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London Somalia Conference, May 2013.
06/08/2015

Somalia: Accusations from UN experts prompt corruption probe into British oil company

UN sanctions experts this week accused a British company of making large payments to Somalia’s oil ministry, saying it creates a serious conflict of interest.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov meet in Moscow on 7 April, 2015
07/04/2015 - Russia - China

Russia-China strategic alliance overshadows traditional mistrust, analyst tells RFI

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Moscow to prepare a meeting between the presidents of the two countries in the beginning of May.
Peru 2014: which countries emit the most CO2?
31/01/2015 - The Sound Kitchen

Peru 2014: which countries emit the most CO2?

This week on The Sound Kitchen, you’ll hear the answer to the question about the world’s five highest CO2 emitting countries.There’s great music, listener letters, and of course, ...
The late CEO Christophe de Margerie, seen here at the Elysée palace, denied that Total had paid bribes in the case before his death last month
26/11/2014 - France - Iran - US

France investigates oil giant Total for ‘corruption’ in Iranian contracts

French oil giant Total is under criminal investigation for alleged corruption of foreign officials in contracts with Iranian companies in the late 1990s and early 2000s, it was revealed on ...
04/11/2014

French press review 4 November 2014

American president, Barack Obama, is the man on all this morning's front pages. And he could probably do without it.
Scottish referendum series: part 3/5
17/09/2014 - International report

Scottish referendum series: part 3/5

As Scotland decides whether to secede from Great Britain, one of the key issues has been the management of vast oil and gas reserves in the North Sea.
Firefighters carry a body on a stretcher from the rubble of the collapsed building in Rosny-Sous-Bois
01/09/2014 - France

Seventh body found after Paris apartment block blast

A seventh body has been found in the ruins of the apartment building that collapsed following an explosion on the Paris outskirts on Sunday.
Turkmenistan's President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow
10/07/2014 - France - Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan delegation visits France to discuss gas pipeline

An official delegation from Turkmenistan was to visit France on Friday to discuss economic ties, notably the construction of a pipeline to transport gas from the central Asian country to ...
Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk
24/04/2014 - France - Poland - Russia

Alternatives to Russian gas in the pipeline for Europe

France and Poland submitted a proposal on Thursday to create a European energy community in a bid to cut dependence on Russian gas.

03/03/2014

French press review 03 March 2014

The death of the French movie director Alain Resnais and the situation in Ukraine dominate the front page stories of French dailies.
 

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