French jihadist Omar Diaby resurfaces after faking his own death

French jihadist Omar Diaby resurfaces after faking his own death

A leading French jihadist recruiter has resurfaced, saying he spread rumours of his own death so he could undergo surgery while avoiding detection. He also offered unlikely support for French far-right leader Marine Le Pen. Omar Diaby is back from the dead. Ten months after masterminding his own death, the man accused of spearheading the […]

French unemployment drops for second consecutive month in April

French unemployment drops for second consecutive month in April

  France’s jobless total fell by 19,900 in April, declining for a second month in a row and offering a boost to President Francois Hollande in his fight to bring down unemployment. The number of registered jobseekers in mainland France stood at 3,511,100 at the end of last month, down 0.6 percent over one month […]

French peas flourish in Russia despite vegetable embargo

French peas flourish in Russia despite vegetable embargo

Moscow retaliated to a string of Western sanctions last year by imposing a ban on European agricultural products, but one of France’s best-known canned vegetable firms has since seen its profit margins soar in Russia. Europe’s agriculture sector reacted with alarm in August 2014, when Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed a law banning imports […]

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