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The Mistral-class helicopter carrier Vladivostok at the Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire
30/10/2014 - France - Russia

France denies Mistral warships to be handed over to Russia in November

France has denied a Russian claim that the first of two warships being built in French shipyards for Moscow is ready to be handed over in mid-November.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott
28/10/2014 - France - Australia

Hollande to make first-ever French presidential visit to Australia

French President François Hollande is to make the first-ever visit by a French head of state to Australia.
A shipyard in the Philippines
27/10/2014 - France - World economy

World’s shipbuilders pitch for 450-billion-euro market at Paris salon

Naval contractors show their wares in Paris this week, pitching for a cut of the 45-billion-euro world market in a sector that is growing despite cuts in government spending.
09/10/2014

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 ...
02/10/2014

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. 

04/09/2014

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.
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