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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.

BNP Paribas has agreed nearly nine billion euros in fines in the US
29/06/2014 - France - US

BNP Paribas to pay biggest-ever US fine on foreign bank

France’s BNP Paribas has agreed to pay the biggest-ever fine imposed on a foreign bank by US regulators for breaking American sanctions against countries including Iran and Sudan, sources ...

A worker packs boxes at Amazon's logistics centre in Graben, Germany
27/06/2014 - France - US

France bans Amazon free delivery of discount books

French MPs on Thursday unanimously voted to stop online retailers like Amazon from offering free deliveries on discounted books, in a move to protect the country’s small bookshops.

23/06/2014 - France - United States

BNP nears deal with US prosecutors over record fine

French bank BNP Paribas is nearing a settlement with US prosecutors to have a 7.3 billion euros fine reduced to 6.6 billion euros, The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday. 

Portugal's Eder (R) fights for the ball with Matt Besler of the U.S.
23/06/2014 - Report: Brazil World Cup 2014

Portugal in with a chance thanks to Ronaldo and Varela

Five things we learned on day 11.