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France bans captive breeding of dolphins, killer whales

May 07, 2017 - 4:35 PM

Animal rights activists hail the ban as a historic French advance

Climate diplomats push back against Trump victory

Nov 09, 2016 - 6:34 PM

Trump cannot prevent the implementation of the landmark Paris pact inked in the French capital last December says Segolene Royal France s environment minister and outgoing head of the UN climate forum

THE CLIMATE CHANGE FIGHT. French Environment Minister Segolene Royal delivers a speech during the opening session of the COP22 climate talks in Marrakesh on November 7, 2016. Photo by Fadel Senna/ AFP

EU agrees to ratify Paris climate deal

Sep 30, 2016 - 8:34 PM

Around 60 countries are now committed to the landmark agreement designed to stem the planet s rising temperatures which was sealed in December 2015 in the French capital

FIGHTING AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE. French Environment Minister Segolene Royal delivers a speech during the opening of the 'Cap sur la COP 22' exhibition on the bank of the Seine River in Paris on September 14, 2016. Photo by Christophe Archambault/ AFP

Paris bans cars along part of River Seine to curb pollution

Sep 26, 2016 - 11:30 PM

The car ban applies to 3 3 kilometers of an expressway on the Right Bank of the Seine

A man walks on the banks of the River Seine during "day without cars" in Paris on Septembre 25, 2016. Paris city mayor Anne Hidalgo, who has made reducing Paris???s worryingly high pollution levels a top priority, said she hoped to introduce a regular citywide vehicle ban as pollution levels and noise levels registered as being lower. / AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ

France hopeful climate accord takes effect in November

Sep 20, 2016 - 10:56 AM

To take effect at least 55 countries that make up 55 of global greenhouse gas emissions must formally enter the agreement

A session during the 2015 UN climate change conference in Le Bourget, France, December 12, 2016. COP21 file photo

Paris museums close doors as Seine nears 30-year high

Jun 03, 2016 - 4:15 PM

5th UPDATE At least 17 people have been killed in floods that have wrought havoc in parts of Europe after days of pounding rain trapping people in their homes and forcing rescuers to row lifeboats down streets turned into rivers

HIGHEST IN 3 DECADES. A general view of the Seine river shows a partially submerged street lamp next to the Alexandre III bridge in Paris, France, June 2, 2016. Floods and heavy rain drenched about a quarter of the French territory over several days. Photo by Yoan Valat/EPA

From Paris to New York, climate pact to cross next hurdle

Apr 20, 2016 - 9:42 AM

More than 160 nations gather in New York on April 22 to ink the pact whose execution demands a radical overhaul of the global economy

DIPLOMACY'S HEART. A view of the UN headquarters complex, as seen from the Visitors'€™ Entrance, 23 September 2014, United Nations, New York. Yubi Hoffmann/UN Photo

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Apr 07, 2016 - 7:25 PM

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Over 120 nations to sign climate deal – France

Apr 07, 2016 - 9:07 AM

French ecology minister Segolene Royal says the strength of support meant the climate deal clinched in Paris last year would likely be ratified in New York on April 22

In this file photo, delegates to the 21st UN climate change summit attend a plenary session. File photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

French environment minister to head UN climate forum

Feb 18, 2016 - 11:15 AM

The former head of COP21 Laurent Fabius was pressured to relinquish the job after he stepped down as foreign minister and was named to head France s constitutional court

In this photo, French Ecology Minister Segolene Royal leaves the Elysee Palace after the 2016 first cabinet meeting in Paris, France, January 4, 2016. Etienne Laurent/EPA

Indonesia writes France: No to 'staggering' tax on palm oil

Feb 05, 2016 - 12:19 AM

Indonesia urges France not to go through with amendment that will tax palm oil heavily and which Indonesia says will affect its economy

An aerial view shows palm oil plantations in the Indragiri Hulu regency, Riau province, Indonesia. File photo by EPA

Protes pajak sawit, Mendag Tom Lembong kirim surat ke Perancis

Feb 04, 2016 - 11:28 PM

Dalam suratnya Tom Lembong menegaskan dampak buruk bagi 16 juta orang yang terkait dengan sektor sawit di Indonesia

KEBUN SAWIT. Area kebun sawit di Indragiri Hulu, Provinsi Riau, Mei 2013. Foto oleh Bagus Indahono/EPA

French ecology minister pushes carbon pricing at UN

Jan 28, 2016 - 9:36 AM

French Ecology Minister Segolene Royal says that while a single carbon pricing is not achievable there should be a price window between an agreed bottom figure and a higher price

Climate: France hikes pressure in 'pre-agreement' call

Jun 01, 2015 - 9:33 PM

UPDATED French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius warned against temptations to leave a breakthrough for the very end a problem that has bedeviled climate negotiations for over two decades

OPENING CEREMONY. French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius attends the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) opening ceremony in Bonn, western Germany, on June 1, 2015. Patrik Stollarz/AFP Photo

France's spurned ex-first lady attacked for tell-all book

Sep 04, 2014 - 4:53 PM

The surprise memoir is described as outrageous by Prime Minister Manuel Valls and a dishonor for France by right wing leader Marine Le Pen usually a trenchant critic of Hollande

JUICY READ. A woman reads the book of French President former partner Valerie Trierweiler entitled 'Merci pour ce moment' (Thanks you for this moment) some hours after its release on September 4, 2014 in Paris. Patrick Kovaric/AFP

Ex-banker new French economy minister in 'last chance' reshuffle

Aug 27, 2014 - 10:36 AM

In a clear break with the left flank of his ruling Socialists Hollande caught everyone off guard with the appointment of Emmanuel Macron a 36 year old ex Rothschild banker and architect of the president s economic policy

NEW ECONOMY MINISTER. A file picture taken on March 26, 2014 shows Emmanuel Macron after a meeting with the French President, in Paris. Alain Jocard/AFP

Hollande axes French PM after election debacle

Apr 01, 2014 - 12:41 AM

French President Francois Hollande decided to axe current Prime Minister Jean Marc Ayrault after his Socialist Party lost more than 150 towns and cities to the main opposition and far right in municipal elections on Sunday

FRENCH PRIME MINISTER Jean-Marc Ayrault. Photo from his public figure page on Facebook

In France, presidential 'affair' turns messy

Jan 13, 2014 - 7:51 AM

Any hopes French President Francois Hollande harbored of riding out the storm were shattered as opposition MPs started to try and make political capital out of his embarrassment

LE 'SCANDAL.' A man reads French magazine Closer, on January 10, 2014 in Paris. Thomas Coes/AFP