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  1. News - World - AVIATION

    At least half of Air France flights cancelled as pilots' strike bites

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 10:28pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Paris Air France cancels half its flights as pilots start strike At least half of Air France flights around the world were cancelled yesterday as pilots kicked off a week-long strike, angry that the airline is shifting jobs and operations to a low-cost carrier to keep up with competition. Air France urged passengers to change or postpone travel, estimating ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1593395/least-half-air-france-flights-cancelled-pilots-strike-bites
  2. News - World - WEALTH

    Belgium a 17b euro tax haven for France's richest entrepreneurs: report

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 08:42pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Paris Belgium a tax haven for France's rich France's wealthiest entrepreneurs hold around €17 billion (HK$168 billion) in neighbouring Belgium where taxes ... the financial paper L'Echo claimed. Its lists of exiles includes Bernard Arnault, head of the luxury goods group LVMH and France's richest man; media mogul Stephane Courbit; businessman ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1593236/belgium-17b-euro-tax-haven-frances-richest-entrepreneurs-report
  3. Business - Economy

    Germany and France drawing up plan to boost EU investment

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 04:42am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Berlin Germany, France in investment discussion The German and French finance ministers are working on joint proposals for increasing investment in Europe that they will discuss ... investment, but private investment is also an important factor," she said. Kothe described the paper by Germany's Wolfgang Schaeuble and France's Michel Sapin as an attempt "to ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1588140/germany-and-france-drawing-plan-boost-eu-investment
  4. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Telepathy experiment sends first mental message from India to France

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 10:29pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Telepathy test sends first brain-to-brain message For the first time, scientists have been able to send a simple mental message from one person to another without any contact between the two, thousands of kilometres apart in India and France. But anyone hoping for proof of ESP will be sorely disappointed, with the research by Harvard ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1586135/telepathy-experiment-sends-first-mental-message-india-france
  5. News - World - CRIME

    Canada arrests dentist wanted for mutilating patients in France

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 10:18pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bourges, France Dentist on run from France held in Canada A fugitive Dutch dentist accused of mutilating dozens of French patients has been arrested in Canada ... in Canadian media said Van Nierop tried to commit suicide by slitting his throat at the time of his arrest. Van Nierop began practising in the remote rural area of Chateau-Chinon in central France ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1586078/canada-arrests-dentist-wanted-mutilating-patients-france
  6. News - World - Ukraine crisis

    France suspends delivery of warship to Russia over Ukraine crisis

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 12:18pm

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris France suspended on Wednesday the delivery of the first of two Mistral-class warships to Russia “until November” after fierce criticism from its allies given ... widespread condemnation due to Russia’s involvement in the Ukraine crisis. “The President of the Republic declared that, despite the prospect of a ceasefire, the conditions for France to deliver ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1585002/france-suspends-delivery-warship-russia-over-ukraine-crisis
  7. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Barack Obama urges international response to Islamic State as UK and France weigh air strikes

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 10:52am

    ... Agence France-Presse in Baghdad US President Barack Obama called on Wednesday for an international front against jihadists in Iraq and Syria after they beheaded a second American journalist, as Britain and France weighed military action. “We know that if we are joined by the international community, we can continue to shrink ISIL’s sphere of influence, its effectiveness, its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1584956/barack-obama-calls-international-response-islamic-state-britain-and
  8. Property - International - FRANCE

    France government seek new measures to revive slump

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 03:50am by Reuters

    ... for investors," Bouygues chief executive Martin Bouygues said. "One of the big problems we have in France is that we have to live with … tax, legal and social insecurity as each government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1583859/france-government-seek-new-measures-revive-slump
  9. Business - Banking & Finance

    Swiss central bank ready to defend franc cap

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 04:21am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Zurich Zurich ready to defend franc cap The Swiss National Bank is ready to intervene in the foreign exchange market to defend its cap on the franc and could take further measures to ensure price stability, its chairman said. The franc has strengthened in recent weeks towards the 1.20 per euro threshold the Swiss central bank has set as a minimum exchange rate, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1582523/swiss-central-bank-ready-defend-franc-cap
  10. Magazines - Post Magazine

    When China and France went to war: 130 years since forgotten conflict

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 11:17pm by Stuart Heaver

    ... A soft-power approach has seen a strong bond develop between Hong Kong and the French, unlike 130 years ago, when France went to war with China. Stuart Heaver looks back at a forgotten ... this weekend, hardly anyone will be marking the 130th anniversary of a little-known war between France and China that created such antipathy towards the European nation that there was a boycott ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1578428/no-charm-intended

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