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The Oikiluoto EPR in Finland
02/09/2014 - France - Finland

French-built Finnish nuclear reactor to go on stream nine years late

A jinxed new-generation French-built nuclear reactor for Finland is to begin producing electricity in 2018, nine years late, energy company Areva announced on Monday.

30/08/2014 - France - Europe

EU to increase Russian sanctions over Ukraine

EU leaders are looking to increase sanctions against Russia on Saturday during a summit in Brussels.

30/08/2014 - France

New measures announced to help real estate sector in France

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls unveiled a series of measures on Friday to boost the real estate sector in France, in an aim to kick-start the struggling economy.

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls with boss of bosses Pierre Gattaz at the Medef summer shcool this week
29/08/2014 - France

French companies’ dividend payouts soar as jobless wait for investment rise

Despite the economic crisis, the amount French companies pay out in dividends has soared to a European record, a study showed this week, raising questions about the Socialist government’s ...

Paris-Orly Sud airport, south of Paris
28/08/2014 - France

Air France pilots to strike in September

Airline pilots at Air France are to strike from 15-22 September.

French President François Hollande
28/08/2014 - France - Syria

Hollande rules out French cooperation with Assad against Islamic State

French President François Hollande on Thursday gave an emphatic no to Syria’s offer to work with the West in the fight against the Islamic State, previously known as Isis.

Outgoing economy minister Arnaud Montebourg hands over to his successor, Emmanuel Macron
27/08/2014 - Analysis: France

Hollande replaces left-winger with banker in French cabinet reshuffle as economy fails to revive

The second reshuffle of France’s government in five months signals a definitive breach by President François Hollande with the left wing of his Socialist Party.

Economy Minister Arnaud Montebourg, whose criticism precipitated the crisis
25/08/2014 - France

France in political crisis as Hollande government resigns

France is in political crisis after President Francois Hollande on Tuesday instructed Prime Minister Manuel Valls to form a new government.

24/08/2014 - Europe

18 Migrants die off the coast of Italy

The Italian coast guard confirmed on Sunday that eighteen people were found dead on an inflatable dinghy that was floating south of the island Lampedusa. 73 Survivors were rescued.

21/08/2014 - France

Hollande confirms French weapons were sent to Syrian rebels

French president Francois Hollande confirmed on Thursday that France has sent weapons to the rebels fighting the regime of President Bashar al-Assad in Syria.

18/08/2014 - Interview - Technology

M-Pesa mobile money brings African technology to Europe: 'sky's the limit' says founder

African technology has migrated to Europe with the launch of the mobile money technology M-Pesa in Romania.

Ukrainian soldier in Donetsk guards border with Russia on August, 15, 2014.
16/08/2014 - France - Germany - Ukraine - Russia

Top diplomats to meet after Ukraine says it destroyed Russian convoy

Top Russian and Ukrainian diplomats have agreed to meet with their French and German counterparts in Berlin on Sunday in an urgent attempt to lower tensions after Kiev claimed to destroy Russian ...

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius had urged for Friday's meeting to arm the Iraqi Kurds.
15/08/2014 - France - Iraq - Europe

EU ministers agree to arm Iraqi Kurds

European Union ministers agreed on Friday during an emergency meeting in Brussels to arm the beleaguered Iraqi Kurds fighting Islamic State militants overruning northern swaths of the ...

Members of the minority Yazidi religious sect in Iraq.
15/08/2014 - France - Europe - Iraq

EU ministers hold meeting on arming Iraqi Kurds

Foreign ministers of the European Union are to meet in Brussels on Friday as some members of the 28-nation bloc have asserted pressure to provide arms supplies to the country’s embattled ...

13/08/2014 - France

France sends military aid to Iraq

France has sent weapons to Iraq to help the Kurdistan forces fighting the Islamic State (IS) militants in the north of the country.

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