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The earlier attempt to tow the Modern Express
01/02/2016 - FRANCE - Gabon - Spain

Salvage workers battle to stop stricken ship hitting French coast

A rescue team was struggling Monday morning to prevent the Modern Express cargo ship crashing into the south-west French coast.
Renault cars parked outside an automobile plant in Aubergenville, France, 17 January 2016
19/01/2016 - FRANCE

Renault to recall 15,000 cars to check engines

The French carmaker Renault is to recall 15,000 new vehicles to check the engine, the government said on Tuesday.
Renault boss Carlos Ghosn
14/01/2016 - FRANCE

Renault confirms French fraud squad raids in emissions inquiry

French carmaker Renault has admitted that anti-fraud detectives raided three of its sites last week to check on possible engine-rigging to dodge pollution controls.
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.

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve
06/11/2015 - France

France to set up border checks for Paris UN climate talks

France is to introduce border checks for its Paris UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) to be held 30 November to 11 December.

15/10/2015 - France

France to increase taxes on controversial diesel fuel

The French government has announced a rise in the price of the controversial diesel fuel just weeks ahead of Paris Climate Change Conference.

02/10/2015 - France

France opens inquiry into Volkswagen for possible fraud

Paris prosecutors have launched a preliminary investigation into possible fraud over the nearly 1 million Volkswagen vehicles in the country fitted with devices to cheat diesel emissions tests.

01/10/2015 - France

Paris stiffens fine for tossing cigarette butts

The fine for dropping a cigarette butt on the street in Paris has nearly doubled to 68 euros, enforceable from 1 October.

Volkswagen has acknowledged that 11 million of its diesel vehicles worldwide are rigged.
30/09/2015 - France - Germany

Nearly 1 million vehicles in France fitted with cheating device: Volkswagen

Nearly a million Volkswagen vehicles sold in France have been equipped with devices to cheat diesel emissions tests, the German manufacturer's French arm said Wednesday.

An electric Autolib' car drives by the Eiffel Tower
27/09/2015 - FRANCE

Paris has car-free Sunday ahead of Cop21 climate change conference

For the first time ever the centre of Paris was car-free all day long on Sunday, in a bid to promote cleaner forms of transport in a festive atmosphere.