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A BNP Paribas sign.
27/09/2014 - France

BNP Paribas chairman quits in aftermath of major US fine

The chairman of BNP Paribas has stepped down as the France’s largest bank tries to recover from a record $8.9 billion fine nearly three months ago for violating US sanctions.

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve meets police patrolling Paris's Gare du Nord last month
26/09/2014 - France - US - Syria - Iraq

No proof of métro bomb plot but France steps up security after IS threat

French and American authorities say they know of no plans to attack their métro and subway systems despite the Iraqi prime minister’s claim to have “credible” reports of such ...
US Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles fly over northern Iraq after conducting airstrikes in Syria
26/09/2014 - France - Syria - Iraq - US

France continues Iraq jihadist air strikes after Algeria hiker’s murder

France has launched new air strikes in Iraq and promised more support for Syrian opposition forces fighting jihadist groups after the murder of French hiker Hervé Gourdel.
A still from the Jund al-Khilafa video announcing the capture of Hervé Pierre Gourdel
23/09/2014 - France - Syria - Iraq

France to continue Iraq air strikes despite Frenchman’s kidnapping in Algeria

France will not stop its air strikes on the Islamic State armed group or negotiate with the Algerian Islamists who threatened to kill French hostage Hervé Pierre Gourdel

Iraqi President Fuad Masum with France's François Hollande at this week's conference on his country in Paris
19/09/2014 - France - Iraq - US

French air strikes on Iraq begin

France has carried out its first air-strikes in Iraq, just hours after President François Hollande announced the country’s participation in the US-led offensive against the Islamic State ...
President François Hollande at his press conference on Thursday
19/09/2014 - France - US - Iraq

Obama welcomes French decision to join Iraq air strikes

US President Barack Obama on Thursday welcomed France’s decision to take part in air strikes against the Islamic State armed group in Iraq as Washington tries to win allies to fight the ...
18/09/2014

French press review 18 September 2014

The French papers have eyes only for Scotland this morning . . .  as the Scots vote in a referendum on ending 307 years of union with their English and Welsh neighbours.
 

American literature festival takes place in Paris
16/09/2014 - On-the-spot France

American literature festival takes place in Paris

The Festival America, a literary festival bringing authors to France for discussions and exchange took place in Paris this weekend.
Netflix, the American provider of on-demand Internet streaming media
15/09/2014 - France

Online streaming Netflix hits French screens

US online streaming Netflix launched its move into the French market on Monday and put local operators under pressure. 

President Hollande greets Iraqi president Fouad Massoum before today's conference
15/09/2014 - France - Iraq - world

Hollande calls for urgent action on Islamic State at Paris conference

French President Francois Hollande on Monday urged swift action against the Islamic State group, warning there was "no time to lose" as he opened an international conference in Paris for ...
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