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Alstom faces new problems with a corruption case in the UK
24/07/2014 - United Kingdom - France

Britain's Serious Fraud Office charges Alstom with corruption

British prosecutors have charged French engineering giant Alstom with corruption after a five-year investigation into large transport projects in India, Poland and Tunisia between 2000 and ...

Mehdi Nemmouche, suspected of the shooting attack on the Brussels Jewish Museum, arrives for an extradition hearing in Versailles in June
23/07/2014 - France - Belgium - Israel

France authorises Brussels anti-Semitic gunman’s extradition to Belgium

France’s top appeal court has cleared the extradition of the French-Algerian man suspected of shooting dead four people at the Jewish Museum in Brussels in May.

A departure time flight board t Ben Gurion International airport in Tel Aviv on Tuesday
23/07/2014 - Europe - US - Middle East

Air France, US, European airlines scrap flights to Tel Aviv

Air France was among European and American airlines that cancelled flights to Israel Tuesday and Wednesday after a rocket fired from Gaza landed near the runways of Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion ...

Armed pro-Russian separatists stand guard at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, Donetsk region, 22 July 2014.
22/07/2014 - France - Europe - Russia

France on the spot as Ukraine crisis sanctions against Russia divide Europe

A call for an arms embargo on Tuesday puts France in a difficult position and divides EU foreign ministers who want tougher sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis.

Green algae in Brittany.
22/07/2014 - France

Green algae: French government blamed for water pollution

A French court on Monday blamed the French government for the decomposing toxic green algae covering beaches in Brittany.

22/07/2014 - France - Syria

Suspected jihadists arrested in southern France

French police special operations arrested Tuesday morning three suspected jihadists in southern France.

Roma camp in Pierrefitte-sur-Seine near Paris
21/07/2014 - France

Roma teenager out of coma after brutal attack in France

A Roma teenager emerged from a month-long coma on Sunday after being lynched by residents in a Paris suburb.

Pro-Russian separatists with debris from the Malaysia Airlines plane that crashed in east Ukraine
20/07/2014 - France - EU - Ukraine - Malaysia

Hollande, Cameron, Merkel demand Putin obtains access to Malaysia Airlines crash site

French President François Hollande have threatened action against Russia unless Vladimir Putin obtains free access to the site of the MH-17 crash in a joint statement British Prime Minister ...

The remains of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 near Grabovo in Donetsk
18/07/2014 - France - Russia - Ukraine

No French on crashed Malaysia Airlines plane in Ukraine, Hollande

No French nationals died in the crash of the Malaysia Airlines MH17 airliner apparently shot down over eastern Ukraine on Thursday, President François Hollande announced on Friday, citing ...

Ukrainians leave candles and flowers at the Dutch embassy in Kiev for victims of Malaysia Airlines MH17
18/07/2014 - France - Ukraine - Russia - Malaysia

International experts must investigate Malaysia Airlines Ukraine crash, French MP

International experts should be rushed to Ukraine to establish whether Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down, a leading French MP said Friday.

Three journalists working for Al Jazeera- Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed (L-R) have been jailed in Egypt
18/07/2014 - Report: Egypt - European Union

European parliament calls for ban on spy technology export to Egypt

The European parliament yesterday called for a ban of surveillance and military technology to Egypt.

A Palestinian on the site of a home destroyed by Israeli bombardment Wednesday
16/07/2014 - France - Middle East

France proposes EU take over control of Israel-Gaza border crossings

France has proposed that European Union teams take over the running of border crossings between Israel and the Gaza Strip in a bid to encourage a truce in the escalating conflict that has seen 205 ...

Paris taxi drivers protest against Uber in January
11/07/2014 - France - US

France to ban car-share start-ups from using apps after taxi protests

France is to ban car-share start-ups from using mobile phone apps to attract fares in an attempt to resolve a dispute between taxi drivers and companies like US-based Uber, which they claim are ...

The Servier laboratory building in Gily, near Orleans.
09/07/2014 - France - Europe

French drug giant Servier slammed with massive fine

The European Union fined French drugs giant Servier with a 331 million euro fine on Wednesday for blocking a cheaper generic version of popular blood pressure treatment Perindopril.

High-speed Eurostar expected delays after power failure in Channel Tunnel on July 7, 2014.
07/07/2014 - France - UK

Train evacuated after power failure in Channel Tunnel

Hundreds of passengers were evacuated on Monday from a broken-down train in the Channel Tunnel linking the UK and France, prompting long delays for travellers.

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