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The Mistral Vladivostok at the STX  Les Chantiers de l'Atlantique in Saint-Nazaire, April 2014
21/11/2014 - France - Russia

Second Russian Mistral warship nears launch in French shipyard

The second Mistral warship being built for Russia by French shipbuilders was placed in the dock in Brittany's Saint-Nazaire shipyard on Thursday night.
French Prime Minister Manuel Vallls (L) and Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandr Vucic agreed on a project to build a metro in Belgrade
08/11/2014 - France - Serbia

Valls vows to back Serbia’s EU membership on historic Belgrade trip

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has ended a two-day official visit to Serbia during which he vowed to provide firm support to the Balkan country on its path towards joining the European ...
03/11/2014 - France - Canada

Hollande in Canada to boost French trade

President François Hollande is in Canada, the first visit by a French leader in 25 years, on a visit where the focus is on research and trade co operation as well as climate change ...
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.

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