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Latest update : 2013-09-26

French unemployment drops for first time in more than two years

There were 50,000 fewer jobseekers in France in August. That’s the first monthly fall since April 2011, but part of it could be down to a failure by many jobseekers to update their details with the government’s employment bureau. Meanwhile, in California, future space travellers get the chance to inspect the planes that will carry them on a sub-orbital space flight.

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2014-08-28 aviation

New French economy minister signals changes to 35-hour week

France's new economy minister, Emmanuel Macron, has signalled that he'd like to see changes made to the 35-hour working week. In an interview he gave the day before he was...

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2014-08-27 French politics

Macron-economics, the former banker turned minister

A former investment banker and adviser to President Hollande, Emmanuel Macron, has been appointed France's new Economy Minister. His appointment will be a marked change from his...

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2014-08-26 French economy

France's new ministers face economic battle

France's new ministers will face an uphill battle to improve the country's economic fortunes, after a bitter row over austerity policies forced the collapse of the last...

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2014-08-22 technology

US judge calls Argentina bond swap offer illegal

The US judge at the centre of Argentina's debt default has said a new offer to bondholders from President Cristina Fernandez is illegal. The Argentinian president had offered...

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2014-08-21 Russia

Russia targets McDonald's over tensions with West

Russia's food safety authority has shut down four McDonald's restaurants in Moscow for apparently not complying with food safety standards. Surprise inspections have also been...

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