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  1. News - World - FRANCE

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

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

    ... Agencies in Paris Court backs cutting life support to crash victim France's top administrative court yesterday gave the green light to cutting life support for a 38-year-old man 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- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1539980/french-court-backs-ending-life-support-man38-vegetative-state
  2. 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 ... vowing never to return, polls made him one of the country's most popular politicians and easily the centre-right's best chance for reclaiming the presidency in 2017. Nine months later, ...

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

    Hailstorms wreak havoc on Burgundy vineyards, with up to 80pc of harvest lost

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 10:22pm by The Guardian

    ... between 40 per cent and 80 per cent of the grape harvest would be lost. "It's a disaster," said Jean-Louis Moissenet, the president of the Pommard winegrowers' association. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1543848/hailstorms-wreak-havoc-burgundy-vineyards-80pc-harvest-lost
  4. News - World - FRANCE

    Daughter of wealthy Monaco heiress among 20 arrested over shooting

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

    ... suffered a stroke. Her chauffeur, Mohammed Darwich, 64, also died from injuries sustained in the attack. The arrests were made in Nice, the southern city of Marseille and Rennes, in the west of France, according to several sources. The Paris-based lawyer for the family made no comment. The daughter, Sylvia Pastor, is married to Wojciech Janowski, the honorary consul of Poland in Monaco. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1539698/daughter-wealthy-monaco-heiress-among-20-arrested-over-shooting
  5. News - World - FRANCE

    Ex-French president Nicolas Sarkozy charged with corruption

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 10:24am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Decision to press influence-peddling and corruption counts against former president are the latest blow to his hopes to make poll history Sarkozy denies wrongdoing as charges dent poll hopes It was not the sort of history he was planning to make. Nicolas Sarkozy has spent six months fine-tuning his plans to become the first man to have won, lost ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1544742/french-court-places-ex-president-nicolas-sarkozy-under-formal-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

    ... Valls of manipulating the process and being aware of details of the probe they should not have known. “I passionately love my country and I am not a man who gets discouraged in the face of dirty ... country and I am not a man who gets discouraged in the face of dirty tricks and political manipulations.” Nicolas Sarkozy The first former president to spend time in police custody, Sarkozy, 59, ...

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

    Red-tape pledge fails to boost home starts

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

    ... houses on the market, but we can't," Payelle said. For him, new housing regulations that recently took effect have made a bad situation worse, with additional restrictions on rents ...

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

    Security tightened to beat jewel thieves at Cannes Film Festival

    Posted May 13th 2014, 09:05pm by AFP

    ... with which jewel thieves can strike. A year ago, as film festival luminaries partied into the early hours, a thief broke into the hotel room of an employee of Swiss jewellers Chopard and made off ... near Cannes. Two months later, thieves raised the stakes when they struck again, this time taking jewellery worth US$142 million from the Carlton Hotel. A man with a semi-automatic pistol ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1511409/security-tightened-beat-jewel-thieves-cannes-film-festival
  9. News - World - FRANCE

    Jail looms for bank’s rogue trader Jerome Kerviel when he returns to France

    Posted May 15th 2014, 10:34pm by AFP

    ... trader would cross the border tomorrow. Since meeting the pope, Kerviel has secured the support of several church figures who also believe he has been made a scapegoat. The March court ruling ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1512981/jail-looms-banks-rogue-trader-jerome-kerviel-when-he-returns-france
  10. News - World - FRANCE

    Prime Minister Manuel Valls: the Socialist former 'top cop' admired by France's right

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 09:28pm by AFP

    ... "France's top cop". His tough-talking on crime and insecurity made him every right-wing voter's favourite leftist. That style and his politics have drawn comparisons with former British ... man." ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1462644/prime-minister-manuel-valls-socialist-former-top-cop-admired-frances

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