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Thibaud Simphal, director general of Uber France, in Paris 19 May 2015.
30/06/2015 - FRANCE - united states

Uber France, top executives to go to trial in September

French prosecutors have ordered Uber France and two of its top executives to go on trial in September on charges the company enabled "illegal" taxi services.

The former French economy minister Pierre Moscovici was targeted by the NSA, according to the latest WikiLeaks documents
30/06/2015 - FRANCE - US

Latest leaked documents show NSA spied on French economy ministers, companies

The US National Security Agency eavesdropped on France’s finance ministers and the country’s largest companies, according to the latest WikiLeaks documents published by French media.

29/06/2015 - FRANCE - united states

Paris deploys 200 extra police to target UberPop

Paris will deploy 200 special police to crack down on illegal taxi activities after cab drivers held violent protests last week against unfair competition from the ride-booking app UberPop.
Sepp Blatter has been head of Fifa since 1998.
28/06/2015 - football

Blatter urged to stand by resignation pledge

Sepp Blatter, the president of world football's governing body Fifa, has been urged to stand by his decision to quit as head of the organisation. Blatter, 79, announced on 2 June that he would step down at an extraordinary Fifa congress between December and March 2016.


French weekly magazines review 28 June 2015

The identity debate thrives on French fears of terrorism and migrants' invasion of Europe from the Mediterranean.

Coach Mark Sampson has guided England to their first semi-final at the Women's World Cup.
28/06/2015 - football

England end Canada's World Cup dream

England advanced to the semi-final of the World Cup for the first time after beating hosts Canada 2-1.
Tyson Gay will compete in his first World Championships since 2011.
27/06/2015 - athletics

Gay's wisdom sees off young pretenders on his road to redemption

Tyson Gay claimed experience was the key to his victory on Friday night in the US trials for the World Championships in Beijing in August.
The attempted coup d’état in Burundi, and thoughts on South Carolina
27/06/2015 - The Sound Kitchen

The attempted coup d’état in Burundi, and thoughts on South Carolina

This week on The Sound Kitchen, coming to terms with anger. There’s the answer to the question about Burundi, some great music, and of course, the new quiz question.
Vehicles were damaged in clashes near Orly airport, 25 June 2015.
26/06/2015 - FRANCE - united states

French president calls for crackdown on Uber service

French President Francois Hollande has condemned violent protests against online driver-booking service Uber but says its ride-sharing app UberPop should be banned.

Striking taxi drivers block the Pari ringroad during the 25 June strike
25/06/2015 - FRANCE - united states

French taxi drivers' protest turns violent, upsetting Courtney Love

French taxi unions refused to go to a meeting at the office of Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Thursday as their strike against the Uber company saw roads blockaded and cars attacked.