A pilots strike at Air France entered its second day, with the two sides apparently no closer to resolving a dispute over cost cuts that has forced the French carrier to cancel 60 per cent of flights.
The airline said it expected to ope
France yesterday faced harsh criticism for failing to meet a deadline to put its finances in order, as frustrated euro zone ministers struggled to keep alive their post-crisis strategy for the bloc's stagnating economy.
French President François Hollande and Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, chairman of Kingdom Holding Company (KHC) of Saudi Arabia, recently discussed bilateral investment issues at a meeting in Paris.
The two leaders met at the F
Outgoing French Ambassador to Bahrain Christian Testot has apologised to Bahraini tourists who have been frustrated in their efforts to get a visa to France.
The envoy said that the embassy was doing everything in its power to mak
France will supply arms "in the coming hours" in response to a request for Iraq's Kurdish leadership, President Francois Hollande's office said on Wednesday.
"To meet the urgent needs voiced by the Kurdish r
France kept its title as the world's top tourist destination in 2013, drawing nearly 85 million visitors despite a lacklustre economic situation as Chinese interest intensified and North Americans surged back to the country.
France will mobilise about 10 billion euros ($13.41 billion) for a package of tax breaks, low-cost loans and bonuses to boost investment in renewable energy and cut the country's oil and gas bill, Energy Minister Segolene Royal said.
France has secured its first major military contract in Egypt in about 20 years with a 1 billion euros ($1.35 billion) deal to sell four naval frigates, a French diplomatic source said on Saturday.
Paris and Cairo have enjoyed clo
France's foreign minister said on Tuesday "differences in approach" between Russia and some of the other five world powers negotiating with Iran over its nuclear programme had appeared in the past few days.
The Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) recently received a visit of high-level delegation from Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES), the French government space agency.
The visit followed up