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Macron eyes action against Chinese farm buyers

22 February 2018 | 0 comments

President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday promised measures to help prevent foreign investors buying agricultural land in France after a string of international controversies over Chinese purchases."For me,...

French supermarket behind Nutella frenzy was selling 'at a loss'

22 February 2018 | 0 comments

French fraud authorities on Thursday accused supermarket chain Intermarche of illegally selling Nutella below cost, after heavy discounts sparked a shopping frenzy that made international headlines.The...

Air France passengers grounded by strike

22 February 2018 | 0 comments

Half of Air France's long-haul flights out of Paris were cancelled Thursday due to a strike over pay by pilots, cabin crew and ground staff.The airline said it expected only 28 percent of the staff to...

Basque separatist group ETA puts dissolution to vote: report

22 February 2018 | 0 comments

Basque militant separatist group ETA has put its proposed dissolution to an internal vote, according to extracts of a letter by its leaders published Thursday in Basque newspaper Gara.ETA, accused of...

Chinese snap up ailing French fashion label Lanvin

22 February 2018 | 0 comments

Chinese conglomerate Fosun snapped up the ailing French fashion label Lanvin Thursday and promised to revive its fortunes.Lanvin, the oldest French luxury house still in existence, has been in turmoil...

French insurer AXA profits boosted by health division

22 February 2018 | 0 comments

French insurer AXA said Thursday that its profits last year rose strongly, driven primarily by its health insurance division. "AXA delivered another year of strong operating performance, with a seven-percent...

Record tourist arrivals in Paris in 2017

22 February 2018 | 0 comments

After two years during which Paris was scarred by terror attacks, tourists returned to the French capital in record numbers in 2017, hotel booking figures showed Thursday.Hotels in the Paris area received...

Westfield reiterates support for French takeover as profit jumps

21 February 2018 | 0 comments

Australian shopping mall giant Westfield reaffirmed its support Thursday for a takeover by French firm Unibail-Rodamco as it announced a jump in full-year net profit.The company announced the deal, which...

Bank of France lends another $3 bn to IMF poverty fund

21 February 2018 | 0 comments

The Bank of France agreed to lend an additional $3 billion to the International Monetary Fund's anti-poverty fund, the IMF announced Wednesday.The new loan, the sixth by France, makes the country among...

Macron urges truce in Syria's East Ghouta

21 February 2018 | 0 comments

French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday called for a truce in Syria's Eastern Ghouta to allow for the evacuation of civilians trapped by a barrage of airstrikes on the rebel-held enclave."France...

2 French soldiers killed in Mali mine blast

21 February 2018 | 0 comments

Two French soldiers were killed and another was hurt Wednesday when their armoured vehicle struck a mine in Mali, the French presidency said.Around 4,000 French troops are deployed in Mali and neighbouring...

Paris counts 3,000 in first-ever homeless census

21 February 2018 | 0 comments

At least 3,000 people sleep rough on the streets of Paris, according to figures from the city's first ever homelessness census which authorities warned Wednesday were likely a serious underestimate. ...

Air France strike to affect half of long-haul flights Thursday

21 February 2018 | 0 comments

Half of Air France's long-haul flights out of Paris Thursday will be cancelled due to a strike by pilots, cabin crew and ground staff, the carrier said.The airline said Wednesday it expected to maintain...

Orange rings up 'excellent' performance in 2017

21 February 2018 | 0 comments

French telecoms group Orange said Wednesday it booked "solid" results on the back of an "excellent operational performance" in 2017, driven by its high-speed broadband business, even if its bottom-line...

AccorHotels says profits up 66% in 2017

21 February 2018 | 0 comments

French hotel chain AccorHotels said Wednesday that its profit jumped last year, "driven by robust business and a very dynamic development.""The group has never been so strong," boasted chief executive...



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