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HSBC in New York
21/11/2014 - France - United Kingdom - Switzerland

HSBC charged in 180-billion-euro French tax fraud probe

The Swiss arm of British bank HSBC has been placed under formal investigation for money-laundering and helping tax-dodgers in a Franch tax fraud probe.
The Mistral Vladivostok at the STX  Les Chantiers de l'Atlantique in Saint-Nazaire, April 2014
21/11/2014 - France - Russia

Second Russian Mistral warship nears launch in French shipyard

The second Mistral warship being built for Russia by French shipbuilders was placed in the dock in Brittany's Saint-Nazaire shipyard on Thursday night.
Eurostar's new train at St Pancras station in London, 13 November 2014.
21/11/2014 - France - Britain - Belgium

1,300 stranded for eight hours on Eurostar

Some 1,300 Eurostar passengers were stranded in northern France for eight hours on Thursday night.
An Airbus A350, the  Airbus's newest plane, at Haneda airport in Tokyo, 19 november 2014.
20/11/2014 - France - Europe

Airbus to sign 11 billion-euro deal with America's Delta Airlines

Airbus is poised to sign for 11 billion-euro deal with the US company Delta Airlines to deliver 50 long-haul carriers.

School students demonstrate against the death of Rémi Fraisse in Paris, 13 November 2014
19/11/2014 - France - European Union

EU to probe French dam project after death of protester

The European Commission announced Wednesday it has opened an inquiry into a contested dam project near the French town of Sivens, where a young protester was killed last month.
France's Front National leader Marine Le Pen and Britain's Ukip leader Nigel Farage celebrate European election wins, 25 May 2014.
19/11/2014 - France - UK - European Union

France's Front National and Britain's Ukip target Juncker in EU parliament

European parliamentarians in France's far-right Front National (FN) on Tuesday backed other eurosceptics, with whom they previously refused to work, to force a confidence vote for European Commission ...
Russia's President Vladimir Putin during his bilateral meeting with France's President François Hollande
16/11/2014 - France - Russia - G20

Hollande ‘won’t be pressured’ over warship delivery to Russia

French President François Hollande will not be pressured into delivering two Mistral warships being built in France for Russia, he said after the G20 summit in Australia on Sunday.
Tear gas is fired at protesters on Istanbul's Taksim Square, next to Gezi Park
15/11/2014 - Turkey - France

French woman wins compensation for arrest during Turkey’s Gezi protests

A Turkish court this week ordered Turkey’s finance ministry to pay compensation to a young French woman detained for 14 days after fleeing police tear gas at last year’s Gezi Park ...
French President François Hollande with Russia's Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit in Brisbane
15/11/2014 - France - Russia - G20

Don’t mention the Mistrals - Hollande, Putin discuss Ukraine but not warship delivery at G20

Presidents Vladimir Putin and François Hollande did not even mention the controversial Mistral warships France is building for Russia during a meeting at the G20 summit in Australia on ...
A black felt two-cornered hat belonging to French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte on display at the Osenat auction house in Paris
14/11/2014 - France

Napoleon’s hat up for auction along with razor, watch and white silk stockings

Napoleon’s hat will go under the hammer on Saturday.
French Finance Minister Michel Sapin gave a cautious welcome to the growth figures
14/11/2014 - France

France avoids recession with 0.3 per cent growth in third quarter

France has surprised economic forecasters with growth of 0.3 per cent in the third quarter of 2014.
Philae lands safely on the comet 67P Churyumov Gerasimenko, 12 November 2014.
13/11/2014 - France - Outer Space

French space agency 'live with Philae' on Comet Chury

France's national space agency is now monitoring the robot Philae, which has made the first-ever landing on a comet after a 10-year journey and communicating with Earth from 510 million kilometres ...
The interior of the prison at Bourg-en-Bresse, central France
13/11/2014 - France

European rights court backs France’s whole-life sentences

France has the right to pass whole-life sentences, the European Court of Human Rights ruled on Thursday,

A Roma family in a shanty town
13/11/2014 - France - European Union

French politicians cheer European social tourism ruling

French politicians from most parties have hailed a European court decision to allow France and other European Union member states to clamp down on supposed “social tourism”.

Tourists at Paris's Louvre museum
12/11/2014 - France

Paris tourist muggings fall eight per cent in 2014

Muggings at Paris’s principal tourist sites have fallen eight per cent this year, according to Paris police, who have enforced a special anti-crime crackdown at top attractions like the Champs ...
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