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HSBC in New York
21/11/2014 - France - United Kingdom - Switzerland

HSBC charged in 180-billion-euro French tax fraud probe

The Swiss arm of British bank HSBC has been placed under formal investigation for money-laundering and helping tax-dodgers in a Franch tax fraud probe.

French press review 21 November 2014

Several national dailies are looking for answers to the terror threat posed by hundreds of French citizens joining the Islamic State (IS) armed group and other Islamist movements in Syria and ...

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.