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The wreck of the trawler Bugaled Breizh, which sank off the coast of Britain on 15 January 2004.
03/03/2015 - FRANCE

Families of French shipwreck victims launch final appeal for truth

Families of victims of a mysterious shipwreck in the English Channel 11 years ago launched a last-ditch attempt to learn the cause of the incident in a French appeals court on Tuesday.
French former justice minister Rachida Dati
02/03/2015 - France - Britain - Europe

French and British MEPs sign call for passenger list on European flights to stem terrorism

Eighteen French and British Members of the European Parliament have jointly signed a call for the urgent adoption of an EU-wide version of the Passenger Name Record (PNR), used in the USA.

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.
A Eurostar train comes out of  the Channel tunnel near Calais
18/02/2015 - France - United Kingdom

Eurostar beats passenger records in 2014

Cross-Channel rail service Eurostar carried a record number of passengers in 2014 with the number of business travellers rising four per cent despite Europe’s economic problems.
The fans were on their way to see the PSG-Chelsea match during which Chelsea's Willian (L) faced PSG's Marco Verratti (R) and Blaise Matuidi (C)
18/02/2015 - France - United Kingdom

France opens racist assault case after Chelsea fans push black man off Paris metro

French prosecutors have opened a hunt for Chelsea football club fans who were filmed stopping a black man boarding a Paris metro train while chanting racist slogans.
Sigfox executive Anne Lauvergeon, who used to head nuclear giant Areva
11/02/2015 - France - United States

French internet-of-things company Sigfox raises 100 million euros for world conquest

French company Sigfox has raised a record 100 million euros (115 million dollars) to launch its internet-of-things business in the United States, Asia and Latin America.
The report says the private Swiss arm of HSBC helped clients avoid tax.
09/02/2015 - France-Britain-Switzerland

Secret files show HSBC bank helped clients dodge tax, report

Secret bank files show that the private Swiss arm of British bank HSBC helped wealthy customers avoid taxes, says a new report by a network of investigative journalists.


French weekly magazines review 01 February 2015

The weeklies cannot agree on the hottest news this week.
Alexander Litvinenko, File 2006.
27/01/2015 - Britain - Russia

London court examines Russia's alleged involvement in Litvinenko death

In the UK, a public inquiry into the death of former Russian spy, Alexander Litvinenko gets underway in London on Tuesday. Litvinenko died after drinking tea laced with radioactive poison in 2006.

French weekly magazines review 18 January 2015

As you'd expect, the French weeklies are preoccupied with the Charlie Hebdo killings in Paris and their aftermath.