FRANCE - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/FRANCE News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Air France pilots end strike after 14 days http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58464928-79/france-strike-pilots-union.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58464928-79/france-strike-pilots-union.html.csp">Air France pilots end strike after 14 days</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JAMEY KEATEN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-28T12:16:14.399-06:00">Updated Sep 28, 2014 12:16PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Paris • Despite no deal in sight, Air France’ s main pilots union on Sunday unilaterally ended a 14-day strike that grounded roughly half of the airline’s flights, stranded passengers worldwide, cost tens of millions of dollars and led France’s prime minister to decry a “selfish” walkout. After a late-night, 15-hour negotiating session with management, leaders of the SNPL pilot union walked away with no accord, but with the realization that the strike “is not an end in itself,” union spokesman A...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584649282014-09-28T12:16:14.399-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-28T12:16:14.399-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58464928@www.sltrib.com Sun, 28 Sep 2014 12:16:14 MDT Pilot strike nearing end in France, not in Germany http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58454720-79/france-pilots-strike-airline.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58454720-79/france-pilots-strike-airline.html.csp">Pilot strike nearing end in France, not in Germany</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-25T10:08:02.261-06:00">Updated Sep 25, 2014 10:08AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Berlin • A union representing pilots at Germany’s Lufthansa says talks aimed at resolving a dispute over early retirement benefits have broken down and is threatening further strikes. In France, meanwhile, pilots’ unions and Air France are in talks aimed at ending an 11-day strike over cost-cutting measures. The walkout has grounded more than half of the airline’s flights, stranding passengers worldwide. Air France offered Wednesday night to scrap a central part of a plan to shift most of its Eu...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584547202014-09-25T10:08:02.261-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-25T10:08:02.261-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58454720@www.sltrib.com Thu, 25 Sep 2014 10:08:02 MDT Utah Jazz: Gobert hopes to expand on World Cup success http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/58447139-87/gobert-jazz-season-cup.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/58447139-87/gobert-jazz-season-cup.html.csp">Utah Jazz: Gobert hopes to expand on World Cup success</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tony Jones</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-23T23:28:57.92-06:00">Updated Sep 23, 2014 11:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Over the course of one summer, the narrative around Rudy Gobert has changed. Thanks to his breakout performance for France in the recent World Cup, the Jazz’s spidery 7-foot-2 center has chucked the ‘project’ label and evolved — perhaps — into a player who could contribute to Utah in a meaningful way this season. Gone is the gangly youngster. In his place is a sometimes snarling shot-blocker, a serious deterrent to guards and forwards with the audacity to drive into the paint. Will the Jazz bene...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58447139@www.sltrib.com Tue, 23 Sep 2014 23:28:57 MDT Air France pilots protest as premier spurns strike http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58446064-79/france-pilots-strike-company.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58446064-79/france-pilots-strike-company.html.csp">Air France pilots protest as premier spurns strike</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By OLEG CETINIC</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-23T10:11:02.109-06:00">Updated Sep 23, 2014 10:11AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Paris • Scores of striking Air France pilots took their protest to the streets on Tuesday, demonstrating in full uniform outside of France’s National Assembly to demand government intervention to end an eight-day standoff. Parent company Air France-KLM says about half of all Air France flights have been cancelled since the strike started. The pilots oppose the proposed expansion of its low-cost carrier, Transavia, which the company sees as a way to cut costs and stay competitive. Air France says...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584460642014-09-23T10:11:02.109-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-23T10:11:02.109-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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Manuel Valls spoke after a meeting in Berlin with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at which France’s efforts to improve its competitiveness were the focus of discussions. Ahead of Valls’ two-day visit to Germany the country’s biggest selling newspaper, Bild, referred to France as “Krankreich” — twisting the German word for France, “...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584414422014-09-22T08:56:02.377-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-22T08:56:02.377-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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Rather than a recital every other week, the festival will roll out the riches on the second Sunday of each month, taking December off. “It’s a Who’s Who, really, of great organists in the ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. 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Air France-KLM, which is the national carrier for France and the Netherlands, said it can ensure just 48 percent of flights Monday, 40 percent on Tuesday and perhaps less later in the week as unions protest against its savings program. Like Lufthansa, Alitalia, SAS and other national a...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584155862014-09-15T12:09:33.403-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-15T12:09:33.403-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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Teodosic scored 24 points and Serbia reached the championship game of the Basketball World Cup by holding off France 90-85 on Friday night. The Serbs will face the defending champion and unbeaten Americans on Sunday. “We’re not going to be scared for sure,” said Krstic, a former NBA center now playing in Europe. ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584077852014-09-12T23:22:19.671-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-12T23:22:19.671-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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The gold-medal matchup seemingly everyone wanted in the Basketball World Cup — maybe even some U.S. players — won’t be happening. The Spanish were upset in the quarterfinals, ending the predicted No. 1 vs. No. 2 game Sunday on Spain’s home court. “I think that’s one of the reasons why we came over here, was to play them,” U.S. guard Derrick Rose said. “Too bad we’re not playing them and hopefully we go out there in our next game and play hard and ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584041692014-09-11T23:28:45.826-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-11T23:28:45.826-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58404169@www.sltrib.com Thu, 11 Sep 2014 23:28:45 MDT France upsets Spain 65-52 in World Cup quarterfinals http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58399450-77/france-spain-65-52-cup.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58399450-77/france-spain-65-52-cup.html.csp">France upsets Spain 65-52 in World Cup quarterfinals</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By the Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-10T22:32:58.614-06:00">Updated Sep 10, 2014 10:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Madrid • France upset Spain 65-52 in front of its stunned fans in the quarterfinals of the Basketball World Cup on Wednesday. After dominating its first six games and blowing out France by 24 points in the group phase, Spain appeared to be the main candidate to dethrone the United States in a possible final that would have been a rematch of the past two Olympic gold-medal games. But France defended well and rebounded even better to ruin Spain’s quest for a title for a second straight summer, aft...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58399450@www.sltrib.com Wed, 10 Sep 2014 22:32:58 MDT Stalled France to miss deficit target until 2017 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58398250-79/france-target-deficit-percent.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58398250-79/france-target-deficit-percent.html.csp">Stalled France to miss deficit target until 2017</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SYLVIE CORBET</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-10T11:49:02.491-06:00">Updated Sep 10, 2014 11:49AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Paris • France has revised down its growth forecasts and says it will miss its deficit target for another three years, confirmation that Europe’s second-largest economy will emerge only slowly from its stagnation. Finance Minister Michel Sapin said Wednesday the budget deficit would be around 4.3 percent of GDP in 2015 and would not dip under the 3 percent target for European Union countries until 2017, a decade after the last time France hit the target He revised down the country’s growth figur...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583982502014-09-10T11:49:02.491-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-10T11:49:02.491-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58398250@www.sltrib.com Wed, 10 Sep 2014 11:49:02 MDT Britain and France secure EU’s top economic jobs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58397665-79/britain-france-bloc-growth.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58397665-79/britain-france-bloc-growth.html.csp">Britain and France secure EU’s top economic jobs</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JUERGEN BAETZ</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-10T09:06:01.88-06:00">Updated Sep 10, 2014 09:06AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Brussels • Britain and France have secured two top positions on economic and financial policy-making in the new European Commission as the 28-nation bloc’s executive arm seeks to revive anemic growth and fight unemployment. Former French Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici, who has long criticized EU-mandated austerity policies and called for a more growth-friendly stance instead, will be the new Economics Commissioner, whose responsibility includes policing member states’ budgets. Britain, which ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583976652014-09-10T09:06:01.88-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-10T09:06:01.88-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58397665@www.sltrib.com Wed, 10 Sep 2014 09:06:01 MDT France rules out Assad as partner in terror fight http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58348768-68/assad-fight-hollande-international.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58348768-68/assad-fight-hollande-international.html.csp">France rules out Assad as partner in terror fight</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T16:37:01.63-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 04:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Paris • French President Francois Hollande has ruled out an international partnership with Syria’s leader to fight against the Islamic State group, saying any alliance with Bashar Assad would play into the militants’ hands. In a wide-ranging speech Thursday to international ambassadors, Hollande said France would call an international conference to address the threat of Islamic State militants and said a broad alliance was needed. He said: “But I want to make sure things are clear: Bashar Assad ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583487682014-08-28T16:37:01.63-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-28T16:37:01.63-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58348768@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:37:01 MDT Jolie, Pitt wed privately at chateau in France http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58347487-223/pitt-jolie-couple-wed.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58347487-223/pitt-jolie-couple-wed.html.csp">Jolie, Pitt wed privately at chateau in France</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JAKE COYLE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T11:14:50.782-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 11:14AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were married Saturday in the French hamlet of Correns, a spokesman for the couple says. Jolie and Pitt wed in a small chapel in a private ceremony attended by family and friends at Provence’s Chateau Miraval. In advance of the nondenominational civil ceremony, Pitt and Jolie obtained a marriage license from a local California judge. The judge also conducted the ceremony in France. The couple’s children took part in the wedding. Jolie walked the aisle with ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583474872014-08-28T11:14:50.782-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-28T11:14:50.782-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58347487@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:14:50 MDT Citing Ebola, Air France suspends African flights http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58343786-79/flights-leone-sierra-ebola.