Meet the connected car of the futureWhat if this is the car of the future? The driver doesn’t have their eyes on the road, but wears glasses connected to a computer programme that’s mapping the journey. Then there...
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Video: Dubai's French-made luxury tramDubai's brand-new trams, manufactured by French firm Alstom, are no ordinary trains: they have noses shaped like a diamond, separate coaches for women and children, and a limo...
The changing face of Paris traffic under Mayor DelanoeHe's a household name here in France: Bertrand Delanoe, the mayor of Paris. But in March the 63-year-old socialist will be stepping down. Delanoe was behind the annual "P...
Middle East Matters
MIDDLE EAST MATTERS
Syria: one man's search for his runaway sisterThis week, Syrian negotiations end without any agreement, and the main opposition group, the Free Syrian Army fires its leader. Then, a Frenchman goes in search of his 15-year-old...
France's 'Taxi Wars': the battle over deregulationRecent visitors to Paris may have noticed a distinct lack of taxis on the roads. Angry drivers have been striking en masse to protest against what they call unfair competition from...
France In Focus
FRANCE IN FOCUS
Highlights from Hollande’s state visit to USThis week, as US President Barack Obama heaps praise on his visiting French opposite number, we examine the state of relations between Paris and Washington. Next, journalists at le...
French taxi drivers to continue strikeA debate involving French taxis was far from resolved on Tuesday in what unions say is unfair competition posed by a surge in popularity of private chauffeured cars, also known as...
French taxi drivers strike over competition from car servicesTaxi drivers in France have gone on strike for the second time in a month over what they claim is unfair competition from private hire car services. Government efforts to restrict...
Fresh snowstorm slams US northeast, grounds 3,000 flightsSome 3,000 flights were grounded in the US northeast on Tuesday after a winter storm slammed the region, shutting down governments and schools and making travel a potential nightma...
FRANCE - TAXIS
Minicab attacked in Paris taxi go-slow protestA Paris minicab was attacked on Monday by disgruntled taxi drivers as they staged a go-slow protest between the capital’s airports and the city centre.
US Midwest, Northeast brace for record freezeThe United States was braced on Sunday for a blast of Arctic air that could bring some of the coldest temperatures in two decades to the US Midwest before advancing north again.
Deadly US snowstorm wreaks transport chaosFreezing temperatures, howling winds and heavy snowfall battered the US northeast on Friday, causing at least nine deaths and grounding thousands of flights.