France says Iran’s missile programme must be put “under surveillance”

By Michel Rose and John Irish PARIS, Feb 14 : Iran’s ballistic missile programme must be placed under international surveillance, French President Emmanuel Macron said, in an bid to get tougher on Tehran while preserving the nuclear deal that Donald Trump has threatened to scrap. With the 2015 deal, aimed at stopping Iran developing nuclear […]

No sign of France reviewing weapons sales to Saudi-led Yemen coalition – sources

By John Irish PARIS, Feb 9 : France has shown no concrete signs of reducing or suspending weapons sales to a Saudi-led coalition despite warnings that some of its weapons could be used in the war in Yemen, sources aware of the issue said on Friday. The kingdom is leading a coalition formed in 2015 […]

As France’s economy takes off, a new problem: labour shortages

By Leigh Thomas PARIS, Feb 9 : Business is booming for Sylvie Guinard, who runs French machine manufacturer Thimonnier. The problem is, she can’t find the enough staff ? even in a country where millions of people are out of work. Guinard, who has a workforce of about 80, struggled for months to find the […]

title=”En route to Davos, Macron makes Versailles the place to be” data-text=”En route to Davos, Macron makes Versailles the place to be” dir=”auto” class=”headline”>En route to Davos, Macron makes Versailles the place to be

By Michel Rose PARIS, Jan 19 : French President Emmanuel Macron will host dozens of the world’s most powerful business executives at the gilded Palace of Versailles to pitch France Inc before the global elite’s annual gathering at Davos. Goldman Sachs’s Lloyd Blankfein, JP Morgan’s Jamie Dimon and Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg will be among the […]

With eye on Brexit talks, May to deepen security ties with France

By Elizabeth Piper and Michel Rose LONDON/PARIS, Jan 18 : Britain and France will agree on Thursday to deepen security cooperation, a move which Prime Minister Theresa May hopes will win her goodwill in talks on leaving the European Union. May, who was weakened by losing her Conservative Party’s parliamentary majority in an election last […]