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The French government has set up a crisis cabinet to deal with the situation.
In the Normandy coastal resort of Deauville for a tri-partite summit
German investor confidence fell in October but by less than expected.
The latest survey from the ZEW economic research institute bolstered hopes
The Total refinery at Feyzin near Lyon supplies 70% of the Rhone-Alpes region’s fuel. At least it did before the current turmoil. Like virtually all
Protestors have hit the streets of France for the sixth day of nationwide strikes and protests against plans to reform the country’s pension
The bosses of Porsche and Volkswagen have said various legal disputes and tax issues could delay their merger to beyond the end of next year but
Two of the fiercest flashpoints were in France’s two biggest cities. For a second day a school in the northern Parisian suburb of Nanterre was the
EU finance ministers have agreed new rules for previously unregulated European hedge funds and other alternative investment firms.
It is part of
France has tapped into its emergency oil reserves as refinery blockades and panic buying has hit fuel supplies hard.
The government says it has
International Business Machines has announced stronger profits and raised its full-year outlook but said it had signed fewer contracts for computer
Japan’s government has said the country’s economy is now at a standstill and with exports and industrial output weakening it has downgraded its
Viviane Reding, the European Commissioner for Justice, who had strongly considered taking France to court over its expulsion this year of thousands
The French say they understand the necessity for change. However, as was the case 15 years ago, they are again in the streets saying “no” to pensions
The proportion of working people paying to support pensions for retired people is projected to shrink dramatically in the future.
Africa United follows a group of plucky Rwandan children as they try to travel across the continent for the opening of the 2010 World Cup in South
Step into 1970s New York, experience the wild pre-Aids party scene, the music, the art and meet iconic figures such as Mick Jagger and John Lennon
Billed as the world’s longest cable car, the Tatev aerial tramway in Armenia has just been inaugurated, crossing the spectacular Vorotan River Gorge
Germany’s President Christian Wulff is on a state visit to Turkey, the first official trip there by a German head of state in a decade, and Wulff’s
Super typhoon Megi appears to have cleared the Philippines main island and is picking up momentum as it heads to southern China.
The winds, in
While retirement is a long way off for secondary school pupils, up and down France, young demonstrators have been voicing their opposition to
Islamist rebels have stormed the parliament of the Russian republic of Chechnya in a brazen suicide attack.
At least three gunmen hurled bombs and
A European facing criminal prosecution in an EU country where he or she does not have mastery of the language is at a disadvantage. What European
Have you ever had a trouble sorting out a problem with a product or service that was bought in another European country? Then the European Consumer
Condensers, capacitors and cables – just some of the electronic components that are thrown away each year as 21st century gadgets become last year’s
Russia has said it wants to take part in the proposed NATO-backed anti-missile shield in Europe.
The announcement was made by President Dmitry
They are not about to claim their pension anytime soon. But French youths have clashed with security forces in protests linked to the raising of the
It is not a good day to be travelling in or through France, with fresh industrial action over pension reforms causing widespread chaos.
Authorities say four gunmen who attacked the parliament building in the southern Russian republic of Chechnya have been killed.
A suicide bomber
Clashes erupted in the French cities of Paris and Lyon between young people and police. Riots started near high schools as pupils either tried to
French oil refinery workers have been tightening their grip on the country’s fuel supplies as their union intensifies the fight against unpopular