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20/08/2014 - France

China cuts back on French luxury items

France is feeling the pinch of a decline in demand of cognac from China, its largest importer.

Clean Break in Jamaica: part 3/5
20/08/2014 - International report

Clean Break in Jamaica: part 3/5

For the third part in our series Clean Break in Jamaica, RFI reports on a project that enables disenfranchised people to earn money from ornamental fish rearing.


François Hollande and Manuel Valls meet at the Fort Bregançon on August 15, 2014 on sideline of WWII tribute.
17/08/2014 - France

French government sticks to economic plan despite zero growth

The French government made clear Sunday that it would not budge from its current economic policies despite showing zero growth during the second quarter.

Sorbonne University in Paris.
17/08/2014 - France

France to review student scholarships amid rising costs

The French government announced on Sunday a modest revaluation for scholarships for university students after the National Union of Students in France (UNEF) published a survey revealing that ...

08/08/2014 - France

2014 French growth will be lower than expected

French industrial production decreased by 0.5% in the second quarter that may lead to a lower than expected 2014 growth rate.

France exports 50,000 tonnes of fruit and vegetables to Russia each year.
07/08/2014 - France - Europe - Russia

French farmers worry over Russian food embargo

Russia’s reprisal against Western sanctions has caused worry in France’s already struggling agriculture sector that a ban on exports could saturate the market at home.

Men sit outside a cafe in Kasimpasa, the home area of Recep Tayyip Erdogan
05/08/2014 - Report: Turkey presidential election 2014

Who supports Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Turkey’s presidential poll and why?

Turkey’s conservative Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is fighting to become the country’s first-ever directly elected president. He faces two opponents

Angela Merkel and François Hollande photographed on June 26, 2014 in Ypres, Belgium.
04/08/2014 - France - Germany

French President Hollande calls on Berlin to boost economy

French President François Hollande has increased pressure on Berlin and the European Central Bank to do more to pick up the sluggish economy and do more to fight the risk of deflation.


French weekly magazines review 3 August 2014

The safety of air travel, French Jews heading back to Israel, and President Hollande's military exploits in Africa are all covered in the round-up of this week's top news stories. 

28/07/2014 - France

France calls into question pharmacies' monopoly

Will the French be able to buy their aspirin tablets at the nearest grocery store?