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An efit of the motorcyclist distributed by police
06/03/2015 - France - United Kingdom - Iraq

Mystery biker found but not linked to French Alps murders of British-Iraqis, police

French prosecutors have identified a motorcyclist spotted near the scene of the 2012 murder of a British-Iraqi family in the French Alps but declared that he has nothing to do with the crime.

A Kindle, you'll have to pay 20 per cent VAt to read books on it now
05/03/2015 - France - Luxembourg - European Union

France ordered to raise VAT on e-books

France has been ordered to raise sales tax on e-books from 5.5 per cent to 20 per cent.
Mukhtar Ablyazov
04/03/2015 - France - Russia - Kazakhstan

French appeal court backs extradition for Kazakh oligarch Ablyazov

France’s top appeals court has rejected an appeal against extradition by Kazakh oligarch Mukhtar Ablyazov, an opponent of President Nursultan Nazarbayev, opening the way to his being sent to ...
US Secretary of State John Kerry shakes hands with Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Jawad Zarif (R) in Montreux on Monday
04/03/2015 - US - Iran - France

Kerry to discuss Iran nuclear talks with Fabius, British, German FMs in Paris on Saturday

US Secretary of State John Kerry is to discuss negotiations on Iran’s nuclear programme with the French, British and German foreign affairs ministers in Paris on Saturday, a US official said on ...
The Council of Europe headquarters in Strasbourg
04/03/2015 - France - Europe

France ruled in breach of rights treaty on smacking children

The Council of Europe has ruled that France is in violation of a European rights treaty because it has not completely banned the smacking of children.

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.
The wreck of the trawler Bugaled Breizh, which sank off the coast of Britain on 15 January 2004.
03/03/2015 - FRANCE

Families of French shipwreck victims launch final appeal for truth

Families of victims of a mysterious shipwreck in the English Channel 11 years ago launched a last-ditch attempt to learn the cause of the incident in a French appeals court on Tuesday.
French President François Hollande and Nato Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg give a news conference at the Elysee Palace in Paris, 2 March 2015.
03/03/2015 - FRANCE - NATO - RUSSIA - UKRAINE

Hollande and counterparts agree to boost Ukraine monitoring

France, Germany and Russia have agreed with Ukraine to intensify international monitoring efforts at ten of the most sensitive sites in the east of the country, Ukraine said Tuesday, a day after ...
French former justice minister Rachida Dati
02/03/2015 - France - Britain - Europe

French and British MEPs sign call for passenger list on European flights to stem terrorism

Eighteen French and British Members of the European Parliament have jointly signed a call for the urgent adoption of an EU-wide version of the Passenger Name Record (PNR), used in the USA.

Nemtsov's corpse on the bridge near St Basil’s Cathedral and the Kremlin where he was gunned down
28/02/2015 - France - Russia

Hollande condemns Nemtsov assassination

French President François Hollande on Saturday condemned the murder of Boris Nemtsov.
French Finance Minister  Michel Sapin with his Greek counterpart Yanis Varoufakis in Paris at the beginning of the month
27/02/2015 - France - Eurozone

EU sets France tough new deficit targets, Sapin says can be reached

The European Union has tightened targets for the reduction of France’s budget deficit two days after extending the deadline to reduce it to below three per cent for another two years.
An HSBC branch in Geneva
27/02/2015 - France - Eurozone - Switzerland

France has given Swissleaks information to ‘large number’ of eurozone countries

France has supplied the names of foreign nationals with secret bank accounts in HSBC’s Swiss branch to most countries in the eurozone, Finance Minister Michel Sapin indicated on Thursday.

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