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Laurent Fabius, ministre des Affaires étrangères, a rencontré les patrons français ce mardi 8 avril pour présenter ses nouveaux projets en matière de diplomatie économique.
23/04/2014 - France

Sunday trading to be legalised in Paris tourist areas

If you are thinking of visiting Paris, you should be able to do your shopping on Sunday as from the end of this year. France's Socialist government is to permit Sunday trading in the French ...

Gilberto Rodriguez Leal when he was a prisoner of Mujao
23/04/2014 - France - Mali

France vows to punish Mali's Mujao for hostage's death

The death of French hostage Gilberto Rodrigues Leal will not go unpunished, French President François Hollande declared after Mali-based jihadi group Mujao on Tuesday announced that it had ...

French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius.
20/04/2014 - France - Syria

Strong indications of chemical weapons use by Syrian regime, says Fabius

France’s Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius says there are strong indications that the Syrian regime recently used chemical weapons in the northwest of the country.

French foreign minist Laurent Fabius
12/04/2014 - Cuba - France

French foreign minister pays rare visit to Cuba

France’s top diplomat Laurent Fabius is travelling to Cuba on Saturday, the first such visit in over three decades and a sign of improving ties between the European Union and Havana.

Manuel Valls (C) with ministers (L-R) Bernard Cazeneuve, Arnaud Montebourg, Ségolène Royal, Valls, Christiane Taubira and François Rebsamen
04/04/2014 - France

New French government meets as critics slam election setback

France's reshuffled government held its first meeting on Friday morning amid recriminations in the ruling Socialist Party over its poor showing in local council elections last weekend.

She's back - presidential candidate in 2007, Ségolène Royal becomes ecology minister, a job she held in 1992
02/04/2014 - France

New French government - Ségolène Royal in, Pierre Moscovici out

France's new prime minister, Manuel Valls, has announced his new cabinet, firing Pierre Moscovici as finance minister.

French President François Hollande (R) with Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault,
28/03/2014 - France

French government could face reshuffle after local election setback

France's Socialists are hinting at a government reshuffle after a slap in the face from the electorate in local council elections.

General secretary of the International Organization of La Francophonie, Abdou Diouf, speaking at the World forum of the French language in Quebec, 2012
20/03/2014 - France-Francophonie

France to train 100,000 African teachers to mark World Francophone Day

France has unveiled an ambitious programme to strengthen the teaching of the French language in African schools.

The annexation agreement is signed, 18/03/2014
18/03/2014 - France - Russia

France condemns Putin's Crimea annexation, mulls sanctions

French president François Hollande has condemned Russia’s annexation of Crimea, declaring in a statement that France does not recognise a new status for Crimea.

Vladimir Putin at the Sochi Olympics
18/03/2014 - France - Ukraine - Russia

Putin still invited to French D-Day ceremonies despite Ukraine crisis

Russian President Vladimir Putin is still invited to D-day commemorations in France on 6 June despite the West's opposition to his policy towards Ukraine, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius ...