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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.

A shirtless Xavier Broseta (R), Executive Vice President for Human Resources at Air France, is evacuated by security after a staff meeting turns violent. Roissy, near Paris, France, October 5, 2015
05/10/2015 - France

Air France bosses attacked by angry workers after announcing huge job losses

Hundreds of Air France workers stormed office headquarters at Charles de Gaulle Roissy airport, on Monday, breaking up a last-ditch staff meeting.

French President François Hollande at the press conference with Nigeria's Muhammadu Buhari where he announced that air strikes on Syria were "necessary"
15/09/2015 - FRANCE - SYRIa

France to launch air strikes against Islamic State in Syria

France is to launch air strikes against the Islamic State armed group (IS) in Syria.
French police examine the debris from the Malaysia Airlines MH370 in July
04/09/2015 - France - Malaysia - China

France confirms Réunion debris from missing Malaysia Airlines plane

French prosecutors have confirmed that a wing fragment that washed up on the French Indian Ocean island of Réunion in July belonged to the Malaysia Airlines flight 370 that went missing last ...
A Thalys train at Gare du Midi in Brussels
01/09/2015 - France - Belgium

Belgium to collect data on travellers of planes, trains and ferries

Belgium has announced controversial plans to collect information on all passengers of airlines, as well as cross-border trains and ferries, in the wake of the foiled attack on a train running between ...