France

Sorting out Mali isn’t our job, France says

Published 05/12/2013

PARIS (Reuters) - France will not play Africa's policeman and sort out a territorial dispute in Mali, Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Thursday, a [more…]

Bob Dylan investigated in France for ‘racist’ comments

Published 02/12/2013

PARIS (Reuters) - The American singer Bob Dylan is being investigated in France after a Croatian community organization alleged that comments he made to Rolling [more…]

France, Iran trade barbs but ministers may come for nuclear deal

France, Iran trade barbs but ministers may come for nuclear deal

Published 21/11/2013

GENEVA (Reuters) - France and Iran traded tough words on Thursday as major powers struggled to finalize an interim deal to curb Tehran's nuclear program [more…]

France, Italy call for full-time Eurogroup chief

France, Italy call for full-time Eurogroup chief

Published 20/11/2013

ROME (Reuters) - France and Italy called on Wednesday for euro zone finance ministers to have a full-time chairman after European Parliament elections in May. [more…]

EU orders France to recover state aid from ferry operator

EU orders France to recover state aid from ferry operator

Published 20/11/2013

PARIS (Reuters) - The European Commission has told France to recover 440 million euros ($595 million) in illegal state aid from long-struggling ferry operator SNCM, [more…]

With France stalling, euro zone recovery comes to near halt

With France stalling, euro zone recovery comes to near halt

Published 14/11/2013

BRUSSELS/PARIS (Reuters) - The euro zone economy all but stagnated in the third quarter of the year with France's recovery fizzling out and growth in [more…]

French economy contracts 0.1 percent in setback for Hollande

French economy contracts 0.1 percent in setback for Hollande

Published 14/11/2013

PARIS (Reuters) - France's economy unexpectedly returned to contraction in the third quarter as investment dropped, dealing a new blow to President Francois Hollande's efforts [more…]

Exclusive: NY regulator presses European banks about hidden assets

Exclusive: NY regulator presses European banks about hidden assets

Published 11/10/2013

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York's state banking regulator has stepped up pressure on four European banks, ordering them to hand over details of their [more…]

U.S., Russia agree on Syria U.N. chemical arms measure

U.S., Russia agree on Syria U.N. chemical arms measure

Published 27/09/2013

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Ending weeks of diplomatic deadlock, the United States and Russia agreed on Thursday on a U.N. Security Council draft resolution that [more…]

New era as Brussels tightens its grip on budget miscreants

Published 26/09/2013

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Four months ago, President Francois Hollande warned Brussels not to tell France how to run its finances. In a few weeks' time, [more…]