Some 400 Russian sailors training to operate the Mistral-class warship left France for home on Thursday, with still no official decision in Paris over whether to deliver the vessel to Russia.
France is extremely vulnerable to economic espionage because the importance of secure data protection is not fully appreciated, according to a report just released.
Four satellites were to be launched from French Guiana on Thursday with the goal of providing more affordable internet to countries with minimal service.
Ratings agency Fitch cut France's credit grade to AA, down a notch from AA+, on Friday, saying the government’s efforts to cut the country’s debt have not been good enough.
The World Economic Forum's (WEF) global competitiveness report has ranked France 23rd out of 144 countries. But another report praises the country’s record in innovation and productivity.
Air France’s troubled relations with its workforce seemed to improve on Wednesday as pilots voted in favour of plans to develop its low-cost operator Transavia.