Air France KLM, Delta, Alitalia offer concessions to settle EU probe


BRUSSELS - Skyteam alliance partners Air France KLM, Delta Air Lines and Alitalia have offered to give up slots at three airports and made other concessions to try to settle an EU antitrust investigation, the European Commission said on Tuesday.

France will cut deficit at appropriate pace: Sapin

PARIS - French Finance Minister Michel Sapin reaffirmed ahead of a meeting in Berlin with his German counterpart on Monday that France would cut its deficit at a rate appropriate to maintaining a fragile recovery.

World, 20 Oct 2014

Exclusive: Lavazza and Strauss vie for French coffee brands - sources

LONDON - Italy's Lavazza and Israel's Strauss Group have hired advisers to submit rival bids for two French coffee brands which may come on the market early next year, several sources familiar with the matter said.

Deals, Italy 17 Oct 2014

Priest, air passenger among six hospitalized in Spain for Ebola tests

MADRID - Spanish authorities reported four new patients with suspected Ebola symptoms on Thursday, including a feverish passenger who started shaking on an Air France flight to Madrid and a Spanish priest who had recently been in Liberia.

Health, 16 Oct 2014

France's InVivo buys Brazilian pet food firm in overseas push

PARIS - France's InVivo has agreed to buy one of Brazil's largest pet food makers, the latest Western company keen to tap into an expected rise in spending on pets in emerging markets as consumers become wealthier.

Deals, Brazil, 15 Oct 2014

Pulitzer Prize winners among National Book Award finalists

NEW YORK - A novel set in Nazi-occupied France, a debut collection of short stories and a post-apocalyptic tale are among the finalists announced on Wednesday for the 2014 National Book Awards.

Arts, 15 Oct 2014

French bank turns to Twitter for money transfers

PARIS/FRANKFURT - One of France's largest banks launched a service on Tuesday to allow its customers to transfer money to other people via tweets on social network Twitter Inc. . | Video

Tech, Twitter, Media, 14 Oct 2014

French energy transition law to cut red tape on renewables

PARIS - France's much-delayed energy transition bill passed a key hurdle on Tuesday after a clear majority of the lower house of parliament adopted a text that skirts the key nuclear issue but includes simplification measures likely to boost renewables.

France: Palestinian recognition shouldn't be merely symbolic

PARIS - France's foreign minister said on Tuesday that Paris should recognize a Palestinian state only if doing so would help achieve peace, not as a symbolic gesture.

World, United Nations, 14 Oct 2014

Airbus CEO says may shun Germany for helicopter programs

BERLIN - Airbus is seriously considering building new helicopter programs in France rather than Germany in the future due to a restrictive export policy in Europe's largest economy, the chief executive of the group told Reuters.