Claude Canellas

In France's Basque region, police grapple with new migration flashpoint

Feb 05 2019

BAYONNE, France In the Basque Country town of Bayonne, in the foothills of the Pyrenees, French police are struggling to stem a growing flow of migrants crossing the snow-capped mountains that straddle the border between France and Spain.

Ford set to end production at Blanquefort in France, jobs at risk

Dec 13 2018

BORDEAUX, France Ford will end production at its Blanquefort plant in France by late August next year after rejecting a rescue deal for the factory, in a move which drew the ire of France's finance minister due to the risk of large-scale job losses.

Mediators call for dialogue as ETA disbands but Spain stands firm

May 04 2018

CAMBO-LES-BAINS, France Mediators called on Friday for talks to address remaining issues linked to the dissolution of separatist group ETA, including the status of prisoners, but Spain said it would not relent on jail conditions for convicted former militants.

Sharp frosts damage French wine production

Apr 27 2017

BORDEAUX Sharp spring frosts are damaging production in some of France's most famous winemaking regions, including Champagne, Bordeaux and Burgundy, posing a threat to growers' incomes.

ETA übergibt Liste mit Waffenlagern - Hoffen auf Frieden

Apr 09 2017

Bayonne/Madrid Nach mehr als vier Jahrzehnten scheint das Ende des bewaffneten Kampfes der ETA für einen Baskenstaat in Frankreich und Spanien gekommen zu sein.

Basque militants ETA surrender arms in end to decades of conflict

Apr 08 2017

BAYONNE, France/MADRID Basque militant group ETA effectively ended an armed separatist campaign after almost half a century on Saturday, leading French authorities to the sites where it says its caches of weapons, explosives and ammunition are hidden. | Video

France's Fillon wins party backing after Juppe rules out election bid

Mar 07 2017

PARIS/BORDEAUX Francois Fillon fought off a rebellion that had threatened to end his candidacy for the French presidency on Monday as party leaders swung behind the center-right former prime minister despite allegations that he had misused public funds. | Video

Frankreichs Konservative drängen Kandidat Fillon zu Verzicht

Mar 06 2017

Paris/Bordeaux Sieben Wochen vor der Präsidentenwahl in Frankreich erhöhen die Konservativen den Druck auf ihren angeschlagenen Kandidaten Francois Fillon.

France to cull more ducks as fights bird flu virus

Feb 21 2017

(This version of the story has been refiled to change first two paragraphs after farm minister corrects scope of the culling measure)

Demand from French hospitals ensures healthy trade in leeches

Dec 08 2016

AUDENGE, France French hospitals have long been using leeches to prevent blood clots after surgery and their use looks set to expand as scientists say the animal could in future be used to treat problems including rheumatism and osteoarthritis.

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