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Hervé Falciani in France in October
27/11/2015 - Switzerland - France

Swissleaks whistleblower sentenced to six years in jail in absentia

A Swiss court has sentenced the former HSBC employee behind the Swissleaks tax evasion revelations to five years in prison.
Euro cent coins
13/11/2015 - FRANCE

France’s economy improves in third quarter

Economic growth in France expanded by 0.3 per cent in the third quarter of 2015 according to the national statistics agency on Friday.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in the Greek parliament
09/11/2015 - GREeCE - FRANCE

France backs Greece over home repossessions in aid talks

French Finance Minister Michel Sapin backed Athens against creditors who are demanding that Greece make home repossessions easier in negotiations on aid payments that should have been paid in ...
French workers walk in the streets of Paris during their lunch break.
30/10/2015 - France

French workers to work an extra year to qualify for full pension

After eight months of tough negotiations, employers and trade unions struck a deal on Friday to raise the contribution period necessary for workers to get their full rate pension.

An Air France Airbus A320 aircraft takes off at the Charles de Gaulle International Airport in Roissy, near Paris, in this October 27, 2015 file photo.
30/10/2015 - France-China

Airbus signs mega deal with China as profits soar

European manufacturer Airbus has signed a letter of intent to sell 100 helicopters to China and build an assembly plant there, in a deal worth 750 million euros, sources reported on Friday.

Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) meets with Nicolas Sarkozy, French former president and head of the conservative Les Republicains political party, outside Moscow, Russia, October 29, 2015
29/10/2015 - France-Russia

Friends or pawns? Sarkozy is falling into Putin's trap, says analyst

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy met with his 'old' friend Vladimir Putin on Thursday, in a visit that has set tongues wagging about Sarkozy's real motives.
French President François Hollande with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in Athèns on Thursday
23/10/2015 - FRANCE - GREeCE

No more danger of Grexit but Brexit possible, Hollande declares on Athens visit

Grexit is no longer on Europe's agenda, French President François Hollande declared on a visit to Athens Friday, adding a warning that it is now possible that Britain could leave the European ...
Mali's president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita (right) arriving in France on Octobre 20 2015.
22/10/2015 - FRANCE - MALI

Hollande promises a further 360 million euros in aid for Mali

French President François Hollande made the announcement as he welcomed his Malian counterpart Ibrahim Boubacar Keita at the start of a two-day state visit in Paris.

Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) shakes hands with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad during a meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, October 20, 2015.
21/10/2015 - Russia - Syria

Putin defies West in Middle East with Assad Moscow visit

Syria's embattled President Bashar al-Assad put an end to a four-year travel hiatus on Tuesday when he made a secret visit to Moscow to "thank" Russia's Vladimir Putin for his support in ...
An EC 725 Caracal helicopter
21/10/2015 - france

France and Kuwait sign major defence deals

France and Kuwait have signed defence deals and provisional agreements worth 2.5 billion euros. The deal includes Kuwait's purchase of Airbus-built military helicopters worth one billion euros.

Jean-Claude Mailly of the FO union (centre) listens to Hollande's opening speech at the social conference
19/10/2015 - France

French labour negotiations overshadowed by Air France scuffle

France’s biggest trade union is boycotting an annual social conference.
The Volkswagen motors were fitted with pollution test cheating software.
18/10/2015 - FRANCE

French police raid Volkswagen offices in emissions scandal

Police have raided Volkswagen's French headquarters over an investigation into the massive pollution-cheating scandal that has engulfed the German car maker.

Dominique Strauss-Kahn. File
16/10/2015 - France

Strauss-Kahn: prosecutor investigates over hedge fund failure

According to national public radio station France Inter, former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is under a preliminary investigation over fraud following the failure of a ...
Jerome Kerviel at Paris' administrative court to protest against a generous tax break awarded to his former bank Societe Generale. October 15, 2015
15/10/2015 - France

French ex-trader tells Societe Generale to refund tax-payers' money

Former French stock-trader Jerome Kerviel, famous for losing one of France's largest banks nearly 5 billion euros, has criticized a decision by the administration to award Societe Generale a ...
French President Francois Hollande attends a ceremony to honour the decorated challengers of the 43rd WorldSkills at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, October 13, 2015
13/10/2015 - France

Hollande pleads for dialogue, as Air France conflict deepens

French President François Hollande has called for dialogue with unions, hours after five Air France employees were handed over to prosecutors on charges of "gang-related ...
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on 14 July 2015.
13/10/2015 - NUCLEAR DEAL

"Unprecedented" nuclear deal adopted by Iran's Parliament

Iran's parliament has approved the country's historic nuclear deal with world powers this Tuesday.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef (5th R) meets French Prime Minister Manuel Valls (4th L) in Riyadh, 12 October  2015.
13/10/2015 - France-Saudi Arabia

France and Saudi Arabia sign contracts worth 10 billion euros

The French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, accompagnied by his Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, signed 10 billion euro worth of contracts on Tuesday with Saudi Arabia.
French member of the European parliament and Left Front (Front de Gauche, FG) President Jean-Luc Melenchon gestures as he delivers a speech during the Left Party (Parti de Gauche, PG) summer university in Toulouse on August 30, 2015
13/10/2015 - France

Left leaders shocked by Air France arrests, why saga is mirror of French Revolution

Five Air France workers, arrested following last week's violent clashes, remained in police custody on Tuesday, despite numerous calls for their release.
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls (L) shakes hands with Egyptian Defence minister General Sedki Sobhi (R) as Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (C) looks on. October 10, 2015
12/10/2015 - France-Egypt-Jordan-Saudi Arabia

French PM seals ties with embarrassing Middle East allies

After Egypt and Jordan, French Prime minister Manuel Valls is due to visit Saudi Arabia on Monday for the final leg of his four-day tour of the Middle East.

Xavier Broseta (C), Human Resources Manager at Air France, and Pierre Plissonnier (R), Air France deputy of long-haul flights, surrounded by angry employees, October 5, 2015
12/10/2015 - France

Air France tries to bridge rift with unions: arrests 6

Six Air France workers, suspected of attacking their bosses last week, were arrested on Monday, on the heels of fresh talks between management and unions.

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