Keyword: Russia

French wines squeezed off top spot

Lack of rain and a heatwave led to just 1% increase in French production in 2015, meaning Italy regained top spot for amount of wine made.

France denies incident with Russian plane in French airspace

Paris says the fighter which came in 'dangerous proximity' to a Russian airliner in French airspace was Swiss.

Egypt and France sign deal over warships built for Russia

Egypt has inked a deal to buy two helicopter carriers originally built by France for Russia before their sale was scrapped over the Ukraine crisis.

France hits out at Russia's claims of fighting Islamic State

Ahead of UN meeting on fighting IS, French foreign minister Laurent Fabius says Russia’s claims of fighting in Syria are exaggerated.

Egypt agrees to buy Mistral warships France built for Russia

President Hollande and Egypt's Abdel Fattah al-Sisi 'have agreed on the principle and terms and conditions' says French presidency.

Canadian elections see Ottowa's bid for France's Russia-bound warships slip away

The Mistral-class helicopter carriers built for deal with Russia that was annulled by embargo over Crimea conflict, could now go to Egypt and India.

Hollande sees end to Russia sanctions

The French president said recent 'progress' in the ceasefire in the Ukraine left few obstacles to lifting EU and US sanctions against Moscow.

Gérard Depardieu to 'sell everything' in France

The actor and tax exile pledges to get rid of all his properties in France, including a château, several restaurants and a fishmongers.

'No difficulty' for France to find Mistral buyers says Hollande

French president upbeat about prospects for sale of two warships after deal with Russia was formally ended.

France denies deal with Russia on warship compensation

Despite claims in Moscow, French president François Hollande insists there is 'no deal yet' with Russia over non-delivery of Mistral ships.

France 'settles warship compensation claim' with Russia

Senior Kremlin official says 'everything has been decided' over how much France will pay Russia for non-delivery of two Mistral warships.

French families sue state to recognize surrogate births

Parents challenge laws in France that in effect deny citizenship to surrogate children, whom one lawyer calls the 'ghosts of the Republic'.

Russia seeks nearly 1.2bln euros from France for undelivered warships

The Russian compensation claim for the French-built helicopter carriers, blocked over Ukraine crisis, is well below France's offer of 785m euros.

Speculation over China deal for French-built warships

Rare visit to Shanghai by French navy Mistral-class helicopter carrier prompts conjecture over deal on undelivered sister ships built for Russia.

Proglio drops bid to run defence firm Thales over 'Russian conflict of interest'

The former EDF chief, now advisor to Russian national nuclear corporation Rosatom, was pushed to withdraw bid by French economy minister.