Apple and Samsung settle non-US patent disputesTechnology rivals Apple and Samsung have agreed to settle all of their patent disputes outside of the United States, in a move that will end a host of international lawsuits that h...
Paris ‘homeless tours’ take tourists off the beaten pathFollowing in the steps of London, Berlin and Barcelona, Paris has become the latest major European city to offer guided tours by homeless people.
The World This Week
THE WORLD THIS WEEK
The World This Week - August 1st, 2014 (part 2)In The World This Week: the West ups sanctions on Russia in the wake of the downing of flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine, yet another failed ceasefire as the Israel-Palestine confli...
Air France ground workers start day-long strikeAir France ground staff called for a strike at French airports from 1am local time on Saturday, August 2, until midnight to demand better work conditions and salaries, increased fl...
Video: Is tipping dying out in French café culture?Leaving a tip has long been the done thing in restaurants and bars, but today it's a dying tradition at the terrace cafés of Paris. A recent study showed that the number of pa...
France In Focus
FRANCE IN FOCUS
Ségolène Royal goes for greenThis week, a new energy bill would see the French government set aside 10 billion euros worth of tax cuts and low-cost loans in a bid to boost investment in renewable energy. Next,...
Rats on the rampage at Louvre museum gardensExperts estimate that there are two rats for every person in Paris and most of them, it seems, have taken up residence in one of the city’s favourite tourist spots – the Tuileries...
Video: How tourism is helping Rwanda’s gorillas, ex-poachersRwanda’s National Volcano Park, home of the endangered mountain gorilla, has actively recruited former poachers to work in the booming ecotourism trade.
Halal tourism on the riseThe race to corner France’s Muslim market, which has already seen the development of such products as halal candy, cosmetics and clothing, has extended to holiday packages.
Fans electrify the mood as Tour de France crosses the PyreneesAs Vincenzo Nibali rode up the Hautacam, his arrival could be heard before he came into sight, announced by the roar of the crowd. The hundreds of thousands of fans that line the r...
France scraps ‘unthinkable’ five-fold hotel tax hikeA plan to slap a five-fold increase on hotel tax in France has been ditched by France’s National Assembly after lawmakers said that such a steep rise would deal a blow to the count...
AirBnB users face legal challenges in ParisThe short-term letting website AirBnB is facing increasing challenges in Paris, with complaints from hotel owners adding to the threats of legal action. A number of users have been...