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French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, President-designate of COP21 (R), and United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon attend a meeting during the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) at Le Bourget, near Paris, France, December 7, 2015
11/12/2015 - France-China

Paris Climate talks miss Friday deadline, China and oil countries want more leeway

The signing of a historic accord meant to stave off catastrophic climate change, was pushed back from Friday to Saturday because of outstanding squabbles around finance and degree levels.
Olivier Petitjean shows Engie across from the French Environment Ministry at La Defense
03/12/2015 - France - Cop21

Business role in climate negotiations welcomed by some, questioned by others

In recent years, businesses have been indirectly part of the United Nations climate change conferences as observers or lobbyists.
Diesel engines.
06/11/2015 - France

French tests confirm Volkswagen cheated again on pollution

According to first tests conducted in France on cars from a number of automakers, it has been revealed that Volkswagen cheated on their emissions.

Wind power in Ethiopia
26/10/2015 - AFRICA

Young leaders tipped to be at core of Addis Ababa energy summit

To discuss major issues related to global energy use and production, decision makers from across the globe are set to meet at the World Energy Leaders’ Summit, in Addis Ababa, this week.
Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama speaks to RFI, 6 October 2015
06/10/2015 - Ghana

In lead-up to elections, Ghana's Mahama promises to continue fight against corruption

Ghana has bright economic prospects in the medium term and remains attractive to foreign investors.
London Somalia Conference, May 2013.
06/08/2015 - Somalia

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.
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