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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.

The free movement of peoples within the Schengen Treaty area is a key principle of the EU.
15/02/2014 - France - European Union

Six in ten French support limiting EU immigration

Six in 10 French people support restricting immigration of migrants from European Union countries, according to a survey carried out just days after Switzerland approved a similar measure in a ...


French press review 11 February 2014

Not for the first time, nor probably for the last, the question of immigration dominates the French front pages.


French press review 10 February 2014

French President François Hollande begins a three-day visit to the US, Swiss vote on immigration quotas and promising signs of economic recovery worldwide, are all topics in today's French ...


French press review 8 February 2014

The French press has its eyes glued on Sochi, the Russian Black Sea resort where the Winter Olympics kicked off on Friday.

McDonald's golden arches
22/01/2014 - France - United States

McDonald's accused of tax-dodging in France

Burger multinational McDonald's is suspected of dodging up to 650 million euros in tax by transferring 2.2 billion euros of its takings in France to accounts in Switzerland and Luxembourg

Turkish soldiers escort Armenian civilians out of a town in 1915

European court backs right to deny Armenian genocide as France prepares new law

Prosecutions for denying that massacres of Armenians in Turkey during World War I were genocide are an attack on freedom of expression, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled on Tuesday.

Yasser Arafat  in 1994
04/12/2013 - France - Israel - Palestinian Territories

French experts say Arafat not poisoned

French experts say thatYasser Arafat did not die from polonium poisoning, contradicting the findings of a Swiss team.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius meeting ahead of Iran nuclear talks in Geneva on November 23.
23/11/2013 - France - Switzerland - Iran

French diplomat says Iran nuclear talks are in the ‘homestretch’

A French diplomat said nuclear talks with Iran in Geneva are in the “homestretch” but stressed the negotiations are not yet over as world powers continue to push for a deal.