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Volunteers are taught how to work with patients infected with the Ebola virus at the hospital Henri Mondor in Creteil
24/10/2014 - FRANCE - EBOLA - GUINEA

France calls for volunteers to help in Ebola-hit countries

France is calling for volunteers to fight against the Ebola virus, asking health professionals to travel to regions currently experiencing the outbreak.
 

24/10/2014

French press review 24 October 2014

Algeria’s surprise refusal to allow French magistrates to take home DNA samples of the seven monks killed in Tibhirine 18 years ago attracts angry reactions from the national dailies.

24/10/2014 - FRANCE - US

French Academy of Science award winner on need to protect scientists

The French Academy of Science has awarded its top prize to Joel Lebowitz, a professor of physics and mathematics at Rutgers University

Picasso museum reopens in Paris
24/10/2014 - On-the-spot France

Picasso museum reopens in Paris

In Paris, this Saturday sees the reopening of the National Picasso museum.
French riot police of the force out immigrants who were hidden in a truck.
23/10/2014 - FRANCE

Police reinforcements sent to Calais to quell migrant violence

France is sending police reinforcements to the port of Calais, where illegal migrants trying to reach Britain are "causing havoc", said the country’s interior minister Bernard ...
Neanderthal DNA extraction
23/10/2014 - FRANCE

Scientists discover oldest human DNA, linking us to Neanderthals

Scientists say they have unravelled the oldest DNA ever retrieved from a Homo sapiens bone, shedding light on human colonisation of the planet.

23/10/2014

French press review 23 October 2014

France's socialists are not a happy lot. Three of this morning's papers give pride of place to the ruling party, and two of the headlines use the word "crisis".
French export companies
23/10/2014 - On-the-spot France

French export companies

French companies that export their goods and services are more innovative, according to a report published Wednesday by the French Statistics Institute, INSEE.
The 2015 Tour de France route was unveiled in Paris on Wednesday
22/10/2014 - Tour de France

2015 Tour de France to start from the Netherlands

Next year's Tour will commence from the Dutch city of Utrecht, making it the 21st overseas start in Tour history.
Total named Thierry Desmarest (left) and Patrick Pouyanne (right) as the new chairman and new CEO respetively
22/10/2014 - France - Russia

French oil giant Total names new bosses

The company named a new chairman and a new CEO on Wednesday following the death of its chief executive Christophe de Margerie in a plane crash in Moscow.

Jean-Christophe Cambadelis has criticised two former ministers for abstaining from voting on France's 2015 budget
22/10/2014 - FRANCE

Public spat brings divisions within France’s ruling party to the fore

Members of the Socialist Party engaged in public bickering a day after a group of rebel Socialist lawmakers that included three former ministers, abstained in a parliament vote on France's 2015 ...
22/10/2014

French press review 22 October 2014

Christophe de Margerie, the boss of the French oil firm Total, who died tragically in an accident in Moscow on Monday night, dominates this morning's front pages.

Vladimir Martynenko signs his testimony before his lawyer in Moscow
22/10/2014 - FRANCE - RUSSIA

Snowplough driver claims he drove onto runway after "losing his bearings"

Total CEO Christophe de Margerie was killed on Monday night after his private plane collided with the snow clearing vehicle during take-off at Vnukovo airport in Moscow.

21/10/2014

French press review 21 October 2014

Local political squabbles dominate this morning's French front pages.
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21/10/2014 - FRANCE - AFRICA

French researchers develop quick Ebola diagnosis device

The new tool, developed by France's Atomic Energy Commission, could allow doctors to diagnose a patient with suspected Ebola in under 15 minutes.

Christophe de Margerie died in a plane crash at the Vnukovo airport in Moscow on Monday
21/10/2014 - France/Russia

Russia will remember De Margerie with greatest warmth, says Putin

In a telegram sent to French President Francois Hollande, the Russian President said he was "shocked by the news" after the jet carrying Christophe De Margerie crashed into a snow plough at ...
A file picture of Christophe de Margerie who died in a plane crash at the Vnukovo airport in Moscow on Monday
21/10/2014 - France

Total CEO killed in Moscow plane crash

Christophe de Margerie, chief executive officer of French oil giant Total, died in a plane crash at a Moscow airport late Monday when the private jet he was using struck a snowplough on ...
Senegalese artists show off their talent at Francophonie festival
21/10/2014 - On-the-spot France

Senegalese artists show off their talent at Francophonie festival

An array of music, art and literary talent was on display at the Wallonia-Brussels cultural centre in Paris, which has just wrapped up its Francophonie festival.
Lille's mayor Martine Aubry and French Prime Minister Manuel Valls attend an intercommunal convention at Lille-Grand Palais
20/10/2014 - France

Lille mayor Martine Aubry wants to shake-up France's economy, but not government, she says

Martine Aubry broke her silence this weekend after she slammed the government's economic policy for bringing the country to a "standstill." The former Labour minister, who crafted France's ...
An Ebola warning sign at Charles de Gaulle airport, Paris
20/10/2014 - France-Europe-Liberia-Sierra-Leone-Guinea

EU to appoint Ebola czar to battle deadly disease

European Union foreign ministers agreed Monday to appoint an Ebola coordinator to bring together resources and funding to tackle the deadly disease before it becomes a global disaster.
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