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Flights cancelled during a previous air traffic controllers' strike
01/07/2015 - FRANCE

French air traffic controllers strike Thursday, Friday

French air traffic controllers were due to strike on Thursday and Friday as the summer holiday season opened. But the main union in the profession called the movement off on Wednesdy afternoon.
Migrants walk near trucks on a road which leads to the Channel Tunnel terminal in Coquelles near Calais on Tuesday
01/07/2015 - FRANCE - UNIted kingdom

Calais blockaded by Ferry strikers Wednesday morning

The port of Calais was closed for a third day on Wednesday morning as striking ferry workers were due to meet to decide whether to continue their dispute, which has seen them block the Channel tunnel ...
French President Francois Hollande and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at the Elysee Palace in Paris, 30 June 2015
30/06/2015 - France - China

China looking to learn from France about Africa

Trade is the focus of a three-day visit to France that Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang started on Tuesday.
Thibaud Simphal, director general of Uber France, in Paris 19 May 2015.
30/06/2015 - FRANCE - united states

Uber France, top executives to go to trial in September

French prosecutors have ordered Uber France and two of its top executives to go on trial in September on charges the company enabled "illegal" taxi services.

The former French economy minister Pierre Moscovici was targeted by the NSA, according to the latest WikiLeaks documents
30/06/2015 - FRANCE - US

Latest leaked documents show NSA spied on French economy ministers, companies

The US National Security Agency eavesdropped on France’s finance ministers and the country’s largest companies, according to the latest WikiLeaks documents published by French media.

29/06/2015 - FRANCE - united states

Paris deploys 200 extra police to target UberPop

Paris will deploy 200 special police to crack down on illegal taxi activities after cab drivers held violent protests last week against unfair competition from the ride-booking app UberPop.
Vehicles were damaged in clashes near Orly airport, 25 June 2015.
26/06/2015 - FRANCE - united states

French president calls for crackdown on Uber service

French President Francois Hollande has condemned violent protests against online driver-booking service Uber but says its ride-sharing app UberPop should be banned.

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in Athenes, on 23 June 2015.
25/06/2015 - GREECE

Tsipras loses support in Syriza over bailout compromises

With less than a week left to strike a deal, Greece and its creditors are reported to still be nowhere near reaching an agreement to avert default.

Striking taxi drivers block the Pari ringroad during the 25 June strike
25/06/2015 - FRANCE - united states

French taxi drivers' protest turns violent, upsetting Courtney Love

French taxi unions refused to go to a meeting at the office of Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Thursday as their strike against the Uber company saw roads blockaded and cars attacked.
Young people are worst-hit by unemployment in France
25/06/2015 - FRANCE

French unemployment rises again, figures distorted claims minister

French unemployment rose to a new record again in May but, with figures distorted by an exceptional measure by labour exchanges, the government insists that statistics at the end of the year will ...
It was taxis v Uber in France Thursday
25/06/2015 - FRANCE

French taxi drivers block roads in strike against Uber

Main roads into Paris's airports and train stations had been cleared by 9.00am Thursday morning after a protest by taxi drivers caused major traffic disruption. French cab drivers staged a one-day strike

French mobile operators' logos
24/06/2015 - FRANCE

Bouygues defiant as markets punish Altice offer rejection

The boss of France's Bouygues conglomerate was defiant Wednesay as his company's shares slid following the rejection of a 10-billion-euro bid for its mobile telephone and cable arm from competitor ...
Migrant tents in Calais, April 30 2015
24/06/2015 - FRANCE - EUROPE

Calais migrants exploit ferry strike chaos to board UK-bound vehicles

Thousands of asylum seekers illegally camped in the northern French port of Calais made the most of the chaos surrounding a ferry workers' strike on Tuesday and attempted to climb aboard vehicles ...
Optimistic perspectives for French economic growth according the PMI flash index published by Markit.
23/06/2015 - FRANCE

French private-sector growth at its highest since June 2011

Private-sector growth in France strengthened in June for the fifth consecutive month, hitting its highest levels since August 2011 at 53.4 points, up from 52 in May.
HSBC helped the wealthy dodge billions of euros in taxes
23/06/2015 - FRANCE

France nets record 20 billion euros from tax dodgers

France collected a record 19.3 billion euros from tax avoiders in 2014, officials announced on Tuesday. A further 852.6 million euros was collected from chasing up benefit fraud.
High-speed Eurostar train exits the Channel tunnel near Calais 5 May 2014.
23/06/2015 - FRANCE

Striking ferry workers block Calais port, Channel Tunnel

Employees of MyFerryLink, a subsidiary of Eurotunnel, blocked the French port of Calais and the Channel Tunnel this morning, according to port sources.
Altice Media Group boss Patrick Drahi
22/06/2015 - FRANCE

French finance minister to meet Altice boss over Bouygues Telecom takeover bid

French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron has summoned Franco-Israeli tycoon Patrice Drahi to meet him tomorrow to discuss the offer for mobile operator Bouygues Telecom by his company, Altice.
An anti-austerity protest in front of the Greek parliament in Athens
22/06/2015 - GREeCE - FRANCE

France optimistic about Greece crisis agreement

French leaders were upbeat about the prospects for agreement on Greece's debt crisis ahead of an emergency European summit Monday. President François Hollande said agreement was within reach

A Bouygues Telecom company logo is seen on the facade of the Sequana tower, the company's headquarters, in Issy-Les-Moulineaux, in this May 16, 2014
21/06/2015 - France

French government warns off 10bn-euro telecoms merger

Patrick Drahi, the owner of France's number two telecoms player has offered to buy smaller rival Bouygues Telecom for about 10 billion euros in cash.
Alpha Jet aircraft from the Patrouille de France (PAF) participate in a flying display at the 51st Paris Air Show at Le Bourget airport near Paris, June 19, 2015
20/06/2015 - France

Jets and helicopters galore at Paris Air-show

Aerospace companies from across the globe have been showing off their latest jets and cutting-edge technology at the Le Bourget, international Air show, north of Paris.
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