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HSBC in New York
21/11/2014 - France - United Kingdom - Switzerland

HSBC charged in 180-billion-euro French tax fraud probe

The Swiss arm of British bank HSBC has been placed under formal investigation for money-laundering and helping tax-dodgers in a Franch tax fraud probe.
An Airbus A350, the  Airbus's newest plane, at Haneda airport in Tokyo, 19 november 2014.
20/11/2014 - France - Europe

Airbus to sign 11 billion-euro deal with America's Delta Airlines

Airbus is poised to sign for 11 billion-euro deal with the US company Delta Airlines to deliver 50 long-haul carriers.


African press review 20 November 2014

Uganda's anti-gay bill, vasectomies in Kenya and a voice expressing concern about dependency culture in South Africa ... some of the issues in newspapers around Africa today.


French press review 19 November 2014

You can have the news fried, boiled or scrambled this morning but the front pages are not likely to cheer you up much.

French President Hollande signs a guestbook in front of the Sydney Opera House on Tuesday.
18/11/2014 - FRANCE- AUSTRALIA

Hollande begins historic Australia visit

This is the first time that a French President is on an official visit Down Under.


French press review 18 November 2014

Both Le Monde and Le Figaro devote their top story to Maxime Hauchard, the 22-year-old Frenchman believed to have been involved in the recent decapitation of the American hostage, Peter Kassig, and ...

French press review 17 November 2014

The French press rounds up all the usual suspects . . .
French Finance Minister Michel Sapin gave a cautious welcome to the growth figures
14/11/2014 - France

France avoids recession with 0.3 per cent growth in third quarter

France has surprised economic forecasters with growth of 0.3 per cent in the third quarter of 2014.
Eurostar unveils faster fleet to mark 20th birthday
14/11/2014 - On-the-spot France

Eurostar unveils faster fleet to mark 20th birthday

 Eurostar on Thursday unveiled new, state-of-the-art trains to speed up the trip under the English Channel from London to Paris and soon to Marseille and Amsterdam.

Normans fight for the right to keep making Madeleines
13/11/2014 - On-the-spot France

Normans fight for the right to keep making Madeleines

Madeleines are one of France's best-loved cakes, awaking fond memories in author Marcel Proust and millions of other sweet-toothed French citizens.