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Imperial Tobacco to close factories in Britain, France

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 17:44

Imperial Tobacco today informed staff that it is closing factories in Britain and France that employ nearly 900 people.

Air France-KLM to add capacity in cargo business in India

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 15:57

The full freighter services from Mumbai would double from two to four from April one.

Hollande, Obama share `concern` over Ukraine violence

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 02:01

Presidents Francois Hollande of France and Barack Obama of the US share the same "concern" over the violence witnessed in east Ukraine over the past few days, the French presidency said in a statement today.

France set to end `mad cow` probe with no charges

Last Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014, 20:09

A Paris prosecutor has recommended closing a 17-year-investigation into how "mad cow" disease killed at least 27 people in France with no charges being brought, judicial sources revealed Monday.

Hollande, Cameron `very firmly condemn` violence in Ukraine

Last Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014, 18:41

French President Francois Hollande and British Prime Minister David Cameron today condemned the violence in Ukraine and called for restraint, the French presidency said.

Mass DNA tests at French school to find rapist

Last Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014, 16:01

More than 500 male students and staff were to give DNA samples in an unprecedented operation launched Monday to uncover who raped a 16-year-old girl in the toilets of a French school.

Paris wants new sanctions if `military escalation` in Ukraine

Last Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014, 15:28

France will support new sanctions if a "military escalation" occurs in Ukraine, where tensions are intensifying between pro-Russian militants and Kiev-controlled security forces, a junior minister said Sunday.

Paris wants new sanctions if `military escalation` in Ukraine

Last Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014, 15:28

France will support new sanctions if a "military escalation" occurs in Ukraine, where tensions are intensifying between pro-Russian militants and Kiev-controlled security forces, a junior minister said Sunday.

French lawyer convicted of murdering heiress after 36 years

Last Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014, 23:58

A former Riviera lawyer was convicted on Friday of killing a glamorous casino heiress 36 years ago, after a legal battle that has gripped France.

G-7 to meet on Ukraine in Washington

Last Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014, 05:51

Washington: Finance Ministers of the Group of Seven industrial powers plan to meet in Washington today to discuss Ukraine amid rising worries that Russia wants to further splinter the country.

Radek Stepanek upbeat on Berdych`s Davis Cup comeback

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014, 08:25

Radek Stepanek said Tuesday he believed Tomas Berdych will return for the semi-final against France in September after missing holders the Czech Republic`s quarter-final win over Japan last weekend.

New French PM Valls vows to cut labour costs, taxes

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014, 23:35

France`s new prime minister on Tuesday vowed to slash labour costs by 30 billion euros (USD 41 billion) and ease taxes in a bid to turn around the country`s struggling economy.