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Latest update : 2014-06-17

Entertainment workers’ strike threatens French cultural events

A strike by entertainment industry workers in France is threatening a host of cultural events across the country this summer. The workers are protesting against changes to a special welfare scheme they benefit from. The scheme has been signalled out for criticism from France’s public spending watchdog for being a drain on the public purse. Also today: how the hum of a coffee shop could make you more productive.

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2014-09-01 eurozone

French PM calls on ECB to go further to help economy

The French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has called on the European Central Bank to do more to help the eurozone economy. In particular, he wants to see the bank take steps to...

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2014-08-29 Malaysia Airlines flight MH17

Google rivals Amazon with delivery drone tests

Google has unveiled its drone delivery project, which it has been testing with flights in Australia. The move by the internet giant puts Google directly in competition with...

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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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