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FRANCE : France to cut funds to UN Aids agency

0 French NGOs working in the field of HIV-Aids are outraged that France is to cut its budget to the UN body helping people living with HIV by 25 per cent. Truvada antiretroviral treatment. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP Standard

: French press review 19 December 2014

0 The French press offers massive approval to US President Barack Obama’s announcement of a historic rapprochement with Cuba with White House sources saying that a visit by Cuban President Raul Castro to the United States is a possibility. Standard

FRANCE - CUBA - US: Hollande welcomes ‘end of Cold War’ with US-Cuba thaw

0 French President François Hollande has welcomed resumption of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States after 54 years, saying that it has come none too soon. US President Barack Obama announces the shift in policy towards Cuba Reuters Standard

MALI - FRANCE: Mali president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita vows to free remaining Western hostages

0 In an exclusive interview with RFI, Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita (IBK) says that the four Jihadists freed in exchange for the French hostage Serge Lazarevic will be hunted down by Malian, Niger and French troops. And he pledges to continue deploying efforts to free the three Western hostages still being held - South African Stephen Malcolm, Dutchman Sjaak Rijke, and Swede Johan Gustafsson.   Ibrahim Boubacar Keita on 5 novembre 2013 in Bamako AFP PHOTO/Stringer Standard

FRANCE: Controversial Nantes airport construction to start next year, Valls

0 French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has declared that the controversial construction of an airport near the western city of Nantes will go ahead in 2015, despite legal orders to suspend the project following long-running protests. Opponents camp in trees at the Notre Dame des Landes site. File. Reuters/Stephane Mahe Standard

FRANCE - RUSSIA: Russian Mistral sailors head home from France

0 Some 400 Russian sailors training to operate the Mistral-class warship left France for home on Thursday, with still no official decision in Paris over whether to deliver the vessel to Russia. The Mistral-class helicopter-carrier Vladivostok, Saint-Nazaire shipyard, 4 Sept. 2014. Reuters/Stephane Mahe Standard

FRANCE: France vulnerable to economic espionage, report

0 France is extremely vulnerable to economic espionage because the importance of secure data protection is not fully appreciated, according to a report just released. The Ministry of Finance building in Paris. Wikimedia commons Standard

FRANCE - SWITZERLAND: UBS loses appeal against 1.1-billion-euro bail in tax fraud case

0 Swiss bank UBS has lost an appeal against paying a 1.1-billion-euro security deposit linked to a probe into charges that it helped rich French clients hide millions in secret bank accounts. The bank said it would take the case to the European Court of Human Rights. The logo of Swiss bank UBS is pictured in front of the Swiss Federal Palace in Bern Reuters/Arnd Wiegmann Standard

: French press review 18 December 2014

0 Russia, Cuba, a 70th birthday party, French roads and an increase in violence and bad manners . . . it's hard to believe we're just one week away from Christmas! Standard

FRENCH GUYANA: Soyuz to provide internet to three billion people

0 Four satellites were to be launched from French Guiana on Thursday with the goal of providing more affordable internet to countries with minimal service. Arianespace Soyuz VS10 ready for launch at Sinnamary in French Guiana, 18 December 2014. Arianespace Standard

ON-THE-SPOT FRANCE: French government to grant 'Gastronomic' visas

MINEIE/ SG/ Ph.Ricard France is planning to promote its cuisine around the world with a special event in March 2015 that will see a thousand chefs preparing dishes à la française on five continents. Ahead of the event, the foreign ministry is issuing visas for students who want to study cuisine in France.  

FRANCE - IRAQ: Iraqi man seeks compensation for deadly HIV-infected blood transfusions from France

0 Khalid al-Jabor, a 58-year-old retired civil servant, has been seeking compensation for his and 270 other families for deaths related to the use of infected blood imported by a French biological institute in the early 1980s. A worker in a laboratory of Sanofi, which now operates part of the Institut Mérieux. Reuters/Ralph Orlowski Standard

FRANCE - RUSSIA: Russian sailors to leave France after suspension of warship deal

0 French shipbuilder DCNS confirmed Wednesday that 400 Russian sailors were to leave the country "before year-end holidays" following Paris's suspension of a controversial warship deal with Moscow. Russian sailors near the Vladivostok in the port of Saint-Nazaire, 25 November 2014. Reuters/Stephane Mahe Standard

FRANCE: Femen member handed suspended sentence for topless protest in Paris church

0 A former member of feminist group Femen has been found guilty of exhibitionism and given a one-month suspended sentence for a topless protest in a Paris church last year. Eloïse Bouton, 31, says she is amazed by the verdict. Eloïse Boutin, who has since left Femen, protests in Paris's Madeleine church AFP/Thomas Samson Standard

