Bradley Birkenfeld, an ex-UBS employee who helped US prosecution of the bank for aiding tax evasion is to help similar probe in France.
The French engineering group admitted falsifying books to pay more than 75 million dollars in bribes worldwide for energy arm contracts.
A senior French military official has said troops are to move to a desert outpost close to the Libyan border to obstruct arms trafficking.
While French investors reduce their stakes in CAC 40, US investors raised their holdings by 1.9 billion dollars in the first six months of 2014.
Denial comes after US website claimed French intelligence officer had joined terrior group and was target of US air strikes.
On orders of President Hollande, France provided intelligence and helped coordinate air strike that killed Ahmed Abdi Godane on September 1st.
US president says French and British leaders agreed to join in efforts to relieve populations isolated and fleeing Islamic State forces.
Last month BNP Paribas, France’s largest bank, was fined 8.8 billion dollars after reaching a settlement with the US justice system in which it pleaded guilty to violating US economic sanctions against several countries, including Iran and Syria and Sudan. The guilty plea is crucial for the bank’s shareholders for it could allow them to begin legal proceedings against those responsible for incurring the fine, a record in such prosecutions in the US. As Mediapart economic affairs writer Philippe Riès details in this analysis of the potential case against BNP Paribas senior management, all eyes are now on the bank’s principal shareholder – the Belgian state.
Clinton is on a media tour to promote her new book, though many see the increased media exposure as a prelude to a presidential campaign.
Row over sale of warships to Russia and US fine for French bank have cooled relations ahead of presidential meeting on Normandy beach.
US Secretary of State John Kerry tells press conference that there was no breakthrough after four hours of talks with his Russian counterpart.
US state secretary John Kerry and Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov held their first face-to-face talks, which are to continue over coming days.
As François Hollande continues his state visit to the US, the American president says the two see eye-to-eye on global security issues.
Nicole Bricq said Paris must not 'whine' over the NSA spying scandal but become better organized with its own economic intelligence gathering.
French agriculture minister Stéphane Le Foll tells FT that France insists that EC sets uncrossable 'red lines' in trans-Atlantic trade negotiations.