Leonardo back at PSG replacing Henrique as sporting director

Leonardo back at PSG replacing Henrique as sporting director

Former Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo returned to the club in the same position replacing Antero Henrique, the French champions announced on Friday (Jun 13).
French soldiers arrive in Sweden to fight wildfires

French soldiers arrive in Sweden to fight wildfires

Dozens of French soldiers specialised in firefighting arrived in Sweden early Monday to tackle blazes raging across the country during an extreme heatwave.
French rail strike cost operator SNCF US$920 million: Report

French rail strike cost operator SNCF US$920 million: Report

An unsuccessful strike by rail workers this year against President Emmanuel Macron's reform plan for the heavily indebted state operator SNCF cost the company 790 million euros (US$920 million), according to an internal document seen by AFP.
France to seek €190m of public broadcasting cuts

France to seek €190m of public broadcasting cuts

The French government said on Thursday (Jul 19) that it would demand €190 million of spending cuts at its public broadcasting operations by 2022 as part of President Emmanuel Macron's pledge to improve state finances.
Vietnam, French artists exhibit work at city museum

Vietnam, French artists exhibit work at city museum

The second International Artistic Encounters, a joint exhibition featuring 11 Vietnamese and French artists, opened yesterday at the HCM City Fine Arts Museum.
French govt seeks end to rail strike with 35 bn euro debt pledge

French govt seeks end to rail strike with 35 bn euro debt pledge

The French government said on Friday (May 25) that it planned to take on €35 billion in debt from the state railway SNCF, improving the chances of an end to nearly two months of strikes.
Top Paris restaurant probed over 'anti-Arab discrimination'

Top Paris restaurant probed over 'anti-Arab discrimination'

French authorities launched an investigation Friday into accusations that a top Parisian restaurant, favoured by celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Rihanna, systematically sought to decline reservations from Arab, African or veil-wearing customers.
1 million euros raised for striking French rail workers

1 million euros raised for striking French rail workers

A fund set up to compensate striking French rail workers for their wage losses passed the 1-million-euro (US$1.2-million) mark on Friday (May 4), a month after they began disrupting train services over the government's planned overhaul of the railways.
PM okays French firm’s plan to expand Tan Son Nhat airport

PM okays French firm’s plan to expand Tan Son Nhat airport

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has agreed with the proposal of the French consultant company ADP-I to build a new passenger terminal south of Tan Son Nhat aiport in Ho Chi Minh City as part of the airport expansion plan.
French 'anarchist cell' faces trial over 2008 rail sabotage claim

French 'anarchist cell' faces trial over 2008 rail sabotage claim

Ten years after their arrests in a politically charged case that prompted accusations of police overreach, eight members of an alleged "anarchist cell" will go on trial in France on Tuesday over claims of sabotaging high-speed train lines.
France-Vietnam Business Forum to be launched

France-Vietnam Business Forum to be launched

A business forum to be joined by French and Vietnamese businesses, France-Vietnam Business Forum 2013, will be launched over April 7-11 in Rex Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.
11 French transport businesses seek opportunity in Vietnam

11 French transport businesses seek opportunity in Vietnam 1

A delegation of representatives of 11 French urban transportation companies is to pay a visit to Vietnam to participate in an urban transportation seminar in Hanoi on October 30th.
French telcos look to get online in Vietnam

French telcos look to get online in Vietnam

During September 26 and 27, a delegation of four French telecom and broadband companies will seek opportunities in Vietnam’s information technology companies.
Basque ETA separatists demand 'direct talks' with France

Basque ETA separatists demand 'direct talks' with France

The Basque separatist group ETA urged France to open direct talks on a definitive end to its conflict with the French and Spanish states, in a statement released to AFP on Friday.
Peugeot, GM discuss 'strategic partnership'

Peugeot, GM discuss 'strategic partnership'

Leading French carmaker PSA Peugeot Citroen is in talks with US giant and world number one General Motors on forming a "strategic partnership," French Labour Minister Xavier Bertrand said Wednesday.
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