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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.
03/10/2014 - France - Switzerland

Swiss bank UBS could faces five-billion-euro fine in France

Swiss bank UBS could face a five-billion-euro fine if found guilty of money-laundering money for customers who dodged taxes in France.
The château of Montbéliard
02/10/2014 - France - Switzerland

Five Swiss die in French helicopter crash

Five people died and two more were injured when a helicopter crashed in the garden of a house near the Swiss border on Thursday morning.

15/08/2014 - France

French advocate for euthanasia sought a ‘dignified death’ in Switzerland

When Nicole Boucheton’s terminal cancer reached its final stages, she made the decision to uproot her life – and her final days – and move to Switzerland.

French Finance Minister Michel Sapin
27/07/2014 - France

France nets 1.3 billion euros from tax evaders' secret foreign bank accounts

Nearly 30,000 tax-dodgers with secret bank accounts abroad have confessed to French tax-collectors in response to an offer to go easy on them if they come forward.
Alstom faces new problems with a corruption case in the UK
24/07/2014 - United Kingdom - France

Britain's Serious Fraud Office charges Alstom with corruption

British prosecutors have charged French engineering giant Alstom with corruption after a five-year investigation into large transport projects in India, Poland and Tunisia between 2000 and ...
Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart in Sils Maria by Olivier Assayas
23/05/2014 - Cannes Film Festival 2014

Binoche’s acting talent peaks in Assayas’s Clouds of Sils Maria

In her 40s and at a turning point in her life, actress Maria Enders (Juliette Binoche), goes back to her acting debuts and enters a struggle between her past and a present in Olivier Assayas’s ...
Swiss bank UBS
01/05/2014 - France - Switzerland

UBS orders employees not to go to France

Swiss bank UBS has banned several of its employees from going to France on pain of being fired.
The manuscript of 120 Days of Sodom written by Sade in 1785
03/04/2014 - France - Switzerland

Sade's 120 Days of Sodom to return to France after two centuries' adventures

One of the most notorious works of erotica in the history of world literature is to be returned to France.
French Budget Minister Bernard Cazeneuve
19/02/2014 - France

France to collect millions after Switzerland ends banking secrecy

France is on track to collect millions of euros from 16,000 hidden bank accounts place abroad to dodge taxes, Budget Minister Bernard Cazeneueve said Wednesday.