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Areva, the former juggernaut of French industry, is now on the brink of collapse
30/07/2015 - France

Energy rivals bury fued as EDF buys out Areva

Atomic energy giant Areva on Thursday agreed to sell a majority stake of its nuclear reactor unit to electricity group EDF to overcome its economic woes.

 

29/07/2015 - France-Iran

Fabius delivers presidential invitation to Rouhani as relations post-deal thaw

France's Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius arrived in Teheran on Wednesday seeking to revive relations with Iran, after this month's historic nuclear deal.
French farmers block the entrance of a dairy in Ancenis on 23 July 2015.
28/07/2015 - France

French farmers stand their ground with barricades and factory controls

Livestock farmers set up barricades and inspections of factory suppliers and slaughterhouses in several regions to demand a rise in prices.
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius will be in Iran on Wednesday
28/07/2015 - FRANCE - IRAN

Bad blood between France's Fabius and hardliners in Iran

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius's visit to Iran on Wednesday will be a key test of the relationship between Tehran and Paris, French President Francois Hollande says, as hardliners in Iran ...
Farmers block access to the motorway A1 between Paris and Lille in northern France, 22 July
27/07/2015 - France

Farmers block trucks bringing food from Germany, Spain

Farmers set up blockades on the borders with Germany and Spain to stop foreign products entering the country, but lifted the German roadblock after obtaining an appointment with the Minister of ...
Tunisia's fledgling democracy - part 1/5
27/07/2015 - International report

Tunisia's fledgling democracy - part 1/5

The 2011 revolution in Tunisia was sparked when a young vegetable seller set himself on fire in protest against the government confiscating his wares.
French farmers block the entrance of a dairy in Ancenis, 23 July 2015.
25/07/2015 - France

Many French shoppers willing to pay more for food to help farmers

Demonstrations by French farmers continued Saturday, while a new poll found that more than half of French consumers are ready to buy more expensive food products to ensure proper income for ...
24/07/2015 - France

Protesting French livestock farmers change strategy: dump live pigs in supermarkets

After several days of blocking access to motorways, including access to southeastern city of Lyon yesterday and the western region of Normandy last week, protesting livestock farmers' new strategy targets manufacture and supply plants.

Olive trees in Corsica
23/07/2015 - FRANCE - Italy

Olive killer bacteria found on Corsica

Officials on Corsica took emergency measures on Thursday after the discovery of a bacteria that could ravage fruit and olive oil production on the French Mediterranean island.
Total headquarters in La Défense, Paris
23/07/2015 - France - CHINa - US - UK - Germany

France outstrips Britain, Germany in Fortune 500 big companies list

France outstripped both Germany and the UK in the annual Fortune 500 list of the world's largest companies this year. Top of the list was the US but China is catching up fast.

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