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Doubts rise over TTIP as France threatens to block EU-US deal

The Guardian - ‎14 hours ago‎
Earlier, France's lead trade negotiator had warned that a halt in TTIP talks “is the most probable option”. Matthias Fekl, the minister responsible for representing France in TTIP talks, blamed Washington for the impasse. He said Europe had offered a ...
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Hollande: France Won't Compromise Principles in Trans-Atlantic Trade Talks

Wall Street Journal - ‎17 hours ago‎
PARIS—French President François Hollande said France is against the current position in trans-Atlantic trade talks because it calls into question the country's principles on agriculture, culture and the environment.
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Journalist who infiltrated Isis cell planning a terror attack in France 'never saw any Islam'

The Independent - ‎19 hours ago‎
A journalist who infiltrated a cell of Isis supporters as they planned a terror attack in France said he found “lost, frustrated, suicidal, easily manipulated youths”.

Air France Enforces 2012 Cost-Cutting Plan for Pilots

Wall Street Journal - ‎10 hours ago‎
PARIS—Air France has decided to enforce a cost-cutting plan for its pilots that was originally announced in 2012 but delayed by opposition from unions.
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Angela Merkel Lends Backing To Halt Rise Of France's Far-Right

NDTV - ‎5 hours ago‎
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she would do what she can to help curb the rise of France's National Front. (File Photo).

Multi-billion euro carbon-trading fraud trial opens in Paris

FRANCE 24 - ‎13 hours ago‎
Although both the budget and finance ministries were promptly informed of the situation, nothing happened. It would take another six months and €1.6 billion in lost tax revenue for France before the authorities finally cracked down on the fraud in June ...
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France bans most foie gras production for three months

Mashable - ‎18 hours ago‎
Foie gras producers in 18 départements in south west France will be banned by the Ministry for Agriculture from having any ducks or geese in their factories and slaughterhouses from this week until Aug. 15, bringing a halt to 71% of the national ...
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France, Italy, Spain, to miss budget targets

Times of Malta - ‎1 hour ago‎
France, Italy and Spain are set to miss European Union budget targets this year and next without urgent government action, European Commission forecasts showed yesterday.

France: Collaboration with drivers, council 'better than ever'

Nascar - ‎11 hours ago‎
"The Drivers Council meeting in Talladega was very productive," France told NASCAR.com. "Tony and I also met one-on-one, and it was great to hear his thoughts.
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UK and France urge UN council meeting on Aleppo

Ynetnews - ‎9 hours ago‎
Britain and France are calling on the UN Security Council to hold an urgent meeting on Syria's contested city of Aleppo which has been engulfed in an intense wave of attacks.

That Revolutionary May Day in 1976 When California Wines Bested France's Finest

Smithsonian - ‎10 hours ago‎
The only reporter present at the mythic Paris Tasting of 1976—a blind tasting where a panel of esteemed French judges chose upstart California wines over France's best—for the first time introduces the eccentric American winemakers and records the ...

How Many Molenbeeks in France?

Gatestone Institute - ‎22 hours ago‎
Patrick Kanner, France's Minister for Urban Areas, was undoubtedly not planning to tell the truth on March 27. He was on the set of Europe 1 TV to emphasize the left's credo: Islamist terrorism is rooted in poverty and unemployment.
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France's nuclear giant Areva admits to '400 irregularities' in nuclear power plant parts, with 50 still in operation

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎13 hours ago‎
France's ailing nuclear giant, Areva, faced a major scandal on Tuesday after the country's nuclear watchdog confirmed there have been “irregularities” in 400 parts produced in its reactors since 1965, and that “around 50 are currently in service in ...

FRANCE: Will France be the next European country to start basic income tests?

Basic Income News - ‎2 hours ago‎
This conference was aimed at promoting understanding of the Finnish proposals and its motivations as well as opening the debate about the possibility of starting UBI experiments in France as well. The conference was organized around four speakers and ...

Where are the most polluted cities in France?

The Local.fr - ‎14 hours ago‎
The environmental group used data from the Institute of Health Surveillance (InVS) and the full results will be published on Wednesday in the group's Atlas of Toxic France, with 35 maps showing the most dangerous areas to help locals identify the risks ...
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Anti-Muslim acts tripled in France last year

Al-Arabiya - ‎20 hours ago‎
However, anti-Semitic hate acts fell in 2015 to 808, a five percent drop over the previous year. “Several gauges indicate an ebb in the anti-Semitism that marked France in 2015,” said the commission, referring to the terror attack on a Paris Jewish ...
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Air France-KLM Narrows Loss, Warns of Tough Fare Environment

Bloomberg - ‎37 minutes ago‎
Air France-KLM Group narrowed its first-quarter loss as fuel costs fell and restructuring measures began to bring down employee expenses, while cautioning that industry overcapacity is weighing on ticket prices in a “highly uncertain” travel market.
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Trump the 'presumptive' White House nominee as Cruz crashes out

FRANCE 24 - ‎4 hours ago‎
Donald Trump looked all-but-certain of carrying the Republican Party colours in the 2016 presidential election after the billionaire political novice sent his only serious challenger Ted Cruz crashing out of the race.

Barclays' risk officer in France alleges laundering and mis-selling failures

Financial Times - ‎May 2, 2016‎
The Financial Times has seen a letter dated April 5 from Philippe Hébert, chief risk officer of Barclays France, to Tony Blanco, chief executive of Barclays France, alleging serious shortfalls in the bank's standards of controls, compliance and conduct.
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