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A plane of French regional airline unit Hop! takes off behind the retired Concorde number 5 at the Charles de Gaulle International Airport near Paris
24/09/2015 - FRANCE

Air France rules out massive layoffs even if talks with unions fail

Air France management has ruled out massive layoffs even if negotiations with trade unions fail to reach agreement on its plan to reform the troubled company.

Modernisation in the DRC, part 2
22/09/2015 - International report

Modernisation in the DRC, part 2

In the second part in our series on the Modernisation of DRC, correspondent Patrice Chitera visits two Kinshasa districts whose residents are engaged in wrangling to be recognized as Parisians and ...
Modernisation in the DRC, part 1
21/09/2015 - International report

Modernisation in the DRC, part 1

In the first in our series on Modernisation in the Democratic Republic of Congo, RFI's correspondent Patrice Chitera looks at how the traffic has improved in Kinshasa since 2007 when the country ...
04/09/2015 - France

Air France threatens to cut long-haul flights

Air France has threatened to cut 10 per cent of its long-haul flights and lay off employees if its new restructuring plan is not accepted, according to unions on Friday.

French police examine the debris from the Malaysia Airlines MH370 in July
04/09/2015 - France - Malaysia - China

France confirms Réunion debris from missing Malaysia Airlines plane

French prosecutors have confirmed that a wing fragment that washed up on the French Indian Ocean island of Réunion in July belonged to the Malaysia Airlines flight 370 that went missing last ...
Belgian police officers stand guard on a platform at the Thalys high-speed train terminal at Brussels Midi/Zuid railway station 22 August 2015.
30/08/2015 - FRANCE

France to tighten rail security as EU ministers meet after foiled train attack

Nine European interior ministers met in Paris on Saturday and agreed to enhance security measures for international rail transport.
The Paris ring road
29/08/2015 - FRANCE

Gridlock on French motorways as holidays end, travellers blockade

There were over 300 kilometres of traffic jams on French roads on Saturday as holidaymakers headed home to Paris and to the Channel ports.
The Airbus A320neo at the Le Bourget airshow this year
17/08/2015 - FRANCE - INDia

India's IndiGo places record order for Airbus A320neo

Indian low-cost airline IndiGo has placed a record 24-billion-euro order for European planemaker Airbus's A320neo passenger jet.
01/08/2015 - France

Great Summer Getaway clogged by nightmare traffic

French holiday makers' plans for a great summer getaway looked set to be scuppered on Saturday, after thousands got stuck in traffic jams extending more than 800 km.

Farmers block a road in Normandy on 21 July 2015
22/07/2015 - FRANCE

French government pledges 600 million euros to aid protesting farmers

French farmers' protests spread on Wednesday as the government pledged 600 milion euros to helping livestock producers driven close to bankruptcy by falling pork and beef prices.