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58343786-79/flights-leone-sierra-ebola.html.csp">Citing Ebola, Air France suspends African flights</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-27T13:41:02.62-06:00">Updated Aug 27, 2014 01:41PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Paris • France recommended Wednesday that its citizens leave the African countries of Sierra Leone and Liberia because of the outbreak of Ebola there, and Air France temporarily suspended its three flights a week to Sierra Leone. The disease has now killed more than 1,400 people in West Africa. Air France announced that it temporarily halted its flights to Freetown, Sierra Leone because of the Ebola outbreak there and at the request of the French government. The French national carrier said it i...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583437862014-08-27T13:41:02.62-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-27T13:41:02.62-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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In a statement Wednesday after a fourth round of questioning before magistrates, Lagarde said she would return to her work in Washington later in the day and said the decision was “without basis.” She is the third IMF managing director in a decade to face legal troubles. She and her f...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583428122014-08-27T08:57:02.003-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-27T08:57:02.003-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58342812@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 08:57:02 MDT Murray grits through first round http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58336558-77/def-6-3-6-2-6-4.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58336558-77/def-6-3-6-2-6-4.html.csp">Murray grits through first round</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By RACHEL COHEN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-25T23:14:32.311-06:00">Updated Aug 25, 2014 11:14PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Spinning in 70 mph second serves, grabbing at his hamstring during points, Andy Murray gritted his way through head-to-toe cramps to win at the U.S. Open. Murray outlasted Robin Haase 6-3, 7-6 (6), 1-6, 7-5 in the first round Monday during an afternoon that was hot but not particularly humid. He was mystified that the cramps came on so early — at the start of the third set after only about an hour and a half on court. “When it starts to kind of go everywhere, you don’t know exactly wh...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583365582014-08-25T23:14:32.311-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-25T23:14:32.311-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58336558@www.sltrib.com Mon, 25 Aug 2014 23:14:32 MDT France’s Socialist government dissolves in internal feud http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58334122-68/government-france-montebourg-socialist.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58334122-68/government-france-montebourg-socialist.html.csp">France’s Socialist government dissolves in internal feud</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By LORI HINNANT and SYLVIE CORBET</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-25T08:51:57.276-06:00">Updated Aug 25, 2014 08:51AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Paris • French President Francois Hollande dissolved the government on Monday after open feuding among his Cabinet over the country’s stagnant economy. Prime Minister Manuel Valls offered up his Socialist government’s resignation after accusing France’s outspoken economy minister of crossing a line with his blunt criticism of the government’s policies. Hollande accepted the resignation and ordered Valls to form a new government by Tuesday. France has had effectively no economic growth this year,...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583341222014-08-25T08:51:57.276-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-25T08:51:57.276-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58334122@www.sltrib.com Mon, 25 Aug 2014 08:51:57 MDT Survey indicates eurozone is growing slowly http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58321956-79/growth-eurozone-economy-quarter.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58321956-79/growth-eurozone-economy-quarter.html.csp">Survey indicates eurozone is growing slowly</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T11:33:02.091-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 11:33AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Frankfurt, Germany • A survey of business activity shows the economy of the 18-country eurozone grew at only a slow pace in August, a sign it remains sluggish after a disappointing second quarter in which it did not expand at all. The purchasing managers’ index published by Markit Economics fell to 52.8 points from 53.8 in July. A reading over 50 indicates the economy is expanding. The signs of mild growth follow an official growth figure of zero for the second quarter, which ended June 30. The ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583219562014-08-21T11:33:02.091-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-21T11:33:02.091-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58321956@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:33:02 MDT French economy stagnates in second quarter http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58296802-79/economy-growth-percent-france.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58296802-79/economy-growth-percent-france.html.csp">French economy stagnates in second quarter</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-14T09:54:02.097-06:00">Updated Aug 14, 2014 09:54AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Paris • France’s economy stagnated in the second quarter, leaving President Francois Hollande increasingly desperate to fulfill his two-year-old pledge to get the country growing again. National statistics agench INSEE reported Thursday that the eurozone’s second-largest economy posted zero growth for the second straight quarter. Finance Minister Michel Sapin immediately acknowledged that the goverment’s forecast of 1 percent growth this year was beyond reach. In an op-ed published on the websit...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582968022014-08-14T09:54:02.097-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-14T09:54:02.097-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58296802@www.sltrib.com Thu, 14 Aug 2014 09:54:02 MDT