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Schumacher 'critical' after skiing fall

Dec 30 2013

PARIS Seven-times Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher was in a 'critical' condition on Monday after suffering head injuries in a skiing accident in the French Alps resort of Meribel.

Strike ends at Total's Grandpuits, continues at three other refineries

Dec 17 2013

PARIS Workers at Total's 99,000 barrels-per-day (bpd) Grandpuits refinery near Paris have voted to end their five-day stoppage, leaving colleagues at three other plants still on strike in pursuit of a claim for improved pay deals.

Total reaches pay deal with two French unions

Dec 16 2013

PARIS Total's French refining operations have reached a pay rise deal with two unions, isolating the hardline CGT union, the company and a union official told Reuters on Monday.

France to launch tender for pilot marine projects

Sep 17 2013

PARIS The French government will launch a tender on Saturday for the construction of pilot marine energy projects to speed up the development of wave and tidal power, sources with direct knowledge of the matter said.

Exclusive: Oil & gas industry fears more deep-sea leaks linked to drill fluid

Sep 05 2013

LONDON/PARIS A corrosive drilling fluid that triggered the North Sea's worst gas leak in 20 years could threaten similar deep-sea wells across the world, and operator Total has already warned Shell that its nearby Shearwater field may be at risk.

Exclusive - Oil & gas industry fears more deep-sea leaks linked to drill fluid

Sep 05 2013

LONDON/PARIS A corrosive drilling fluid that triggered the North Sea's worst gas leak in 20 years could threaten similar deep-sea wells across the world, and operator Total has already warned Shell that its nearby Shearwater field may be at risk.

EXCLUSIVE - Oil & gas industry fears more deep-sea leaks linked to drill fluid

Sep 05 2013

LONDON/PARIS A corrosive drilling fluid that triggered the North Sea's worst gas leak in 20 years could threaten similar deep-sea wells across the world, and operator Total has already warned Shell that its nearby Shearwater field may be at risk.

France should open hydropower to competition-audit court

Sep 02 2013

PARIS France's audit court urged the government to pursue a much delayed plan to open part of its hydropower sector to competition in order to provide a source of state revenue.

China's trade threat leaves bitter taste in French wine world

Jun 06 2013

PARIS Beijing's salvo at European wine exports has brought into focus simmering French unease about the growing power the Chinese wield over their cherished vines, as consumers, investors and even chateaux owners. | Video

China's trade threat leaves bitter taste in French wine world

Jun 06 2013

PARIS Beijing's salvo at European wine exports has brought into focus simmering French unease about the growing power the Chinese wield over their cherished vines, as consumers, investors and even chateaux owners.

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