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  1. News - World - FRANCE

    Overcoming leftist revolt, French PM Manuel Valls wins confidence vote

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 10:41pm by AP

    ... the vote, Valls addressed Socialist dissenters who feel he has abandoned his leftist ideals in favour of big business and is resorting to financial austerity measures. "We will continue ...

  2. News - World - FRANCE

    Nicolas Sarkozy set to announce long-expected political comeback

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 10:04pm by AFP

    ... and adoration in equal measure- is due to announce that he is standing for the presidency of the centre-right opposition UMP party. A political heavyweight, the man who once told journalists they would ...

  3. News - World - FRANCE

    Far-right National Front is gaining ground, warns French prime minister

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 09:22pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bologna The far-right National Front was at the "gates of power" in France, Prime Minister Manuel Valls said in a stark assessment of the crisis embroiling the country's centre-left government. Valls' warning on Sunday follows weeks of turmoil for the ruling Socialists that culminated in an opinion poll on Friday showing ...

  4. News - World - FRANCE

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

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

    ... Manuel Valls who veer more to the centre. A presidency statement said Valls had offered the resignation of his government- a formality that allows him to form a new cabinet- and the new line-up ...

  5. News - World - FRANCE

    France battles invasive Asian hornet species, which threatens biodiversity

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 09:20pm by AFP

    ... that six people in France stung by the "killer" hornets died from anaphylactic shock, but the French Anti-Poison Centre contends that they are no more dangerous than other bees or wasps. ...

  6. News - World - FRANCE

    New leaks of phone calls add to Nicolas Sarkozy graft scandal

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

    ... bought using a false name. Sarkozy's lawyer Pierre Haik declined to comment. The senior magistrate at the centre of the case, Gilbert Azibert, has been charged with illegally passing ...

  7. News - World - FRANCE

    Defiant Nicolas Sarkozy out to claim ultimate victory despite corruption probes

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

    ... the leadership of the UMP, France's main centre-right political party. His allies say his legal problems, which they ascribe to pressure from the ruling Socialists, will only make him all the more ... in this situation before. Last year he was charged with taking advantage of France's richest woman when she was too frail to know what she was doing, in a case that centres on envelopes of cash ...

  8. News - World - FRANCE

    The Little Prince theme park opens

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 09:09pm by AFP

    ... The park is centred around two anchored hot air balloons- a nod to the succession of planets visited by the storybook hero- which will hoist visitors 150 metres into the sky to enjoy views over ...

  9. Property - International - FRANCE

    Red-tape pledge fails to boost home starts

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

    ... estate- slumped 2.6 per cent in the first quarter from the previous three months. That was the biggest drop since the 2008 financial crisis and brought household investment to its lowest since ...

  10. News - World - FRANCE

    France ties transatlantic trade talks to mooted US mega fine on BNP Paribas

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 04:54pm by Agence France-Presse in Paris

    ... on the financial system. President Francois Hollande has also recently raised concerns about a plea deal with the White House, the paper wrote. In the first public comments by a senior French official ...




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