Type: Country
Name: France
population: 60,293,928
First reported 7 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 3 reports

Iraqi Christians arrive in Paris after long flight from religious persecution

Some of Iraq’s persecuted Christians arrived in France on Friday.They were flown in after Paris said it would take several hundred as refugees.The French government has also promised support, including weapons, for those who stay behind to fight Islamic ... [Published EuroNews - 3 hours ago]
Entities: Iraq, Paris, Kurds
First reported 5 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 3 reports

The True Story Of How McDonald's Conquered France

Quick, name the most successful country for McDonald's in the world outside the U.S. It's France. Sales were up 4.8% through the first seven months of the year and CEO Jean-Pierre Petit, who's rounding his 10th year as McDonald's France's CEO, has said ... [Published Atlanta Journal And Constitution - 5 hours ago]
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 2 reports

Teacher is first person to swim to France from Alderney and Jersey

HISTORY teacher David Coleman swam his way into the record books last night after becoming the first man to reach France from two different Channel Islands.Mr Coleman, 57, swam across the treacherous Race, which boasts some of the strongest tidal currents ... [Published Guernsey Press - 5 hours ago]
First reported 5 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 2 reports

Liveblogging World War II: August 22, 1944: A Photographer’s Story

LIFE at the Liberation of Paris: A Photographer’s Story:LIFE photographer Ralph Morse, now 94 years old, recalls being outside Paris in a press camp — he was covering George Patton’s Third Army and its sweep toward the Rhine for LIFE — when, he says, ... [Published Brad DeLong - 5 hours ago]
First reported 9 hours ago - Updated 6 hours ago - 2 reports

The Leading Economic Index® for France Remains Unchanged

After no change in June, the leading economic index now stands at 117.7 (2004=100). Based on revised data, this index declined 0.2 percent in May and remained flat in April. During the six-month span through June, the index increased 0.2 percent, and ... [Published Conference Board - 6 hours ago]
Entities: Index, France, Diffusion
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated 9 hours ago - 4 reports

France forced to import wheat because of poor quality of harvest

According to Reuters, this is only the second time in the past 13 years that France has imported large amounts of wheat from Lithuania. France usually has the top market share on the world market for exports of wheat. During the 2010-2011 growing season, ... [Published Digital Journal - Aug 21 2014]
First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 9 hours ago - 2 reports

Riot Police Guard Paris Synagogues

French Jews say they are feeling the impact of events in Gaza, with a disturbing rise in anti-semitism.", "id": "writecapture4493378", "widget_prototype": "writecapture_widget"}); ", "id": "writecapture22069366", "widget_prototype": "writecapture_wid ... [Published The Palm Beach Post - 9 hours ago]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 6 reports

Hollande: France armed Syrian rebels ‘a few months ago’

SAINT-PIERRE, France: President Francois Hollande said on Thursday that France had delivered weapons to rebels battling the Syrian regime of Bashar Assad “a few months ago.”The deliveries took place “a few months ago, when the Syrian rebels had to face ... [Published Arab News - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 4 reports

Merkel Warns Italy and France Over Slow Growth

Angela Merkel has delivered a sharp rebuke to Italy and France for hindering the eurozone’s recovery by breaking longstanding fiscal rules. The German chancellor, under pressure following a fall in GDP in the second quarter, said faltering growth was ... [Published OANDA Forex Blog - Aug 21 2014]
Entities: Angela Merkel, Italy, France
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 4 reports

Iowa DNR investigates second Lyon County fish kill

LYON COUNTY (KWWL) -Iowa Department of Natural Resources officials say aerial spraying has killed more fish and crawdads in Lyon County.A DNR conservation officer reported seeing dead fish and crawdads of different sizes and species in a stream in Lyon ... [Published KWWL - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 8 reports

Hollande vows to speed up reforms

[PARIS] French President Francois Hollande said yesterday he would accelerate reforms while at the same time giving tax breaks to poorer households as he tries to win back confidence from voters who do not believe he can lift the country out of stagn ... [Published Business Times Singapore - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 4 reports

Wearing A Bikini is a French Woman's Duty Claims Anti-Hijab Minister

A row over how freedom should be defined has broken out on French social media pages, after former minister Nadine Morano posted a picture of a woman sitting on a beach wearing a long sleeved tunic, trousers and headscarf on her Facebook page. Alongside ... [Published Breitbart Feed - Aug 20 2014]


...Addressing those on board, Mr Hollande said: "By their sacrifice, these men bound our country to Africa with a bond of blood that no-one can undo. To the youth of Africa, I want to say that we have not forgotten, even if France took too long to learn the lessons in terms of emancipation and recognition" AFP reports
But, says analyst Michael Schubert at Commerzbank, "there is a danger that the improvement in lending rates and interbank lending has arrived too late."
"Traders will keep a close eye on Fed chief Janet Yellen, who will deliver a speech on labour markets later this afternoon" said analyst Markus Huber at brokerage Peregrine & Black in London

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