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French President François Hollande meets with Russian leader Vladimir Putin at Moscow airport, December 6 2014
26/11/2015 - France-Russia

Hollande's grand anti-IS coalition with Russia compromised by downed jet

French President François Hollande was set to hold talks on Thursday with Russian leader Vladimir Putin to rally his support behind global efforts to forge a grand coalition against Islamic ...
Pascal Fauret and co-pilot Bruno Odos, Santo Domingo, 15 August 2015.
23/11/2015 - FRANCE

Dominican Republic orders arrests of more French nationals in ‘Air Cocaine’ case

The Dominican Republic issued an arrest warrant on Sunday against three French nationals.
Pascal Fauret back in France at a news conference in Paris, France, 27 October 2015.
05/11/2015 - France- Dominican Republic

French judge jails French pilots in Dominican Republic cocaine scandal

The two French pilots, who fled the Dominican Republic a week ago where they were convicted of cocaine trafficking, are both in jail in Marseille this Thursday.

An Air France Airbus A320 aircraft takes off at the Charles de Gaulle International Airport in Roissy, near Paris, in this October 27, 2015 file photo.
30/10/2015 - France-China

Airbus signs mega deal with China as profits soar

European manufacturer Airbus has signed a letter of intent to sell 100 helicopters to China and build an assembly plant there, in a deal worth 750 million euros, sources reported on Friday.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef (5th R) meets French Prime Minister Manuel Valls (4th L) in Riyadh, 12 October  2015.
13/10/2015 - France-Saudi Arabia

France and Saudi Arabia sign contracts worth 10 billion euros

The French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, accompagnied by his Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, signed 10 billion euro worth of contracts on Tuesday with Saudi Arabia.
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls (L) shakes hands with Egyptian Defence minister General Sedki Sobhi (R) as Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (C) looks on. October 10, 2015
12/10/2015 - France-Egypt-Jordan-Saudi Arabia

French PM seals ties with embarrassing Middle East allies

After Egypt and Jordan, French Prime minister Manuel Valls is due to visit Saudi Arabia on Monday for the final leg of his four-day tour of the Middle East.

Xavier Broseta (C), Human Resources Manager at Air France, and Pierre Plissonnier (R), Air France deputy of long-haul flights, surrounded by angry employees, October 5, 2015
12/10/2015 - France

Air France tries to bridge rift with unions: arrests 6

Six Air France workers, suspected of attacking their bosses last week, were arrested on Monday, on the heels of fresh talks between management and unions.

Human resources manager Xavier Broseta, centre, is evacuated by security after striking workers interrupted a meeting with union representatives at the headquarters of Air France.
10/10/2015 - France

Majority of French people 'understand' attack on Air France bosses, but do not approve

The majority of French people "understand" why violence occurred earlier this week at Air France’s headquarters over pending job cuts, according to an Ifop poll to be published Sunday ...
Striking employees demonstrate in front of the Air France headquarters building at Charles de Gaulle International Airport in Roissy, near Paris, 5 October 2015
06/10/2015 - France

Valls meets with Air France management as union calls for government intervention

Violent protests against Air France managers by striking workers are “unacceptable” and hurt the country's image, French President Francois Hollande said Tuesday, as Prime Minister Manuel ...
A board with an image of Air France-KLM Chief Executive Officer Alexandre de Juniac reading "keep our planes, sack the bosses" is seen on the Air France headquarters building at the Charles de Gaulle International Airport in Roissy, near Paris, France, Oct

'Get your act together' Dutch unions tell Air France as woes reach KLM

Scenes of violent mobs outside Air France headquarters have rattled members of its Dutch arm. KLM is increasingly worried about the impact industrial action could have on its own activity.