Keyword: United States

France to call for an end to EU-US free trade talks

Paris says it will appeal to EU Commission in September for an end to negotiations for the TTIP free trade agreement with the United States.

Why France is backtracking on free trade deal with US

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The French government was initially enthusiastic about the free trade agreement being negotiated between the European Union and the United States. However in recent months Paris, and in particular overseas trade minister Matthias Fekl, has taken a tougher line on the so-called TAFTA deal. Talks on the agreement resume in New York on Monday April 25th, while the day before President Barack Obama will raise the issue with German chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin. But as Ludovic Lamant reports, the chances of a deal being struck before the end of Obama's term of office look increasingly remote.

France threatens halt to EU-US trade deal talks

Trade minister said option to end negotiations on proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) was 'still on the table'.

France feels increasingly isolated in fight against terror

Paris worries its allies, including Germany, may not have the will to confront the militant threat head on, says The Wall Street Journal.

French people are tired of US politicians bashing France on the campaign trail

French are setting the record straight after Jeb Bush in Republican campaign TV debate used term ‘French work week’ to denote a slacker.

FIFA boss Sepp Blatter says France to blame for US losing 2022 World Cup

Blatter claims that French government under President Nicolas Sarkozy helped turn the vote in favour of Qatar.

French to lead initial probe of suspected flight MH370 debris

Officials from Malaysia, China, Australia and France hold meeting in Paris to discuss progress of investigation into missing plane.

Why is France's UMP party changing its name?

The New Yorker considers the reasoning behind the move by Nicolas Sarkozy's right-wing party to brand itself Les Républicains.

France is 'replacing UK as America’s top ally in Europe'

Two US experts argue France is only big NATO  power in Europe with military capability and political will to tackle threats to Atlantic Alliance.

US and France strike deal over SNCF role in the Holocaust

American Holocaust survivors who were deported to death camps by French state rail firm SNCF will get compensation from €49m fund.

Luc Besson's Lucy breaks French film foreign box office record

The thriller starring Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman has already been seen by more than 52 million people around the world.

Key French jihadist believed dead in Syria airstrike

Muslim convert David Drugeon, 24, was a bomb-maker said to be working with al-Qaeda veterans accused of plotting attacks on the West. 

France 'will have to pay US' for military aid in Africa

US defence officials say they will ask for cost of helping France fight insurgents in Sahel region of Africa to be 'reimbursed'.

France says it's ready to participate in Iraq airstrikes

Foreign minister calls for international mobilization against militants from Islamic State group whom he described as a 'transnational danger'.

France remains the world’s favourite holiday destination

Study shows France welcomed 84.7 million foreign visitors in 2013, more than in 2012 and well ahead of the United States and Spain.