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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.

23/06/2014 - France - United States

BNP nears deal with US prosecutors over record fine

French bank BNP Paribas is nearing a settlement with US prosecutors to have a 7.3 billion euros fine reduced to 6.6 billion euros, The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday. 

A Dassault Rafale fighter aircraft.
23/06/2014 - France - Qatar

Qatar to firm up interest in buying French Rafale fighter planes

Qatar says it is to spend 15 billion euros on upgrading its military equipment while French company Dassault Aviation hopes to secure a contract for Rafale fighter jets.

Protest calling on Air France to end the transportation, Los Angeles, 28 April 2014
26/05/2014 - France

Air France urged to end transportation of apes for medical research

Air France on Monday defended its transportation of monkeys for medical research after British primatologist Jane Goodall urged the airline to stop the practice.

French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius
14/05/2014 - France - US- Russia - Ukraine

Fabius tells Washington Russia warships sale will not be scrapped

French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius defended the sale of French warships to Russia in Washington on Tuesday, while saying the contract could be reexamined in October.

François Hollande with Armenian President Serge Sarkissian and singer Charles Aznavour (C) on Monday
13/05/2014 - France - Armenia

Hollande calls for special treatment for Russia-linked Armenia in EU trade deal

French President François Hollande has called for an “exceptional formula” to allow Armenia to have free-trade deals with both the European Union (EU) and with Russia.

President François Hollande (R) arrives in Baku
12/05/2014 - France - Azerbaijan - Armenia - Georgia - Russia

Hollande tries to reassure Russia during Caucasus tour

French President François Hollande on Monday sought to reassure Russia that the European Union’s Eastern Partnership is not “directed against anyone” at the start of a ...

A Mistral warship
09/05/2014 - France - US- Russia - Ukraine

US, France fall out over French warship sale to Russia

French officials have expressed astonishment at US diplomat Victoria Nuland’s “concern” over the sale of two French warships to Russia.