Keyword: spying

French president says US spying allegations threaten trade

François Hollande said there could be no negotiations or transactions in any areas until France obtained guarantees that spying stops now.

French parties call for Snowden political asylum

Leaders from across political spectrum say whistleblower should be given refuge in France as president calls for US spying to stop 'immediately'..

French and German fury over claims US bugged EU offices

French foreign minister Laurent Fabius said that if claims made in Der Spiegel magazine are confirmed, it would be 'totally unacceptable'.

Ikea 'paid police' for secret files on clients, staff in France

Furniture giant Ikea reportedly paid for secret police files to spy on "complaining" customers and "suspicious" staff at stores in France.

French prosecutor Courroye under investigation for spying on journalists

A top French prosecutor close to President Nicolas Sarkozy has been placed under investigation for illegally spying on French journalists.

EDF fined for spying on Greenpeace

A French court has fined energy giant EDF 1.5 million euros and sent two of its staff to jail for spying on Greenpeace campaigners.