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The victims were studying oenology in Bordeaux
26/11/2014 - France - China

French men jailed for attack on Chinese wine students

In France three men aged 21-23 have been jailed and fined for attacking a group of Chinese exchange students last year.
Hollande welcome Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to the Elysée presidential palace
26/11/2014 - France - Egypt

Hollande calls for democratic transition in Egypt on Sisi Paris visit

French President François Hollande called on Egypt to pursue its “democratic transition” after lunching with Egyptian leader Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Wednesday.
French Environment Minister Ségolène Royal announces a consultation procedure over the Siven dam last month
26/11/2014 - France - European Union

European Commission pursues France over controversial dam project

The European Commission has started legal action against France over the controversial Sirven dam project, which has sparked protests during which a demonstrator was killed by a police stun ...
A Mirage 2000D in Kandahar, Afghanistan, in 2009
26/11/2014 - France - Jordan - Iraq

French bombers to arrive in Jordan Thursday for strikes against IS in Iraq

Six French bombers are to be sent to Jordan on Thursday to launch raids on the Islamic State (IS) armed group in Iraq, the French government announced on Wednesday.

26/11/2014

French press review 26 November 2014

Racial anger in the United States, the Pope in Strasbourg and Nicolas Sarkozy on the front page of Le Figaro. That just about sums up this morning's French papers.

Al-Kalaseh neigbourhood of Aleppo last month
26/11/2014 - France - Syria

France calls for safe zones in Syria in fight against Assad and Islamic State jihadists

France has called for the creation of safe zones in Syria to protect civilians from both government forces and the Islamic State (IS) armed group.

The boy's father was in prison when he was born and was unaware of his existence
26/11/2014 - France

French father’s bid to win custody of adopted son fails

A French appeals court has refused a young father's request to have his son taken from an adoptive family and handed over to his custody.
The late CEO Christophe de Margerie, seen here at the Elysée palace, denied that Total had paid bribes in the case before his death last month
26/11/2014 - France - Iran - US

France investigates oil giant Total for ‘corruption’ in Iranian contracts

French oil giant Total is under criminal investigation for alleged corruption of foreign officials in contracts with Iranian companies in the late 1990s and early 2000s, it was revealed on ...
More cheese please
25/11/2014 - France

Say fromage - wikipedia appeals for French cheese-lovers' photos

Wikimedia France, a free online library of photos, has appealed for more photographs of French cheeses.

Founded by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802, the Legion of Honour recognises distinguished military and civilian service to France.
25/11/2014 - France - United Kingdom - New Zealand

Shy British WWII spy heroine receives French Legion of Honour

A 93-year-old British woman was awarded France's highest honour on Tuesday for her perilous spying missions in German-occupied France in World War II.

A black pearl
25/11/2014 - French Polynesia

Tahiti customs seize 190,000 black pearls

Customs officers have seized a record 190,000 black pearls, worth thousands of euros, at the home of a drug trafficker on a French Polynesian island.
Pollution in Paris, March 2014. File.
25/11/2014 - FRANCE

Paris pollution like being in room with eight smokers, report

Paris will restrict access to cars with high CO2 emissions as from next year, the mayor's office said on Monday, following the release of an alarming report that compared a bad day in the French ...
One of the Mistral warships in the Saint Nazaire dockyard
25/11/2014 - France - Russia

France suspends Mistral warship delivery to Russia over Ukraine crisis

France has suspended delivery of a high-tech Mistral warship to Russia over the Ukraine conflict. Moscow says it will not take legal action “for the moment”.

French Justice Minister Christiane Taubira
25/11/2014 - France - USA

Ferguson riots product of US racism, French justice minister

France's black Minister of Justice Christiane Taubira on Tuesday tweeted several angry comments about the killings of black youngsters in the United States

25/11/2014

French press review 25 November 2014

The Front National finds the banks taht says "da" in Moscow. Russia's embassy buys Paris a Christmas tree. Diesel-driven cars are pouring filth into the French capital's air.
Britain's Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, US Secretary of State John Kerry, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, France's Laurent Fabius and China's Wang Yi in Vienna on Monday
25/11/2014 - France - Iran - US

France optimistic over Iran nuclear talks

France’s Foreign Affairs Minister was cautiously optimistic about nuclear negotiations with Iran after the suspension of talks in Vienna on Monday.
Sebastien Loeb will come out of retirement for the 2015 Monte Carlo Rally
24/11/2014 - France/Sports

Sebastien Loeb to race in 2015 Monte Carlo Rally

The nine-time world rally champion will come out of retirement to drive in the Monte Carlo Rally in January.

24/11/2014 - FRANCE

Thales and Siemens win 500 million euros contract for trains in Spain

The French and German firms won the contract for modernising systems on a high-speed train line in Spain.

The Alpine city of Grenoble.
24/11/2014 - FRANCE

Grenoble: a French city with no more commercial street advertising

No more ads. The Alpine city of Grenoble is the first European city to ban all commercial street advertising. Instead, the French city will plant trees.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who spent three years with Ajax earlier in his career, will be looking forward to facing his old club
24/11/2014 - France/Sports/Football

PSG hit by injury woes ahead of Champions League clash

The Paris based club is likely to miss key players for their match against Ajax at the Parc des Princes on Tuesday.

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