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African press review 09 October 2014

Kenyatta returns home after ICC trip, Nigeria accuses South Africa of blocking a legal arms purchase and uncertainty over South Africa's mining laws dominate the front page stories of African ...

African press review 02 October 2014

Nobel Peace Prize-winners won't be travelling to SA. France's budget comes under scrutiny. Kenya and the EU fail to reach a trade deal. Uhuru's aides change their line on him going to The Hague.
French former finance minister Pierre Moscovici, file August 2014.
11/09/2014 - France - Europe

French former finance minister Moscovici appointed at EU commission

Former Socialist finance minister Pierre Moscovici says he will follow EU  rules in his new job as EU commissioner for economic and financial affairs.

The Ministry of Finances in Bercy, Paris.
09/09/2014 - France

French budget deficit widens in year to July while trade deficit remains stable

France's budget deficit widened to 84.1 billion euros at the end of July from 80.8 billion a year earlier, the Finance ministry said on Tuesday, while its trade deficit remained stable.

French trader Jerome Kerviel leaves Fleury-Merogis prison near Paris, 8 September 2014.
08/09/2014 - France

Rogue trader Kerviel walks free with electronic tag

French trader Jérôme Kerviel won conditional release and left prison on Monday being ordered to wear an electronic tag. 


African press review 4 September 2014

In Lesotho, the prime minister, Thomas Thabane, is back in town, but the Maseru newspapers appear to have missed his return.
The Oikiluoto EPR in Finland
02/09/2014 - France - Finland

French-built Finnish nuclear reactor to go on stream nine years late

A jinxed new-generation French-built nuclear reactor for Finland is to begin producing electricity in 2018, nine years late, energy company Areva announced on Monday.
A common logo used for bitcoins.
07/07/2014 - France - Europe

French police bust illegal bitcoin trading ring

French police busted an illegal bitcoin trading network worth 200,000 euros, authorities revealed on Monday.
France's Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius and his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj, New Delhi, 30 June 2014.
30/06/2014 - France - India

France first Western power to hold talks in India with Modi's government

France becomes the first Western power to hold talks in India with the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi after the arrival of Foreign minister Laurent Fabius on Monday in New Delhi.

A worker packs boxes at Amazon's logistics centre in Graben, Germany
27/06/2014 - France - US

France bans Amazon free delivery of discount books

French MPs on Thursday unanimously voted to stop online retailers like Amazon from offering free deliveries on discounted books, in a move to protect the country’s small bookshops.