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FRANCE - EBOLA - GUINEA: France calls for volunteers to help in Ebola-hit countries

2014-10-24
0 France is calling for volunteers to fight against the Ebola virus, asking health professionals to travel to regions currently experiencing the outbreak.   Volunteers are taught how to work with patients infected with the Ebola virus at the hospital Henri Mondor in Creteil Reuters/Philippe Wojazer Standard

: French press review 24 October 2014

2014-10-24
0 Algeria’s surprise refusal to allow French magistrates to take home DNA samples of the seven monks killed in Tibhirine 18 years ago attracts angry reactions from the national dailies. Standard

FRANCE - US: French Academy of Science award winner on need to protect scientists

2014-10-24
0 The French Academy of Science has awarded its top prize to Joel Lebowitz, a professor of physics and mathematics at Rutgers University , for his work on statistical physics. Lebowitz, a Holocaust survivor, is one of the co-chairs of the Committee for Concerned Scientists, a US-based advocacy group, that fights for the rights of scientists who are jailed or persecuted for their political beliefs. Joel Lebowitz is a mathemetician and physicist at Rutgers University rutgers.edu Standard

ON-THE-SPOT FRANCE: Picasso museum reopens in Paris

2014-10-23
A visitor looks at the painting "The Lovers" as the Picasso museum Reuters/Benoit Tessier In Paris, this Saturday sees the reopening of the National Picasso museum. It’s looking to bounce back after a five-year closure marked by delays, soaring budgets and tales of infighting.  

FRANCE: Police reinforcements sent to Calais to quell migrant violence

2014-10-23
0 France is sending police reinforcements to the port of Calais, where illegal migrants trying to reach Britain are "causing havoc", said the country’s interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve. French riot police of the force out immigrants who were hidden in a truck. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol Standard

FRANCE: Scientists discover oldest human DNA, linking us to Neanderthals

2014-10-23
0 Scientists say they have unravelled the oldest DNA ever retrieved from a Homo sapiens bone, shedding light on human colonisation of the planet. Neanderthal DNA extraction Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology Standard

: French press review 23 October 2014

2014-10-23
0 France's socialists are not a happy lot. Three of this morning's papers give pride of place to the ruling party, and two of the headlines use the word "crisis". Left-leaning Libération simply says the socialist house is ablaze. So, what's going on? Standard

ON-THE-SPOT FRANCE: French export companies

2014-10-22
Matthias Fekl, French secretary of state for foreign trade AFP/Thomas Samson French companies that export their goods and services are more innovative, according to a report published Wednesday by the French Statistics Institute, INSEE. These companies also receive extra financial and institutional support from their counterparts that produce only for the French market. And yet, only a third of French companies that could export actually do so. RFI looks into what it takes for a French company to enter the export market.

TOUR DE FRANCE: 2015 Tour de France to start from the Netherlands

2014-10-22
0 Next year's Tour will commence from the Dutch city of Utrecht, making it the 21st overseas start in Tour history. This was announced by Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme who unveiled next year’s route in Paris on Wednesday. The 2015 Tour de France route was unveiled in Paris on Wednesday REUTERS/Benoit Tessier Standard

FRANCE - RUSSIA: French oil giant Total names new bosses

2014-10-22
0 The company named a new chairman and a new CEO on Wednesday following the death of its chief executive Christophe de Margerie in a plane crash in Moscow. Total named Thierry Desmarest (left) and Patrick Pouyanne (right) as the new chairman and new CEO respetively AFP et Getty Images Standard

FRANCE: Public spat brings divisions within France’s ruling party to the fore

2014-10-22
0 Members of the Socialist Party engaged in public bickering a day after a group of rebel Socialist lawmakers that included three former ministers, abstained in a parliament vote on France's 2015 budget. Jean-Christophe Cambadelis has criticised two former ministers for abstaining from voting on France's 2015 budget AFP PHOTO/ JACQUES DEMARTHON Standard

: French press review 22 October 2014

2014-10-22
0 Christophe de Margerie, the boss of the French oil firm Total, who died tragically in an accident in Moscow on Monday night, dominates this morning's front pages. Standard

FRANCE - RUSSIA: Snowplough driver claims he drove onto runway after "losing his bearings"

2014-10-22
0 Total CEO Christophe de Margerie was killed on Monday night after his private plane collided with the snow clearing vehicle during take-off at Vnukovo airport in Moscow. Vladimir Martynenko signs his testimony before his lawyer in Moscow REUTERS/Karabanov and Partners Law Office/Handout via Reuters Standard

: French press review 21 October 2014

2014-10-21
0 Local political squabbles dominate this morning's French front pages. There's the on-going Aubry affair, provoked by criticism of government economic policy by Martine Aubry, the mayor of the northern French city of Lille and a very popular socialist figure. Standard

FRANCE - AFRICA: French researchers develop quick Ebola diagnosis device

2014-10-21
0 The new tool, developed by France's Atomic Energy Commission, could allow doctors to diagnose a patient with suspected Ebola in under 15 minutes. http://www.english.rfi.fr/general/20141020-classy-glassy-luxury-louis-vuitton-unveils-cultural-centre-entirely-glass Reuters/Michaela Rehle Standard