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Paris African beauty salon workers fight for rights
24/07/2014 - On-the-spot France

Paris African beauty salon workers fight for rights

The Château d'Eau district near Paris's Gare du Nord is a Mecca for African beauty and hairdressing salons.


French press review 21 July 2014

The French dailies are on fire with news from the Middle East, with front pages showing Gaza in ashes.

Jacqueline Mugo, Business Africa, Laurent Fabius, French Foreign Minister, Arnaud Montebourg, French Economy Minister and Lionel Zinsou, PAI Partners (from L to R). 15 July 2014
16/07/2014 - Interview

'Boom time in Africa' says private equity leader at Franco-African foundation launch

Entrepreneurs and financiers gathered in Paris on Tuesday for the launch of the Franco-African Foundation for Growth.

Wine and champagne on the prohibition list.
04/07/2014 - France

Wine to be banned in French office drinks parties

France on Thursday allowed employers to ban wine from the workplace. The traditional office drinks party might be a thing of the past. 

The logo of BNP Paribas is seen on the bank's building in Paris, May 30, 2014.
01/07/2014 - France - United States

Record US fine will not hurt company, says BNP Paribas

An agreed fine between France's largest bank and US regulators will not break the bank's balance sheet, says BNP Paribas.

A Ryanair plane at Marignane airport near Marseille.
23/06/2014 - France - Ireland

Ryanair launches appeal over Irish contracts in France

Ryanair, the Irish low cost airline, launched an appeal on Monday against a court ruling ordering it to pay nearly nine million euros for breaching French employment laws.

SNCM ferries in the port of Marseille, southern France
22/06/2014 - France - Maghreb

French ferries to Corsica, north Africa to strike as summer high season starts

Ferries between mainland France and Corsica and north Africa are to be hit by a strike at the height of the summer season as unions accuse the SNCM company’s the government and new majority ...

The Château de Chenonceau is the most-visited site in the Loire Valley
20/06/2014 - France

France aims for 100 million tourists per year, Fabius

France aims to attract 100 million foreign tourists per year to France, compared to 83 million in 2012.


French press review 21 May 2014

Given that practically everyone agrees that next weekend's European parliamentary elections are about as interesting as the life-cycle of pond slime, the persistence of French editors in giving ...

The entrance to Fleury-Mérogis prison, near Paris, the biggest in Europe
06/05/2014 - France

Prison wardens picket France's overcowded, understaffed jails

French prison wardens picketed three-quarters of the country’s jails on Tuesday during a day of industrial action to protest at security in the overcrowded penitentiary system.