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The Crau plains in the Camargue region, south west France
27/11/2014 - France

Farmers end subsidy protest at Marseille port

French farmers from the region around Marseille agreed to lift their barriers blocking access to part of the port in Marseille after obtaining a meeting with a Prime Ministerial advisor to discuss ...
St.Germain des Prés in Paris
27/11/2014 - France

Paris property prices fall

Paris property prices are set to fall below 8,000 euros per square metre for the first time since 2011, professionals predicted on Thursday. They have fallen nearly 2.0 per cent in a year.

Hollande welcome Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to the Elysée presidential palace
26/11/2014 - France - Egypt

Hollande calls for democratic transition in Egypt on Sisi Paris visit

French President François Hollande called on Egypt to pursue its “democratic transition” after lunching with Egyptian leader Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Wednesday.
One of the Mistral warships in the Saint Nazaire dockyard
25/11/2014 - France - Russia

France suspends Mistral warship delivery to Russia over Ukraine crisis

France has suspended delivery of a high-tech Mistral warship to Russia over the Ukraine conflict. Moscow says it will not take legal action “for the moment”.

24/11/2014 - FRANCE

Thales and Siemens win 500 million euros contract for trains in Spain

The French and German firms won the contract for modernising systems on a high-speed train line in Spain.

The Alpine city of Grenoble.
24/11/2014 - FRANCE

Grenoble: a French city with no more commercial street advertising

No more ads. The Alpine city of Grenoble is the first European city to ban all commercial street advertising. Instead, the French city will plant trees.

Charity food centre in Nice.
24/11/2014 - FRANCE

One million French people to receive charity meals

The charity food distribution centres "Les Restos du Coeur" have opened their door for their 30th winter season in France.
HSBC in New York
21/11/2014 - France - United Kingdom - Switzerland

HSBC charged in 180-billion-euro French tax fraud probe

The Swiss arm of British bank HSBC has been placed under formal investigation for money-laundering and helping tax-dodgers in a Franch tax fraud probe.
The Mistral Vladivostok at the STX  Les Chantiers de l'Atlantique in Saint-Nazaire, April 2014
21/11/2014 - France - Russia

Second Russian Mistral warship nears launch in French shipyard

The second Mistral warship being built for Russia by French shipbuilders was placed in the dock in Brittany's Saint-Nazaire shipyard on Thursday night.
Japanese women on Thursday drinking Beaujolais Nouveau in Tokyo, 20 november 2014.
21/11/2014 - France - Asia

Six Boeing 747s fly Beaujolais Nouveau from Paris to Asia

Six Boeing 747s carried 2,000 tonnes of Beaujolais wine from Paris to Hong Kong so that Asians could celebrate the Beaujolais Nouveau 2014 vintage on Thursday.

Eurostar's new train at St Pancras station in London, 13 November 2014.
21/11/2014 - France - Britain - Belgium

1,300 stranded for eight hours on Eurostar

Some 1,300 Eurostar passengers were stranded in northern France for eight hours on Thursday night.
An Airbus A350, the  Airbus's newest plane, at Haneda airport in Tokyo, 19 november 2014.
20/11/2014 - France - Europe

Airbus to sign 11 billion-euro deal with America's Delta Airlines

Airbus is poised to sign for 11 billion-euro deal with the US company Delta Airlines to deliver 50 long-haul carriers.

A Linea 2 Mexico City metro train near the General Anaya station on Calzada de Tlalpan
16/11/2014 - France - Mexico

Alstom wins 343-million-euro Mexico City metro contract

French energy and transport giant Alstom has won the contract to modernise Mexico City’s subway trains. The deal is worth 5.8 billion Mexican pesos (343 million euros).

Russia's President Vladimir Putin during his bilateral meeting with France's President François Hollande
16/11/2014 - France - Russia - G20

Hollande ‘won’t be pressured’ over warship delivery to Russia

French President François Hollande will not be pressured into delivering two Mistral warships being built in France for Russia, he said after the G20 summit in Australia on Sunday.
French Finance Minister Michel Sapin gave a cautious welcome to the growth figures
14/11/2014 - France

France avoids recession with 0.3 per cent growth in third quarter

France has surprised economic forecasters with growth of 0.3 per cent in the third quarter of 2014.
10/11/2014 - FRANCE- Algeria

French car manufacturer Renault inaugurates first plant in Algeria

French car manufacturer Renault on Monday inaugurated its first plant in Algeria.

French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron.
05/11/2014 - France - United States

France okays General Electic take-over of Alstom energy assets

France has authorised the sale of most of Alstom’s energy assets to the US’s General Electric (GE) in a 13-billion-euro deal.
European Commissioners Jyrki Katainen and Pierre Moscovici, Brussels, 4 November 2014.
04/11/2014 - FRANCE - EUROPE

France deficit will be eurozone's biggest in 2016, EU

France's deficit is to become the eurozone's biggest in 2016 if current policy remains unchanged the European Commission said on Tuesday.

The Mistral-class helicopter carrier Vladivostok at the Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire
30/10/2014 - France - Russia

France denies Mistral warships to be handed over to Russia in November

France has denied a Russian claim that the first of two warships being built in French shipyards for Moscow is ready to be handed over in mid-November.
European Commissioner Jyrki Katainen gave the thumbs up to France's and Italy's budget on Tuesday
29/10/2014 - France - European Union

Valls gloats as European Commission accepts France’s budget

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls was crowing on Wednesday morning after the European Commission gave a clean bill of health to his government’s latest budget.
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