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McCartney to get top French honour


September 4th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 4 (IANS) Singer Paul McCartney is to be honoured with the France's top cultural honour.The singer will be conferred the Legion of Honour medal by French President ... Read more...

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EU must be more decisive to protect euro: Spain, France


August 31st, 2012 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 31 (IANS/EFE) Financial markets' doubts about the strength of the euro can be blamed on a lack of decisive action by the European Union, French President François Hollande ... Read more...

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Unemployment goes up in France


August 28th, 2012 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Aug 28 (IANS) As many as 41,300 people joined the ranks of the unemployed in France in July, a rise of 1.4 percent compared to June, reaching a record ... Read more...

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France ready to recognise Syrian opposition as government


August 28th, 2012 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Paris, Aug 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) French President Francois Hollande has called on the Syrian opposition to establish a provisional government and says that France is ready to recognise it."France calls ... Read more...

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Galliano stripped of French honour


August 26th, 2012 - 5:33 am ICT by IANS
Paris, Aug 26 (IANS) French designer John Galliano has been stripped of a prestigious French award following his racist and anti-Semitic remarks that he made last year.Galliano was arrested in ... Read more...

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Greek PM asks for ‘time to breathe’


August 25th, 2012 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Aug 25 (IANS) Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras has said his country does not want more aid but asked for "time to breathe". "We don't want more aid ... ... Read more...

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Putin tests every meal before eating: Former chef


July 25th, 2012 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 25 (IANS) Vladimir Putin is so paranoid about being poisoned that he has his every meal tested by qualified food tasters, a former chef of the Russian ... Read more...

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Still time to avoid civil war in Syria, says Hollande


July 14th, 2012 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, July 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) French President Francois Hollande has said there is still time to find a political solution to the Syrian crisis and avoid a civil war in the ... Read more...

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PM to attend key summits in Mexico, Brazil


June 15th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh leaves for Mexico and Brazil Saturday for two important summits where he would join global leaders in addressing the twin ... Read more...

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French PM re-elected in parliamentary elections


June 11th, 2012 - 9:01 am ICT by IANS
Paris, June 11 (IANS) French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault was re-elected in the first round of parliamentary elections held Sunday, media reported.Ayrault, a socialist politician, had been appointed ... Read more...

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French officials to boycott Euro matches in Ukraine


June 2nd, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, June 2 (IANS) Barely a week before the kick-off of the Euro 2012 championships, officials of the French government have decided to boycott matches in Ukraine because of a ... Read more...

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Russia wants missile defence guarantees


June 2nd, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, June 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will hold partner-like dialogue on missile defence with Western countries if it has guarantees that the missile shield is not directed against it, President ... Read more...

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Four nations expel Syrian envoys


May 29th, 2012 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Australia, Britain, France, and Germany Tuesday announced the expulsion of Syrian ambassadors from their countries over last weekend's massacre in Syria's Houla town which the ... Read more...

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Afghan house ratifies strategic pact with US


May 26th, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 26 (IANS) Wolesi Jirga, the lower house of the Afghan parliament, Saturday ratified a strategic partnership agreement signed by President Hamid Karzai and his US counterpart Barack ... Read more...

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G8 summit opens in US


May 19th, 2012 - 8:54 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 19 (IANS) The summit of the Group of Eight (G8) industrialized nations opened Friday in Maryland, US.The two-day summit groups together leaders of Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, ... Read more...

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New French president’s first flight struck by lightning


May 15th, 2012 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, May 15 (IANS) A plane carrying new French President Francois Hollande to Germany was forced to return to Paris Tuesday after it was struck by a lightning, BBC reported.Hours ... Read more...

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Sarkozy accepts French PM’s resignation


May 11th, 2012 - 1:02 am ICT by IANS
Paris, May 10 (IANS) Outgoing French President Nicolas Sarkozy Thursday accepted the resignation of the government led by Prime Minister Francois Fillon."Prime Minister Francois Fillon presented today (Thursday) to the ... Read more...

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Tibetan parliament congratulates France, Russia


May 9th, 2012 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, May 9 (IANS) The Tibetan parliament-in-exile Wednesday congratulated France's Francois Hollande and Russia's Vladimir Putin for winning their presidential elections.In the letters sent to Putin and Hollande, parliament speaker ... Read more...

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Iran hopes new French president will reconsider past policies


May 7th, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, May 7 (IANS) Iran Monday expressed the hope that French president-elect Francois Hollande would "revise the wrong policies of his country in the past".The failure of Nicolas Sarkozy in ... Read more...

