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A screen shot of French President François Hollande during his annual New Year address from the Elysée Palace, December 31 2015
01/01/2016 - France

France's Hollande eyes new hope in 2016 after tragic last year

French President François Hollande on Thursday pledged to break with the "suffering" of 2015, marked by deadly terrorist attacks, and kick off 2016 on a more upbeat note.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in the Greek parliament
09/11/2015 - GREeCE - FRANCE

France backs Greece over home repossessions in aid talks

French Finance Minister Michel Sapin backed Athens against creditors who are demanding that Greece make home repossessions easier in negotiations on aid payments that should have been paid in ...
Business as usual in Burundi, until the money runs out
03/11/2015 - Spotlight on Africa

Business as usual in Burundi, until the money runs out

Burundi’s economy is being squeezed by a multitude of factors stemming from the ongoing political crisis, violence and human rights abuses sparked by President Pierre Nkurunziza’s ...
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras
22/10/2015 - France, Greece

Hollande hopes to boost Greek morale with Athens visit

French President François Hollande started a two-day visit to Greece on Thursday, bringing badly needed support to the left-wing government during talks with EU-IMF auditors.
Jerome Kerviel at Paris' administrative court to protest against a generous tax break awarded to his former bank Societe Generale. October 15, 2015
15/10/2015 - France

French ex-trader tells Societe Generale to refund tax-payers' money

Former French stock-trader Jerome Kerviel, famous for losing one of France's largest banks nearly 5 billion euros, has criticized a decision by the administration to award Societe Generale a ...
04/09/2015 - France

Air France threatens to cut long-haul flights

Air France has threatened to cut 10 per cent of its long-haul flights and lay off employees if its new restructuring plan is not accepted, according to unions on Friday.

A man gives coins to a beggar as for many ordinary citizens times are harder than ever, La Bola, southern Spain, 27 August 2015.
01/09/2015 - Europe - France

Eurozone unemployment lowest in three years; not in France

Unemployment in the eurozone fell to its lowest level in three and a half years in July.
France's Labour minister, François Rebsamen at the National Assembly, March 18 2015
10/08/2015 - France

France's Labour minister goes, Hollande's economic woes remain

France's Labour minister announced on Monday he will resign from the government next week to become mayor of Dijon.
Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh gives his July 22, 2015 speech where he pardoned more than 200 detainees from Mile 2 prison in Banjul
26/07/2015 - The Gambia

Recently released detainees fleeing Gambia to avoid re-arrest

Many of the reported 200 detainees released from Gambia’s notorious Mile 2 prison in Banjul are trying to get out of the country as soon as possible in order to avoid being picked up by police ...
Farmers block a road in Normandy on 21 July 2015
22/07/2015 - FRANCE

French government pledges 600 million euros to aid protesting farmers

French farmers' protests spread on Wednesday as the government pledged 600 milion euros to helping livestock producers driven close to bankruptcy by falling pork and beef prices.