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France Arrests Five People for Allegedly Recruiting Young Women for Jihad in … – VICE News


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France Arrests Five People for Allegedly Recruiting Young Women for Jihad in
VICE News
The suspects — four men and one woman — were detained Tuesday and Wednesday mornings in the suburbs of Lyon in central France, interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve said. A police source cited by AFP said that a brother and sister were among those …
Six arrested in France over female jihadi recruitmentThe Guardian
France arrests six suspected of recruiting female jihadistsFRANCE 24
Rise in extremists recruiting French women, girlsWashington Post
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Posted on 17 September 2014 | 7:10 pm

PNoy gets agreements, support from France – ABS CBN News


Philippine Star

PNoy gets agreements, support from France
ABS CBN News
PARIS, FRANCE – Coming from Belgium and after landing in Paris, President Benigno Aquino III got what he wanted after an audience with French President Francoise Hollande at the Elysee Palace. The two leaders witnessed the signing of several …
France bucks use of force in territorial claimsPhilippine Star
PH, France deepen bilateral ties with new agreementsRappler
PNoy to France: We are more open for businessGMA News
InterAksyon
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Posted on 17 September 2014 | 6:20 pm

France Drops Remaining Charges Against Iranian Dissident Group – Wall Street Journal


Wall Street Journal

France Drops Remaining Charges Against Iranian Dissident Group
Wall Street Journal
The prosecutors' decision could give a boost to the France-based group and its main branch, the Mujahedin e-Khalq, known as MeK, which has been seeking to position itself as a rallying point for Iranian dissidents globally. "Today's decision marks the
France drops case against Iranian dissidents after 11-year probeReuters
France Drops Rajavi CaseRadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

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Posted on 17 September 2014 | 4:59 pm

France Bets on Geothermal Energy – New York Times


France Bets on Geothermal Energy
New York Times
France is making a new push to develop geothermal energy. The goal is to reduce the carbon emissions that contribute to global warming while ensuring the nation's energy independence. Hydraulic fracturing for oil and natural gas was banned in France in …

Posted on 17 September 2014 | 2:31 pm

France switches to Arabic ‘Daesh’ acronym for Islamic State – FRANCE 24


FRANCE 24

France switches to Arabic 'Daesh' acronym for Islamic State
FRANCE 24
For the moment, FRANCE 24 is still calling it the Islamic State organisation, abbreviating that to IS. While there is a great deal of international consensus that the IS needs to be dealt with, this doesn't stretch to nomenclature. Both London and
France is ditching the 'Islamic State' name — and replacing it with a label Washington Post (blog)
The Name Game 9:39am ETThe Week Magazine
France Urges 'Global' Response To ISIS Threat, Authorizes Reconnaissance International Business Times
The Local.fr -Reuters -Aljazeera.com
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Posted on 17 September 2014 | 12:08 pm

French government presses for end to Air France strike – USA TODAY


USA TODAY

French government presses for end to Air France strike
USA TODAY
PARIS — The French government wants Air France pilots to end a strike that has grounded half of the airline's flights this week amid anger over plans to shift much of its operations to a low-cost carrier. Air France argues that it needs to cut costs
Prime minister demands end to pilot strikes at Air FranceFinancial Times
French government calls for end to Air France strikeReuters
Laments, Long Lines Amid Air France Pilots' StrikeABC News
euronews -Business Insider
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Posted on 17 September 2014 | 11:49 am

French President François Hollande Wins Confidence Vote in Parliament – Wall Street Journal


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French President François Hollande Wins Confidence Vote in Parliament
Wall Street Journal
In a vote of 269 to 244, the lower house of France's Parliament supported a government Mr. Hollande hastily assembled in August after firing a left-wing politician as his economy minister and appointing a loyal adviser as his replacement. But support
Embattled French government faces key 'confidence vote'FRANCE 24
France's Prime Minister Says 'We'll Be F—–' If The Economy Doesn't Bounce BackBusiness Insider
Valls wins confidence vote and vows to press on with France reformFinancial Times
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Posted on 17 September 2014 | 12:44 am

Pilot strike forces Air France to cancel over half of flights – Reuters


Reuters

Pilot strike forces Air France to cancel over half of flights
Reuters
"We're continuing to negotiate, we have made proposals, we have heard the concerns of pilots who imagined that Transavia France could suddenly replace all of Air France across France," Air France Chief Executive Frederic Gagey told Europe 1 radio.

