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Auchan supermarket in Calais, France.
24/04/2014 - France - Bangladesh

French supermarket to face charges one year after the Rana Plaza tragedy

One year after the collapse of the eight-story Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh’s capital city of Dhaka, three non-governmental organisations have filed the first European complaint against ...

Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk
24/04/2014 - France - Poland - Russia

Alternatives to Russian gas in the pipeline for Europe

France and Poland submitted a proposal on Thursday to create a European energy community in a bid to cut dependence on Russian gas.

24/04/2014

French press review 24 April 2014

If you've already had enough speculation, counter-speculation and plain old guff about the French economy, you would be well advised to avoid the front pages of both Le Monde and Le ...

24/04/2014 - France

France test drives plan to stop taxi wars

France's road war between highly regulated taxis and private hire cars could wind down soon as Prime Minister Manuel Valls is given a report today on how to reinvent the business.

French president François Hollande
24/04/2014 - France - Georgia - Ukraine

France's Hollande to visit Georgia as Ukraine peace deal falters

French President Francois Hollande is set to visit Georgia in the coming days in an effort to improve ties with Russia’s pro-Western neighbour during a time of increased tensions in the ...

German Neo-Nazis march in 2011
23/04/2014 - France - Germany - Italy

Neo-Nazis celebrate Hitler's birthday in Alsace village

About 200 neo-Nazis celebrated Adolf Hitler’s birthday in a village hall in eastern France this weekend.

Laurent Fabius, ministre des Affaires étrangères, a rencontré les patrons français ce mardi 8 avril pour présenter ses nouveaux projets en matière de diplomatie économique.
23/04/2014 - France

Sunday trading to be legalised in Paris tourist areas

If you are thinking of visiting Paris, you should be able to do your shopping on Sunday as from the end of this year. France's Socialist government is to permit Sunday trading in the French ...

Khalid Skah
23/04/2014 - France - Morocco - Norway

France vetoes athlete Khalid Shah's extradition to Norway

France has turned down a Norwegian request for the extradition of Moroccan athlete Khaled Skah, locked in a dispute with his ex-wife over custody of their two children.

French Finance Minister Michel Sapin
23/04/2014 - France - European Union

France sticks by deficit target, forecasts 200,000 jobs to be created

The French government insists it will reach the European Union target of reducing the public deficit to three per cent of GDP and believes its Responsibility Pact will boost production and create ...

23/04/2014

French press review 23 April 2014

There's a strange contrast between the front pages of Le Monde and those of four other national dailies today.

Gilberto Rodriguez Leal when he was a prisoner of Mujao
23/04/2014 - France - Mali

France vows to punish Mali's Mujao for hostage's death

The death of French hostage Gilberto Rodrigues Leal will not go unpunished, French President François Hollande declared after Mali-based jihadi group Mujao on Tuesday announced that it had ...

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve
23/04/2014 - France

France to clamp down on Syria jihad networks

France’s government this week launches a plan to stop young people going to fight with jihadi groups against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

22/04/2014 - Cannes Film Festival 2014

Lineup for Cannes Director’s Fortnight 2014

Nineteen films are in the line-up in this year’s Director’s Fortnight which has a strong Anglo-Saxon element ...

Protesters appeal against the indoctrination of youth in Strasburg in February 2014.
22/04/2014 - France

France to unveil plan to tackle radicalisation

France is set to announce a comprehensive new plan to combat radicalisation amid growing concern over the increasing number of young French people joining jihadist groups in Syria.

Femen activists protest to disturb the Front National press conference in Paris
22/04/2014 - France

Femen disrupts far-right European Parliament election kick off

Bare-chested members of the activist group Femen crashed the far-right’s National Front press conference held today to launch their campaign for next month's European Parliament ...

Journalist Anne Sinclair speaks for first time in depth about ex-husband's sex life.
22/04/2014 - France

DSK’s ex-wife Anne Sinclair says she didn’t know about husband’s affairs

The ex-wife of former International Monetary Fund head Dominique Strauss-Kahn whose career was beset by a series of sexual scandals, says she was unaware of his infamous extramarital affairs in ...

The Promenade des Anglais in Nice
22/04/2014 - France

Nice seafront pushes for World Heritage status

Nice’s celebrated seaside boulevard lined with palm trees and glitzy turn-of-the-century hotels could become the latest French landmark to join Unesco’s World Heritage list.

22/04/2014 - France

French press review 22 April 2014

Whatever else you can say about the French papers this morning, there's plenty of variety on the front pages...

Music tells story of colonial troops in World War One
22/04/2014 - On-the-spot France

Music tells story of colonial troops in World War One

As France commemorates the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, two of Europe's most notorious dub producers have joined forces with roots reggae artists and poets from Britain and ...

Anti-ecotax demonstration in Brittany, October 26 2013
21/04/2014 - France

11 Anti-ecotax demonstrators to appear in court for vandalism

Eleven protesters against France's ecotax will appear in a court in Brittany on Tuesday.

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