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An Airbus at Toulouse airport on 4 December 2014
05/12/2014 - France

France to sell half-share in Toulouse airport to China

The French government announced on Thursday that it has decided to sell a 49.99 per cent stake in Toulouse airport to a Chinese consortium, made up of Chinese state-owned group Shandong Hi-Speed ...
02/12/2014

African press review 2 December 2014

Marks out of ten for South Africa's president and his team, Mubarak's acquittal in Egypt and animals being stolen from national parks in Zimbabwe - all in today's papers around Africa.

01/12/2014 - France - Italy - Switzerland

Collector leaves one million euro artwork on Paris-Geneva TGV

A French-Italian art collector has left a work of art worth one million euros on a TGV train and offered a reward to whoever returns it.

The victims were studying oenology in Bordeaux
26/11/2014 - France - China

French men jailed for attack on Chinese wine students

In France three men aged 21-23 have been jailed and fined for attacking a group of Chinese exchange students last year.
Britain's Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, US Secretary of State John Kerry, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, France's Laurent Fabius and China's Wang Yi in Vienna on Monday
25/11/2014 - France - Iran - US

France optimistic over Iran nuclear talks

France’s Foreign Affairs Minister was cautiously optimistic about nuclear negotiations with Iran after the suspension of talks in Vienna on Monday.
Japanese women on Thursday drinking Beaujolais Nouveau in Tokyo, 20 november 2014.
21/11/2014 - France - Asia

Six Boeing 747s fly Beaujolais Nouveau from Paris to Asia

Six Boeing 747s carried 2,000 tonnes of Beaujolais wine from Paris to Hong Kong so that Asians could celebrate the Beaujolais Nouveau 2014 vintage on Thursday.

Tourists at Paris's Louvre museum
12/11/2014 - France

Paris tourist muggings fall eight per cent in 2014

Muggings at Paris’s principal tourist sites have fallen eight per cent this year, according to Paris police, who have enforced a special anti-crime crackdown at top attractions like the Champs ...
Bangladeshi textile workers demand compensation for victims of the Rana Plaza disaster on a May Day march in Dhaka
16/10/2014 - France - Asia

French campaigners tackle clothing brands on foreign suppliers’ wages

A French labour-rights alliance has launched a campaign to force top clothing brands to ensure their suppliers are paying their workers a fair wage.
Loving civil disobedience
11/10/2014 - The Sound Kitchen

Loving civil disobedience

This week on The Sound Kitchen you’ll hear the answer to the quiz about the founder of Occupy Central with Peace and Love.
An engraved Gillardeau oyster
10/10/2014 - France

Gillardeau oyster farm to laser-engrave shells to fight counterfeiters

A French oyster farm is to engrave its logo on its oysters’ shells in an attempt to smash a market in counterfeits.
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