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Calais blocked by striking sailors for third consecutive day

Calais blocked by striking sailors for third consecutive day

1 July 2015 | 0 comments

Striking French ferry workers blocked the port of Calais for a third consecutive day Wednesday, causing havoc with cross-Channel sailings and huge tailbacks on roads in the region."The port is still blocked,"...

China recognises Bordeaux wine in bid to fight fakes

China recognises Bordeaux wine in bid to fight fakes

1 July 2015 | 0 comments

After a four-year struggle, France has convinced China to recognise "Bordeaux" as a brand in a bid to combat counterfeit wines, the government announced. France has been in talks with China since 2011...

Two French soldiers suspended over Burkina child sex claims

Two French soldiers suspended over Burkina child sex claims

1 July 2015 | 0 comments

France has suspended two of its soldiers over allegations they sexually abused children, including a five-year-old girl, in the west African country of Burkina Faso, the defence ministry said Tuesday."Two...

US, European allies call for speedy Libya deal

US, European allies call for speedy Libya deal

1 July 2015 | 0 comments

The United States and five European allies on Tuesday called for rival Libyan groups to endorse a deal at UN-led negotiations to resolve the country's ongoing crisis. Britain, France, Germany, Italy,...

Two French soldiers suspended over child sex claims in Burkina: ministry

Two French soldiers suspended over child sex claims in Burkina: ministry

1 July 2015 | 0 comments

France has suspended two of its soldiers over allegations of child sex abuse, including with a five-year-old girl, in the west African country of Burkina Faso, the defence ministry said Tuesday."Two French...

French prosecutor confirms IS link to factory beheading

30 June 2015 | 0 comments

A French prosecutor confirmed Tuesday that the man who beheaded his boss and tried to blow up a gas factory had a "terrorist motive" and links to the Islamic State group in Syria.Yassin Salhi, 35, confessed...

Two French soldiers suspended over child sex claims in Burkina: ministry

30 June 2015 | 0 comments

Two French soldiers have been suspended over child sex allegations in the west African country of Burkina Faso, France's defence ministry said Tuesday.After he was informed about the allegations, Defence...

China PM kicks off France visit with climate pledge, Airbus deal

China PM kicks off France visit with climate pledge, Airbus deal

30 June 2015 | 0 comments

China's Prime Minister Li Keqiang made a long-awaited pledge to curb carbon emissions during a trip to France Tuesday in which a Chinese company also inked an $18 billion (16.1 billion euros) deal with...

French daily Le Monde elects new director

French daily Le Monde elects new director

30 June 2015 | 0 comments

Jerome Fenoglio, who has spent nearly 25 years at Le Monde, was Tuesday elected director of the respected French daily which has been hit by management problems. The 49-year-old Fenoglio, currently second-in-command...

Airbus inks $18 bn deal to sell China 75 A330s

Airbus inks $18 bn deal to sell China 75 A330s

30 June 2015 | 0 comments

Airbus inked a deal to sell up to 75 of its A330 planes to a Chinese company during a visit by Prime Minister Li Keqiang to France on Tuesday in a deal worth $18 billion (16.1 billion euros) at list prices.Airbus...

Climate, economic ties top agenda as Chinese PM visits France

Climate, economic ties top agenda as Chinese PM visits France

30 June 2015 | 0 comments

China's Prime Minister Li Keqiang made a long-awaited pledge to curb carbon emissions during a trip to France Tuesday where he also signed trade deals worth billions of euros."China's carbon dioxide emission...

Orange reaches a deal for split with Israel's Partner after spat

Orange reaches a deal for split with Israel's Partner after spat

30 June 2015 | 0 comments

French mobile company Orange will retake control of its brand in Israel within two years, it said Tuesday, following a major diplomatic spat.Orange will pay up to 90 million euros ($100 million) to regain...

Lufthansa offers 25,000 euros compensation to Germanwing crash families

Lufthansa offers 25,000 euros compensation to Germanwing crash families

30 June 2015 | 0 comments

German airline Lufthansa said Tuesday it has offered compensation of 25,000 euros ($27,900) to the families of the German passengers who were killed in the Germanwings crash in March, a sum dismissed...

Channel Tunnel blocked again by striking French sailors

Channel Tunnel blocked again by striking French sailors

30 June 2015 | 0 comments

Protesting French sailors halted Eurostar trains for several hours Tuesday by again blocking entry to the Channel Tunnel in Calais, with migrants using the opportunity to try to break into stationary...

French jazzman Eddy Louiss, once in Stan Getz quartet, dies at 74

French jazzman Eddy Louiss, once in Stan Getz quartet, dies at 74

30 June 2015 | 0 comments

Eddy Louiss, a French jazzman who played with the Stan Getz quartet in the early 1970s, died Tuesday in hospital in central western France aged 74.The Paris-born musician, who played the Hammond organ,...

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