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Jean-Marie Le Pen (L) with his daughter, Marine
28/04/2015 - France - Switzerland

French far-right chief Le Pen hid 2.2 million euros in Swiss account, report

The founder of France's far-right Front National, Jean-Marie Le Pen, hid 2.2 million euros in a secret Swiss bank account, a French website reported Monday.
The Paris climate change conference's logo
17/04/2015 - FRANCE

France backs fight against fossil fuel subsidies ahead of Paris climate change conference

France on Friday endorsed an eight-nation call for fossil fuel reform ahead of this year's international conference on climate change.
Swiss President Simonetta Sommaruga with French President Francois Hollande, Bern, Switzerland, 15 April 2015.
16/04/2015 - France - Switzerland

Hollande on state visit buries tax squabbles with Switzerland

French President François Hollande finishes a two-day trip in Switzerland Thursday, as Paris aims to smooth relations with its wealthy neighbour over a tax-evasion row.

An HSBC logo in Geneva, February 2015. HSBC's Swiss subsidiary is being pursued by French authorities
13/04/2015 - France - Britain - Switzerland

French perfumes heiress sentenced to prison for tax evasion

A French court has sentenced perfumes and fashion house heiress Arlette Ricci to three years in prison and a million-euro fine for tax evasion.

IOC president Thomas Bach
02/04/2015 - Sport

IOC reveals top managers' incomes

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has for the first time made public how much its its top officials are paid. It says the move will contribute to more transparency and savings.

French Finance Minister Michel Sapin with Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis who is also trying to chase up tax dodgers
02/04/2015 - FRANCE

37,000+ French tax dodgers admit owning secret accounts abroad

Nearly 38,000 French tax dodgers have come forward since 2013 when the Socialist government offered favourable treatment to secret foreign-account holders who owned up.

French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius in Lausanne for nuclear talks with Iran
01/04/2015 - IRAN

Not enough progress made in Iran nuclear talks, Fabius

French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius on Wednesday said that not enough progress has been made to reach a deal with Iran over its nuclear programme.
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.