Keyword: Belfort

French government buys fast trains for slow tracks to save factory

Ministers announce order for 15 high-speed trains, mostly for tracks on which they cannot run at top speed, to preserve jobs at Alstom plant.

Alstom resists French government bid to save Belfort plant

Alstom CEO said the company will go ahead with closure of manufacturing at its historic train-building plant, affecting 400 staff, despite President Hollande's pledge to do 'everything' to halt the plan.

French government says it is not seeking more control of Alstom

French industry minister said upping state's 20% stake in troubled engineering group, which announced a reorganisation of plants, was not planned 'at this moment in time'.

France and Germany honour the first fallen soldiers of the Great War

French soldier and German officer died in exchange of fire on August 2nd, 1914, one day before Germany formally declared war on France.