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FRANCE - RUSSIA: Russia charges second air traffic controller over Total boss’s deadly plane crash

2014-10-30
0 A second air traffic controller has been charged in connection with the crash that killed Total boss Christophe de Margerie, along with two pilots and a flight attendant. Four airport workers have now been accused of responsibility for the accident in Moscow on 20 October. The late Total boss Christophe de Margerie AFP/Torsten Blackwood Standard

FRANCE: French police officer jailed for 10 years for raping drunk prisoner

2014-10-30
0 A French court has jailed a former police officer for 10 years after finding him guilty of raping a woman detained for being drunk and disorderly. He claimed there had been a “sexual misunderstanding”. Police on patrol in Paris Getty Images/Jean-Marc Romain Standard

FRANCE - RUSSIA: France denies Mistral warships to be handed over to Russia in November

2014-10-30
0 France has denied a Russian claim that the first of two warships being built in French shipyards for Moscow is ready to be handed over in mid-November. The US and other Nato countries have criticised the sale because of Russia’s role in Ukraine. The Mistral-class helicopter carrier Vladivostok at the Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire Reuters/Stephane Mahe Standard

: French press review 30 October 2014

2014-10-30
0 There are different takes on the controversial dam that is the object of protests in south-west France. Bosses are accused of pocketing money from tax breaks supposed to create jobs. And a scientist claims that a lot of research is a waste of time. Standard

FRANCE - MALI: 10th French soldier killed in Mali in clash with jihadists

2014-10-30
0 A French soldier has been killed and two others wounded in a clash with jihadist insurgents in northern Mali. Staff Sergeant Thomas Dupuy, 32, is the 10th French soldier to be killed since France sent troop to Mali in January 2013. French special forces in Gao, northern Mali RFI/Olivier Fourt Standard

FRANCE - RUSSIA - BULGARIA: Anti-Putin Franco-Russian escapes extradition from Bulgaria

2014-10-29
0 A Franco-Russian opponent of President Vladimir Putin has beaten a request by Moscow to extradite him from Bulgaria, his lawyer said on Wednesday. Nikolay Koblyakov says the charges against him were trumped up.   Nikolay Koblyakov, a prominent opponent of Putin, seeked asylum in Bulgaria. Lyubomir Avdzhiiski Standard

FRANCE: French dam project may be suspended as police prime suspects in protester’s death

2014-10-29
0 Work on a dam that is the centre of the protests in south-west France may be suspended as the police became the principal suspects in the death of a young demonstrator at the weekend. Green MEP José Bové told RFI he warned police that someone could get killed. Police arrest a demonstator in Albi after Fraisse's death Reuters/Regis Duvignau Standard

FRANCE - SYRIA - TURKEY: French father arrested for abducting daughter to join Syria jihad

2014-10-29
0 A French man accused of kidnapping his 18-month-old daughter in 2013 to wage jihad in Syria was taken into custody on Tuesday when he arrived in France after being deported from Turkey. Smoke rises from the Syrian town of Kobani, on the Turkish-Syrian border in October 2014. Reuters/路透社 Standard

FRANCE - KURDS - SYRIA - TURKEY: Syrian Kurds want France to press Erdogan to allow Kobane relief during Paris visit

2014-10-29
0 Syria’s main Kurdish party has called on France to press Turkey to allow reinforcements to reach the besieged town of Kobane when Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visits Paris on Friday. An explosion at Kobane after an airstrike Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach Standard

FRANCE - INDONESIA: Freed French journalists return to Paris from Indonesia

2014-10-29
0 Two French journalists who were handed a two-and-a-half month jail term in Indonesia for illegally reporting in the country's Papua province arrived Wednesday morning at an airport near Paris. The two French journalists Valentine Bourrat and Thomas Dandois with an interpreter during their trial in Jayapura (Indonesia) in October 2014. Indrayadi/AFP Standard

FRANCE - EUROPEAN UNION: Valls gloats as European Commission accepts France’s budget

2014-10-29
0 French Prime Minister Manuel Valls was crowing on Wednesday morning after the European Commission gave a clean bill of health to his government’s latest budget. Those who were expecting the “humiliation” of France were disappointed, he told French radio. European Commissioner Jyrki Katainen gave the thumbs up to France's and Italy's budget on Tuesday Reuters/Yves Herman Standard

FRANCE: French government faces social security budget revolt

2014-10-29
0 More than 30 Socialist MPs refused to vote for the French social security budget in a vote in the National Assembly on Tuesday. The revolt adds to the problems of a government under fire for the weekend death of a demonstrator as well as its economic policies. Former culture minister Aurélie Filippetti joiined Socialist rebels in abstaining on the social security budget Reuters/Charles Platiau Standard

: French press review 29 October 2014

2014-10-29
0 Financial trickery and violence are the unhappy options offered by this morning's French front pages.There are reports on the uproar in France caused by the death of an ecology protester at the weekend. And researchers may have finally found the missing 80 per cent of the universe. Standard

