France places climate activists under house arrestTwenty-four environmental activists have been placed under house arrest ahead of the Paris climate summit, using France’s state of emergency laws. Two of them slammed an attack…
How to make the Paris climate summit a successThe leaders of 147 countries start gathering in Paris on Sunday for a 12-day diplomatic marathon aimed at producing a global agreement that can stave off catastrophic climate…
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Pfizer to buy Botox-maker Allergan in $160 bn dealPfizer Inc, the maker of Viagra and Lipitor, has struck a deal to buy Botox-maker Allergan Plc in a transaction valued at about $160 billion.
Volkswagen finds CO2 problems in 800,000 carsVolkswagen said on Tuesday it found data “inconsistencies” on carbon dioxide emissions for 800,000 more cars, the latest sign of trouble for Europe’s biggest automaker, already…
Mobile roaming charges to be banned across EUEuropean lawmakers on Tuesday approved an end to loathed mobile phone roaming charges in the EU by 2017 and adopted rules to ensure open internet access.
French unemployment falls slightly in SeptemberThe number of registered unemployed in France recorded in September its biggest monthly drop since the global economic crisis began in 2007, data showed Monday.
Air France announces plans to scale back job cuts for 2016Air France will cut less than a third of the 2,900 job cuts it proposed to slash in an initial plan for 2016-2017 that triggered clashes with some of its staff, the chief…
Air France workers sanctioned over attack on execsAir France on Thursday suspended five of its employees without pay in connection to a violent incident on October 5, in which workers protesting job cuts ripped the shirt off of…
French union pushes for 32-hour working weekFrance’s 35-hour week may already be the envy of workers in other Western countries, but France’s main labour union says it should be reduced.
Twitter to cut up to 8 percent of its global workforceTwitter is laying off hundreds of employees, signaling CEO Jack Dorsey's resolve to slash costs while the company struggles to make money.
France's Uber drivers hit the brakes over fare cutsIndependent chauffeurs in France on Monday created their own labour union after the low-cost taxi app Uber announced it was slashing fares in the French capital by 20 percent.
Princeton professor wins Nobel economics prizePrinceton University's Angus Deaton has won the Nobel prize in economics for "his analysis of consumption, poverty, and welfare," the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said Monday.
Arrests follow manhandling of Air France execsSix Air France workers were taken into custody by police Monday as part of an investigation into violent scenes last week in which two of the airline's executives had their…
Thousands rally in Berlin against EU-US free trade dealHundreds of thousands of people rallied Saturday in the German capital against the massive free-trade accord being negotiated by the European Union and the United States.