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A French labour exchange
28/04/2015 - FRANCE

French unemployment hits new record, study predicts jobs recovery

Unemployment in France hit a new high in March, according to figures released Tuesday.
German Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière (L) and Chancellor Angela Merkel
27/04/2015 - Germany - FRANCE - United States

Germany spied on France for US's NSA, reports

Germany's BND secret services spied on French and other European companies and officials for the US's National Security Agency (NSA), German newspapers have reported, sparking a scandal in Berlin but ...
Incumbent presidential candidate Faure Gnassingbe casts his ballot in Lome 25 April 2015.
25/04/2015 - Togo

Winds of change will not sweep Togo says government, as hopes of new "Black Spring" fade

Voters in Togo took to the polls on Saturday to elect their new president. Outgoing leader Faure Gnassingbé is expected to win a third term, yet his main rival Jean Pierre Fabre has called for an end to his family’s rule of almost 50 years.

Migrant protesting in front of Italian parliament, 21 April 2015

EU should focus less on smuggling, more on plight of refugees: NGOs

The European Union held an emergency meeting on refugees after more than 1,100 people drowned in the Mediterranean in what is the worst single such accident on record.
One of the Rafale jet fighters on the Charles-de-Gaulle.
20/04/2015 - France - India

France's Charles de Gaulle aircraft-carrier quits Gulf for India

The French aircraft-carrier Charles de Gaulle has left the Persian Gulf, ending its mission fighting the Islamic State (Isis) armed group to go to India, which has just bought 26 French Rafale jet ...
Foreign men from Malawi queue to board buses from a camp for those affected by anti-immigrant violence in Chatsworth north of Durban, April 18, 2015
19/04/2015 - South Africa

South Africa warned not to forget its history, as police clamps down on xenophobic violence

South Africa is facing growing condemnation from its neighbours for its inability to reign in xenophobic violence.
Families of Rana Plaza make the first anniversary of the tragedy
19/04/2015 - Bangladesh

Benetton's €1m for Bangladesh's Rana Plaza victims fails to satisfy campaigners

The Italian clothing company Benetton has paid one million euros into a fund for victims of the 2013 Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh.
Xylella has not yet infected French olive groves, but there are concerns it could affect vineyards.
17/04/2015 - France - Italy

Olive-killing Xylella bacteria found in France but experts say don't panic

A strain of bacteria that has decimated Italian olive trees has been found in France, although researchers say it does not mean it will spread.
EU Competition Commissioner Vestager addresses a news conference in Brussels,  15 April 2015.
16/04/2015 - FRANCE - EUROPE

EU actions against Google

The European Union has charged web giant Google with abusing its position of power on the web.

Regular programming was to resume after unions ended the strike
16/04/2015 - FRANCE

Radio France strike ends after 28 days, mediator steps in

Most of the striking employees of public broadcaster Radio France returned to work Thursday and regular programming was to resume after unions ended a 28-day strike.

Swiss President Simonetta Sommaruga with French President Francois Hollande, Bern, Switzerland, 15 April 2015.
16/04/2015 - France - Switzerland

Hollande on state visit buries tax squabbles with Switzerland

French President François Hollande finishes a two-day trip in Switzerland Thursday, as Paris aims to smooth relations with its wealthy neighbour over a tax-evasion row.

Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent say the merger will not lead to any job cuts in France
15/04/2015 - France - Finland

Nokia to buy Alcatel-Lucent in 15.6-billion-euro deal

Finnish telecom giant Nokia is to buy Franco-American rival Alcatel-Lucent in an all-stock, 15.6-billion-euro deal, the companies said Wednesday.

Radio France headquarters, known as Maison de la Radio, Paris, April  2015.
14/04/2015 - FRANCE

Radio France enters 27th day of strike

This is the longest strike in a decade at France’s public radio broadcaster. Radio France entered on Tuesday its 27th day of the strike.

A beach volleyball venue has been suggested near the Eiffel Tower if Paris stages the 2024 Olympics
13/04/2015 - Sports

Paris 2024 Olympic dream takes shape

Authorities in Paris have given their backing to the possibility of staging the 2024 Games in the French capital.

Runners on the Champs Élysées at the start of the 2014 Paris Marathon.
11/04/2015 - France

Paris Marathon organiser banks on international runners

About 54,000 people have signed up to run the 2015 edition of the Paris Marathon on Sunday. The number of participants has been increasing steadily in recent years

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends a ceremony in Paris, 10 April 2015.
10/04/2015 - France - India

Modi in France to promote Make in India, as Paris pushes Rafale nuclear deals

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday started a two-day visit in France to boost trade and promote his Make in India campaign.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras met Russian President Vladimir Putin on 8 April
10/04/2015 - FRANCE - GREeCE - PORTUGAL

Valls calls on Greece to make more reforms

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls called on Greece to make more thoroughgoing reforms on a visit to Portugal on Friday.
EasyJet aircrafts sitting on the tarmac during an air traffic controller's strike at Orly airport, near Paris, 9 April 2015.
09/04/2015 - FRANCE

Hundreds more flights cancelled as French air strike enters second day

Cancellations and delays are reported at airports around France as a strike by air traffic controllers continues on Thursday.

An Air France plane at Charles-de-Gaulle airport on 8 April
08/04/2015 - FRANCE

French air traffic hit by controllers' strike, 50% flights cancelled Thursday

About 50 per cent of flights in and out of French airports were to be cancelled on Thursday,after 40 per cent on Wednesday, due to a two-day strike by air-traffic controllers.
Dailymotion logo
07/04/2015 - France

France's Vivendi latest to bid for Dailymotion

The French media group Vivendi made an offer of 250 million euros on Monday to buy a stake in Dailymotion, the French video-sharing platform and YouTube rival.

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