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  1. Youth policy needs a new direction

    Posted Jan 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... an effective youth policy is essential. Despite this, a youth policy has never been high on the government's agenda. In other parts of the world, such as Malaysia, Singapore, France, India and New ...

  2. Now it's Sarkozy's time to show iron will

    Posted Nov 24th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Six months ago France voted for charismatic Nicolas Sarkozy and his plans to modernise France's social and economic traditions rather than make his socialist opponent, Segolene Royal, ... battles Mr Sarkozy faces if he is to fulfill his pledges to free up the labour market, cut public sector benefits and taxes and get France back to work. He also faces walkouts by civil servants ...

  3. There's a word for Sarkozy- 'shallow'

    Posted Aug 30th 2007, 12:00am by Gwynne Dyer

    ... Gwynne Dyer The time was bound to come when France and the rest of the world would miss former president Jacques Chirac, but who could have guessed it would arrive so soon? It is only ... in France about whether the new president is really as shallow as he seems, or whether his shoot-from-the-lip populism is a deliberate strategy to appeal to the prejudices of right-wing voters. ...

  4. Women's poverty blamed on social isolation

    Posted Jul 18th 2006, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... Sherry Lee Women in remote districts are suffering social exclusion and discrimination because of a lack of town planning and expensive transport, unionists and academics claim. Unable to pay the high fares, they are forced to seek low-paid jobs close to ...

  5. Dictator moves prison

    Posted Apr 30th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff writer Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega has been moved from a prison in the United States to one in France. He was captured by the US in 1989 and sentenced to 40 years in a Miami prison on drug charges. Now he will serve further time in France, also on drug charges. Noriega had claimed that American officials were involved in drug trafficking. ...

  6. Sarkozy under siege

    Posted Mar 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Writer Who? French President Nicholas Sarkozy was elected in May 2007. He was elected for reviving the French economy, increasing racial tolerance and improving France ... regions of mainland France. He announced a government reshuffle, as teachers, train drivers and civil servants went on strike. When? The vote that put the opposition Socialists in control of most ...

  7. The raging of the bulls

    Posted Jul 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Hundreds of thrill-seekers risk life and limb over the six days of the annual running-of-the-bulls festival in Pamplona, northern Spain. The San Fermin bull run sees participants from all over the world dashing ahead of and alongside six bulls every morning, despite the protests of animal rights groups. Reuters, Associated Press and Agence France-Presse photographers captured ...

  8. 'Refugee' wave hints of looming storm

    Posted Apr 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... rather be in France anyway. So Berlusconi's government just made it easy for them to go to France. Early this month, Italy began issuing six-month temporary residence certificates ... controls that includes almost all of western and northern Europe, except Britain. Most of the Tunisians soon headed for France. Which is why, last Saturday, the French authorities began stopping ...

  9. Asian societies need a lesson in tolerance

    Posted May 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... that the appointment of Fleur Pellerin as France's first Korean-born minister has prompted much soul searching over social values in South Korea. She was adopted by a French couple at the age of six months and grew up in France. The Korean media and the ruling party said her appointment was a testament to French tolerance, from which Korea could learn a lesson. This comes amid growing ...

  10. News - World - IRAQ

    Iraqis say Americans are gone, but problems remain

    Posted Dec 17th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Baghdad People of Baghdad say they were glad to see the 'invaders' leave, but the bombings continued Americans are gone, but Iraq'sproblems remain Abu Mohammed loudly laments that problems in Iraq, from violence to unemployment, have not improved since US forces departed a year ago. "Whether the occupation was here or not, for us, ...




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