LONDON - Kingfisher, Europe's largest home improvements retailer, suffered a sharp slowdown in trading in June, particularly in France and Poland, and said on Thursday it did not know why.
PARIS - France's prime minister on Thursday called for the European Union to do more to help those member states carrying out reforms and reiterated France's views that the euro is overvalued.
LONDON - Vodafone Group Plc is scaling back the fibre network it is building in Spain with France's Orange , after the completion of its deal to buy cable company Ono.
PARIS - France's Alstom said it expected sustained organic sales growth at its rail arm this year but would not provide a revenue or profit target following a deal that will see General Electric buy most of its power business.
PARIS - France's foreign minister hit back at Britain on Tuesday, telling Prime Minister David Cameron he should do something about UK-based Russian oligarchs before questioning France's plan to sell Mistral helicopter carriers to Moscow.
BERLIN - The foreign ministers of Germany, France and Italy on Tuesday condemned anti-Semitism, racism and xenophobia that have marred rallies against Israel's role in its conflict with Hamas in which about 600 Palestinians, mostly civilians, have died.
PARIS - France's interior minister promised on Monday to crack down on anti-Semitism after violence marred pro-Palestinian rallies in and around Paris to protest against Israel's role in the two-week-old Middle East conflict.
LONDON/PARIS - Britain, Germany and France agreed on Sunday they should be ready to ratchet up sanctions on Russia over the downing of a Malaysian jet carrying 298 passengers when European foreign ministers meet in Brussels on Tuesday.
CAIRO - France has secured its first major military contract in Egypt in about 20 years with a 1 billion euros (0.79 billion pounds) deal to sell four naval frigates, a French diplomatic source said on Saturday.