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28/08/2015 - South Africa

New criminal networks target fast-growing African economies

Mafias were once seen as armies of obedient henchmen who answered to all powerful godfathers.
French Agriculture Minister Stéphane Le Foll with a pig farmer last week
18/08/2015 - FRANCE

Brittany pig market reopens but French pork crisis drags on

A roundtable of pig farmers and pork retailers organised by French Agriculture Minister Stéphane Le Foll on Monday has failed to resolve the crisis hitting the sector.
The Airbus A320neo at the Le Bourget airshow this year
17/08/2015 - FRANCE - INDia

India's IndiGo places record order for Airbus A320neo

Indian low-cost airline IndiGo has placed a record 24-billion-euro order for European planemaker Airbus's A320neo passenger jet.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras share a podium following talks at the Chancellery in Berlin March 23, 2015.
11/08/2015 - Greece

Greece slugs it out with creditors, Germany reaps the multi-billion-euro reward

Greece has finally reached a deal on a bailout with its international creditors.
France's Labour minister, François Rebsamen at the National Assembly, March 18 2015
10/08/2015 - France

France's Labour minister goes, Hollande's economic woes remain

France's Labour minister announced on Monday he will resign from the government next week to become mayor of Dijon.
French President Francois Hollande (L) escorts Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian as Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron (2ndR) and Prime Minister Manuel Valls (R) speak to each other after final cabinet meeting of season. Paris, July 31, 2015
02/08/2015 - France

French ministers leave for holiday but promise to stay on duty

Taking a break from pondering never ending unemployment figures, berating agricultural farmers, the migrant crisis at Calais or the threat of homegrown terrorism, can seem a much-cherished holiday ...
Migrants make their way along train tracks as they attempt to access the Channel Tunnel in Frethun, near Calais, France, July 30, 2015.
02/08/2015 - France-UK

France & UK push for united front in migrant crisis, as criticism mounts

The interior ministers of Britain and France have called for a united front to tackle the deepening migrant crisis in Calais.
COP21 Official logo
01/08/2015 - Paris climate conference 2015

Explainer COP21: The basics

A crucial international event is due to take place at the end of the year in Paris.
French Justice Minister Christiane Taubira
31/07/2015 - France

Justice Minister bill on no license driving sparks outrage in France

Driving without a license may no longer be considered a crime in France, as Justice Minister Madame Taubira announced a new bill this Friday that will limit the penalty to a 500 euro fine.

The two helicopter carriers «Sebastopol» and «Vladivostok» - built for the Russian Navy, are rooted at the shipyard of Saint-Nazaire in western France. Taken December 20 2014.
31/07/2015 - France-Russia

France refunds Russia €1.2bn for undelivered warships

After months of arduous negotiations, Paris agreed on Friday to compensate Moscow €1.2 billion for cancelling the sale of two warships, a Russian offical has said.

Areva, the former juggernaut of French industry, is now on the brink of collapse
30/07/2015 - France

Energy rivals bury fued as EDF buys out Areva

Atomic energy giant Areva on Thursday agreed to sell a majority stake of its nuclear reactor unit to electricity group EDF to overcome its economic woes.


Disneyland Paris in the suburb of Marne-la-Vallee
29/07/2015 - France

Disney magic more expensive for foreigners, EU Commission steps in

The European Commission announced Tuesday that it is investigating Disneyland Paris after complaints from British and German visitors, that they were being overcharged.
29/07/2015 - France-Iran

Fabius delivers presidential invitation to Rouhani as relations post-deal thaw

France's Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius arrived in Teheran on Wednesday seeking to revive relations with Iran, after this month's historic nuclear deal.
French farmers block the entrance of a dairy in Ancenis on 23 July 2015.
28/07/2015 - France

French farmers stand their ground with barricades and factory controls

Livestock farmers set up barricades and inspections of factory suppliers and slaughterhouses in several regions to demand a rise in prices.
Farmers block access to the motorway A1 between Paris and Lille in northern France, 22 July
27/07/2015 - France

Farmers block trucks bringing food from Germany, Spain

Farmers set up blockades on the borders with Germany and Spain to stop foreign products entering the country, but lifted the German roadblock after obtaining an appointment with the Minister of ...
French farmers block the entrance of a dairy in Ancenis, 23 July 2015.
25/07/2015 - France

Many French shoppers willing to pay more for food to help farmers

Demonstrations by French farmers continued Saturday, while a new poll found that more than half of French consumers are ready to buy more expensive food products to ensure proper income for ...
Jean-Yves Le Drian, France's defence minister
25/07/2015 - EGYPT - FRANCE

French defence minister in Egypt after Rafale delivery

French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian began a two-day visit to Cairo Saturday, days after France delivered the first three of 24 Rafale fighter jets sold to Egypt in a 5.2-billion-euro deal.
24/07/2015 - France

Protesting French livestock farmers change strategy: dump live pigs in supermarkets

After several days of blocking access to motorways, including access to southeastern city of Lyon yesterday and the western region of Normandy last week, protesting livestock farmers' new strategy targets manufacture and supply plants.

French police with a migrant who had climbed into a lorry entering the Channel Tunnel in Calais
24/07/2015 - FRANCE - UNIted kingdom

Two more migrants die in attempt to cross Channel from France

Two more migrants were killed Thursday and Friday trying to reach England from northern France, as the rail operator Eurotunnel blames travel delays on "intensive migrant activity”.

Olive trees in Corsica
23/07/2015 - FRANCE - Italy

Olive killer bacteria found on Corsica

Officials on Corsica took emergency measures on Thursday after the discovery of a bacteria that could ravage fruit and olive oil production on the French Mediterranean island.
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