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A real-life Halloween nightmare for France: evil marauding clowns on terror spree – The Japan Times


The Japan Times

A real-life Halloween nightmare for France: evil marauding clowns on terror spree
The Japan Times
PARIS – Evil, armed clowns sow terror as part of an eerie trend that spreads from city to city: While this may sound like Hollywood's latest horror blockbuster, it's real and happening in France. Police have jailed or arrested more than a dozen
Maniacal Clowns Are Attacking People with Guns and Knives in FranceVICE

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Posted on 30 October 2014 | 2:00 pm

Will France take Sarkozy back? – Aljazeera.com


Aljazeera.com

Will France take Sarkozy back?
Aljazeera.com
In a recent interview on France 2, former French President Nicolas Sarkozy said: "I came back because I felt it was my duty to help France and the French people at this difficult time." With these words, Sarkozy heralded his comeback on the French

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Posted on 30 October 2014 | 1:36 pm

Power of "France Inc" on display in Sanofi boardroom coup – Reuters


Power of "France Inc" on display in Sanofi boardroom coup
Reuters
PARIS Oct 30 (Reuters) – Events at Sanofi this week cost a high-flying German-Canadian boss his job and global investors billions. They are also a reminder that corporate France carries the national interest in its DNA, and neglects its family duties
France Takes Pains to Show It Had No Hand in Sanofi CEO OusterBloomberg
French drug giant Sanofi sacks CEO ViehbacherFRANCE 24

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Posted on 30 October 2014 | 12:12 pm

France Denies It Agreed to Deliver Mistral-Class Warship to Russia – New York Times


euronews

France Denies It Agreed to Deliver Mistral-Class Warship to Russia
New York Times
PARIS — President François Hollande's government on Thursday disputed a Russian claim that France was preparing to hand over the first of two Mistral-class warships to Moscow in mid-November. “The conditions have not today been met for delivering the …
France 'to deliver' Mistral warship, says Russiaeuronews
Mistral deal: France says delivery of warships to Russia still on holdRT
France denies Russia warship delivery reportsBBC News
TIME -Reuters
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Posted on 30 October 2014 | 12:00 pm

France investigates mystery drone activity over nuclear plants – Reuters


Reuters

France investigates mystery drone activity over nuclear plants
Reuters
PARIS (Reuters) – France has launched an investigation into unidentified drones that have been spotted over nuclear plants operated by state-owned utility EDF (EDF.PA), its interior minister said on Thursday. Seven nuclear plants across the country
France Probes Mystery Drones Flying Over Nuclear ReactorsBloomberg

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Posted on 30 October 2014 | 10:17 am

EU Budget Clearance for France and Italy Comes With an Asterisk – New York Times


New York Times

EU Budget Clearance for France and Italy Comes With an Asterisk
New York Times
The official, Jyrki Katainen, the European commissioner for economic and monetary affairs, said at a news conference in Brussels that despite his decision not to request that France and Italy redraft their 2015 budgets, their filings would face tough
Italy, France Back Off From Budget Clash With BrusselsWall Street Journal
European Commission to approve France and Italy budgetsBBC News
Brussels clears France and Italy's budgetsFinancial Times
Reuters -FRANCE 24 -EurActiv
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Posted on 30 October 2014 | 12:59 am

France to hand over first Mistral helicopter carrier on Nov 14 – Russia – RT


RT

France to hand over first Mistral helicopter carrier on Nov 14 – Russia
RT
On that day, Vladivostok – the first of two Mistral-class helicopter carrier ships – should be handed over to Russia. The Deputy PM also assumed the second carrier, the Sevastopol, would also be in dock. “We act from the fact that France must protect

