Total starts production at French biofuel refinery

Total on Wednesday said it had begun producing biofuel at a refinery in southern France, a project that has sparked an outcry from environmentalists and farmers over its plans to import palm oil.

German prosecutors charge ex-VW boss with fraud

German prosecutors said Monday they had charged former Volkswagen chief executive Martin Winterkorn and four other managers over "dieselgate", bringing the cheating scandal back into the headlines just as VW battles to move ...

Hundreds of cab drivers protest Uber in Warsaw

Hundreds of taxi drivers on Monday blocked downtown Warsaw in protest over a Polish draft law they see as favourable to ride-sharing app Uber as well as over US support for the American firm.

Europe fines Google $1.7 billion in antitrust case (Update)

Europe's antitrust regulators slapped Google with a big fine Wednesday for the third time in less than two years, ordering the tech giant to pay 1.49 billion euros ($1.7 billion) for freezing out rivals in the online advertising ...

Industrial fisheries are starving seabirds all around the world

Industrial fisheries are starving seabirds like penguins and terns by competing for the same prey sources, new research from the French National Center for Scientific Research in Montpellier and the Sea Around Us initiative ...

French hotels sue Airbnb claiming 'unfair competition'

The main trade group for French hotels has sued the home-sharing giant Airbnb, accusing it of unfair competition by "knowingly violating" rules imposed as part of a crackdown in one of the US giant's biggest markets.

French farmers block refineries over palm oil imports

Dozens of French farmers blocked access to 13 refineries across the country on Monday to protest plans to import palm oil for use in biofuels, a move they denounce as unfair competition which jeopardises their livelihood.

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