Features by Christian Fraser

France gets the NSA treatment

The new revelation is part of Edward Snowden's latest leak.
Posted In: NSA leaks, nsa, Edward Snowden, France

French Socialist Party wins majority in parliament

Voters in France this weekend gave President Francois Hollande's Socialists a solid majority in the lower house of parliament, complementing their majority in the upper house and thus, complete legislative power in the government.
Posted In: Europe, France, Francois Hollande

White House trying to avoid economic headwinds from Europe

Leaders in the U.S. are increasingly worried about the debt crisis in Europe. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is on a grand tour this week to check in on progress there.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, Timothy Geithner

French government to investigate false downgrade notice

Weeks ago, Moody's put France under observation regarding its credit rating. Now, a false announcement of a downgrade is giving the French government reason to investigate such agencies.

French wind farm faces opposition from D-Day veterans

A massive wind farm off the coast of France is facing opposition by groups trying to preserve the historical D-Day invasion site

Sarkozy hosts Internet summit

The world's most powerful Internet titans, including heads from Google, Facebook, and Microsoft, are meeting in Paris for a two-day summit hosted by French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

Continental Airlines and one mechanic found guilty in Concorde case

A court in France has found Continental Airlines and one of its mechanics guilty of criminal wrongdoing and manslaughter. That stems from the crash of a Concorde supersonic jet in France ten years ago that killed 113 people.

French parliament votes retirement to 62

The French parliament voted to raise the minimum retirement age from 60 to 62, despite civilian protests across the countries.

French fountain spurts sparkling water

A new public drinking fountain dispensing still and fizzy water has opened in Paris. It's part of an effort to persuade the French to drink less store-bought bottled water and reduce waste. The water on tap is drawn from the public supply, then chilled and injected with bubbles.

French crack down on gypsy travelers

In France, the government is expelling gypsy, or Roma travelers -- rounded up as part of a summer clampdown on illegal camps. Over 700 people are expected to be flown out of France in the next few weeks.
Posted In: Immigration
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