All posts tagged "France"
Eurozone Economy Ends 2015 with Whimper as Dark Clouds Grow
LONDON – The 19-country eurozone is in its longest stretch of economic expansion since the global financial crisis in 2008 but growth remains paltry despite a series of tail winds and is susceptible to a reverse if...
- Posted February 12, 2016
Ex-French Minister in Court for Tax Fraud, Money Laundering
PARIS – A former French budget minister is appearing in court on charges of tax fraud and money laundering that forced him to dramatically resign three years ago in the first political scandal under President Francois Hollande....
- Posted February 8, 2016
France Calls on US to Lift Economic Embargo on Cuba
PARIS – France called on the U.S. to lift the economic embargo against Cuba during a historic state visit Monday by the Caribbean island’s president aimed at boosting economic relations between Havana and Paris. Raúl Castro’s trip...
- Posted February 1, 2016
Thousands March in Paris Rain to Protest State of Emergency
PARIS – Thousands of people marched in the Paris rain on Saturday to denounce plans to renew France’s state of emergency and revoke the French citizenship of dual nationals convicted of terrorism. Human rights groups, politicians and...
- Posted January 30, 2016
French Economy Weakened by Attacks, Weather at End of 2015
PARIS – France’s economy grew by a weak 1.1 percent in 2015, as its last quarter was weighed down by the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris and an unseasonably warm winter. The national economic statistics agency on...
- Posted January 29, 2016
Car-making Deals, Protests Greet Iranian President in Paris
PARIS – France’s government welcomed Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Thursday with promises of a new beginning in an old relationship, starting with investments to boost Iran’s flagging economy crippled by decades of sanctions over its nuclear...
- Posted January 28, 2016
French Taxis, Air Traffic Controllers, Schools on Strike
PARIS – Paris police fired tear gas and taxi drivers lit bonfires on a major highway Tuesday amid nationwide strikes and protests over working conditions and competition from non-traditional services such as Uber. Prime Minister Manuel Valls...
- Posted January 26, 2016
French President Declares Economic Emergency
PARIS – French President Francois Hollande pledged Monday to redefine France’s business model and declared what he called “a state of economic and social emergency,” unveiling a 2-billion-euro ($2.2 billion) plan to revive hiring and catch up...
- Posted January 18, 2016
Man Dies after Taking Part in French Drug Trial
PARIS – A man died in a French hospital Sunday after taking part in a drug trial for a painkiller based on a compound similar to cannabis, and five other participants remain hospitalized after one of France’s...
- Posted January 17, 2016
GE Cutting Thousands of European Jobs after Takeover Deal
PARIS – General Electric Co. is cutting up to 6,500 jobs in Europe after buying a big chunk of French engineering company Alstom, but sticking to pledges to create a net 1,000 jobs in France. The French...
- Posted January 13, 2016