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A control tower at Nice airport
26/06/2014 - France

French air traffic controllers call off strike

French air traffic controllers ended their strike on Wednesday after causing cancellations and delays on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Spanish low-cost airline Vueling has been hit by the strike
25/06/2014 - France - Europe

Hundreds stranded by French air traffic controllers' strike

Several hundred passengers were stranded at Paris’s Orly airport on Wednesday due to an air traffic controllers’ strike.


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 ...

Nathalie Nougayrède in 2013
14/05/2014 - France

Le Monde editor resigns in digital transition crisis

The managing editor of France’s prestigious daily paper Le Monde has resigned, following a newsroom rebellion over how it is handling the transition to the digital era.

Transport Minister Frédéric Cuvillier
03/05/2014 - France

French airline pilots call off strike

French pilots have called off a strike that threatened to seriously disrupt flights during May.

The French Senate
01/05/2014 - France

France agrees workers can give days off to colleagues with sick children

France’s parliament has passed a law allowing workers to give some of their days off to a colleague with a seriously ill child.

Grounded? An Air France plane
01/05/2014 - France

French airline pilots' strike may be called off

The French government seems hopeful that an airline pilots’ strike due to start on Saturday will be called off.

François Hollande visited the Michelin plant on Friday.
19/04/2014 - France

President Hollande won't run for re-election if unemployment remains high

French President François Hollande made a shock announcement on Friday during a lunch with employees of the Michelin company: if unemployment continues to plummet between now and 2017, he ...


African press review 17 April 2014

The uncertain fate of Nigeria's abducted schoolgirls, Mugabe's record as Zimbabwe prepares to celebrate 34 years of independence, pay rises for Kenya's teachers and much more in today's African ...

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls meets the press after Wednesday's cabinet meeting
16/04/2014 - France

Valls announces pension, benefits, public-sector pay freeze in austerity France

Pensions and housing, family and invalidity benefits will be frozen in France this year and so will public-sector pay, Prime Minister Manuel Valls announced on Wednesday ahead of next week's ...