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04/09/2015

French press review 4 September 2015

The French papers are unanimous in their choice of top subject this morning.
The Vladivostok and the Sebastopol, Saint-Nazaire. File Decembre 2014.
03/09/2015 - France - Russia

France to refund Russia 949.8 million euros on undelivered Mistral ships

According to a draft law published on the French National Assembly website, France is to pay back Russia 949.8 million euros to scrap the deal on two Mistral warships.

03/09/2015

French press review 3 September 2015

President François Hollande hands tough Labour Ministry to young Moroccan-born woman and angry tractor-riding farmers stage a massive blockade of Paris in their tug of war with the government ...
Hundreds of tractors heading towards Paris, 3 September 2015.
03/09/2015 - France

Hundreds of protesting French farmers' tractors roll into Paris

Farmers riding around 1,700 tractors tried to blockade Paris on Thursday morning to protest against falling prices of their products and high taxes which they say, are endangering their ...
French Justice Minister Christiane Taubira
02/09/2015 - France

French justice ministry promises action after report it hired undeclared workers

France’s justice ministry says it will address its employment problem after an investigation leaked in the press found it had hired more than 40,000 undeclared workers on a casual basis.

02/09/2015

French press review 2 September 2015

German Chancellor Angela Merkel grapples with the influx of refugees, and the controversy over the bonus being awarded to Alcatel-Lucent's outgoing CEO shows no signs of abating.

A firefighter on the scene of the fire in Paris, 2 September 2015
02/09/2015 - France

Police suspect arson in deadly Paris fire

Police have arrested a man in his 30s "who might have been at the scene" of the deadly fire in northern Paris which killed at least eight people, including two children, a source at the Paris prosecutor's office told news agency AFP.

A man gives coins to a beggar as for many ordinary citizens times are harder than ever, La Bola, southern Spain, 27 August 2015.
01/09/2015 - Europe - France

Eurozone unemployment lowest in three years; not in France

Unemployment in the eurozone fell to its lowest level in three and a half years in July.
01/09/2015

French press review 1 September 2015

A warning is issued over a looming school failure as the new year reopens without European and bilingual classes.
01/09/2015 - FRANCE

Two dead as violent storms sweep south-west France

Two people were killed late Monday night as violent storms hit the region of Tarn and Garonne in south-west France. Seven others were seriously wounded.

Jinling Oil Refinery in Qixia, Nanjing province. China is world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gasses.
31/08/2015 - Paris climate conference 2015

Explainer COP21: Difficult choices

With nearly 200 countries taking part, it is clear that reaching consensus at the December 2015 COP21 about how to move on in tackling climate change and its effects — often referred to as ...
Michel Combes, CEO of Alcatel-Lucent (right) and Rajeev Suri (left), president of Nokia, after a press conference in Paris, 15 April 2015.
31/08/2015 - France

French government, unions denounce bonuses for Alcatel-Lucent boss

France’s Socialist government and unions are calling on the head of Alcatel-Lucent to renounce the reported bonuses of 14 million euros that he is slated to receive as the equipment maker is ...
31/08/2015

French press review 31 August 2015

Austria's truckers of shame are on the front page of the French press, as the migrant crisis worsens.
An African migrant trying to cross the gates preventing the passage to the Channel Tunnel, near Calais, 8 August 2015.
31/08/2015 - France

Valls in Calais after calling for migrants to be treated with 'dignity'

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls and two European commissioners are to visit the French port of Calais Monday, where thousands of migrants have been camped out for months in the hope of making it ...
Novelist Michel Houellebecq
30/08/2015 - FRANCE

French author Houellebecq threatens to sue Le Monde

French novelist Michel Houellebecq lashed out at Le Monde newspaper on TV on television this weekend, threatening to take legal advice about its use of "private correspondence".
Graphics from RFI's Hausa service
30/08/2015 - CAMEROoN - FRANCE

RFI correspondent held incommunicado in Cameroon Boko Haram inquiry

RFI has called on Cameroon to allow lawyers to see journalist Ahmed Abba, the correspondent for its Hausa service who has been held in custody for a month without it being made clear what charges he ...
Belgian police officers stand guard on a platform at the Thalys high-speed train terminal at Brussels Midi/Zuid railway station 22 August 2015.
30/08/2015 - FRANCE

France to tighten rail security as EU ministers meet after foiled train attack

Nine European interior ministers met in Paris on Saturday and agreed to enhance security measures for international rail transport.
Revue de presse des hebdomadaires
30/08/2015

French weekly magazines review 30 August 2015

The impact of technology start-ups like Uber, AirBnB and Blablacar; the celebration in China of allies’ victory over Japan and the stopping of a music festival in Crimea; these are some of the ...
Front National leader Marine Le Pen
29/08/2015 - FRANCE

Marine Le Pen calls for end to legal immigration to France

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has called for an end to all immigration to France, legal and illegal.
The seafront at Nice, one of the resorts where the theives operated
29/08/2015 - FRANCE

Thieves posed as Gulf tourists to steal French hotel safes

Two men believed to have posed as rich Gulf tourists to steal safes from posh French hotels have been arrrested in central France.
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