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France gets G7 to discuss global regulation of medicine prices


PARIS France will press its G7 partners this month to launch an "irreversible" process to control the prices of new medicines, part of a global drive to make life-saving drugs more affordable, three sources told Reuters.

Air France-KLM appoints Jean-Marc Janaillac as CEO 01 May 2016

PARIS Air France-KLM's board appointed Jean-Marc Janaillac as the Franco-Dutch airline's new chief executive on Sunday, following the resignation earlier of Alexandre de Juniac.


EU executive opposes call for easier suspension of visa-free travel 29 Apr 2016

BRUSSELS A proposal by Germany and France to make it easier to suspend visa-free travel to the European Union from countries such as Turkey drew a frosty reception from the executive European Commission on Friday.


Brexit-fearing banks make inquiries about move to Paris 28 Apr 2016

PARIS Foreign banks are making inquiries about moving to France if Britain leaves the European Union, according financial industry group Paris Europlace, which is busy lobbying the French government for tax breaks to boost the attractiveness of Paris.


French car sharing site Drivy says rentals doubling annually 28 Apr 2016

PARIS Drivy, a firm that puts privately owned cars up for rent via the Internet, is doubling the scale of its business annually, the France-based company said on Thursday as it announced a 31 million euro (24 million pounds) capital raising.


Paris attacks suspect Abdeslam extradited to France, under formal investigation 28 Apr 2016

PARIS Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam was placed under formal investigation on terrorism and murder charges in France on Wednesday after his extradition from Belgium, and he promised to talk to judges during his next hearing, his French lawyer said. | Video


French households wary of Hollande's 'going better' claim 27 Apr 2016

PARIS If France's latest consumer confidence figures are anything to go by, President Francois Hollande is failing to convince voters that the economy is turning the corner as decisively as the deeply unpopular leader says it is.

U.N. council set to lift Ivory Coast arms embargo - France 27 Apr 2016

UNITED NATIONS The United Nations Security Council is set to lift a 12-year-old arms embargo on Ivory Coast on Thursday and renew the U.N. peacekeeping mission for a final year, France's U.N. envoy said.

Mitsubishi, Pacific Metals to sell stakes in Indonesia nickel mine to Eramet 25 Apr 2016

TOKYO Japan's Mitsubishi Corp and Pacific Metals Co Ltd will sell their stakes in the Weda Bay nickel mine project in Indonesia to France's Eramet SA for a total of about 11 billion yen (68.5 million pounds) due to slumping prices.


France to convene Middle East peace conference on May 30 21 Apr 2016

GENEVA France will hold an international conference in Paris on May 30 in a bid relaunch talks between Palestinians and Israelis by the end of the year, its foreign minister said in remarks published on Thursday.