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French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, 16 avril 2014.
22/09/2014 - France - Germany

France not sick child of Europe, Valls tells Germans

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls told a press conference in Berlin today that France was not the “sick child of Europe”.

Marseille airport on Friday
21/09/2014 - France

Air France pilots extend strike for second week

Pilots at Air France have voted to continue their strike for a second week with the company cancelling more flights on Sunday than on preceding days.

Migrants followed by police outside the port at Calais
20/09/2014 - France - United Kingdom

Britain to pay 15 million euros to Calais after migrant ferry storming incidents

Britain is to contribute 15 million euros to tighten security at the French Channel port of Calais, following attempts by migrants to break through barriers and cross to the United Kingdom.

Reconstitution of a Gallic village at  Pleumeur-Bodou, Brittany.
19/09/2014 - France - United Kingdom

French archaeologists find 2,000-year-old boomerang used by Gauls

The Gauls used boomerangs 2,000 years ago, according to archaeologists who have found a wooden curved stick on a beach in the northern French town of Cotentin.

Scotland’s First Minister, Alex Salmond, receives a gift after speaking to South Asian and African migrant voters at Glasgow Central Mosque
18/09/2014 - Report: Scotland

Scotland's nationalists court ethnic minorities in independence referendum

As voters in Scotland head to the polls today to decide whether to become an independent country, ethnic minorities may hold the deciding vote.
Passengers at Nice International airport earlier this week
18/09/2014 - France

Air France pilots threaten to continue strike next week

Air France pilots are threatening to continue their strike next week if the company does not give in to their demands. At least 60 per cent of flights were to be cancelled on Thursday.

Migrants from Africa demonstrate in front of the Calais town hall earlier this month
18/09/2014 - France - United Kingdom

Police clash with migrants in Calais for second time in fortnight

Police in the French Channel port of Calais fired tear gas at migrants trying to force their way into the city's port to reach Britain on Wednesday for the second time in two weeks.

A screen shows flights cancelled at Marseille airport
17/09/2014 - France

French government calls for Air France strike to end as 60 per cent of flights cancelled

The French government weighed into the Air France pilots’ strike on its third day, Wednesday, with Prime Minister Manuel Valls and Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron calling for an end to the ...
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls  at the Assemblée nationale on Tuesday
17/09/2014 - Analysis: France

French government survives confidence vote despite growing opposition on Socialist left

France’s Socialist government survived a risky confidence vote on Tuesday but with a reduced majority compared to six months ago … bad news for an embattled government but not as bad as ...
16/09/2014 - France

French telecom Orange makes 3.4 million euro bid for Spanish operator Jazztel

French telecom Orange made a 3.4 billion euro bid on Monday to acquire Spanish fixed-line operator Jazztel. 

Netflix, the American provider of on-demand Internet streaming media
15/09/2014 - France

Online streaming Netflix hits French screens

US online streaming Netflix launched its move into the French market on Monday and put local operators under pressure. 

The Brussels Jewish Museum
14/09/2014 - Belgium - France

Brussels Jewish museum reopens four months after anti-Semitic attack

The Brussels Jewish Museum reopened on Sunday with a ceremony at which Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo vowed to continue fighting “terrorism”.
An Air France Airbus A319 at Orly airport
13/09/2014 - France

Half Air France flights to be cancelled on Monday due to pilots’ strike, CEO

About 50 per cent of Air France flights will be cancelled on Monday if the planned pilots’ strike goes ahead, according to CEO Frédéric Gagey, speaking on Saturday as negotiations ...

French press review 13 September 2014

Ebola is a wound that will not heal in west Africa. Hollande visits Iraq. A new war in the Middle East promises to be tough-going. And there’s good news and bad news for French sport.

A reenactment of First Battle of the Marne at Chauconin-Neufmontiers on 6  September
12/09/2014 - France - Europe

French PM Valls commemorates Battle of the Marne in ongoing world war ceremonies

French Prime minister Manuel Valls called for national unity at a ceremony to commemorate the Battle of the Marne, which saw French and British troops face German soldiers at the start of World War I ...
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