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Hollande, the next French president (Lead)


May 7th, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, May 7 (IANS) Socialist Party leader Francois Hollande defeated incumbent President Nicolas Sarkozy in Sunday's decisive presidential runoff in France and will now become president though he has never ... Read more...

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World leaders congratulate Hollande


May 7th, 2012 - 7:05 am ICT by IANS
Paris, May 7 (IANS) World leaders including US president Barack Obama, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister David Cameron Sunday night congratulated Francois Hollande on his victory ... Read more...

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Hollande vows to bring change


May 7th, 2012 - 5:08 am ICT by IANS
Paris, May 7 (IANS) French president-elect Francois Hollande said Sunday night he felt proud for bringing hope to France and that change will start from now.In an address to his ... Read more...

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Sarkozy concedes defeat, wishes Hollande good luck


May 7th, 2012 - 4:11 am ICT by IANS
Paris, May 7 (IANS) French President Nicolas Sarkozy conceded defeat to his Socialist Party challenger Francois Hollande in the presidential runoff Sunday, saying he had called his rival on the ... Read more...

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Francois Hollande: The next president of France


May 7th, 2012 - 3:13 am ICT by IANS
Paris, May 7 (IANS) Socialist Party leader Francois Hollande who defeated incumbent president Nicolas Sarkozy in Sunday's decisive presidential runoff in France, has never held a government post at the ... Read more...

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Hollande beats Sarkozy in French presidential polls (Lead)


May 7th, 2012 - 1:43 am ICT by IANS
Paris, May 7 (IANS) Socialist Party challenger François Hollande Sunday wrested power from incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy to become the first Socialist president of France since 1995.Hollande beat Sarkozy in a ... Read more...

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Hollande wrests French presidency from Sarkozy


May 7th, 2012 - 1:10 am ICT by IANS
Paris, May 6 (IANS) Socialist Party challenger François Hollande Sunday wrested power from incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy to become the first Socialist president of France since 1988.Hollande has beaten Sarkozy in ... Read more...

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France votes to choose Sarkozy or Hollande (Lead)


May 6th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, May 6 (IANS) Voters in France cast their ballots Sunday in a crucial run-off in the country's presidential polls that could see a Socialist win for the first time ... Read more...

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Indian votes split between Sarkozy and Hollande


May 6th, 2012 - 1:14 am ICT by IANS
Paris, May 5 (IANS) As France prepares to vote Sunday to elect a new president, the Indian-origin community also seems to be split between the incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy and ... Read more...

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Sarkozy, Hollande square off in fierce TV debate


May 3rd, 2012 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, May 3 (IANS) French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Socialist challenger Francois Hollande went through a fierce verbal battle in a prime-time televised debate that lasted for almost three hours ... Read more...

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‘Sarkozy got 50 million euros from Gaddafi’


April 29th, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 29 (IANS) A document has been made public in Paris that says French President Nicolas Sarkozy received 50 million euros (around $65 million) from slain Libyan leader Muammar ... Read more...

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A woman emerges kingmaker in France


April 24th, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, April 24 (IANS) Marine Le Pen, who stood third in the first round of the presidential polls in France, is spoilt for choice as she gets to decide who ... Read more...

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Hollande gives Sarkozy a run for his money (Second Lead)


April 23rd, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, April 23 (IANS) Incumbent President Nicolas Sarkozy, who stood second in the first round of France's presidential poll, faces a tough challenge from socialist Francois Hollande as the country ... Read more...

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Sarkozy challenges Hollande to public debates


April 23rd, 2012 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, April 23 (IANS) President Nicolas Sarkozy has challenged socialist Francois Hollande, who won the first round of France's presidential poll, to hold three public debates with him before the ... Read more...

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Hollande wins first round of France poll (Lead)


April 23rd, 2012 - 3:12 am ICT by IANS
Paris, April 23 (IANS) Socialist Francois Hollande has won the first round of France's presidential poll, setting up a run-off with incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy who came second.Hollande got about 28 ... Read more...

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Hollande ‘wins first round’ of France poll


April 23rd, 2012 - 2:12 am ICT by IANS
Paris, April 23 (IANS) French Socialist Francois Hollande won most votes in the first round of the country's presidential election Sunday, BBC reported.Hollande got about 28 percent of votes, according ... Read more...

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