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A carving knife and fork in the distinctive Laguiole design
18/04/2014 - France

Laguiole - French village fights for right to use its name

A French village is calling for nationwide support after losing a legal fight for local businesses' right to use its name to sell their products.

French Preésident François Hollande (L.) with Mexicao's Foreign Affairs Miniser Antonio Meade (R.) at Mexico City airport on Thursday
10/04/2014 - France - Mexico

Hollande in Mexico to repair relations but Trierweiler tweet could mean new row

French President François Hollande is in Mexico on Thursday and Friday for a state visit to repair relationsbetween the two countries after a long-running row over an imprisoned ...

Jews being transported to the concentration camps in 1942
09/04/2014 - France - United States

French rail company can bid for Maryland contract after Holocaust bill falls

France's state-owned rail company, the SNCF, is free to bid for a contract three-billion-dollar contract in the US state of Maryland after a bill aiming to block it because of its role in the ...

Chinese Preisdent Xi Jinping is welcomed by French President François Hollande at the Elysee Palace, Wednesday 26 March.
26/03/2014 - France-China

After pomp and ceremony, French and Chinese leaders got down to business of nailing deals

The signing of fifty contracts representing fifty years of diplomatic relations got underway on Wednesday, with lucrative deals clinched in sectors like aeronautics and the car industry.

A Rafale fighter jet shows its potential to the Indian Air Force in Bangalore
14/03/2014 - France - India

Dassault pins hopes on India Rafale deal as profits fall

French aviation giant Dassault's profits fell 8.5 per cent in 2013, it announced Thursday. The company is pinning its hopes on a so-far elusuve fighter-jet contract with India.

European commissioner Olli Rehn has repeatedly criticised France for everything from taxation to public debt
05/03/2014 - France - European Union

European Commission puts France on watch list over trade deficit

The European Commission on Wednesday placed France under "reinforced surveillance", criticising its "lack of competitiveness" and high public debt.


African press review 14 February 2014

Jonathan reshuffles ahead of election. Nigeria searches for missing oil money. Satanism spreads in Joburg. And what are Alomo Bitters?

French President François Hollande was the only European head of state president at Tunisia's constitution adoption ceremony
07/02/2014 - France - Tunisia

Tunisia proof Islam compatible with democracy, Hollande tells constitution ceremony

Tunisia embodies the hope of the Arab world, François Hollande told a ceremony to adopt the country's new constitution three years after its revolution set off the Arab Spring.

France crushes ivory in anti-poaching move
07/02/2014 - On-the-spot France

France crushes ivory in anti-poaching move

France publicly destroyed three tonnes of illegally seized ivory on Thursday to show its commitment to stopping the poaching of African elephants.

Rafale jet fighter in the factory of French aircraft manufacturer Dassault Aviation near Bordeaux, southwestern France, January 2014.
06/02/2014 - France-India

Indian defence minister rules out Rafale deal before election

India's defence minister on Thursday ruled out any possibility of the current government agreeing to buy French-built Rafale fighter jets before this year's general election.  French firm ...