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François Hollande, Angolan president José Eduardo Dos Santos - Paris, 29 April.
29/04/2014 - France - Angola

Angolan president Dos Santos visits France as relations thaw

Angolan President Jose Eduardo Dos Santos held talks with the French President François Hollande on Tuesday after years of frosty relations between the two countries.

The Angolan capital, Luanda
14/04/2014 - France - Angola

Total to invest in Angola's ultra-deep Kaombo oilfield

French oil giant Total is to invest in Angola's Kaombo project after finding ways to cut costs of extracting ultra-deep offshore oil by a fifth, the firm announced on Monday.

Shale gas extraction in Fort Worth, Texas, in the US
11/01/2014 - France - United Kingdom

France's Total invests in UK shale gas

French energy giant Total is to search for shale gas in the UK, even though its extraction, known as "fracking", is banned in France.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff (R)  with France's François Hollande
13/12/2013 - France - Brazil

Hollande touts French technology in Brazil

French President François Hollande touted France's technical know-how on a visit to Brazil, the emerging economic giant with which he hopes to double trade in the next few years. After meeting his Brazilian counterpart Dilma Rousseff Thursday in Brasilia, he went to Sao Paulo on Friday

Charles Pasqua arrivess at court for a different trial in 2011
09/07/2013 - France

Total, Pasqua cleared of oil-for-food corruption charges

The French oil giant Total has been cleared of corruption linked to the UN’s oil-for-food programme during Saddam Hussein’s rule of Iraq.
22/01/2013 - France - Iraq

French oil giant Total, former minister on trial in Iraqi oil-for-food scandal

French oil giant Total, its chief executive and former French interior minister Charles Pasqua were in the dock in Paris on Monday, accused of breaking an embargo on Iraq under Saddam Hussein.
27/06/2012 - France - Myanmar

Suu Kyi given president's welcome in Paris

Myanmar democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi declared that her country’s President Thein Sein is “sincere” in wanting democracy on a visit to Paris.

French press review 6 April 2012

No suprises for the stories grabbing the headlines - the French presidential election


French press review 28 March 2012

Is Sarkozy closing the gap on Hollande? How different are his policies to Le Pen's? Why did Total's share price frop six per cent yesterday?
03/11/2011 - France

Victims want Total to pay for deadly Toulouse accident

The appeal hearing in the long-running AZF trial opens in Toulouse in southwestern France on Thursday, over ten years after 31 died and 2,500 were injured in the industrial accident.