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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

    ... 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 ... However Richard has stated that Lagarde was fully briefed on the matter. The offence of negligence by a person charged with public responsibility in France carries a maximum penalty of one year’s ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581196/imf-chief-christine-lagarde-placed-under-investigation-french-fraud-case
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. News - World - FRANCE

    New leaks of phone calls add to Nicolas Sarkozy graft scandal

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

    ... 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
  5. News - World - FRANCE

    Crackdown on private resorts on French Riviera angers owners

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

    ... as 'remarkable places', in which case no reconstruction is allowed," she said. Rebufat-Frilet called it a witch hunt by the state. "This is really a big worry for us. It's one thing ... there is no such thing as a private beach, and the public must have unfettered access to the sea. However, the state has allowed exceptions for temporary beach installations. The confrontation is the latest ...

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

    French PM Hollande wants to discuss multibillion-dollar BNP bank fine with Obama

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 04:37pm by Associated Press in Brussels

    ... anniversary celebrations French President Francois Hollande says he wants to discuss with President Barack Obama a potential multibillion-dollar fine that France’s largest bank is facing in the United States. American authorities are investigating BNP Paribas for allegedly handling currency transactions through its New York office for clients in Iran, Sudan and Cuba in violation of US trade ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1525964/french-pm-hollande-wants-discuss-multibillion-dollar-bnp-bank-fine-obama
  7. News - World - FRANCE

    Defiant Nicolas Sarkozy out to claim ultimate victory despite corruption probes

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

    ... at the top of the list, but (former prime minister) Alain Juppe is close on his heels now and is looking like someone who can both unite the right and attack the left." After his humiliating ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1547461/defiant-nicolas-sarkozy-out-claim-ultimate-victory-despite-corruption
  8. 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 president of the French Bar. Sarkozy’s allies cast doubt over the impartiality of one of the investigating magistrates, with Christian Estrosi, the mayor of Nice, telling state radio France Info ... question of whether I give up or not is irrelevant... because one has a duty and not rights towards their country. I am concerned by the situation in France, the state of France and I know ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1545445/ex-president-sarkozy-says-french-justice-twisted-politics-corruption
  9. 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

    ... “raises a very, very big problem”. “Meanwhile, we are in the process of discussing a trans-Atlantic partnership with the United States. “This trade partnership can be established only on a basis ... agreement between the European Union and the United States, which was held in Washington on May 19. “One cannot consider that reciprocity must be the rule if, at the same time, there is a decision ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1524553/france-ties-transatlantic-trade-talks-mooted-us-mega-fine-bnp-paribas
  10. News - World - FRANCE

    How chronic stress causes heart attacks: white blood cells attack host, study shows

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 09:09pm by AFP

    ... but have not understood the mechanism. To find the link, Nahrendorf and a team studied 29 doctors working in a hospital intensive care unit. Their work environment is considered a model for chronic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1539044/how-chronic-stress-causes-heart-attacks-white-blood-cells-attack-host

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