FRANCE: Artist Koons sued for copyright infringement at Paris exhibition

0 Paris-based publicist Franck Davidovici is accusing American contemporary artist Jeff Koons of unlawfully copying a 1985 advertisement in a work on display in the French capital, the plaintiff's lawyer said Wednesday. American artist Jeff Koons. Reuters/Carlo Allegri Standard

France fines 13 firms $1.2 bln for price-fixing - Lexington Herald Leader

Lexington Herald LeaderFrance fines 13 firms $1.2 bln for price-fixingLexington Herald LeaderPARIS — Penalizing a dirty business involving cleaning products, French regulators fined 13 consumer-products makers about 950 million euros ($1.2 billion) for price fixing on goods like shampoos, detergents and toothpaste. France's competition ...and more »

Paris, France will Host BIO-Europe Spring® 2015 International Life Science ... - Yahoo Finance UK

Paris, France will Host BIO-Europe Spring® 2015 International Life Science ...Yahoo Finance UKThe ninth annual BIO-Europe Spring conference will be held March 9–11, 2015 in Paris, France at the Paris expo Porte de Versailles conference center. This is the first time Paris will host a life science industry event of this scale, and it is expected ...and more »

France seeking support for Mideast plan -

TheNewsTribune.comFrance seeking support for Mideast planTheNewsTribune.comFrench foreign minister Laurent Fabius, third from right, meets with Palestinian ambassadot to France Hael Al Fahoum, left, and Palestinian foreign minister Riyad al-Maliki, second from left, at the Quai d'Orsay in Paris, Tuesday Dec. 16, 2014. France ...and more »

A Plan to Limit Cars in Paris Collides With French Politics - New York Times

New York TimesA Plan to Limit Cars in Paris Collides With French PoliticsNew York TimesPARIS — When the mayor here detailed plans to ban diesel and other vehicles from the center of Paris by 2020, she framed the measures as a public health imperative in a country that has grown increasingly worried about the quality of its air. But if ...and more »

France Says It Will Ban Uber's Low-Cost Service in New Year - New York Times

New York TimesFrance Says It Will Ban Uber's Low-Cost Service in New YearNew York TimesPARIS — The problems facing Uber, the popular ride-booking service, are going from bad to worse. On Monday, the French government announced that the company's lower-priced UberPop service would be banned on Jan. 1, the latest in a number of ...French Cabbies Say They're Going To Block Paris Roads On Mon...Business InsiderFrance Bans Uber As Taxi Drivers Stage Protest In ParisBuzzFeed NewsUber's cheap service to be banned in France as Paris taxis block roadsThe IndependentFRANCE 24 -Hilton Head Island Packetall 435 news articles »

France: 5 terror attacks thwarted, networks broken - Bellingham Herald

NDTVFrance: 5 terror attacks thwarted, networks brokenBellingham HeraldPARIS — France has thwarted five terror attacks and dismantled 13 networks linked to extremists in Syria but the number of young people leaving to join the fight has doubled in the past year, the country's top security official said Wednesday. French ...French police dismantle jihadist networkRFIall 149 news articles »

France Biotech Presents the Results of Its Twelfth Annual Survey, « Panorama ... - Rock Hill Herald (press release)

France Biotech Presents the Results of Its Twelfth Annual Survey, « Panorama ...Rock Hill Herald (press release)PARIS — France Biotech, an association of entrepreneurs in the life sciences industry, publishes the twelfth edition of its annual survey, « Panorama of the Life Sciences® », which outlines the industry's major trends for 2013 and 2014 in France and ...and more »

Protests in Paris as France unveils economic reforms - Deutsche Welle

Deutsche WelleProtests in Paris as France unveils economic reformsDeutsche WellePlans unveiled by French Prime Minister Manuel Valls to increase the number of businesses open on Sundays and opening up regulated sectors to competition were met with demonstrations in Paris on Wednesday. The measures were just a number of ...France makes new effort to encourage hiringThe OlympianFrance moves to unlock 'overprotected' economyFRANCE 24all 208 news articles »

France wants ban on new cannabis-extract "e-joint" - Lake Wylie Pilot

France wants ban on new cannabis-extract "e-joint"Lake Wylie PilotPARIS — France's health minister has said she wants to ban a controversial cannabis-extract electronic cigarette that's been launched in France. Marisol Touraine told French radio she was "opposed" to the self-styled "e-joint," that was launched ...and more »

Angry French bosses take to the streets of Paris - FRANCE 24

FRANCE 24Angry French bosses take to the streets of ParisFRANCE 24Around 4,000 employers marched in Paris, Marseille and Toulouse on Monday, according to police figures, kicking off a series of demonstrations calling for the deregulation of France's economy. Protesters in the French capital brandished signs saying ...French business leaders protest over rules and taxesRFIMove Over Unions _ French Bosses Protesting, TooABC Newsall 135 news articles »