations

French Finance Minister Michel Sapin has called for a Europe-wide inquiry after revelations that Volkswagen placed secret software in cars to dodge US pollution tests.
One of the Mistrals, the Vladivostok, in the Saint-Nazaire shipyard
17/09/2015 - FRANCE - RUSSIa

French National Assembly backs Russian Mistral sale cancellation

The lower house of the French parliament has approved the scrapping of the sale of two Mistral warships to Russia because of Moscow's involvement in the Ukraine conflict.

French President Francois Hollande (L) welcomes Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari to the Elysee Palace
16/09/2015 - Interview: Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari

Nigeria's Buhari calls for more French help in fight against Boko Haram

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari called on France to provide more intelligence and air support in the fight against the Boko Haram Islamist armed group when he met French leader François ...
A General Electric factory
15/09/2015 - US - FRANCE - Hungary - CHINa

GE to transfer 400 jobs to France

Energy giant General Electric is to transfer 400 jobs in electric turbine production from the US to France and another 100 to Hungary and China, the company announced Tuesday.

French farmers protest earlier this year
14/09/2015 - FRANCE

Hollande promises cash injection for France's crisis-hit countryside

French President François Hollande announced a new injection of cash into France's crisis-hit rural areas at a special meeting with Prime Minister Manuel Valls and nine ministers in eastern ...
11/09/2015 - France

New tax cuts to benefit 3 million more French households

French President François Hollande announced on Thursday new tax cuts in 2016 to benefit 3 million more French middle-class families.

10/09/2015 - France- Europe-USA-Italy

France to eliminate coal export credits ahead of COP21

The French government is to scrap export credits used for coal technology made by turbine maker Alstom before Paris hosts an international climate change conference (COP21) at the end of the ...
04/09/2015 - France

Air France threatens to cut long-haul flights

Air France has threatened to cut 10 per cent of its long-haul flights and lay off employees if its new restructuring plan is not accepted, according to unions on Friday.

The Vladivostok and the Sebastopol, Saint-Nazaire. File Decembre 2014.
03/09/2015 - France - Russia

France to refund Russia 949.8 million euros on undelivered Mistral ships

According to a draft law published on the French National Assembly website, France is to pay back Russia 949.8 million euros to scrap the deal on two Mistral warships.

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