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A file picture of Christophe de Margerie who died in a plane crash at the Vnukovo airport in Moscow on Monday
21/10/2014 - France

Total CEO killed in Moscow plane crash

Christophe de Margerie, chief executive officer of French oil giant Total, died in a plane crash at a Moscow airport late Monday when the private jet he was using struck a snowplough on ...

French press review 27 September 2014

The national dailies covered Friday’s national tribute to french mountaineer Hervé Gourdel who was beheaded on Wednesday by Algerian militants with ties to the Islamic State armed ...
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.
BNP Paribas has agreed nearly nine billion euros in fines in the US
29/06/2014 - France - US

BNP Paribas to pay biggest-ever US fine on foreign bank

France’s BNP Paribas has agreed to pay the biggest-ever fine imposed on a foreign bank by US regulators for breaking American sanctions against countries including Iran and Sudan, sources said ...
François Hollande, Angolan president José Eduardo Dos Santos - Paris, 29 April.
29/04/2014 - France - Angola

Angolan president Dos Santos visits France as relations thaw

Angolan President Jose Eduardo Dos Santos held talks with the French President François Hollande on Tuesday after years of frosty relations between the two countries.

The Angolan capital, Luanda
14/04/2014 - France - Angola

Total to invest in Angola's ultra-deep Kaombo oilfield

French oil giant Total is to invest in Angola's Kaombo project after finding ways to cut costs of extracting ultra-deep offshore oil by a fifth, the firm announced on Monday.

US Navy Seals take control of rogue Libya oil ship
18/03/2014 - African news explained

US Navy Seals take control of rogue Libya oil ship

US Navy Seals have boarded and taken control of an oil tanker that had loaded crude at a Libyan port held by militias in the east of the country and escaped to sea.
Saudis, Bahrain, UAE withdaw Qatar ambassadors
07/03/2014 - World news explained

Saudis, Bahrain, UAE withdaw Qatar ambassadors

Three Gulf monarchies recalled their ambassadors from Qatar in an unprecedented escalation of tension with fellow-members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).
East Timor sues Autralia over an oil and gas treaty
21/01/2014 - World news explained

East Timor sues Autralia over an oil and gas treaty

Australia has been brought to the International Court of Justice in The Hague, in The Netherlands by its neighbour, East Timor after accusing it of raiding the offices of a lawyer representing the ...

French press review 20 January 2014

Could petrol be cheaper, Iranian nuclear deal comes to effect and Syrian peace talks open in Geneva, are all topics in today's French papers.