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Hundreds of tractors heading towards Paris, 3 September 2015.
03/09/2015 - France

Hundreds of protesting French farmers' tractors roll into Paris

Farmers riding around 1,700 tractors tried to blockade Paris on Thursday morning to protest against falling prices of their products and high taxes which they say, are endangering their ...
Jinling Oil Refinery in Qixia, Nanjing province. China is world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gasses.
31/08/2015 - Paris climate conference 2015

Explainer COP21: Difficult choices

With nearly 200 countries taking part, it is clear that reaching consensus at the December 2015 COP21 about how to move on in tackling climate change and its effects — often referred to as ...
French Environment and Energy Minister Segolene Royal (R) withFrench Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius
27/08/2015 - FRANCE

Ségolène Royal asks supermarkets to end food waste

French Environment Minister Ségolène Royal on Thursday summoned supermarket bosses to discuss efforts to reduce food waste.
François de Rugy, formerly of EELV
27/08/2015 - FRANCE

Top MP quits 'ultra-left' French Greens

One of the two leaders of the French ecologists' parliamentary group has quit the Green Party (EELV), accusing his former comrades of ultra-leftism and defending the alliance with President ...
French President Francois Hollande addresses European mayors during a meeting on the climate ahead of the COP21 climate change summit, in March 2015
25/08/2015 - PARIS CLIMATE CONFERENCE 2015

COP21 accord 'impossible without financial commitments': French president

There will be no agreement at the international climate conference in Paris in December if industrialised countries do not pay the 100 billion euros needed annually to finance the transition to ...
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.
French farmers block trucks that transport food goods coming from foreign countries at the French German border in Strasbourg, July 27, 2015.
11/08/2015 - France

Suppliers shun 'overpriced' French meat, in latest tussle with farmers

France's agricultural crisis deepened on Tuesday, after two important pig processors boycotted French pork, deemed too expensive and lacking in competitiveness with its European rivals.
View from atop a dune in White Sands National Monument, in New Mexico, April 2004
08/08/2015 - France-USA

Holiday dream turns to nightmare after French couple die, son survives

A challenging hiking trail in the New Mexico desert where temperatures soared past 100 degrees has claimed the lives of two French tourists, officials have said.
Demonstrators in Yemen call for the release of French hostage Isabelle Prime, 24 February 2015.
07/08/2015 - FRANCE-YEMEN

French hostage flies home after being freed in Yemen

Isabelle Prime, France's last hostage abroad, is scheduled to fly home on Friday, after being held captive for more than 5 months in Yemen.
Laurent Fabius, France's foreign minister, at climate change talks on 1 June 2015, at UNFCCC headquarters in Bonn, Germany.
06/08/2015 - Paris climate conference 2015

Explainer COP21: The role of France

France is hosting the COP21 Climate Change conference at the end of 2015. It has several roles and responsibilities.
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 ...
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.
27/07/2015 - France

Gironde fire official on Day 4 of forest blaze: 'It's a long battle'

The southwestern Gironde region of France is in its fourth day of efforts to quell flames that have ravaged more than 570 hectares of land. About 500 firefighters are on the ground each day to fight what is one of the biggest fires France has seen in the last five years.

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.
Ecology Minister Ségolène Royal in the French National Assembly
23/07/2015 - France

Green growth energy law reduces France's nuclear dependence

The French parliament on Wednesday passed a "green growth" energy transition law that reduces the country's dependence on nuclear power by 25 per cent.

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