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French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius will be in Iran on Wednesday
28/07/2015 - FRANCE - IRAN

Bad blood between France's Fabius and hardliners in Iran

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius's visit to Iran on Wednesday will be a key test of the relationship between Tehran and Paris, French President Francois Hollande says, as hardliners in Iran ...
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Geneva in November 2013
15/07/2015 - FRANCE - IRAN

France's Fabius to visit Iran after nuclear deal sealed

French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius says he has accepted the invitation of his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif to go to Iran soon, as Tehran is set to reopen for business after ...
Total's oil exploration in Western Sahara illegal, says Sahrawis
09/06/2015 - Spotlight on Africa

Total's oil exploration in Western Sahara illegal, says Sahrawis

In the Western Sahara, Total, the French oil and petroleum company, have returned to the occupied territory of the Western Sahara to look for oil through contracts signed with the Moroccan ...
The late CEO Christophe de Margerie, seen here at the Elysée palace, denied that Total had paid bribes in the case before his death last month
26/11/2014 - France - Iran - US

France investigates oil giant Total for ‘corruption’ in Iranian contracts

French oil giant Total is under criminal investigation for alleged corruption of foreign officials in contracts with Iranian companies in the late 1990s and early 2000s, it was revealed on ...
The late Total boss Christophe de Margerie
30/10/2014 - France - Russia

Russia charges second air traffic controller over Total boss’s deadly plane crash

A second air traffic controller has been charged in connection with the crash that killed Total boss Christophe de Margerie, along with two pilots and a flight attendant.
Total CEO, Christophe de Margerie
27/10/2014 - France - Russia

Hollande, Qatar emir attend Total boss funeral in Paris

President Hollande and the Emir of Qatar attended the funeral in Paris on Monday of Christophe de Margerie, the boss of the Total oil company, who was killed in a plane crash in Russia last ...
Total named Thierry Desmarest (left) and Patrick Pouyanne (right) as the new chairman and new CEO respetively
22/10/2014 - France - Russia

French oil giant Total names new bosses

The company named a new chairman and a new CEO on Wednesday following the death of its chief executive Christophe de Margerie in a plane crash in Moscow.


French press review 22 October 2014

Christophe de Margerie, the boss of the French oil firm Total, who died tragically in an accident in Moscow on Monday night, dominates this morning's front pages.

Vladimir Martynenko signs his testimony before his lawyer in Moscow
22/10/2014 - FRANCE - RUSSIA

Snowplough driver claims he drove onto runway after "losing his bearings"

Total CEO Christophe de Margerie was killed on Monday night after his private plane collided with the snow clearing vehicle during take-off at Vnukovo airport in Moscow.

Christophe de Margerie died in a plane crash at the Vnukovo airport in Moscow on Monday
21/10/2014 - France/Russia

Russia will remember De Margerie with greatest warmth, says Putin

In a telegram sent to French President Francois Hollande, the Russian President said he was "shocked by the news" after the jet carrying Christophe De Margerie crashed into a snow plough at ...