French President Nicolas Sarkozy will meet Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao on the sidelines of the G20 summit in a bid to improve ties after relations deteriorated following Sarkozy's meeting with the Dalai Lama in December.
US President Barack Obama urged G20 countries meeting on Thursday to focus on common ground to resolve the global financial crisis. This comes as British PM Gordon Brown warned that the summit would entail tough negotiations.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Wednesday reiterated his threat to leave the negotiating table if French and German demands calling for tighter financial market regulation were not met at the G20 summit in London.
French workers, outraged at job losses at Caterpillar, agreed to release the four managers they detained on Tuesday and resume negotiations at the US firm's plant in the southern city of Grenoble. This was the latest in a series of 'bossnappings'.
Four days after a tight 1-0 win in Lithuania, it's France's turn to receive their opponents at the Stade de France. French coach Raymond Domenech has urged fans to support their team in Wednesday's World Cup qualifier game.
French businessman Francois-Henri Pinault (pictured) was blocked in a Paris taxi on Tuesday by angry workers from two of his stores that have announced 1,200 job cuts. Police had to intervene to end the one-hour standoff.
A French appeals court upheld a provisional ban on Tuesday preventing France Telecom's operator Orange from linking its Orange Sport service to "triple play" subscriptions for television, telephone and the Internet.
Dozens of workers at a manufacturing plant owned by US construction equipment firm Caterpillar in the city of Grenoble have detained four managers and are demanding further talks on announced layoffs, a union official confirmed.