FRANCE - WEST AFRICA: France pledges 20 million euros to Ebola fight

2014-10-29
0 France on Tuesday said it was pledging 20 million euros to the fight against Ebola in west Africa. Some of the cash will enable the opening of several care centres in Guinea. A digitally colourised scanning electron micrograph depiction shows filamentous Ebola virus particles in green, budding from a chronically infected VERO E6 cell in orange at 25,000X magnification Reuters//National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Standard

FRANCE - IRELAND: Ryanair loses appeal against 8.1-million-euro fine for breaking French labour law

2014-10-28
0 A French court on Tuesday threw out an appeal by Irish low cost airline Ryanair against an eight-million-euro fine and damages payment for employing workers in France under Irish contracts to dodge payroll and other taxes. A Ryanair airplane lands at Liverpool's John Lennon airport in England. AFP Standard

Topless FEMEN runs wild in Paris, cop rams into wall failing to catch activist ... - RT

2014-10-29
RTTopless FEMEN runs wild in Paris, cop rams into wall failing to catch activist ...RTThe topless women rallied in central Paris in front of the Palace of Justice in support of an arrested member of the feminist group. Over 20 FEMEN members were eventually arrested. Their fellow activist, Iana Zhdanova, was arrested on October 15 for ...and more »

Louis Vuitton art museum opens in Paris, France - Daily Mail

2014-10-23
Daily MailLouis Vuitton art museum opens in Paris, FranceDaily MailIt is one of the most eye-popping feats of modern architecture in the world. The hyper-modern ship-like Louis Vuitton art museum opened its doors on the edge of the Bois de Boulogne park, on Monday in a glitzy ceremony attended by French president ...and more »

France hosts talks between Armenia and Azerbaijan - TheNewsTribune.com

2014-10-27
TheNewsTribune.comFrance hosts talks between Armenia and AzerbaijanTheNewsTribune.comArmenian President Serge Sarkisian, second right, and Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev right, stand in the lobby after a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, Monday, Oct. 27, 2014. French President Francois Hollande is holding a joint ...and more »

Mali insurgent clash leaves 1 French soldier dead - The State

2014-10-29
Mali insurgent clash leaves 1 French soldier deadThe StatePARIS — A French soldier has been killed in Mali during an operation by French forces against an "armed terrorist group" in the north of the country, the French presidency said Wednesday. The air command parachute sergeant was killed early Wednesday ...

Paris's Picasso museum reopens after 5-year renovation - Reuters

2014-10-25
ReutersParis's Picasso museum reopens after 5-year renovationReutersThe long-awaited reopening took place on Oct. 25, the birthday of the artist who was born in Malaga, Spain, in 1881 but spent most of his adult life in France until his death in 1973. The renovation of the museum, home to a collection of more than 5 ...

US artist erects giant green 'butt plug' in Paris - FRANCE 24

2014-10-17
FRANCE 24US artist erects giant green 'butt plug' in ParisFRANCE 24Meanwhile French conservative group Printemps Français (French Spring) took to Twitter to denounce the object as a “humiliation” for Paris. “A giant 24-metre butt plug has been erected at Place Vendome,” the group tweeted. “Place Vendome disfigured ...Paris's 'butt plug' artwork sabotaged as obscenity row ragesRFIParis Erects an Unlikely 'Christmas Tree'CityLabParis 'sex toy' sculpture raises stormBBC NewsU-T San Diego -Wall Street Journal -The Guardianall 410 news articles »

Pleiad in Paris: France from two departments - Albionpleiad

2014-10-27
Pleiad in Paris: France from two departmentsAlbionpleiadAt Albion, it's not uncommon for students to travel to far off places with classes or other organizations. Some students, like me, even get to travel to the same destination twice. In October 2012, I went to France as part of my First Year Seminar ...

France Today at the Plaza Athénée in Paris - FranceToday.com

2014-10-28
FranceToday.comFrance Today at the Plaza Athénée in ParisFranceToday.comFrance Today is honored to have an expert team of journalists reporting for the magazine. Crisscrossing the hexagon, our contributors get the skinny on what's new and exciting in France-- from a restaurant opening in Provence and a thrilling attraction ...

France bends to EU request, will revise its budget - Bellingham Herald

2014-10-27
France bends to EU request, will revise its budgetBellingham HeraldPARIS — France's finance minister says the government will revise its 2015 budget after the European Union objected to the country's flouting a deficit deal. France is under pressure to get its public finances in order after admitting that its 2015 ...and more »

De Margerie's Funeral Service in Paris Draws France's Elite - Bloomberg

2014-10-27
BloombergDe Margerie's Funeral Service in Paris Draws France's EliteBloombergFormer Total SA Chief Executive Officer Christophe de Margerie's funeral service in Paris today was attended by France's top business leaders and politicians, including President Francois Hollande. The service for the 63-year-old, who died in a plane ...President, French elite honor late Total CEONews & ObserverTotal boss Christophe de Margerie buried in NormandyITAR-TASSall 108 news articles »