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French minister seeks end of prostitution in Europe


June 23rd, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 23 (IANS) French minister for women's rights Najat Vallaud-Belkacem wants to organise a conference of experts on how to abolish sex trade and human trafficking in Europe, The ... Read more...

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Europe must be sensitive to Greek people: French minister


June 22nd, 2012 - 7:21 am ICT by IANS
Luxembourg, June 22 (IANS) Europe must be more "sensitive" to the Greek people and take steps to help revive the country's economy, according to French Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici.Speaking ... Read more...

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Couple jailed in France for mutilating daughters’ genitals


June 4th, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 4 (IANS) An African Islamic holy man - alleged to be endowed with magical powers - and his wife have been jailed in France for mutilating the genitals ... Read more...

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France, Myanmar hold talks


January 16th, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Jan 16 (IANS) Myanmar President U Thein Sein and visiting French Minister for Foreign and European Affairs Alain Juppe Monday discussed recent political developments in Myanmar, state media reported.The ... Read more...

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French minister accidently tweets wife to come to bed


October 21st, 2011 - 12:38 am ICT by IANS
London, Oct 20 (IANS) A French minister was left red faced after asking his wife to go to bed with him through an accidental post on Twitter that was read ... Read more...

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No Indian assurance to Lagarde on IMF top job bid (Lead)


June 7th, 2011 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) India Tuesday did not give any assurance of support to visiting French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde for her bid to head the International Monetary ... Read more...

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Lagarde visiting India to garner support for top IMF job


June 6th, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde, one of the favourites for the top job at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), is scheduled to meet Indian ... Read more...

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French minister announces candidacy for IMF chief


May 25th, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, May 25 (IANS) French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde announced Wednesday her candidacy for the managing director of the International Monetary Fund."I have decided to present my candidacy for the ... Read more...

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Turkey ready to broker cease-fire over fears Libya may turn into “second Iraq or Afghanistan”


March 28th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 28 (ANI): Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has signalled that his country is ready to become a mediator to help attain an early ceasefire in Libya over fears that ... Read more...

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India, France discuss civil aviation cooperation


March 7th, 2011 - 10:02 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 7 (ANI): Union Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs and Civil Aviation Vayalar Ravi met Thierry Mariani, French Minister of State for Transport, Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development, Transport and ... Read more...

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France to invest $13 billion in India by 2012


December 6th, 2010 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) French companies are committed to investing over $13 billion in India by 2012 and the two countries are targetting doubled bilateral trade at almost $16 billion in ... Read more...

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French President Sarkozy to arrive in Bangalore


December 4th, 2010 - 9:35 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 4 (IANS) French President Nicolas Sarkozy will arrive in this tech hub Saturday on a four-day official visit to India for expanding cooperation in defence, nuclear power, sustainable development ... Read more...

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Defence, n-power, business to dominate Sarkozy visit (Lead)


December 3rd, 2010 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
Paris/Bangalore/New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Accompanied by seven senior ministers and top business honchos, French President Nicholas Sarkozy touches down in Bangalore Saturday morning on a four-day India visit, his second ... Read more...

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Sarkozy visit: France to open consulate in Bangalore


December 2nd, 2010 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) France is set to open a new consulate in Bangalore and re-open its consulate in Kolkata during the four-day visit of French President Nicolas Sarkozy to India ... Read more...

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Jaitapur n-power plant cleared: Jairam Ramesh


November 28th, 2010 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 28 (IANS) The government has cleared the construction of a nuclear power plant at Jaitapur in Ratnagiri district of coastal Maharashtra, which will be one of the biggest in the ... Read more...

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Hong Kong and France sign double taxation, tax evasion agreement


October 22nd, 2010 - 12:34 am ICT by BNO News
HONG KONG (BNO NEWS) -- Hong Kong on Thursday announced that it has signed an agreement with France to avoid double taxation and prevent tax evasion on income and capital.According to state-run ... Read more...

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India, France plan pact to boost food processing


October 7th, 2010 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) French President Nicolas Sarkozy's visit to India in December this year will see the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the two countries to boost ... Read more...

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France rejects EU criticism on Roma expulsions


September 15th, 2010 - 7:58 pm ICT by BNO News
PARIS (BNO NEWS) -- French European Affairs Minister on Wednesday said the European Union's (EU) criticism regarding Roma migrant expulsions is "unacceptable.""This kind of gaffe that she made is unseemly," Europe Minister ... Read more...

