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FRANCE - EUROPE: EU to increase Russian sanctions over Ukraine

2014-08-30
EU leaders are looking to increase sanctions against Russia on Saturday during a summit in Brussels. Hollande said on Saturday that the Ukraine crisis is the biggest crisis in Europe since the end of the Cold War. An Ukrainian soldier patrolling in the Donetsk region. 28 August 2014. AFP Photo / Oleksandra Ratushniak Standard

FRANCE: New measures announced to help real estate sector in France

2014-08-30
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls unveiled a series of measures on Friday to boost the real estate sector in France, in an aim to kick-start the struggling economy. The French government wants to boost the construction industry in the country. Reuters/Jensen Fergus Standard

: French press review 30 August 2014

2014-08-30
The national dailies are all about the ruling Socialist party’s summer workshop which opens in La Rochelle today. Standard

FRANCE: French companies’ dividend payouts soar as jobless wait for investment rise

2014-08-29
Despite the economic crisis, the amount French companies pay out in dividends has soared to a European record, a study showed this week, raising questions about the Socialist government’s strategy of boosting company profits to create jobs. French Prime Minister Manuel Valls with boss of bosses Pierre Gattaz at the Medef summer shcool this week Reuters/Benoit Tessier Standard

FRANCE - US: Frenchman thrown off Miami-Paris flight and charged in reclined seat row

2014-08-29
A French man has been thrown off a plane and charged with interfering with a flight crew after a violent outburst over a reclined seat on a flight from Miami to Paris. The incident is the second such mid-air brawl in the US in the week. American Airlines planes at Dallas airport Reuters/Stone Standard

FRANCE: Cold shower for French tourism as August Paris’s rainiest month this year

2014-08-29
August has been the rainiest month of this year in Paris and the rest of France has also suffered from unseasonal downpours, costing the country’s tourist industry as much as 800 million euros. This year's Tour de France had to battle rain in July Reuters/Jacky Naegelen Standard

: French press review 29 August 2014

2014-08-29
French Socialists go to La Rochelle for what promises to be a stormy get-together. Hollande hopes for help from Europe. Lagarde is in trouble in her home country. France’s Catholic right has the new education minister in its sights. And PSG are living the Uefa dream. Standard

FRANCE - SYRIA: French 14-year-old detained on suspicion of planning to join Syria jihad

2014-08-29
A 14-year-old French girl has been arrested on suspicion of planning to go and join Syria’s jihadi militias. She has been taken to Paris for questioning by an anti-terrorist judge in an inquiry that led to the arrest of two other teenage girls last week. The Islamic State member who beheaded US journalist James Foley Reuters/Social Media Website via REUTERS T Standard

FRANCE: France’s Socialists in disarray as new economy minister questions 35-hour week

2014-08-28
France’s Socialists were in disarray on Thursday after the publication of an interview in which the new economy minister called for businesses to dodge the 35-hour work week law. Hard-left leaders called on Socialist dissidents to vote against Prime Manuel Valls’s new government. France's new Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron AFP Standard

FRANCE: Air France pilots to strike in September

2014-08-28
Airline pilots at Air France are to strike from 15-22 September. The largest pilots’ trade union at the company has issued the strike call to press for more consultation over reorganisation of short and medium-haul flights. Paris-Orly Sud airport, south of Paris AFP/Eric Piermont Standard

FRANCE - SYRIA: Hollande rules out French cooperation with Assad against Islamic State

2014-08-28
French President François Hollande on Thursday gave an emphatic no to Syria’s offer to work with the West in the fight against the Islamic State, previously known as Isis. French President François Hollande Reuters/Alain Jocard/Pool Standard

: French press review 28 August 2014

2014-08-28
The French papers are still buzzing with reactions to President François Holande's new cabinet. Standard

FRANCE - WEST AFRICA: Air France suspends flights to Ebola-hit Sierra Leone

2014-08-28
Air France has suspended flights to Freetown due to the Ebola outbreak, leaving Sierra Leone and neighbouring Liberia reliant on just one airline, Royal Air Morocco. West African health ministers, meeting in Ghana on Thursday, are worried by the isolation of affected countries. Medical personnel in protective suits treat Ebola in Liberia Reuters/2Tango Standard

ANALYSIS: FRANCE: Hollande replaces left-winger with banker in French cabinet reshuffle as economy fails to revive

2014-08-27
The second reshuffle of France’s government in five months signals a definitive breach by President François Hollande with the left wing of his Socialist Party. But it is also a sign that his economic policy has so far failed to return the country to growth and end unemployment. Outgoing economy minister Arnaud Montebourg hands over to his successor, Emmanuel Macron AFP/Eric Piermont Standard

FRANCE: IMF boss Lagarde charged with negligence in 2008 French corruption case

2014-08-27
International Monetary Fund (IMF) boss Christine Lagarde on Wednesday said she had no intention of resigning after announcing that French investigators have placed her under formal investigation in a corruption case dating back seven years. International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde Reuters Standard

