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Leaders of Finland (Prime minister Alexander Stubb), Netherlands (Prime Minister Mark Rutte), Germany (Chancellor Angela Merkel) and Lithuania (President Dalia Grybauskaite) at the summit in Brussels
24/10/2014 - EUROPE

Despite divisions, European leaders reach climate accord

An agreement on climate change targets puts Europe in the driver's seat ahead of next year's global climate conference in Paris -

"Visionator" Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-L) with French President François Hollande, his ecology adviser Nicolas Hulot and France's Foreign Minister, Laurent Fabius on Friday in Paris.
12/10/2014 - France - Climate change

Schwarzenegger’s Paris climate meeting calls for action on global warming

A global warming conference in Paris, launched by former Hollywood star and California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, ended with international officials and business leaders present pledging to seek ...
French Ecology Minister Ségolène Royal
10/10/2014 - France

Green campaigners, unions slam scrapping of France’s ecotax

Green campaigners and trade unionists have slammed the French government’s scrapping of its proposed ecotax. Environment Minister Ségolène Royal announced on Thursday that plans to tax road freight have been abandoned

Locquirec in Brittany
25/09/2014 - France

Frenchman damages two-billion-year-old rocks to have better view of sea

A resident of a seaside town in Brittany, western France, is being taken to court soon after taking a jackhammer to some two-billion-year-old rocks because they blocked his view of the English ...
 Amazon rainforest changes affect indigenous people's diet
25/09/2014 - International report

Amazon rainforest changes affect indigenous people's diet

If the Amazon rainforest is changing rapidly and seeing more diversity, one of the ways it is changing is in the diet of the indigenous peoples.

Demonstrators in New York on Sunday call for action on climate change
23/09/2014 - France - US - Climate change

France to give one billion dollars to UN’s green fund

France will contribute one billion dollars to the United Nations’ Green Climate Fund, President François Hollande announced at the opening of a heads-of-state summit in New York on ...
23/09/2014

French press review 23 September 2014

Two very different types of menace dominate this morning's front pages. You can take your pick between global warming and Islamic State (IS) terrorism.

World leaders to discuss climate change challenge
23/09/2014 - International report

World leaders to discuss climate change challenge

Leaders from 120 countries join business and financial leaders on Monday at the United Nations in New York for Secretary General Ban Ki-moon's specially requested climate summit.
22/09/2014

French press review 22 September 2014

The French front pages are coming down with a bad dose of the Nicolas Sarkozys this morning. The man is everywhere, and the tone is menacing, not to say martial.

A man tries to pump the water out of his apartment in Lamalou-les-Bains
18/09/2014 - France

Five dead as storms hit southern France

At least five people died when a river flooded a campsite in southern France on Thursday. Other people are reported missing or dead as storms hit much of the south of the country.
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