An employment exchange in Paris - unemployment among under-25s of African origin is over 40 per cent
01/03/2015 - France

Racism boosts second-generation African immigrant unemployment in France, report

Discrimination is keeping the children of immigrants at the bottom of France’s economic pile, a report advised Prime Minister Manuel Valls this weekend.
Stop au déni's website
01/03/2015 - France

France failing child sex abuse victims, survey finds

France’s social services are failing to protect children from sex abuse, an NGO charged this weekend after a survey showed that only four per cent of victims had received help from the ...
The French Alps
01/03/2015 - France

French hamlet cut off by mudslide as access to ski stations reopens

As the road to two French Alpine ski stations reopened, a village in the Pyrenees mountains was cut off by a mudslide on Saturday. Two residents were flown out by helicopter for health reasons.


French weekly magazines review 1 March 2015

Paris Fashion Week gets ample coverage in this week’s magazines. A Guantanamo Bay ex-inmate tells his story.
Bouygues CEO Martin Bouygues, who is still alive
01/03/2015 - France

Rumours of French industrialist’s death greatly exaggerated

France’s AFP news agency was forced to apologise on Saturday to billionaire industrialist Martin Bouygues after wrongly announcing that he was dead.
Laurent-Désiré Kabila in 1997 in Kisangani
28/02/2015 - France - DRC - Belgium

Belgian businessman convicted in 14-year-old DRC murder mystery

A Belgian businessman has been sentenced to 20 years in jail in his absence for the murder in France of two Congolese in an apparent attempt to wipe out plotters of a coup against former president ...
A manual security check on luggage at Paris's Charles-De-Gaulle airport
28/02/2015 - France

Thousands of bags stranded at Paris airport due to computer glitch

Thousands of air passengers took off from Paris’s main airport without their luggage on Friday because computer-error had caused security scanners to break down.
French Socialist MP Gérard Bapt
28/02/2015 - France - Syria

French MPs say presidency, ministry informed ahead of Syria visit

The French MPs who visited Syria last week claim they informed the authorities of their plans, although President François Hollande condemned the trip and the meeting that three of them held ...
The Serre-Ponçon lake in the Hautes-Alpes.
28/02/2015 - France

French ski stations cut off by giant rockfall

Access to two French Alpine ski stations was cut off on Saturday morning after two giant rocks fell on the road on Friday afternoon.

French press review 28 February 2015

Bowie gets an exhibition at Paris’s new concert hall. A Bangladeshi blogger is murdered. IS runs amok in a museum. French retirement homes’ prices come under fire.
Nemtsov's corpse on the bridge near St Basil’s Cathedral and the Kremlin where he was gunned down
28/02/2015 - France - Russia

Hollande condemns Nemtsov assassination

French President François Hollande on Saturday condemned the murder of Boris Nemtsov.
French Finance Minister  Michel Sapin with his Greek counterpart Yanis Varoufakis in Paris at the beginning of the month
27/02/2015 - France - Eurozone

EU sets France tough new deficit targets, Sapin says can be reached

The European Union has tightened targets for the reduction of France’s budget deficit two days after extending the deadline to reduce it to below three per cent for another two years.
An HSBC branch in Geneva
27/02/2015 - France - Eurozone - Switzerland

France has given Swissleaks information to ‘large number’ of eurozone countries

France has supplied the names of foreign nationals with secret bank accounts in HSBC’s Swiss branch to most countries in the eurozone, Finance Minister Michel Sapin indicated on Thursday.

IS members destroy a statue in Mosul museum
27/02/2015 - France - Iraq - Syria

Hollande condemns IS’s ‘barbaric’ destruction of ancient artefacts in Mosul

French President François Hollande on Friday condemned the “barbaric” destruction of ancient statues by the Islamic State (IS) armed group in the Iraqi city of Mosul.
Sanaa residents watch Huthi leader Abdel-Malek al-Houthi on television
27/02/2015 - France - Yemen

Yemen tribal leaders start mediation with French woman’s kidnappers

Tribal leaders in Yemen have started mediating between the kidnappers of a French aid worker and her translator and local leaders of Shia Huthi militias.

French press review 27 February 2015

French papers ignore “Jihadi John” but take a look in-depth at Boko Haram. France still waits for better economic times, although it is doing well in innovation.

Georges Ibrahim Abdallah
27/02/2015 - France - Lebanon - Israel - Palestinian Territories

French court rules Lebanese left-winger Abdallah must stay in jail

A French court on Thursday rejected for the ninth time a request for the release of Lebanese pro-Palestinian left-winger, Georges Ibrahim Abdallah, who was jailed in France for 30 years for killing ...
President François Hollande (L) and Prime Minister Manuel Valls strongly criticized the visit of four French MPs to Syria on Thursday 26 February 2015.
26/02/2015 - FRANCE - SYRIA

Hollande condemns French MPs’ visit to Syria

President François Hollande and Prime Minister Manuel Valls strongly criticized on Thursday the visit of four French MPs to Syria.
Two wind turbines were installed on the Eiffel Tower in Paris on 26 February 2015.
26/02/2015 - FRANCE

Two wind turbines on Paris Eiffel Tower

Two wind turbines were installed on the second level of the Eiffel Tower at a height of 127 metres, the Paris monument’s operating company SETE announced on Thursday.

Drones were spotted flying over Paris for two nights running on 24 and 25 February.
26/02/2015 - FRANCE

France releases Al-Jazeera journalists arrested over drones in Paris

Three Al-Jazeera journalists who were arrested Wednesday for flying a drone over Paris have been released, a judicial source announced on Thursday.


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