Post Tagged with: "France"

France hikes defense spending amid involvement in conflicts

November 8, 2017 1:56 am
France hikes defense spending amid involvement in conflicts

The file photo shows a French Rafale fighter jet. (AFP) French lawmakers have approved an increase of nearly two billion euros in defense spending in 2018 as Paris boosts its involvement in the ongoing conflicts across the Middle East and Africa. The 1.8 billion euros in additional spending approved by […]

Read more ›

Amazing Five Things To Do At The Frankfurt Book Fair

October 14, 2017 7:30 am
Amazing Five Things To Do At The Frankfurt Book Fair

A visitor walks past a book display at the Frankfurt Book Fair on October 13, 2017 in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany. France is this year’s guest of honour at the world’s largest book fair, where more than 7,000 exhibitors from more than 100 countries are expected from October 11 […]

Read more ›

Asterix illustration sells for record 1.4 million euros

2:20 am
Asterix illustration sells for record 1.4 million euros

A visitor views an exhibition dedicated to the adventures of comics heroes Asterix and Obelix in Belgium, in the album entitled “Asterix in Belgium”, created by French artists Rene Goscinny and Albert Uderzo  An original illustration for the cover of one of the early Asterix comic books sold for a […]

Read more ›

Britain’s Vauxhall cars to cut 400 jobs: PSA spokesman

October 13, 2017 10:09 pm
Britain’s Vauxhall cars to cut 400 jobs: PSA spokesman

French carmaker PSA announced on March 6, 2017, the acquisition of General Motors’ European subsidiary, which includes the Opel and Vauxhall brands, for 1.9 billion GBP Britain’s Vauxhall cars, which was this summer taken over by French automaker PSA, is planning to cut 400 jobs at one of its factories […]

Read more ›

Monaco beaten by late Lyon thunderbolt goal

10:08 pm
Monaco beaten by late Lyon thunderbolt goal

Lyon’s French forward Nabil Fekir (R) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match between Lyon and Monaco on October 13, 2017 at the Groupama stadium in Decines-Charpieu, France  Nabil Fekir’s last-gasp free-kick delivered three crucial points to Lyon in Ligue 1 Friday as their […]

Read more ›

Former French Culture Minister Audrey Azoulay picked as new UNESCO chief

9:39 pm
Former French Culture Minister Audrey Azoulay picked as new UNESCO chief

Former French culture minister and newly elected head of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, addresses a press conference following her election as UNESCO chief on October 13, 2017 at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris. (Photo by AFP) UNESCO’s executive board has selected former French Culture Minister Audrey Azoulay as the new chief […]

Read more ›

French strikers disrupt flights, schools

October 10, 2017 6:00 pm
French strikers disrupt flights, schools

Protesters hold placards during a demonstration as part of a nation-wide action day of French civil servants against the French government’s plans to freeze their pay and eliminate 120,000 public jobs, on October 10, 2017 in Nantes, western France. (Photo by AFP) French public sector workers went on strike on […]

Read more ›

Nuclear plants in France, Belgium vulnerable to terrorist attack: Report

5:18 pm
Nuclear plants in France, Belgium vulnerable to terrorist attack: Report

The file photo shows La Hague factory, a nuclear fuel reprocessing plant of French nuclear group Areva. (Photo by AFP) International experts have warned about security shortcomings at French and Belgian nuclear plants, which make them vulnerable to attacks by terrorist groups such as al-Qaeda. In a report commissioned by […]

Read more ›

France, China urge the United States for diplomacy over North Korea

September 27, 2017 9:00 pm
France, China urge the United States for diplomacy over North Korea

A US bomber, flanked by a South Korean jet, prepares to drop a 2,000-pound live bomb during war games in South Korea on September 18, 2017. (Photo by AFP) France and China have urged the United States to resolve tensions with North Korea through diplomacy instead of threatening military action. […]

Read more ›

Russia, Iran, France warn Iraqi Kurds against repercussions of secession

9:00 pm
Russia, Iran, France warn Iraqi Kurds against repercussions of secession

Kurds celebrate to show their support for the independence referendum in Dohuk, Iraq, September 26, 2017. (Photo by Reuters) Russia, Iran and France have warned that a controversial secession referendum held in Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region could lead to further instability in the entire Middle East, a region already rife […]

Read more ›
shared on wplocker.com