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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.
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir is set to spend four days in China
31/08/2015 - Sudan - China

Sudanese president on way to China for controversial business trip

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir is making this week a rare long-distance “business trip”.
Michel Combes, CEO of Alcatel-Lucent (right) and Rajeev Suri (left), president of Nokia, after a press conference in Paris, 15 April 2015.
31/08/2015 - France

French government, unions denounce bonuses for Alcatel-Lucent boss

France’s Socialist government and unions are calling on the head of Alcatel-Lucent to renounce the reported bonuses of 14 million euros that he is slated to receive as the equipment maker is ...
Senator Jean-Vincent Placé (2nd L) with François de Rugy (2nd R) and Barbara Pompili (C)
28/08/2015 - FRANCE

French Green defections continue as divided Socialists stage summer meet

A second leading member of France's Green party, EELV, quit the movement on Friday ...
French Agriculture Minister Stéphane Le Foll with a pig farmer last week
18/08/2015 - FRANCE

Brittany pig market reopens but French pork crisis drags on

A roundtable of pig farmers and pork retailers organised by French Agriculture Minister Stéphane Le Foll on Monday has failed to resolve the crisis hitting the sector.
The Airbus A320neo at the Le Bourget airshow this year
17/08/2015 - FRANCE - INDia

India's IndiGo places record order for Airbus A320neo

Indian low-cost airline IndiGo has placed a record 24-billion-euro order for European planemaker Airbus's A320neo passenger jet.
French Finance Minister Michel Sapin
14/08/2015 - France

French economy stagnates as investment falls away

France’s economy has stagnated in the second quarter with investment falling away and consumer spending slowing sharply.

Hidden Cairo, part 5/5
14/08/2015 - International report

Hidden Cairo, part 5/5

Cairo's creative scene is having to learn to adapt to a new environment.
Hidden Cairo, part 4/5
13/08/2015 - International report

Hidden Cairo, part 4/5

In the fourth part of RFI's Hidden Cairo series, Ruth Michaelson reports from Egypt's National Museum which is undergoing a makeover aimed to entice tourists through its doors.

Dassault Avation's Rafale fighter jet, Paris Air Show 2015
12/08/2015 - France - India

India, France struggle to agree on terms of Rafale fighter jet sale

Government-to-government negotiations between France and India over Delhi’s order of 36 Rafale fighter jets have hit a wall, four months after Prime Minister Narendra Modi intervened to break a ...