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  1. Business - Economy - FRANCE

    'Sick' France gets diagnosis from new economy minister Emmanuel Macron

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 05:57am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Ex-banker Emmanuel Macron, handed the economy portfolio, stresses need for reform 'Sick' France gets diagnosis from new minister Crisis-hit France is "sick", the country's new economy minister said yesterday, urging immediate reforms to tackle sky-high unemployment and an economy that has failed to grow in six months. "France is sick. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1595009/sick-france-gets-diagnosis-new-economy-minister-emmanuel-macron
  2. 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
  3. News - World - FRANCE

    France battles invasive Asian hornet species, which threatens biodiversity

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 09:20pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Saint-Paul-les-Dax Aggressive predators threaten biodiversity by feeding on local insects France battles invasive Asian hornet species They slipped into southwest France 10 years ago in a pottery shipment from China and have since invaded more than half the country, which is fighting back with drones, poison and even chickens. The Asian hornet, or Vespa ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1577809/france-battles-invasive-asian-hornet-species-which-threatens-biodiversity
  4. News - World - FRANCE

    Two killed in France's Reims city as apartment block collapses after blast

    Posted Apr 28th 2013, 08:55pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Reims Gas explosion suspected after tragedy occurs near scene of similar incident early this month Apartment block collapses after blast, killing two Two people died and 14 were injured yesterday when part of an apartment block in the French city of Reims collapsed after an explosion, just three weeks after a similar tragedy not far away. Authorities ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1225407/two-dead-apartment-block-collapse-france
  5. News - World - FRANCE

    French police hunt for armed robber who held guards hostage in jail break

    Posted Apr 15th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Lille Police hunt robber who held captives in jail break French police were yesterday hunting a notorious armed robber, nicknamed "The Writer", who staged a dramatic jailbreak in northern France after briefly taking several guards hostage. Lille prosecutor Frederic Fevre said about 100 investigators were involved in the hunt for Redoine Faid, known ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1214623/french-police-hunt-armed-robber-who-held-guards-hostage-jail-break
  6. News - World - FRANCE

    Fresh turmoil for French right as ex-PM contests party vote

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 09:54am by Agence France-Presse in Paris

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Fillon challenges Cope’s victory, saying he won leadership election France’s right-wing UMP opposition was thrown into fresh turmoil on Wednesday after ... and accusations of voter fraud have hurt the party’s image at a time it could be taking advantage of President Francois Hollande’s falling popularity over his handling of France’s struggling economy. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1088109/fresh-turmoil-french-right-ex-pm-contests-party-vote
  7. News - World - FRANCE

    French right opposition leader rejects internal vote

    Posted Nov 28th 2012, 03:57pm by Agence France-Presse in Paris

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris France’s right-wing opposition UMP leader Jean-Francois Cope on Wednesday rejected a proposal for an internal party vote on whether to rerun the leadership vote he won. Cope rejected demands for a fresh vote after the formal announcement that his rival for the leadership, Francois Fillon, had formed his own faction inside parliament. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1093043/french-right-opposition-leader-rejects-internal-vote
  8. News - World - FRANCE

    Black South African who fought in first world war finally given military burial in France

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 09:39pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Longueval, France Black South African finally given war burial A black South African soldier who died nearly a century ago during the first world war has been reburied alongside 600 of his white compatriots at the South African war memorial in northern France. Private Myengwa Beleza was one of the first black South African soldiers to be killed in France ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1549115/black-south-african-who-fought-first-world-war-finally-given-military
  9. News - World - FRANCE

    France ties transatlantic trade talks to mooted US mega fine on BNP Paribas

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 04:54pm by Agence France-Presse in Paris

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Transatlantic trade talks under threat if Washington pursues US$10 billion fine imposed on French bank PNB Paribas, Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius suggests France, trying to minimise US penalties against BNP Paribas bank on charges of breaking sanctions, said a reported US$10 billion fine was “unreasonable” and warned it could affect trans-Atlantic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1524553/france-ties-transatlantic-trade-talks-mooted-us-mega-fine-bnp-paribas
  10. News - World - FRANCE

    France’s UMP party boss quits over Sarkozy funding scandal

    Posted May 27th 2014, 10:08pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Party boss quits over Sarkozy funding scandal The leader of France's embattled main opposition UMP party has quit after shock claims that invoices ... and that late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi financed part of his successful 2007 election campaign. France's constitutional court rapped Sarkozy last year for exceeding campaign spending limits ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1520149/frances-ump-party-boss-quits-over-sarkozy-funding-scandal

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