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France uses tax to put pressure on hepatitis C drug prices – Reuters


Reuters

France uses tax to put pressure on hepatitis C drug prices
Reuters
PARIS (Reuters) – France will tax drugmakers whose costly hepatitis C drugs threaten to throw off course its healthcare budget, the government has said, heaping pressure on pharmaceutical companies like Gilead Sciences to cut their prices. The

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Posted on 30 September 2014 | 11:46 am

Floods hit France and Spain – Aljazeera.com


Aljazeera.com

Floods hit France and Spain
Aljazeera.com
Days of torrential rain across southern France and the northeast of Spain have led to major flooding, leaving at least 10 people dead. A rare red alert ("vigilance rouge") warning was issued by Meteo-France, France's official weather agency as record
France Flooding: Montpellier Under Red Alert After 10 Inches of Rain in 3 HoursThe Weather Channel
South of France hit by devastating floodsThe Local.fr
Red alert in southern France as heavy rains sweep Languedoc regioneuronews
RFI -RTE.ie -Sky News Australia
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Posted on 30 September 2014 | 10:50 am

Germany, France Send Mixed Economic Signals – Wall Street Journal


Germany, France Send Mixed Economic Signals
Wall Street Journal
FRANKFURT—German unemployment unexpectedly increased in September, the country's labor agency said Tuesday, suggesting that the labor market in Europe's largest economy is beginning to weaken after a contraction in output last quarter. In contrast …

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Posted on 30 September 2014 | 8:50 am

Air France, After Strike, Faces New Uncertainty – New York Times


New York Times

Air France, After Strike, Faces New Uncertainty
New York Times
PARIS — After a two-week pilots' strike that inconvenienced nearly a million passengers and caused Air France to lose an estimated 280 million euros, the airline was slowly returning to the skies on Monday. It was unclear what the pilots had achieved
Air France pilots end strike after 14 daysUSA TODAY
Europe Starts Losing Patience With Striking Airline PilotsBusinessweek
France strikes: If it's Tuesday, then it must be the chemist shopsThe Independent
Business Insider -RT -Irish Times
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Posted on 30 September 2014 | 12:01 am

France’s Punch Drunk Unions – Wall Street Journal


France's Punch Drunk Unions
Wall Street Journal
Get caught drinking and driving in France and you'll face heavy fines, suspension of your license and even jail time. Get caught drinking while directing rail traffic, and the CGT will defend you against what the union calls the railway's "executive

Posted on 29 September 2014 | 11:34 pm

Is France Dying? – The National Interest Online


The National Interest Online

Is France Dying?
The National Interest Online
On September 17th France's economy minister, Emmanuel Macron, stated, “France is sick. It's not well. We have to describe the situation as it is.” He was referring to France's high unemployment, no economic growth for the first half of 2014 and missed
France's far-right sets sight on presidencyAljazeera.com
French right win senate elections in fresh setback for HollandeFRANCE 24
Air France flies to Ebola-hit Guinea out of 'solidarity': HollandeYahoo News
euronews -Breitbart News
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Posted on 29 September 2014 | 8:21 pm

To Russia With Love – New York Times


To Russia With Love
New York Times
Less colorful friends of Russia have been quite vocal in France lately, in a sign of the divisions that the conflict over Ukraine has created among the French elite. When Sergei Naryshkin, the president of the Duma, the Russian Parliament's lower house

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Posted on 29 September 2014 | 11:34 am

France’s Socialist Party Loses Grip on Upper House – Wall Street Journal


Wall Street Journal

France's Socialist Party Loses Grip on Upper House
Wall Street Journal
France's ruling Socialist Party has lost its grip on the upper house of parliament in another blow to President François Hollande, seen here answering questions from the media at a NATO summit on Sept. 5. Agence France-Presse/Getty Images.

Posted on 29 September 2014 | 9:44 am

Air France Pilots End Two-Week Strike – New York Times


New York Times

Air France Pilots End Two-Week Strike
New York Times
PARIS — The union representing thousands of striking Air France pilots said on Sunday that it would end a crippling two-week strike “in the interest of passengers and the company,” although it stopped short of accepting management's plans for
Air France strike ends, company to develop low-cost unitReuters
Air France pilots end long strikeBBC News
Air France pilots announce end of two-week strikeFRANCE 24
Aljazeera.com
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Posted on 28 September 2014 | 2:11 pm

Netflix struggles to win over skeptics in film-loving France – Los Angeles Times


Netflix struggles to win over skeptics in film-loving France
Los Angeles Times
But none of the Silicon Valley giant's adventures abroad generated the mix of fear and anxiety that it has stirred in film-loving France before its launch this month. In a country of proud cinephiles, Netflix has been bashed by national politicians

Posted on 28 September 2014 | 12:01 pm

France – France 24 – International News 24/7

South of France hit by devastating floods

Around 60 towns in the south of France have been officially declared natural disaster sites following severe flooding caused by torrential downpours, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve announced on Tuesday.

Posted on 30 September 2014 | 11:20 am

French debt passes two trillion euro mark for first time

France’s public debt topped the symbolic level of 2.0 trillion euros for the first time, according to quarterly data published by the national statistics agency INSEE on Tuesday.

Posted on 30 September 2014 | 8:17 am

French supermarket apologises over ‘Islamophobic’ toy machinegun

French supermarket chain Auchan has apologised after its sales brochure featured a black plastic toy gun, resembling an AK47 assault rifle and featuring a crescent moon and star, symbols that are generally associate with Islam.

Posted on 29 September 2014 | 3:05 pm

French far-right National Front wins first ever seats in Senate

France’s far-right National Front (FN) party has won its first two seats in the French Senate, amid a broad swing to the right that saw Socialist President François Hollande lose his majority in the upper house of parliament.

Posted on 29 September 2014 | 11:26 am

French Socialists set to lose short-lived Senate majority

Left-leaning leaders were bracing for defeat in France’s Senate in elections on Sunday, only three years after they won a historic majority in the upper-house of parliament. But experts say the brief tenure was not inconsequential.

Posted on 28 September 2014 | 12:15 pm

Air France pilots announce end of two-week strike

Air France pilots announced the end of an almost two-week-long labour strike on Sunday but said talks would continue over the airline’s plans to expand the services of its low-cost subsidiary, the major sticking point in negotiations.

Posted on 28 September 2014 | 11:30 am

Thousands join silent march to honour slain French hostage

Thousands of people joined a silent march Saturday in the southern French city of Nice in memory of Hervé Gourdel, the hiker beheaded last week by Algerian militants linked to the Islamic State group.

Posted on 27 September 2014 | 4:15 pm

France launches investigation into ‘jihadists’ back from Syria

Three suspected jihadists returning from Syria were placed under formal investigation Saturday for allegedly “planning terrorist acts”. The three made headlines this week when they initially walked free after arriving at the wrong French airport.

Posted on 27 September 2014 | 3:30 pm

French Muslims condemn hostage beheading in Algeria

French Muslims gathered at Paris’s ornate Grand Mosque on Friday to voice their fury over the acts of Islamist “assassins” in the wake of the beheading of a French hostage in Algeria.

Posted on 26 September 2014 | 6:31 pm

‘Stop asking me to apologise’ for jihadists, say French Muslims

As Muslims demonstrated against the “barbarism” of the Islamic State (IS) group outside the main mosque in Paris on Friday, pressure on the Muslim community to denounce Islamist militancy has been described as Islamophobic “madness”.

Posted on 26 September 2014 | 1:03 pm