France Marks 70th Anniversary of Paris Liberation - ABC News

2014-08-25
euronewsFrance Marks 70th Anniversary of Paris LiberationABC NewsParis celebrated on Monday the 70th anniversary of its liberation after four years in the grip of the occupying Nazis, with President Francois Hollande saying France now has a moral obligation to answer the call of those under the boot of dictators or ...Paris celebrates 70th anniversary of liberationThe Local.frall 135 news articles »

France suggests Europe could help as Gaza monitor - News & Observer

2014-08-28
Lexington Herald LeaderFrance suggests Europe could help as Gaza monitorNews & ObserverPARIS — France's president called on the international community to help enforce the cease-fire in Gaza, suggesting Thursday that Europe could play a role in monitoring the dismantling of tunnels dug by Hamas militants as well as helping to secure ...France rules out Assad as partner in terror fightLexington Herald Leaderall 653 news articles »

Paris Man Arraigned After Flight Diverted To Boston - CBS Local

2014-08-28
CBS LocalParis Man Arraigned After Flight Diverted To BostonCBS LocalBOSTON (CBS/AP) — Police in Massachusetts say a man from France has been arrested after causing a disturbance on a Miami-to-Paris flight. A spokesman for state police says American Airlines Flight 62 was diverted to Boston's Logan International ...

France coach Deschamps picks Lacazette to replace injured Giroud against ... - Times Colonist

2014-08-30
San Francisco ChronicleFrance coach Deschamps picks Lacazette to replace injured Giroud against ...Times ColonistPARIS - Lyon forward Alexandre Lacazette will get his chance to play for France in the absence of the injured Olivier Giroud in matches against Spain and Serbia next month. The 23-year-old Lacazette, who was called up Thursday by France coach Didier ...Deschamps keeps faith with World Cup squad for friendliesTimes of Indiaall 43 news articles »

Paris to celebrate 70 years since liberation from Nazi occupation, with little ... - Telegraph.co.uk

2014-08-24
Telegraph.co.ukParis to celebrate 70 years since liberation from Nazi occupation, with little ...Telegraph.co.ukIn his victory speech, he said: “Paris liberated! Liberated by itself, liberated by its people with the support of the armies of France, with the help and support of the whole of France, of the France that fights, of the only France, of the true France ...France's Troubled LiberationNew York TimesTourism event of a special kind in Paris celebrates 70 years of Nazi liberationeTurboNewsParis to celebrate end to Nazi rule 70 years laterDaily MailBBC Newsall 95 news articles »

'Paris Syndrome' Drives Chinese Tourists Away - Bloomberg

2014-08-15
Bloomberg'Paris Syndrome' Drives Chinese Tourists AwayBloombergFor France, continuing to attract Chinese tourists, about a million of whom visit Paris every year, is key to rekindle an economy that stagnated in the second quarter, figures released yesterday by national statistics office Insee showed. Tourism ...and more »

Cold shower for French tourism as August Paris's rainiest month this year - RFI

2014-08-29
RFICold shower for French tourism as August Paris's rainiest month this yearRFIAugust has been the rainiest month of this year in Paris and the rest of France has also suffered from unseasonal downpours, costing the country's tourist industry as much as 800 million euros. More rain fell on Paris than in any other month this year, ...

Saudi prince's motorcade held up at gunpoint in Paris - The Guardian

2014-08-19
The GuardianSaudi prince's motorcade held up at gunpoint in ParisThe GuardianSoon afterwards the robbers released the hostages and abandoned the vehicle, which was found an hour later in Saint-Mesmes, a village in the Ile-de-France region north-east of Paris, along with one of the BMWs. Both vehicles were burnt out. Some ...Gunmen lift €250000 from Saudi prince in Paris heistFRANCE 24Gunmen attack Saudi prince's motorcade in ParisTelegraph.co.ukSaudi prince's convoy in Paris attacked by gunmenBBC NewsNew York Times -RFI -Inquirer.netall 320 news articles »

French leader banks on free market to save economy - Lexington Herald Leader

2014-08-28
Lexington Herald LeaderFrench leader banks on free market to save economyLexington Herald LeaderFrench President Francois Hollande, left, and French Prime Minister Manuel Valls shake hands as they leave after the weekly cabinet meeting in Paris, France, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. France's prime minister reshuffled his Cabinet on Tuesday to silence ...

French gov't reshuffle expels dissident ministers - Modesto Bee

2014-08-26
Modesto BeeFrench gov't reshuffle expels dissident ministersModesto BeeFILE - In this Oct.17, 2012 file photo, then French Minister for Industrial Recovery Arnaud Montebourg, left, and Solidarity Economy junior minister Benoit Hamon attend a press conference in Paris. France's Socialist government dissolved on Monday Aug ...French government dissolves over economic policyMacon Telegraph (blog)all 1,003 news articles »