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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

    ... my lawyer to use all recourse against this decision which I consider to be completely unfounded,” she said on BFMTV. “I am returning to work in Washington this afternoon.” Under French law ...

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

    Gold-shop robber in Paris caught after shoot-out with police at Metro station

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 04:51am by AFP

    ... The suspect was already known to law enforcement for prior armed robberies, he said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1556728/gold-shop-robber-paris-caught-after-shoot-out-police-metro-station
  3. News - World - FRANCE

    France adopts gay marriage law after strong debate

    Posted Apr 23rd 2013, 09:13pm by AFP

    ... protests. In its second and final reading, a majority of lawmakers approved the bill by a vote of 331 to 225. “After 136 hours and 46 minutes of debate, Parliament has adopted the law opening ... moment in French history. “It grants new rights, stands firmly against discrimination (and) testifies to our country’s respect for the institution of marriage,” she said in a statement shortly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1221667/security-tightened-ahead-france-gay-marriage-vote
  4. News - World - FRANCE

    Crackdown on private resorts on French Riviera angers owners

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 08:21pm by GDN

    ... An opinion poll found last month that 91 per cent of French people supported the law, brought in to prevent the spread of the concrete beachfronts seen in Spain, as well as to preserve the natural ... into their own hands by burning beach shacks to the ground. "It's a good law," said Benoit Hartmann, spokesman for France Nature Environment, a federation involved in court cases against ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1550432/crackdown-private-resorts-french-riviera-angers-owners
  5. News - World - FRANCE

    Defiant Nicolas Sarkozy out to claim ultimate victory despite corruption probes

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

    ... it was the country's justice system doing its job and showing that no man- not even a powerful former president- is above the law. The move to put the former French president under formal investigation ... government. "In our country, the country of human rights and the right of law, there are things that are being organised... everything is being done to give an image of me that is not the truth. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1547461/defiant-nicolas-sarkozy-out-claim-ultimate-victory-despite-corruption
  6. 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

    ... and the rule of law,” Sarkozy said in his first interview since losing the 2012 election. “The situation is sufficiently serious to tell the French people where we stand on the political exploitation ... that Hollande’s government had whipped up “an atmosphere of hate”. Valls dismissed suggestions of a plot. Investigating magistrates have a powerful role under French law, both gathering evidence ...

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

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

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

    ... legislation, has left grey areas regarding more passive forms of euthanasia in a 2005 law on patient rights and care for the terminally ill. The so-called Leonetti law does not legalise euthanasia ...

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

    Daughter of wealthy Monaco heiress among 20 arrested over shooting

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 09:37pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Marseille Daughter among 20 held over shooting of heiress French police investigating the shooting of a 77-year-old heiress from one of Monaco's richest families have arrested around 20 people, including her daughter and son-in-law, sources close to the probe said. The heiress, Helene Pastor, died last month from multiple wounds to the abdomen, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1539698/daughter-wealthy-monaco-heiress-among-20-arrested-over-shooting
  9. Property - International - FRANCE

    Red-tape pledge fails to boost home starts

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 05:13am by Reuters

    ... and other rules putting off would-be investors and buyers. A new law allowing government officials to set rent limits in cities of more than 50,000 people has spooked investors. Developers also say ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1524681/red-tape-pledge-fails-boost-home-starts
  10. News - World - FRANCE

    France shelves 'family diversity' law after protests by tens of thousands

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 09:32pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris 'Family diversity' law shelved after protests France's Socialist government has put off plans for a new family law after street demonstrations ... at modernising the law to reflect the new "diversity" of families. The bill would have made moves toward recognising the rights of step-parents. Officials had said it would not tackle more ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1420855/france-shelves-family-diversity-law-after-protests-tens-thousands

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