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  1. News - World - FRANCE

    IMF chief Christine Lagarde placed under investigation in French fraud case

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 06:23pm by Reuters

    ... formal investigation by French magistrates for negligence in a political fraud affair dating from 2008 when she was finance minister. Lagarde, who this week was questioned by magistrates in Paris ... Tapie, a supporter of conservative ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy, was improperly awarded 403 million euros (US$531 million) in an arbitration to settle a dispute with now defunct, state-owned bank ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581196/imf-chief-christine-lagarde-placed-under-investigation-french-fraud-case
  2. News - World - FRANCE

    Row as new French economy minister suggests easing 35-hour working week law

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 09:55pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Remark before he took office that firms could bend rules on working time shakes French Minister in hot water on 35-hour week law France's new economy minister touched off a political storm, only one day into the job, with comments made before he was appointed about the law limiting the working week to 35 hours. Emmanuel Macron, a former ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581802/row-new-french-economy-minister-suggests-easing-35-hour-working-week-law
  3. News - World - FRANCE

    Ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy says French justice twisted by politics in corruption probe

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 12:31pm by Reuters in Paris

    ... Reuters in Paris Conservative politician complains of political persecution by the judiciary after he was placed under investigation for allegedly using his influence to gain details of an earlier investigation Former President Nicolas Sarkozy said on Wednesday France’s justice system was being used for political ends, after he was put under investigation on suspicion of using his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1545445/ex-president-sarkozy-says-french-justice-twisted-politics-corruption
  4. News - World - FRANCE

    New blow for Hollande as firebrand minister’s attack forces reshuffle

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 04:47pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Firebrand minister's attack on policies and EU ally Germany puts unpopular president on spot France was thrown into fresh political turmoil yesterday as President Francois Hollande told his prime minister to form a new government, following a much-criticised show of insubordination by a firebrand minister. It is the second reshuffle in just five ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1580562/fresh-crisis-france-hollande-orders-pm-form-new-cabinet
  5. News - World - FRANCE

    Retired couple walled in to own home in Brugairolles after dispute

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 09:44pm by AFP

    ... they started the bricklaying," said John Dyson, who is in fragile health. "Then the whole village united on Monday" to protest against what the Dunlops had done, said Gach, 83, under ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1578598/retired-couple-walled-own-home-brugairolles-after-dispute
  6. News - World - FRANCE

    French court backs ending life support for man, 38, in vegetative state

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 04:49am by AFP, Reuters

    ... in a vegetative state, going against his parents' wishes to keep him alive. The Council of State ruled that a decision taken by doctors- and supported by his wife, nephew and several siblings- ... but also states that patient treatment should not involve "excessive obstination". Lambert's parents, devout Catholics, said even before the Council of State's ruling yesterday ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1539980/french-court-backs-ending-life-support-man38-vegetative-state
  7. News - World - FRANCE

    French ambassador admits to concern over crime against Chinese tourists

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 10:36pm by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... Bermann. Bermann was visiting Hong Kong before concluding her 31/2-year tenure as ambassador next month. While in the city, she held meetings on its political debate. "What we want for Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1559311/french-ambassador-admits-concern-over-crime-against-chinese-tourists
  8. News - World - FRANCE

    New leaks of phone calls add to Nicolas Sarkozy graft scandal

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 06:32am by AFP

    ... on information about a long-running political funding scandal involving L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt. Azibert did not get the position in Monaco, a principality that is largely dependent on France, and has applied to retire. In another alleged extract, Sarkozy told his lawyer to tell the judge that he was meeting that day with Monaco's minister of state (prime minister), Michel ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1553055/new-leaks-phone-calls-add-nicolas-sarkozy-graft-scandal
  9. News - World - FRANCE

    Defiant Nicolas Sarkozy out to claim ultimate victory despite corruption probes

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 06:09am by GDN, AFP

    ... Sarkozy out to claim the ultimate victory To the French right, it was political persecution and a plot to undermine Nicolas Sarkozy's eventual return to power. To the left, ... leaving the Elysee Palace in 2012 to claim the justice system was being used as a "political instrument" against him and to lash out at the magistrates and France's Socialist ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1547461/defiant-nicolas-sarkozy-out-claim-ultimate-victory-despite-corruption
  10. News - World - FRANCE

    French president calls on people to love their country amid economic gloom

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 01:45am by AFP

    ... people and also to boost jobs for young people by kickstarting apprenticeships. Asked about allegations by former president Nicolas Sarkozy that he was the victim of political interference after ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1554388/french-president-calls-people-love-their-country-amid-economic-gloom

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