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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 ...
Jean-Yves Le Drian, France's defence minister
25/07/2015 - EGYPT - FRANCE

French defence minister in Egypt after Rafale delivery

French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian began a two-day visit to Cairo Saturday, days after France delivered the first three of 24 Rafale fighter jets sold to Egypt in a 5.2-billion-euro deal.
French police with a migrant who had climbed into a lorry entering the Channel Tunnel in Calais
24/07/2015 - FRANCE - UNIted kingdom

Two more migrants die in attempt to cross Channel from France

Two more migrants were killed Thursday and Friday trying to reach England from northern France, as the rail operator Eurotunnel blames travel delays on "intensive migrant activity”.

Thierry Mariani in Moscow, September 2014.
24/07/2015 - France - Ukraine - Russia

Delegation of French MPs visit Crimea despite sanctions

France and Ukraine are condemning a visit by 10 French MPs to Crimea this week in defiance of Western sanctions against Russia.
Portrait of Sakine Cansiz in front of the Kurdish cultural centre where she was killed in 2013
23/07/2015 - FRANCE- TURkey

French inquiry implicates Turkish secret services in Paris Kurds' murder

French investigators have found that Turkey's secret services were probably involved in the murder of three Kurdish women activists in Paris in 2013.
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.

EDF's logo shines over Paris's La Défense business district
22/07/2015 - FRANCE

EU orders France's EDF to pay back 1997 tax break

The European Union has ordered French electricity giant EDF to repay 1.37 billion euros of tax breaks granted in 1997.
French police try to persuade a migrant to get off a lorry held up by ferry strikers in July 2015
22/07/2015 - FRANCE - UNIted kingdom

Eurotunnel wants 9.7 million euros compensation for migrant disruption

The company that runs the cross-Channel rail tunnel wants the British and French governments to pay it nearly 10 million euros compensation for disruption caused by migrants trying to reach Britain from Calais.

Brigitte Bardot
22/07/2015 - France - Australia

Brigitte Bardot slams Australia's two million cat cull

French actress Brigitte Bardot has condemned an Australian plan to cull two million feral cats to stop them harming native animals.

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