France

Paris's Picasso museum reopens after 5-year renovation

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PARIS - The Picasso Museum in Paris reopened on Saturday after a five-year closure for a costly renovation with President Francois Hollande urging crisis-hit France to draw inspiration from the Spanish painter.

Tanzania talks with Total, BP on hydrocarbon exploration

DAR ES SALAAM - Tanzania has held talks with France's Total and Britain's BP over oil and gas exploration, its energy ministry said on Saturday, aiming to add to major companies active in its thriving energy sector.

Deals, 4:19am EDT

Napoleon's two-cornered hat up for grabs at French auction

PARIS - Rarely have a man and his hat been so linked in the collective imagination as Napoleon and his black, two-cornered hat.

24 Oct 2014

French court approves Kazakh tycoon Ablyazov's extradition to Russia

LYON France - A French appeals court approved on Friday the extradition from France to Russia or Ukraine of jailed Kazakh tycoon Mukhtar Ablyazov, accused of embezzling up to $6 billion from his former bank BTA.

World, Russia, 24 Oct 2014

Deutsche Telekom seeks T-Mobile buyer again: Manager Magazin

FRANKFURT - Deutsche Telekom has started looking for an alternative buyer for T-Mobile US after France's Iliad abandoned its efforts to buy the business earlier this month, a German magazine reported on Thursday.

Deals, 23 Oct 2014

France does the splits on EU economic governance

PARIS - France has long called for a European economic government to harmonise the bloc's policies, but it is baulking now at that governance being applied to its own fiscal indiscipline.

World, 22 Oct 2014

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.

21 Oct 2014

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