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US Secretary of State John Kerry arrives in Paris
26/07/2014 - France - Middle East

France hosts Gaza truce summit

US, European and Arab diplomats were to meet in Paris on Saturday to press for a truce in Gaza. A 12-hour humanitarian ceasefire in the conflict started earlier Saturday morning.

Yelp helps tracking foodborne illnesses
26/07/2014 - Webwatch

Yelp helps tracking foodborne illnesses

How to identify public health issues by using social media? That’s what our Webwatchers look at this week.

With liberty and justice for ALL
26/07/2014 - The Sound Kitchen

With liberty and justice for ALL

On today’s menu: Amelia Boynton Robinson, American civil rights pioneer.


French press review 25 July 2014

The big story in today’s French papers is the crash of Air Algeria Flight AH 5017 in Mali with 51 French nationals and 116 passengers and crew on board.


French press review 23 July 2014

France is still simmering with news of the riots from this weekend, while Le Monde lashes out at Putin and the Reds remember Laos.

US Secretary of State John Kerry in Cairo
23/07/2014 - Report: US - Egypt - Middle East

Kerry in Cairo to push for Gaza ceasefire

US Secretary of State John Kerry visited Cairo on Tuesday in an attempt to push for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.

Paris taxi drivers protest against Uber in January
11/07/2014 - France - US

France to ban car-share start-ups from using apps after taxi protests

France is to ban car-share start-ups from using mobile phone apps to attract fares in an attempt to resolve a dispute between taxi drivers and companies like US-based Uber, which they claim are ...

US Attorney General Eric Holder (C) with his deputy James M Cole (R) and FBI director James B Comey (L) after BNP pleaded guilty
10/07/2014 - France - US

BNP given record fine for breaking US sanctions

French bank BNP Paribas on Wednesday pleaded guilty to violating American sanctions on countries including Iran and Sudan, accepting the largest fine ever given to a foreign bank in the US.

Security at European airports, Frankfurt, Germany, 3 July 2014.
04/07/2014 - France - United States

France bolsters airport security at US request

France this Friday is bolstering security at its airports following a US request to enhance screening for direct flights to the United States.

The logo of BNP Paribas is seen on the bank's building in Paris, May 30, 2014.
01/07/2014 - France - United States

Record US fine will not hurt company, says BNP Paribas

An agreed fine between France's largest bank and US regulators will not break the bank's balance sheet, says BNP Paribas.