France plans to introduce a penalty system that would increase the costs of consumer goods with packaging made of non-recycled plastic, part of a pledge to use only recycled plastic nationwide by 2025, an environment ministry official said.
French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said he is hopeful that turboprop planemaker ATR would get permission from the US to deliver eight regional planes to Iran before August 6, when sanctions against Tehran kick in.
A protest by local farmers has brought stage 16 of the Tour de France to a halt as bales of hay were thrown on to the road on the route from Carcassonne to Bagneres-de-Luchon and police tear gas blew into the faces of some of the riders.
An aide to Emmanuel Macron was put on two-week leave after he was seen hitting a street protester in demonstrations in Paris in May, the French president’s spokesman said on Thursday, a decision deemed too soft by opposition leaders.
The World Cup-winning French team returned home to a heroes' welcome on Monday, parading down the Champs-Elysees as hundreds of thousands of cheering fans gave a raucous welcome to the country's newest idols.
“The greatest World Cup ever” got the final it deserved when a young, exciting France team swept aside Croatia with a pulsating 4-2 victory and performances that suggested a changing of the guard at the top of the sport.
Croatia’s run to the World Cup final is largely down to Luka Modric’s tireless work in midfield but the Croatians’ ability to switch tactics efficiently should be a warning for the opponent France on Sunday.
French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Friday Europe needed to react quickly and protect its economic sovereignty vis-à-vis the United States as the latter rejected a French request for waivers for its companies operating in Iran.
The French central bank, Banque de France (BdF) announced a 0.3-percent GDP growth of France in the second quarter of 2018, confirming a previous estimation on expected momentum in industrial and services businesses.