In Numbers: How the tourists are deserting France

France feared the repeated terrorist attacks and constant threat would put some of the 85 million annual visitors off coming. Now the evidence is emerging.

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August 15th is one of the biggest weekends for tourism in France. It’s the height of the summer holidays and a long weekend which pretty much guarantees everyone who can get away will do.

It’s a date that those who work in the tourist industry look forward to, but far less so this year as hotel owners, museum managers and restaurant workers all know that many of the usual visitors will stay away.

Read more: In Numbers: How the tourists are deserting France

Libyan forces recapture key Islamic State group base in Sirte

Libyan forces battling to oust Islamic State (IS) from Sirte said they had made major advances on Wednesday, capturing a convention centre previously used as a base by the jihadist group, as well as the city’s university and hospital.

“Our forces have complete control of the whole of the Ouagadougou (convention) complex - they even advanced some distance beyond the complex,” said Rida Issa, a spokesman in the forces’ media office.

Read more: Libyan forces recapture key Islamic State group base in Sirte

UK launches corruption investigation into Airbus

© Adrian Dennis, AFP| An Airbus A350 XWB prepares to land above the tailfin of an Aribus A380 aircraft at the Farnborough Airshow, south west of London, on July 14, 2016

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Latest update : 2016-08-08

Britain’s Serious Fraud Office has launched a formal investigation into suspected fraud, bribery and corruption in connection with commercial plane sales by Airbus, parent company Airbus Group said on Sunday.

A UK government agency this year suspended the issue of export credits toAirbus, citing discrepancies in declarations by the plane maker on the use of third-party intermediaries during jet sale negotiations.

Read more: UK launches corruption investigation into Airbus

6 reasons expats use TransferWise to send money

There are a lot of money transfer services out there. How do you know which is the best one for your international transfers?

There are probably dozens of services available for transfering money overseas. Expats sometimes learn the hard way that they're not created equal. Big banks may take a chunk out the sum while delaying the payment, and other services may have hidden fees or unexpected transfer exchange rates.

Of course everyone has their personal preferences, but here are just a few reasons why so many expats are choosing TransferWise for sending money abroad or back home.

Read more: 6 reasons expats use TransferWise to send money

PNP decomisó 1,2 toneladas de droga y parte iba hacia Francia

La Policía Nacional del Perú (PNP) informó este miércoles de la incautación de 1,2 toneladas de droga en recientes operaciones, parte de ella hallada dentro de un contenedor marítimo que iba a ser embarcado hacia Francia.

En la operación realizada en el puerto del Callao, agentes de la Dirección Antidrogas (Dirandro) detectaron cinco maletines con 21 paquetes de cocaína, con un peso de 254 kilos.

Los maletines "estaban en un container, (donde) había dos camionetas usadas que estaban siendo enviadas a Francia, pero al hacerles el registro correspondiente, en la parte de atrás había gran cantidad de droga", dijo a la prensa el general Luis Pantoja, jefe de la Dirandro.

 

Read more: PNP decomisó 1,2 toneladas de droga y parte iba hacia Francia

Autorités Douanières Françaises ont saisi 320 kilos de cocaïne en provenance de Colombie

Les douanes françaises ont saisi le 7 Août dans le port caves du Havre en France , 320 kilos de cocaïne . dans une entreprise de conteneurs Hapag lloyd de la Colombie, la substance trouvée testé positif à la cocaïne pure dans leur analyse , le médicament a été trouvé dans différentes valises qui ont été mélangés avec le produit qui a transporté le conteneur . Ces crises sont le résultat de l'augmentation des contrôles à la compagnie aérienne divers ports maritimes et ferroviaires du pays et à ses frontières

Read more: Autorités Douanières Françaises ont saisi 320 kilos de cocaïne en provenance de Colombie

How can France solve the problem of its bursting jails?

France’s Prime Minister has vowed to solve the problem of the country’s record-breaking number of prisoners, but some say more jails are not the answer.

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France’s prisons system is in crisis, mainly due to the fact that it has more inmates in its jails than ever before.

In July authorities counted 69,375 prisoners compared to 58,311 official places available in the country’s 188 prisons.

One of the prisons, Fleury-Mérogis to the south of Paris, is the biggest in Europe. It was built to house 2,857 prisoners, but now has 4,539 under its roof.

Read more: How can France solve the problem of its bursting jails?