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France in a week

  • France: Six Billion Euros of new Taxes

    February 28, 2013

    French Budget Minister Jerome Cahuzac on Monday unveiled the need to collect additional 6 billion euros (7.98 billion U.S. dollars) in 2014 to meet the country's financial pledges.


  • Unemployed man sets himself on fire in France

    February 22, 2013

    On Wednesday 13 February, Djamel Chaab, 43, an unemployed Algerian worker, doused himself with petrol and died by self-immolation in front of the state employment agency in Nantes in western  ...more

  • International Meeting in France to Enhance Security in Libya

    February 22, 2013

    An international conference on Libya took place in Paris on Tuesday 12 February to enhance security situation in Libya amid severe regional turbulent circumstances. The meeting is held on the  ...more

  • Horsemeat scandal

    February 22, 2013

    The Europe-wide scandal over horsemeat sold as beef spread  as six French retailers pulled products from their shelves and France promised to have the results of an urgent inquiry within  ...more

  • President Francois Hollande's visit to India

    February 22, 2013

    French President Francois Hollande arrived in India Thursday 14 February, on a two-day visit, for talks on defense contracts, nuclear energy and retail.


    The president was  ...more

  • French-Australian journalist Nadir Dendoune is free

    February 22, 2013

    Iraq has freed on bail French-Australian reporter Nadir Nendoune, who was held for three weeks after taking allegedly unauthorised photos in Baghdad.

    "Nadir Dendoune was  ...more

  • Francois Hollande’s visit to Mali

    February 18, 2013

    After three weeks of an offensive that has recaptured most of the north of Mali from Islamist militias, French President François Hollande is to visit Timbuktu on Saturday, 2 February.  ...more

  • François Hollande meets Joe Biden in the Elysée

    February 18, 2013

    As part of his European tour , the US Vice President Joe Biden arrived in France Sunday, February 3, to held talks the next day with French President François Hollande in order to discuss  ...more

  • Gay marriage: The national assembly adopts the most important item

    February 18, 2013

    After five days of intense debate in the National Assembly, the parliament on Saturday overwhelmingly approved the first and most important article of a controversial law that will allow gay  ...more

  • French budget minister under probe for tax fraud

    February 18, 2013

    Since December 4, 2012, Mediapart, the website online information, know for its investigative reporting had published several reports accusing Jerome Cahuzac, the Minister of Budget, of having a  ...more

  • The case of Petroplus

    February 18, 2013

    Petroplus poses a major test for Hollande's government after it faced criticism over the tactics it used in a two-month battle over the future of ArcelorMittal's (ISPA.AS) Florange steel  ...more




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