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Lille's mayor Martine Aubry and French Prime Minister Manuel Valls attend an intercommunal convention at Lille-Grand Palais
20/10/2014 - France

Lille mayor Martine Aubry wants to shake-up France's economy, but not government, she says

Martine Aubry broke her silence this weekend after she slammed the government's economic policy for bringing the country to a "standstill." The former Labour minister, who crafted France's ...
An Ebola warning sign at Charles de Gaulle airport, Paris
20/10/2014 - France-Europe-Liberia-Sierra-Leone-Guinea

EU to appoint Ebola czar to battle deadly disease

European Union foreign ministers agreed Monday to appoint an Ebola coordinator to bring together resources and funding to tackle the deadly disease before it becomes a global disaster.
French President Francois Hollande speaks with Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron as Finance Minister Michel Sapin gestures during a meeting at the OECD headquarter in Paris
20/10/2014 - France-Germany

French ministers in Germany to thrash out budget that EU will buy

France’s budget and economy ministers are to meet their German counterparts in Berlin today, to discuss boosting growth and investment.
Beachfront houses at Saqint-Jean-de-Luz
19/10/2014 - France

Austrian tourist drowns as warm weather fills France’s beaches

Unseasonably warm temperatures combined with French schools’ autumn break encouraged bathers and surfers to take to the beaches this weekend.
Smoke rising from fighting between Kurdish fighters and the Islamic State armed group in the Syrian city of Kobane
18/10/2014 - France - Syria - Turkey

Korean-born convert in dock in France’s first Syria jihadist trial

The first trial of a jihadist returned to France from Syria started on Friday.
Garry Kasparov (R) and Kazakh oligarch Mukhtar Ablyazov's daughter Madina in Paris on Thursday
17/10/2014 - France - Kazakhstan - Russia

Kasparov barred from testifying against Kazakh oligarch Ablyazov’s extradition to Russia

A French court on Friday blocked an attempt by chess champion Garry Kasparov to testify against Kazakh oligarch Mukhtar Ablyazov’s extradition to Russia.
An Air France Airbus at Nicve airport in the south of France
17/10/2014 - France

Air France reaches agreement with pilots of Transavia low-cost arm

Air France has reached an agreement with pilots’ unions to develop its low-cost arm, Transavia, the cause of the 14-day strike in September.
Garry Kasparov (R) and Kazakh oligarch Mukhtar Ablyazov's daughter Madina at the press conference in Paris on Thursday
16/10/2014 - France - Kazakhstan - Russia

Kasparov ready to testify against Kazakh oligarch's extradition from France to Russia

Chess legend Garry Kasparov says he hopes to testify in a French court on Friday against the extradition of Kazakh oligarch Mukhtar Ablyazov to Russia.
The European Central Bank headquarters in Frankfurt
16/10/2014 - France - World economy

Paris bourse falls again Thursday as European economic jitters continue

The Paris bourse fell again on Thursday after hitting its lowest level since August 2013 on Thursday.
Femen's Iana Jdanova impales the waxwork of Vladimir Putin on 5 June
15/10/2014 - France - Russia - Ukraine

Femen protester fined for stabbing Putin waxwork topless

A French court has fined a Ukrainian member of the topless protest movement Femen 6,000 euros for stabbing a waxwork of Russian President Vladimir Putin with a stick with “Kill Putin” ...
Policemen stand guard as migrants wait for food distribution in Calais
13/10/2014 - France - Britain

Protestors block roads near Calais demanding more police for migrants

Local people blocked roads and police joined a protest in Calais, to demand more police officers.
Jack O'Connell and Corey McKinley in Yann Demange's '71
12/10/2014 - Report: France - UK

British social realism scores at French film festival

The Northern Ireland Troubles, rural frustration and “honour killings” were some of the bleak subject matter at this year’s Festival of British Film in the French town of Dinard.
Demonstrators in Paris wear masks of Frenchman Herve Gourdelin and Scottish aid worker David Haines, both killed by the IS
12/10/2014 - France - Syria - Turkey - Germany - Austria

Thousands march in France, Germany, Austria to support Kobane Kurds

At least 5,000 people demonstrated in Paris on Saturday to call for international help for Kurds fighting the Islamic State (IS) armed group in the Syrian city of Kobane.

US-led airstrikes on IS positions in Kobane on Friday
11/10/2014 - France - Turkey - Syria

France to help Turkey join EU as Islamic State fights Kurds in Kobane

As the West presses Turkey to intervene against the Islamic State (IS) armed group in Syria, France has said it is willing to help Turkey's long-standing bid to join the European Union (EU) and ...
An engraved Gillardeau oyster
10/10/2014 - France

Gillardeau oyster farm to laser-engrave shells to fight counterfeiters

A French oyster farm is to engrave its logo on its oysters’ shells in an attempt to smash a market in counterfeits.
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