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French employer's body MEDEF union leader Pierre Gattaz (C), File August 2014.
16/09/2014 - France

French main employers association calls for cut in number of holidays

Cutting the number of public holidays, increasing the length of the working week, dropping the minimum wage, these are among the ideas the French employers federation, Medef, raised on Monday in ...
Passengers wait behind check-in counters lines, Marseille-Provence airport, 16 September 2014.
16/09/2014 - France

60% flights affected on second day of Air France pilots' strike

The Air France-KLM pilots' strike entered its second day on Tuesday, with 60% of flights likely to be affected as the leader of the French Socialist Party called for an end to the strike.

16/09/2014 - France

France's iconic left wing newspaper Libération to cut a third of jobs

French daily Libération on Monday announced plans to cut one third of its workforce to save the newspaper founded by philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre in 1973.

La Faute-sur-mer, western France after Xynthia storm, 2010
15/09/2014 - France

Mayor on trial for 2010 French flood death toll

Local officials in a small town on the West coast of France go on trial on Monday, charged with negligence which led to the loss of 29 lives in severe floods in 2010.

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. 

Inside a massive dairy farm, rotating giant milking platter where cows are held.
15/09/2014 - France

Protests against giant dairy farm intensify in northern France

Protests over 1,000-cow factory are intensifying in northern France where opponents from diverse background are now rallying. 

An Air France Airbus A330 aircraft takes off at Charles-de-Gaulle airport, 14 September 2014.
15/09/2014 - France

Air France strike grounds half its flights

Air France grounded half its flights on Monday as pilots begin a strike against the company's plan to develop its low-cost operation Transavia.

A Transavia Airbus A320 passenger at Paris's Orly airport
14/09/2014 - France

60 per cent of Air France flights cancelled Monday due to pilots' strike

Six out of 10 Air France flights will be cancelled on Monday due to a pilots’ strike, the company announced on Saturday. Unions predicted more cancellations on Tuesday and Wednesday.

An Air France Airbus A319 at Orly airport
13/09/2014 - France

Half Air France flights to be cancelled on Monday due to pilots’ strike, CEO

About 50 per cent of Air France flights will be cancelled on Monday if the planned pilots’ strike goes ahead, according to CEO Frédéric Gagey, speaking on Saturday as negotiations ...

French press review 13 September 2014

Ebola is a wound that will not heal in west Africa. Hollande visits Iraq. A new war in the Middle East promises to be tough-going. And there’s good news and bad news for French sport.

A reenactment of First Battle of the Marne at Chauconin-Neufmontiers on 6  September
12/09/2014 - France - Europe

French PM Valls commemorates Battle of the Marne in ongoing world war ceremonies

French Prime minister Manuel Valls called for national unity at a ceremony to commemorate the Battle of the Marne, which saw French and British troops face German soldiers at the start of World War I ...
A Transavia Airbus A320 passenger jet before taking off at Paris's Orly airport
12/09/2014 - France

Air France to face ‘massive’ pilots’ strike Monday if weekend talks fail

Unions at Air France predict a “massive” strike by pilots starting Monday.

French press review 12 September 2014

America’s coalition of the willing against the hard-line insurgents close to achieving their goal of carving out an Islamic fundamentalist regime in Iraq and Syria attracts the most comments in ...
Spraying crops
11/09/2014 - France

French parliament votes restrictions on pesticides

The French parliament on Thursday backed a new agriculture bill which restricts the use of pesticides near schools but stops short of banning them in such areas completely.

French President Francois Hollande, at the Elysee Palace in Paris, 9 September 2014.
11/09/2014 - France

President Hollande "hurt" by ex-partner's book

French President François Hollande said he had been particularly "hurt" by his former partner's book which claims he secretly despises the poor.

Les couleurs de l'abstraction - Sonia Delaunay - Nu Jaune (1908)
09/09/2014 - France

Art exhibitions in Paris, September 2014-January 2015

The great Katsushika Hokusai brings the Japanese aesthetic to the Grand Palais, which he shares with noisy Niki de Saint Phalle in this season’s Paris art shows.
French Education and Research minister Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, 3 September 2014.
08/09/2014 - France

French education minister files suit over false letter

The French education minister filed a suit on Monday over a false letter which circulated on Internet advising mayors to offer a weekly Arabic language class.

Life-size replica of the Hermione in the French port of Rochefort, set to sail to Boston, 8 September 2014.
08/09/2014 - France - United States

Replica of 18th century navy frigate Hermione tests French waters

A life-size replica of the Hermione, the French navy frigate that shipped General Lafayette to America to fight in the US war of independence, tests French waters on Sunday.

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls at the Socialist Party's "Université d'été" summer meeting in La Rochelle, western France, 31 August 2014.
08/09/2014 - France

Far-right Front National at "gates of power" says French PM Valls

The far-right Front National is at the "gates of power" in France warned French Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Sunday.

Marine Le Pen at the party's weekend summer university youth meeting in Frejus
07/09/2014 - France

French journalist ban at FN youth camp provokes media boycott

A journalist from online newspaper Mediapart was booted out of a gathering by the Front National's youth wing on Saturday, due to a "logistical" problem.
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Slideshow - Montmartre celebrates wine harvest
Wine (not from the Montmartre vines!) during the parade
Slideshow: Animals in Paris's Jardin des plantes
The zoo at Jardins des Plantes houses around 900 animals from over 200 different species, including birds...
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