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France accused of acting like Nazis over gypsy’s forced deportation


September 15th, 2010 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 15 (ANI): European Union Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding has branded the onslaught against the Roma people a 'disgrace' and accused French Minister for Immigration Eric Besson of acting like Nazis ... Read more...

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EU chief accuses French minister of lying over Gipsies’ deportation


September 15th, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 15 (ANI): European Union Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding has accused French Minister for Immigration Eric Besson of lying over Gipsies' deportation and comparing the government to Nazis.French ministers have been ... Read more...

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Sahai highlights the need for a second green revolution in India


February 16th, 2010 - 8:08 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 16(ANI): Union Food Processing Industries Minister Subodh Kant Sahai has stressed the need for a second Green Revolution in India, and emphasized the role of the food processing industries ... Read more...

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France to US “this is about helping Haiti, not about occupying Haiti”


January 19th, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
Brussels, Jan 19(ANI): A French Minister has called for a United Nations investigation into the dominant US role in Haiti, saying that international aid efforts were about helping the quake-stricken country, not ... Read more...

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Haiti earthquake: 200 missing in Hotel Montana collapse


January 13th, 2010 - 9:44 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Port-au-Prince, Jan 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A very popular hotel in the Haiti capital collapsed due to the massive earthquake. Hotel Montana collapsed and around 200 people are missing.A French minister said ... Read more...

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France to help India boost food processing sector


October 26th, 2009 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) France can help India develop its food processing sector by offering its expertise and technology in the area, according to France's Minister for Foreign Trade Anne-Marie ... Read more...

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French minister says he is no paedophile


October 9th, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, Oct.9 (ANI): French Culture Minister Frédéric Mitterrand has denied paying for sex with underage Thai boys and rejected accusations that he wrote a book justifying sex tourism.The Independent quoted the openly ... Read more...

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US files for disclosure of 4,500 Swiss accounts


September 1st, 2009 - 5:05 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, Sep 1 (DPA) The US tax agency Monday filed with Swiss authorities for administrative assistance on information related to 4,500 bank accounts, following a deal reached between the two governments earlier ... Read more...

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Protectionism will worsen slowdown: Anand Sharma


June 26th, 2009 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Protectionist measures by the developed economies will have an adverse impact on the downturn, Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma has said, even as he reaffirmed India's ... Read more...

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France to look into harassment of Indians at Paris airport


June 17th, 2009 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) France will look into the recent discriminatory treatment of Indian citizens at the Charles De Gaulle Airport in Paris, the civil aviation ministry said Wednesday. The assurance was ... Read more...

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Dad of Dati’s baby is a Qatar’s prosecutor general, claims book


February 6th, 2009 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 6 (ANI): The guessing game sparked by French minister Rachida Dati over the identity of her daughters father has apparently come to an end after a new book suggested ... Read more...

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Nuclear Power Corp, French firm sign pact on reactors


February 4th, 2009 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS) Following the government's green signal to foreign companies to participate in India's nuclear power programme, AREVA of France Wednesday signed a pact with state-run Nuclear Power Corp ... Read more...

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India signs first commercial atomic power contract with France


February 4th, 2009 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 4 (ANI): India on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a French power major AREVA to build atomic power plants. The MoU was signed by the ... Read more...

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Need to create a balance in Indo-French bilateral trade: Kamal Nath


February 4th, 2009 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 4 (ANI): Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Kamal Nath has said that India is in a phase of rapid economic growth and its engagement with the world ... Read more...

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Controversial French minister Rachida Dati is unsackable


January 18th, 2009 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 18 (ANI): French Justice Minister Rachida Dati, who made a lightning return to work just days after giving birth, has survived a reshuffle in spite of claims that Nicolas ... Read more...

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Controversial French minister returns to work five days after giving birth


January 8th, 2009 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 8 (ANI): French Justice Minister Rachida Dati has returned to work five days after giving birth to a baby girl.The 43-year-old glamorous minister, who has refused to name the ... Read more...

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Controversial French minister, not naming babys father, to ignore maternity leave


January 5th, 2009 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 5 (ANI): French Justice Minister Rachida Dati, who gave birth by caesarean section to a baby girl named Zohra on Friday, and has yet not revealed the name of ... Read more...

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