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French police take a woman and child out of the building where Salhi lived
01/07/2015 - France

French Syria jihadist admits to involvement in Lyon factory beheading

A French jihadist fighting in Syria has admitted to involvement in the attack on a chemical plant near Lyon during which Yassin Salhi beheaded his boss, according to his mother. 

Flights cancelled during a previous air traffic controllers' strike
01/07/2015 - FRANCE

French air traffic controllers strike Thursday, Friday

French air traffic controllers were due to strike on Thursday and Friday as the summer holiday season opened. Their last strike, in April, saw 40 per cent of flights cancelled.

About 20 000 people demonstrated in favour of accepting negotiators' conditions in Athens on Tuesday
01/07/2015 - FRANCE - GREECE

France wants Greece deal before Sunday's referendum

France hopes an agreement can be reached on Greece's debt before Sunday's referendum on acceptance of EU and IMF negotiators proposals for the country's economy, Finance Minister Michel Sapin said on ...
01/07/2015

French press review 1 July 2015

The battleground of the Greek economy continues to gets the editorial snipers' trigger-fingers itching. No one seems to know what will happen next.
French President Francois Hollande and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at the Elysee Palace in Paris, 30 June 2015
30/06/2015 - France - China

China looking to learn from France about Africa

Trade is the focus of a three-day visit to France that Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang started on Tuesday.
Thibaud Simphal, director general of Uber France, in Paris 19 May 2015.
30/06/2015 - FRANCE - united states

Uber France, top executives to go to trial in September

French prosecutors have ordered Uber France and two of its top executives to go on trial in September on charges the company enabled "illegal" taxi services.

The former French economy minister Pierre Moscovici was targeted by the NSA, according to the latest WikiLeaks documents
30/06/2015 - FRANCE - US

Latest leaked documents show NSA spied on French economy ministers, companies

The US National Security Agency eavesdropped on France’s finance ministers and the country’s largest companies, according to the latest WikiLeaks documents published by French media.

30/06/2015

French press review 30 June 2015

“Pay Day” for Greece as the deadline to service its 240-billion-euro loan from Western creditors expires tonight.
Charles Pasqua, seen here October 1986 when he first became France's interior minister
30/06/2015 - France

Former French interior minister Pasqua dies at 88

Former French interior minister Charles Pasqua died in a hospital in the Paris suburbs Monday at age 88.

Yassin Salhi escorted by police officers, near Lyon, France, June 28, 2015.
29/06/2015 - FRANCE

France deports 40 imams for preaching hatred

France has deported 40 imams for “preaching hatred” in the past three years, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said on Monday.

French President François Hollande delivers a statement after holding a council meeting on Greece at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France.
29/06/2015 - France - Greece

French President Hollande says exit from euro would be 'Greece's choice'

French President Francois Hollande says that it is Greece’s choice to stay in the Eurozone and that France's economy is safe from market instability after bailout negotiations failed over the ...
29/06/2015

French press review 29 June 2015

Greece is in the fangs of all the national dailies after Athens calls off debt reform talks and announces a referendum on creditors' proposals, to be held days after a repayment deadline.

People cool off during the first heatwave of the summer near Barcelona, Spain, 28 June 2015.
29/06/2015 - FRANCE

Heatwave to sweep France this week

A powerfull heatwave is forecast to sweep France this week and temperatures could reach 40 degrees Celsius or more by the middle of the week.

29/06/2015 - FRANCE - united states

Paris deploys 200 extra police to target UberPop

Paris will deploy 200 special police to crack down on illegal taxi activities after cab drivers held violent protests last week against unfair competition from the ride-booking app UberPop.
Ten years after the 2005 riots was anything changed?
29/06/2015 - Spotlight on France

Ten years after the 2005 riots was anything changed?

It's been ten years since riots shook France up, sparked by the death of two teenagers.
28/06/2015

French weekly magazines review 28 June 2015

The identity debate thrives on French fears of terrorism and migrants' invasion of Europe from the Mediterranean.

A French forensic team on the site where the severed head of the victim was found, 26 June 2015
28/06/2015 - FRANCE

French terror suspect 'sent image of beheading to Syria'

The suspect in the attack on an industrial chemical plant in southeastern France has confessed and was to be transferred to Paris Sunday for further questioning by anti-terror police.

Tunisian army soldiers arrive after a gunman opened fire on a beachside hotel in Sousse, Tunisia, 26 June 2015
27/06/2015 - Tunisia-France

Tunisia confronted with dilemma of security over liberty after Sousse attack

Tunis on Saturday announced a raft of tough measures to eradicate the growing terror threat, after an Islamist gunman shot dead 38 tourists at a beachfront hotel. Plans include a clampdown on radical mosques that spread religious extremism, as well as deploying army reservists around archaeological sites and coastal areas.

27/06/2015

French press review 27 June 2015

French papers offer a grim reminder that France must be ready to live with the new terrorism threat, after the decapitation of a company boss and the hoisting of the Islamic State group's flag on the ...
Officials search the home of suspect Yassin Salhi near Lyon, 27 June 2015
27/06/2015 - FRANCE

French PM warns of more attacks as ministers hold emergency meeting

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls warns that the country faces more attacks after Friday’s killing at an industrial chemicals plant by a man who French security officials say once had links to ...
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