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Technip and Heerema alliance bags $3.5bn Angolan contract from Total
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:41:47 -0400
src="http://www.bignewsnetwork.com/photo_story/thumb_small/fc090f2889973ad3.jpg" /> PARIS - French group Total Wednesday picked an alliance of French engineering firm Technip and Dutch company Heerema Marine Contractors to carry out underwater engineering worth $3.5 billion in ...
Imperial Tobacco to shut two factories and axe around 900 jobs
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:14:55 -0400
src="http://www.bignewsnetwork.com/photo_story/thumb_small/9c157cf8cdd6523a.jpg" /> LONDON - British multinational Imperial Tobacco is planning to close operations in two factories as part of a European restructuring plan that could result in also 900 jobs being axed including 540 ...
LaCie admits to year-long malware security breach
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:00:09 -0400
French hardware company, Lacie, which is a major retailer and tech company, has found itself to be the target of a major security breach by unidentified invaders. The company confirmed in a ...
French Open to increase prize money to 20.6 mln pounds this year
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:00:06 -0400
The French Open will reportedly increase the prize money to 20.6 million pounds this year, with the singles champions each receiving 1.36 million pounds. That is an increase of 150,000 euros on the ...
Man City PSG facing substantial punishments for breaching UEFAs FFP rules
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:00:01 -0400
Premier League side Manchester City and French champions Paris Saint Germain are reportedly facing substantial punishments for failing to comply with the Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules of the UEFA. ...
Atletico Mineiro call off Anelka pursuit
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:00:04 -0400
Brazilian football club Atletico Mineiro said they have ended their pursuit of former France international Nicolas Anelka. Atletico last week announced the 35-year-old had agreed to join the club ...
Kim-Kanyes romance blooms in Paris
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:00:01 -0400
Socialite Kim Kardashian and singer Kanye West were seen having fun in Paris amid speculation that the couple is in the early stages of wedding planning. The 33-year-old reached the City of Lights ...
EU Agrees to Train Mali Police Extends Army Training Mission
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:00:06 -0400
LUXEMBOURG ?? The European Union agreed on Tuesday to send civilian advisers to train and advise Mali's police while extending by two years a mission to train the army. The decisions, taken ...
UN Security Council Views Grim Images of Syrian Dead
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:00:02 -0400
The former chief prosecutor of the Special Court for Sierra Leone says graphic pictures of apparent Syrian civil war victims that were shown to the U.N. Security Council are rare "direct evidence" of ...
France freezes benefits in controversial cuts drive
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:58:02 -0400
Paris (AFP) - France's new Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Wednesday unveiled a politically risky freeze in state benefits as part of a plan to cut government spending by 50 billion euros ($70 ...
Segolene Royal proposes to tax foreign lorries driving through France
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:56:15 -0400
Ms Royal, François Hollande’s ex-partner and mother of his children, proposed the new levy to replace a controversial planned ecotax on all lorries that was shelved by the government ...
Paris school faces investigation over Opus Dei links
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:56:14 -0400
Private Paris school to be investigated after conservative Roman Catholic group members tell students that using contraceptive pill is ...
Boutros Ghali released in Paris
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:47:33 -0400
Paris - Former Egyptian finance minister Youssef Boutros Ghali was released following his arrest in Paris on an international warrant over corruption charges from his time in Hosni Mubarak's ...
French company involved in Sochi 2014 hired to develop more Russian ski resorts
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:47:12 -0400
April 15 - A French company which designed various Winter Olympic venues in Sochi is to be involved in the construction of mountain ski resorts on Russia's far eastern Kamchatka peninsula. ...
France targets welfare for big spending cuts
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:46:28 -0400
PARIS (AP) -- France's prime minister has announced plans to cut 21 billion euros ($29 billion) from pensions, social care and health care as a part of a 50-billion-euro effort to rein in the ...
Khloé Kardashian adores rapper French Montana
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:38:57 -0400
The 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' star, who filed for divorce from Lamar Odom in December after four years of marriage, is smitten with the 'Pop That' hitmaker but her friends ...
French parliament bans genetically modified maize
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:37:20 -0400
Science France's lower house of parliament passed a law Tuesday prohibiting genetically modified (GM) maize from being grown, citing environmental concerns. The law can be applied to any GM ...
Sanctions on Russia Would Devastate Businesses – French-Russian Commerce Group
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:34:05 -0400
PARIS, April 16 (RIA Novosti) – Top officials at the Franco-Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIFR) have warned of devastating consequences for business if broad EU economic sanctions ...
Moscow Slams French Claims of Russian Role in Ukraine Standoff
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:34:02 -0400
MOSCOW, April 16 (RIA Novosti) – The Russian Foreign Ministry criticized France Wednesday for attempting to blame Moscow for the crisis in eastern Ukraine, while urging Paris to fulfill its ...
France seen missing 2015 European deficit deadline - Reuters poll
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:26:22 -0400
By Brian Love PARIS (Reuters) - France's public-sector deficit will overrun EU limits yet again next year, breaching a deadline that was already extended by two years and setting the stage for ...

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