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Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, Gaza,  200. File photo.
17/03/2015 - France - Palestine

French experts confirm Arafat not poisoned

French experts confirmed on Monday that Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was not poisoned. His death in 2004 sparked conspiracy rumours that he had been poisoned by polonium.

US Secretary of State John Kerry shakes hands with Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Jawad Zarif (R) in Montreux on Monday
04/03/2015 - US - Iran - France

Kerry to discuss Iran nuclear talks with Fabius, British, German FMs in Paris on Saturday

US Secretary of State John Kerry is to discuss negotiations on Iran’s nuclear programme with the French, British and German foreign affairs ministers in Paris on Saturday, a US official said on ...
An HSBC branch in Geneva
27/02/2015 - France - Eurozone - Switzerland

France has given Swissleaks information to ‘large number’ of eurozone countries

France has supplied the names of foreign nationals with secret bank accounts in HSBC’s Swiss branch to most countries in the eurozone, Finance Minister Michel Sapin indicated on Thursday.

UBS offices in Zurich
17/02/2015 - France - Switzerland

France issues warrants for three former UBS bosses in tax-dodgers’ Swiss account inquiry

French judges have issued arrest warrants for three former top managers of Swiss bank UBS, suspected of encouraging French nationals dodge taxes by opening secret bank accounts.


French press review 11 February 2015

The Pope tells priests to keep it brief and not to make it up as they go along.


French press review 10 February 2015

Reporters tote up the euros stashed in Swiss HSBC by wealthy tax dodgers. King Mohammed VI of Morocco is suspected of owning a secret account.
The report says the private Swiss arm of HSBC helped clients avoid tax.
09/02/2015 - France-Britain-Switzerland

Secret files show HSBC bank helped clients dodge tax, report

Secret bank files show that the private Swiss arm of British bank HSBC helped wealthy customers avoid taxes, says a new report by a network of investigative journalists.


French press review 9 February 2015

All eyes this morning are on the web site of the French centrist daily, Le Monde.
Haveu snow has hit French mountain regions this weekend
01/02/2015 - France

Ski stations cut off, 11 injured as heavy snow hits much of France

Access to ski stations was closed in the French Pyrenees mountains on Sunday after 48 hours of heavy snow that have seen 11 people injured across the country.
The logo of Swiss bank UBS is pictured in front of the Swiss Federal Palace in Bern
18/12/2014 - France - Switzerland

UBS loses appeal against 1.1-billion-euro bail in tax fraud case

Swiss bank UBS has lost an appeal against paying a 1.1-billion-euro security deposit linked to a probe into charges that it helped rich French clients hide millions in secret bank accounts.