"The problem is that one in five workers are paid less than ten euros an hour."
Trade union representative (ver.di)
"Each halva has five layers of ground rice, hazelnuts, sugar and a syrup made with water and lemon. You have to leave it to rest overnight."
"If the bill on Supreme Court is passed, the coffin called rule of law will be shut definitely"
Ex-head, Poland's Constitutional Tribunal
""In the book of life every page has two sides: we human beings fill the upper side with our plans, hopes and wishes, but providence writes on the other side, and what it ordains is seldom our goal." Nizami Ganjavi"
"We laugh with Ariodante, we suffer, we cry with Ariodante."
"You have to become Superman, in the sense that you have to fly, literally."
"My parents got me out of bed in the middle of night to go and watch the landing"
Franck de Winne
Head of the European Astronaut Centre
"Our discovery reveals how small stars can be."
Master's Student, University of Cambridge
There’s been another shark attack off the coast of Reunion, the French island in the Indian Ocean.
A 40 year old surfer from the island lost a hand
French conglomerate Vivendi has called on Jean-Rene Fourtou, who already saved the company once a decade ago, to take the wheel again.
France is well known for its gastronomic heritage. But it seems in the capital, Parisians are hungry for something new to tantalise their taste
Bucking the eurozone trend, France’s biggest bank, BNP Paribas, has reported better-than-expected results.
It made 1.8 billion euros in the three
Paris’s celebrated Ritz hotel is to close its doors for two years while extensive renovations take place.
The 140m euro works are a result of
Societe Generale is the latest eurozone bank to suffer worse-than-expected second-quarter results.
Net profit at France’s second largest lender
Four French workers are to be reinstated after they were sacked for religious fasting while working at a summer camp.
The monitors, employed for a
Air France-KLM’s better than expected second quarter performance cheered investors.
Shares of the group, formed by the merger of French and Dutch
Airline group Air France-KLM has cut its operating losses to 66 million euros for the second quarter, compared with 145 million a year earlier
Never mind unemployment, low pay or even overwork… a recent survey carried out in France suggested rudeness and bad manners were the first cause of
French car maker Renault says the sales slump in Europe hit profit in the first half of the year.
Its manufacturing arm did earn 87 million euros
The Nuits de Fourvière Festival in Lyon, France welcomed flamenco dancer extraordinaire María Pagés to its ancient roman amphitheatre to showcase the
The number of people out of work in France rose for the 14th month in a row in June.
There was an increase of 0.8 percent from the previous month
Six people have died in a helicopter crash in the Gorge de Verdun, a place of great natural beauty, in southeastern France.
The Cougar helicopter
The French government is banking on green technology to prop up its ailing automotive industry.
But there are doubts subsidies for electric and
France has announced a plan to revive its ailing car industry. Anyone buying a new car will get special reductions for how green they go.
Europe’s second biggest car maker has posted losses of 819 million euros for the first half of the year – almost four times as much as experts had
As Spain’s borrowing costs pushed it closer to needing a bailout, the country’s economy minister Luis de Guindos has been asking for help from his
Bradley Wiggins and Great Britain were celebrating reaching the pinnacle of world cycling after the 32-year-old won the Tour de France on