Posted on 29 October 2014 | 6:16 pm

Air France-KLM Profit Falls After Pilots’ Strike – Wall Street Journal


Wall Street Journal

Air France-KLM Profit Falls After Pilots' Strike
Wall Street Journal
Pilots went on strike last month after objecting to a push by management to expand the airline's Transavia budget unit, forcing Air France-KLM to curtail flying during the two-week period. The labor unrest crimped the third-quarter operating profit by
Pilots' strike sees Air France profits cut in halfBBC News
Dutch arm of Air France-KLM to shed 7500 jobs: reportReuters
Air France sees profits cut by half due to pilots strikePress TV
Financial Times -ATWOnline -CAPA – Centre for Aviation
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Posted on 29 October 2014 | 10:30 am

Italy and France Blink in Budget Battle With European Union – New York Times


New York Times

Italy and France Blink in Budget Battle With European Union
New York Times
PARIS — France and Italy avoided a political collision with the European Union on Tuesday when officials in Brussels indicated that they would approve the countries' 2015 budgets after last-minute adjustments in the spending plans. The budget tweaks

Posted on 29 October 2014 | 7:04 am

A Family’s Fall Harvest Blooms In ‘A Kitchen In France’ – NPR (blog)


NPR (blog)

A Family's Fall Harvest Blooms In 'A Kitchen In France'
NPR (blog)
France and its beloved cuisine come with more than a few cliches: the butter, the frog legs, the snooty chef twirling a curled mustache. To outsiders, it's part of the French identity. But anyone who regularly cooks French food (or has at least

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Posted on 28 October 2014 | 5:06 pm

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France on alert after mystery drones spotted over nuclear plants

France has launched an investigation into unidentified drones that have been spotted over nuclear plants operated by state-owned utility EDF, its interior minister said on Thursday.

Posted on 30 October 2014 | 12:12 pm

France says delivery of warships to Russia still on hold

France said on Thursday that the conditions were not yet met to deliver the first of two controversial Mistral warships to Russia, contradicting reports that Russia had received an invitation to take delivery next month.

Posted on 30 October 2014 | 7:40 am

French paratrooper killed in Mali, presidential palace says

A French paratrooper was killed in northern Mali Wednesday morning during an operation against an “armed terrorist group”, the French presidency said in a statement.

Posted on 29 October 2014 | 8:55 pm

French drug giant Sanofi sacks CEO Viehbacher

French drugmaker Sanofi sacked its CEO Wednesday following a boardroom rift over his way of handling one of France’s largest publicly traded companies.

Posted on 29 October 2014 | 4:49 pm

Probe into death of French protester piles pressure on government

The death of a protester during violent clashes with police at the site of a contested dam in south-western France was probably caused by a police stun grenade, investigators have said.

Posted on 29 October 2014 | 6:36 am

Ryanair to pay €8.1 million for breaching French labour laws

Budget airline Ryanair was ordered to pay 8.1 million euros in damages and a 200,000 euro fine Tuesday after a French appeals court ruled that it had illegally paid workers under Irish contracts to avoid French taxes.

Posted on 28 October 2014 | 4:22 pm

France, UK trade blame over Calais migrant crisis

The worsening migrant crisis at the French port town of Calais has raised tensions between the UK and France, prompting officials on both sides to accuse the other of not doing enough to tackle the influx.

Posted on 28 October 2014 | 4:06 pm

France announces new budget measures to appease EU

France on Monday announced “new measures” in its budget to reduce the deficit by €3.6 billion ($4.6 billion) in a bid to appease the EU, which has slammed the country for repeatedly exceeding the bloc’s Europe-wide deficit limits.

Posted on 27 October 2014 | 6:19 pm

French dam protester killed ‘in explosion’

A protester who died overnight on Saturday during a violent clash with police at the site of a contested dam in south-western France was killed in an explosion, the local prosecutor said.

Posted on 27 October 2014 | 4:56 pm

Scorn as French culture minister admits ‘no time for books’

When French novelist Patrick Modiano won the Nobel Prize for literature earlier in October, the country’s Culture Minister Fleur Pellerin said it showed the “influence and vitality of French literature in the eyes of the world”.

Posted on 27 October 2014 | 3:32 pm