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The Airbus A350-900 on the tarmac in Germany
30/09/2014 - European Union - France

Airbus’s A350-900 superjumbo ready to fly after receiving Euorpean safety clearance

European aircraft builder Airbus has received EU safety clearance for its huge new long-haul superjumbo jet, meaning that the A350-900 can now take off in competition with Boeing’s ...
Montpellier is flooded by the River Lez on Monday
30/09/2014 - France

Montpellier flooded, thousands stranded as storms hit southern France

Thousands of people slept in railway stations, airports and schools on Monday night after torrential rain drenched much of the south of France.

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve meets police patrolling Paris's Gare du Nord last month
26/09/2014 - France - US - Syria - Iraq

No proof of métro bomb plot but France steps up security after IS threat

French and American authorities say they know of no plans to attack their métro and subway systems despite the Iraqi prime minister’s claim to have “credible” reports of such ...
"Pilots on strike for our future," reads a sticker on a striker's uniform during a rally in Paris on Tuesday
24/09/2014 - France

Minister’s claim of Air France climbdown in pilots’ strike 'premature', report

Air France on Wednesday contradicted French Transport Minister Alain Vidalies’s claim that it had scrapped plans for Transavia Europe, the part of its low-cost arm that has sparked a ...
An Air France Airbus A319 at Charles de Gaulle International Airport in Roissy, Paris, 17 September 2014.
22/09/2014 - France

Air France offers to freeze low-cost plan in bid to end strike

Air France offered on Monday to suspend the expansion of its low-cost operation Transavia in a bid to end the strike which has paralysed the flag carrier for more than a week.

Marseille airport on Friday
21/09/2014 - France

Air France pilots extend strike for second week

Pilots at Air France have voted to continue their strike for a second week with the company cancelling more flights on Sunday than on preceding days.

Migrants followed by police outside the port at Calais
20/09/2014 - France - United Kingdom

Britain to pay 15 million euros to Calais after migrant ferry storming incidents

Britain is to contribute 15 million euros to tighten security at the French Channel port of Calais, following attempts by migrants to break through barriers and cross to the United Kingdom.

The scene of the accident at Brétigny-sur-Orge
18/09/2014 - France

French rail company charged with manslaughter over fatal 2013 crash

France’s state-owned rail company was charged with manslaughter on Thursday over the deaths of seven people in the 2013 derailment of a high-speed train.
Passengers at Nice International airport earlier this week
18/09/2014 - France

Air France pilots threaten to continue strike next week

Air France pilots are threatening to continue their strike next week if the company does not give in to their demands. At least 60 per cent of flights were to be cancelled on Thursday.

A screen shows flights cancelled at Marseille airport
17/09/2014 - France

French government calls for Air France strike to end as 60 per cent of flights cancelled

The French government weighed into the Air France pilots’ strike on its third day, Wednesday, with Prime Minister Manuel Valls and Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron calling for an end to the ...