Posted on 16 September 2014 | 1:44 pm

Netflix Rollout in Europe Begins With France – Wall Street Journal


Wall Street Journal

Netflix Rollout in Europe Begins With France
Wall Street Journal
Netflix Inc. launched in France on Monday, kicking off a weeklong roll-out into six European countries, including Germany, Belgium and Switzerland. It is the online video-streaming company's biggest single International expansion yet, and one of the
Netflix Has a Plan to Take Over the WorldTIME
Netflix Is Available In France, But It Still Needs WorkTechCrunch (blog)
Netflix Launches In France With A New Partner — And A New RivalDeadline.com
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Posted on 16 September 2014 | 8:56 am

Paris Airports Quiet as Air France Pilots Strike – New York Times


New York Times

Paris Airports Quiet as Air France Pilots Strike
New York Times
The airline, part of the French-Dutch group Air France-KLM, said it expected to cancel about 60 percent of flights on Tuesday in the face of a dispute with French pilots over the group's plans to shift much of its European operations to a low-cost
Air France cancels flights as pilots strikeUSA TODAY
Air France Strike Amid Europe's Low-Cost ShakeupABC News
Massive Flight Cancellations as Air France Pilots Go on StrikeTIME
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Posted on 15 September 2014 | 11:25 am

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French MSF volunteer contracts Ebola in Liberia

A French volunteer working for Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) in Liberia has contracted the Ebola virus, the medical charity said in a statement on Wednesday.

Posted on 17 September 2014 | 7:13 pm

Baby euthanasia case spurs debate in France

Parents of an extremely premature baby, currently in hospital in the city of Poitiers, have asked doctors to take their child off life support, or “passive euthanasia”. The doctors, however, say they need more time to evaluate the baby’s condition.

Posted on 17 September 2014 | 5:34 pm

France switches to Arabic ‘Daesh’ acronym for Islamic State

The French government has come up with an answer to a point of persistent journalistic confusion – how exactly does one refer to the Islamic State organisation brutally carving out a self-declared “caliphate” in Syria and northern Iraq?

Posted on 17 September 2014 | 10:56 am

France arrests six suspected of recruiting female jihadists

Six people have been arrested near Lyon on suspicions of recruiting young women to join the Islamist militant groups fighting in Syria, France’s top security official said Wednesday.

Posted on 17 September 2014 | 10:13 am

French economy is ‘sick’, says new economy minister

France’s new Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday urged immediate reform to tackle an unemployment rate surpassing 10 percent and stagnant growth, saying the French economy is “sick”.

Posted on 17 September 2014 | 9:33 am

France’s Socialist government wins confidence vote

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls Tuesday won a parliamentary confidence vote on the Socialist government’s economic policies in the wake of the cabinet reshuffle, giving him a platform to push through the tough reforms that have divided the left.

Posted on 16 September 2014 | 5:10 pm

France debates tough new anti-terror bill: what do the experts think?

France’s parliament on Monday began to debate a new anti-terrorism bill that aims to stop would-be jihadists from travelling to foreign battlefields. FRANCE 24 spoke with two security experts who said a new law was “absolutely necessary”.

Posted on 16 September 2014 | 12:19 pm

Passenger fury as Air France pilot strike continues

Stranded Air France passengers voiced their outrage as a pilots’ strike forced the national flag carrier to cancel more than half of its flights on Monday with 60 percent of flights cancelled on Tuesday.

Posted on 15 September 2014 | 4:01 pm

Can Netflix change French online piracy habits?

Netflix arrived in France to huge fanfare on Monday despite the misgivings of a government-subsidised film and television industry that fears the corrosive influence of “Anglo-Saxon” competition.

Posted on 15 September 2014 | 12:53 pm

French councillors go on trial over deadly 2010 storm

Four years after a lethal storm caused 29 deaths in one town on the French Atlantic coast, a manslaughter trial opens Monday against town councillors and developers who are accused of allowing homes to be built in a high flood risk area.

Posted on 15 September 2014 | 8:59 am