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A striking French taxi driver holds a flare during a demonstration in Marseille
26/01/2016 - FRANCE

Taxis, air traffic, civil servants, teachers ... what are the French striking about now?

Twenty striking taxi drivers were arrested on Tuesday and another injured, as France was hit by work stoppages and protests that also involved air traffic controllers, civil servants, teachers and ...
Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary
26/01/2016 - Ireland - France

Ryanair to start flights from France's Toulouse airport

Low-cost airline Ryanair is to start flying to and from Toulouse, promising 38 flights a week to destinations in continental Europe, the UK, Malta and Morocco, its boss Michael O'Leary announced ...
Taxi drivers block the Paris ringroad last June
24/01/2016 - FRANCE

French taxis to strike from Tuesday

French taxis are due to start a new strike on Tuesday with major disruption expected in Paris, especially around Charles De Gaulle and Orly airports.
The deal is to be signed when Iran's President Hassan Rouhanis is in Paris next Wednesday, ministers say
24/01/2016 - FRANCE - IRAN

Iran to buy 100+ Airbuses as sanctions end

Iran's national airline is to sign a deal to buy 114 planes from European planemaker Airbus during President Hassan Rouhani's visit to France this week, Transport Minister Abbas Akhoundi said on ...
Air France Chief Executive Frédéric Gagey in Paris, 20 December 2015
15/01/2016 - FRANCE

Air France proposes to add to long-haul fleet in new jobs plan, unions

Air France plans to add two airplanes a year to its long-haul fleet in new proposals for the company's future presented to unions on Friday.
A poster portrays the faces of slain cartoonists: Cabu, Charb, Honoré, Tignous et Wolinski, killed during a deadly rampage on January 11 2015
01/01/2016 - France

France awards Legion of Honour to victims and "heroes" of terrorism

Victims of last year's terror attacks in January have been awarded the Légion d'honneur, France's highest honour, together with five people who played a pivotal role during the three day ...
Images captured during the celebration of New Year's Eve 2014/2015 in Paris, France
31/12/2015 - FRANCE

Champagne, oysters...and thousands of police, French toast 2016 under tight security

New Year's celebrations in Paris and across Europe are under tight security because of the heightened terror threat.
Migrants in Calais in October 2015

Afghan migrant found dead in back of truck in north France

An Afghan refugee was found killed in the back of a truck in the northern French town of Dunkirk, where about 2,600 migrants live in a shanty town, on Monday.
Air France Chief Executive Frédéric Gagey speaks during a news conference in Paris, 20 December 2015
21/12/2015 - FRANCE - KENYA - MAURItius

Couple held in custody over fake bomb on Air France flight

French police on Monday detained two passengers of the Air France flight which made an emergency landing in Kenya on Saturday night after a fake bomb was found on board.

Passengers from the Air France flight  are escorted from Moi International Airport in Kenya's coastal city of Mombasa
20/12/2015 - FRANCE - KENYA - MAURItius

Kenyan experts examine suspected bomb after Air France flight's emergency landing

Air France declared that a bomb alert on one of its planes Sunday was a false alarm after Kenyan experts examined a suspected package found on board a flight that made an emergency landing in ...