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Educating European leaders on India’s low-cost toilets


September 12th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) Acknowledging his pioneering work in the field of low cost sanitation and social uplift, a French economic forum has invited Sulabh Sanitation movement chief mentor ... Read more...

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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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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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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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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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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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Normal for me to have sex at orgies: Strauss-Kahn


May 1st, 2012 - 12:57 am ICT by IANS
London, April 30 (IANS) Former International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has claimed it is "normal" for him to have sex with six different women at orgies, Daily Mail ... 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 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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Sarkozy says sorry as son hits cop with tomato


March 12th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 12 (IANS) Nicolas Sarkozy had to apologise after his 15-year-old son threw a tomato at a cop guarding the Elysee Palace, the official residence of the French president.Louis ... Read more...

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France to withdraw troops from Afghanistan in 2013


January 28th, 2012 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Jan 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) France plans to withdraw its military contingent from Afghanistan in 2013, French President Nicholas Sarkozy has said."We have decided in a common accord with President ... Read more...

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Hayek to receive French honour


January 3rd, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Jan 3 (IANS) Mexican actress Salma Hayek is set to be honoured with French honour Legion d'Honneur.According to the French President Nicholas Sarkozy's official New Year's list, ... Read more...

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Exiled Tibetans condole death of Mitterrand’s widow


November 22nd, 2011 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Nov 22 (IANS) The Tibetan government-in-exile Tuesday condoled the demise of Danielle Mitterrand, the widow of late French president Francois Mitterrand, describing her as a great friend."The Kashag (Tibetan ... Read more...

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Sarkozy calls Israeli PM Netanyahu a liar


November 8th, 2011 - 11:58 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Paris, Nov 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) French President Nikolas Sarkozy doesn’t seem to trust Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu that much. In a private conversation with President Barack Obama during the G20 summit, ... Read more...

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World has expectations from G20 summit: China


November 3rd, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Cannes (France), Nov 3 (IANS) The international community has expectations from the G20 Summit here in view of the slow recovery of the global economy, Chinese President Hu Jintao has ... Read more...

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US stocks end mixed, Europe still in focus (Lead)


October 21st, 2011 - 5:44 am ICT by IANS
New York, Oct 21 (IANS) US stocks pared most of their early losses and ended mixed Thursday after French and German leaders said that there will be a "definitive agreement" ... Read more...

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It’s a baby girl for Carla, Sarkozy


October 20th, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 20 (IANS) Nicolas Sarkozy has become a father for the fourth time after wife and former supermodel Carla Bruni gave birth to a girl, the first child born ... Read more...

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NATO operations in Libya to continue: Sarkozy


September 2nd, 2011 - 8:02 am ICT by IANS
Paris, Sep 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Participants of a conference on the reconstruction of Libya have approved the continuation of NATO air operations until the threat posed by Muammar Gaddafi is ... Read more...

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Kidnapped French journalists released in Afghanistan


June 30th, 2011 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
Paris, June 29 (IANS) Two French journalists who were kidnapped in Afghanistan more than a year ago have been released, the government said Wednesday.Herve Ghesquiere and Stephane Taponnier, who worked ... Read more...

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Carla Bruni-Sarkozy expecting a boy: Report


May 23rd, 2011 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 23 (IANS) French First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy is expecting a boy, a media report said Monday quoting a close friend of President Nicolas Sarkozy.The revelation comes just days ... Read more...

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Sarkozy salutes US tenacity to kill Laden, need to pursue others


May 2nd, 2011 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) French President Nicholas Sarkozy Monday saluted the "tenacity" of the US to chase Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, who was finally killed by American ... Read more...

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France salutes US tenacity in targetting Osama bin Laden


May 2nd, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 2 (ANI): France has saluted the tenacity of the United States in targetting Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden.In a statement, French President Nicholas Sarkozy said that the main ... Read more...

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Carla Bruni ‘may not attend Cannes film premiere over fear of spoiling hubby’s image’


April 20th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 20 (ANI): If sources are to be believed, Carla Bruni might not attend the Cannes premiere of her film debut over fears that appearing at the glamorous event could damage ... Read more...

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‘Embarrassing’ Nicolas Sarkozy’ biopic to debut in Cannes Film Festival


April 15th, 2011 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 15 (ANI): A biopic of Nicolas Sarkozy, which is set to be premiered in the Cannes Film Festival, threatens to turn the unpopular French president into an international laughing stock.La ... Read more...

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Turban row: Sikh outfit leaders meet Italian envoy in Delhi


March 24th, 2011 - 7:50 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar. 24 (ANI): Shiromani Akali Dal lawmakers met Italy's Ambassador to India, Giacomo Sanfelice di Monteforte here on Thursday over the issue of the forced removal of the turban ... Read more...

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There “possibly could be” military option for foreign forces in Libya: McCain


February 28th, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 28 (ANI): Arizona Senator John McCain has said the United States or international forces could provide support to Libyans seeking to overthrow Colonel Muammar Gaddafi regime.On being asked if ... Read more...

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India to focus on expanding ties with France: Mukherjee


February 19th, 2011 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, Feb 19 (ANI): India's Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has said that his meeting with his French counterpart Christine Lagarde were quite satisfactory and India would focus on expanding ties with ... Read more...

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UK slams Obama’s ‘France is America’s biggest ally’ comments


January 12th, 2011 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): British political observers have criticised US President Barack Obama's recent statement that France is America's biggest ally, warning that such a message can undermine American-British ties."We ... Read more...

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