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Areva's headquarters in Paris's La Défense business district
04/03/2015 - France

Job cuts in pipeline as French nuclear giant Areva posts record losses

French nuclear giant Areva suffered record losses of 4.8 billion euros in 2014, it confirmed on Wednesday.
A protester pays tribute to the memory of Rémi Fraisse at Sivens in October 2014.
03/03/2015 - FRANCE

French farmers square off with protesters at contested dam project

Tensions were high at a controversial dam project near Sivens in southern France on Tuesday as farmers in favour of the project blocked activists from entering the site ahead of a crucial meeting on ...
Fessenheim nuclear power plant
02/03/2015 - France

French nuclear plant shut down due to pipe fault

Energy production has been shut down at France's oldest nuclear power plant after a pipe defect was discovered, the station's operators said on Sunday.

The French Alps
01/03/2015 - France

French hamlet cut off by mudslide as access to ski stations reopens

As the road to two French Alpine ski stations reopened, a village in the Pyrenees mountains was cut off by a mudslide on Saturday. Two residents were flown out by helicopter for health reasons.

Calm before the storm - Cap Ferrat in south-west France on Thursday evening
20/02/2015 - France

France battens down hatches as high tides, wind lash coast

High tides, waves and stormy winds hit the French coast on Friday morning and are expected to continue until the end of March.
A health worker injects a woman with an Ebola vaccine during a trial in Monrovia, 2 February 2015.
05/02/2015 - France - Guinea - Japan

Ebola drug trial shows promise

An Ebola drug trial has yielded encouraging results, the French government announced on Thursday after 80 patients in Guinea were reported to be recovering faster than with other treatements.

Haveu snow has hit French mountain regions this weekend
01/02/2015 - France

Ski stations cut off, 11 injured as heavy snow hits much of France

Access to ski stations was closed in the French Pyrenees mountains on Sunday after 48 hours of heavy snow that have seen 11 people injured across the country.
A farm in Hirson in the north of France
31/01/2015 - France

France pushes back target to cut pesticide use by half to 2025

France has pushed back a target to cut pesticide use by 50 per cent from 2018 to 2025.
The late Saudi king Abdallah bin Abdelaziz al Saoud
23/01/2015 - France - Saudi Arabia - Philippines

Hollande to present condolences for Abdallah’s death on Saudi Arabia visit

French President François Hollande is to present his condolences for the death of King Abdallah of Saudi Arabia in person on a visit to the country, the Elysée presidential palace ...
An Air Afrique Airbus
22/01/2015 - Report: South Africa

Transport ministers debate opening Africa’s skies

Transport ministers from a dozen African countries gathered outside Pretoria, South Africa, on Wednesday to discuss opening the continent's skies.
Opponents camp in trees at the Notre Dame des Landes site. File.
18/12/2014 - France

Controversial Nantes airport construction to start next year, Valls

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has declared that the controversial construction of an airport near the western city of Nantes will go ahead in 2015, despite legal orders to suspend the project ...
Dany the Red leading a demonstration on 13 May 1968 in Paris
12/12/2014 - France

Dany the Red Cohn-Bendit awarded degree 46 years after May 68

Ex-MEP and former student revolutionary leader "Dany the Red" Cohn-Bendit was at last awarded a degree at Paris's Nanterre University where he won international fame for leading student ...
Xynthia cyclone, La Fausse sur Mer, 27 February 2010.
12/12/2014 - France

French mayor jailed for four years over 2010 storm deaths

The former mayor of a coastal town in south-west France has been jailed for four years for indirectly causing the deaths of 29 people during 2010's Storm Xynthia by concealing the danger of flooding ...
Hope for the hearth
09/12/2014 - France

Ségolène Royal condemns 'ridiculous' Paris log fire ban

French Ecology Minister Segolene Royal declared on Tuesday that a proposed new ban on using open fireplaces in the Paris region was "excessive".

Only ultra-low polluting vehciles will be allowed on the Champs Elysées if Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo gets her way
07/12/2014 - France

Central Paris to become car-free zone in mayor’s anti-pollution fight

Non-residents’ private cars will soon be banned from central Paris and only clean vehicles allowed on the Champs Elysées, mayor Anne Hidalgo said on Sunday.
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