French and Spanish police announce arrests of 75 alleged members of a gang smuggling Chinese citizens into Europe and the US.
France has until now threatened to veto EU-US free trade negotiations due this summer unless movies and digital media are left out of the talks.
France has been given all-clear from US defence chiefs to buy two intelligence-gathering Reaper drones, pending acceptance by Congress.
News of tightening of checks on Titan tyres comes after row last month in which the US firms's CEO Maurice Taylor mocked France's work ethics.
The United States has 'categorically' denied press reports that it was involved in hacking computers in the offices of former French president.
Bordeaux wine houses see red red over US wine producers attempts to use 'château' label descriptions on wines shipped to Europe.