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France’s economy is recovering at a pace insufficient to combat high unemployment – and the government may need to extend its already unpopular labor reforms, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned.
The European Commission has revised downward its expectations for economic expansion in the 19-member eurozone. Its spring outlook revealed particular concerns about developments in Spain and France.
French Development Agency will provide €100m to finance new wind farms and the Delta Electricity Control Centre
Sixty French businessmen will accompany the president during his visit, says Parant
Panama’s president initially took a hostile position to French demands of cooperation over the ‘Panama Papers.’ But a phone call has changed the tone, with the prospect of talks.
Foreign fighters are motivated by “excitement” and “social exclusion felt in Europe,” a report commissioned for the EU presidency says. Germany has ranked in the top four origin countries for those fighting abroad.
New contract agrees to purchase of 60,000 tonnes of wheat from France at $189.2 per tonne, in comparison to $185.4 per tonne agreement last month
Google has decried demands to expand the reach of the European Court of Justice’s “right to be forgotten” ruling. France’s data protection agency said citizens have the right to privacy as enshrined in international law.
France’s agriculture ministry has said a cow in the Ardennes region tested positive for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), also known as mad cow disease. It’s the third confirmed case in Europe since 2015.
France can expect to see more unrest as the government attempts to push through labour market reforms. Even after concessions to widespread resistance, most French reject the plans. Elizabeth Bryant reports from Paris.
Wheat quantities to be supplied in March from France, Romania, Ukraine, and Argentine
A French court has fined energy giant Total for using cash from the UN’s “oil for food” program in Iraq between 1996 and 2003 to bribe Iraqi officials. The company was initially cleared of all charges in 2013.
Military cooperation between both countries is progressing, says French ambassador
Trade between Egypt and France expected to grow by 20%, says Andre Parant
Abu Salah, described as the “Islamic State’s” finance minister, has been killed by US-led airstrikes. US officials said that they have bolstered efforts to curb the militant group’s revenue-generating activities
French-Dutch airline group Air France-KLM has reported a tangible drop in November revenues as a result of the Paris terror attacks. But the carrier hoped things would return to normal until the end of the year
The fledgling Union of French Muslim Democrats faces an uphill struggle in upcoming regional elections. The party emphasises that it wants to get young Muslims involved in the political process
Al-Sisi urged France to work with Africa to address impacts of climate change
Authorities will inspect personal in workplaces that require extra security
French authorities have extended a measure banning away fans from attending top football matches in France until mid-December with the country in a state of emergency following the Paris attacks and in view of the forthcoming Climate Summit in the capital
The French president embarked on the latest stage of his diplomatic efforts to forge a stronger alliance against “IS”, in the wake of Turkey’s downing of the Russian warplane
US, European, Russian and Iranian leaders will probably meet to discuss keeping Al-Assad in power temporarily, says political analyst
By Hala Kindleberger “Now my husband will not be able to join me,” said a Syrian woman who has been in France for seven months, waiting for husband to arrive from Turkey. In Germany too, they have begun slowing down the acceptance of Arab and Muslim refugees after months of providing refuge. Authorities have been …
Fighting “Islamic State” is the priority in Syria, not Al-Assad, say Russian and French analysts