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President François Hollande and finance minister Michel Sapin. Files 15 Septembre 2014.
30/09/2014 - France

France's debt shoots over two trillion euros

France's national debt has ballooned to over two trillion euros for the first time, leaving President François Holmande's government way off reaching European Union targets.


French press review 29 September 2014

The French Senate, family policy, the future of Air France, and Syria are this morning's front-page stories.

A passenger in the Marseille airport on 24 September 2014.
28/09/2014 - France

Pilots end turbulent Air France strike, talks continue

Air France’s main pilots’ union ended its marathon two-week strike on Sunday, allowing a bitter feud over its low-cost subsidiary to continue in a calmer climate.

The Medef's  "One million jobs" badge
25/09/2014 - France - Czech Republic

French bosses' union's 'One million jobs' badge made abroad

The French bosses' union has launched a campaign claiming that changes to working practices will create one million jobs in France.
Job seekers inside a National Agency for Employment . File 2013
25/09/2014 - France

French unemployment falls for first time in nine months

Unemployment in France fell by 0.3 per cent in August, the first drop in nine months.

Grounded Air France planes, Charles de Gaulle Airport, September 2014.
25/09/2014 - France

Air France pilots strike continues despite management climbdown

62 per cent of Air France pilots were estimated to be still on strike on Thursday, though there is hope that new negotiations between the main pilots’ union and management, to resume this ...
Moldova's wine market may dry up as Russia and EU fall out
24/09/2014 - International report

Moldova's wine market may dry up as Russia and EU fall out

Moldova may be the poorest country in Europe but one thing the former Soviet republic does have is wine.Most of it is sold in the former USSR but as Moldova moves closer to the European Union, Russia ...

African press review 23 September 2014

The "Islamic State" armed group, which now controls part of Iraq and Syria, is making quite a few front pages this morning, following its call for the murder of nationals of countries ...

African press review 22 September 2014

With at least two police officers dead and seven injured following yesterday's bomb attack in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, this morning's Egyptian papers are, tragically, full of explosions.


African press review 19 September 2014

There are questions over the death toll after a Nigerian church collapsed and why the tragedy happened. Three men claim they were shopping for arms for Nigerian intelligence in SA.