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Sarkozy says no summer vacation for ministers


July 8th, 2011 - 9:40 am ICT by IANS
Paris, July 8 (IANS) French President Nicolas Sarkozy has said his ministers should not go on summer vacation and instead work round the clock, according to a top official."He (Sarkozy) ... Read more...

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French Foreign Secretary resigns over friendship with Tunisian dictator


February 28th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 28 (ANI): France's Foreign Secretary Michele Alliot-Marie has resigned after her close relationship with deposed Tunisian dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali received a lot of attention.Alliot-Marie, 64, delivered a ... Read more...

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French PM admits to New Year’s holiday at Mubarak’s cost


February 9th, 2011 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 9 (IANS) French Prime Minister Francois Fillon has admitted he enjoyed a New Year holiday in Egypt sponsored by President Hosni Mubarak.Fillon's office said his family were treated to a ... Read more...

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Most of French, Germans consider Islam ‘a threat’ to national identity: Poll


January 7th, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, Jan 7 (ANI): Almost half of the French and German populations considers Islam 'a threat' to national identity, according to new Media poll.The Mail Online quoted the poll conducted by ... Read more...

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Defence, n-power will dominate Sarkozy’s India visit


December 3rd, 2010 - 10:48 am ICT by IANS
By Ranivr Nayar Paris, Dec 3 (IANS) Accompanied by as many as seven of his key ministers, French President Nicolas Sarkozy will land in Bangalore Saturday morning at the start of a ... Read more...

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France rejects negotiating with Osama bin Laden on Niger hostages


November 20th, 2010 - 1:20 am ICT by BNO News
PARIS (BNO NEWS) -- French Foreign Minister Michele Alliot-Marie on Friday rejected the demand of negotiating with Osama bin Laden the release of hostages held in the northern region of Africa.In an ... Read more...

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French Parliament passes bill to ban wearing full veil in public spaces


September 15th, 2010 - 3:47 am ICT by BNO News
PARIS, FRANCE (BNO NEWS) The French Parliament on Tuesday passed a bill to ban women from wearing burka or niqab (Islamic full face veils) as lawmakers consider it to be a ... Read more...

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Sarkozy aides enlisted spies to stop press leaks: Report


September 13th, 2010 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Sep 13 (DPA) The French daily Le Monde said Monday that aides for President Nicolas Sarkozy enlisted intelligence agents to stop government leaks about the investigations concerning Labour Minister Eric Woerth ... Read more...

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France Approves Burqa Ban


July 14th, 2010 - 8:19 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez July 14, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Yesterday, the lower house of French Parliament voted in favor of banning the burqa, the full veil of women which covers face and body. The vote ... Read more...

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Bill on burqa ban goes to French cabinet (Lead)


May 19th, 2010 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, May 19 (DPA) A draft bill that would ban the all-body Islamic veil in all public areas in the country was presented to the French cabinet Wednesday by Justice Minister Michele ... Read more...

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Total burqa ban presented to French cabinet


May 19th, 2010 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, May 19 (DPA) French Justice Minister Michele Alliot-Marie presented Wednesday a draft bill that would ban the all-body Islamic veil in all public areas in the country. If the bill becomes law, ... Read more...

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Prime Minister arrives in Paris


July 14th, 2009 - 10:58 am ICT by ANI
By Smita PrakashParis, July 14 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh arrived in Paris late on Monday night to participate in the National Day celebrations of the Republic of France.Dr. Singh ... Read more...

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Octogenarian mistakes fireman for thief, shoots him dead


March 18th, 2009 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, March 18 (DPA) An 85-year-old French man who is hard of hearing mistook a firefighter for a burglar and shot him to death, a police spokeswoman from the southern French city ... Read more...

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Sarkozy sacks two officials, accused of ruling France like a ”monarch”


January 31st, 2009 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, Jan.31 (ANI): President Nicolas Sarkozy has been accused of ruling France like a ''monarch from another age''. According to The Telegraph, the criticism followed his alleged role in the removal ... Read more...

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Winter storm leaves thousands without electricity in France


January 26th, 2009 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Jan 26 (DPA) Nearly 700,000 households remained without electricity in south-western France following the weekend's winter storm which killed at least nine people, French media reported Monday.In addition, many of the ... Read more...

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Is a Gucci billionaire the father of Rachida Datis child?


January 10th, 2009 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 10 (ANI): The guessing game over the identity of French Justice Minister Rachida Datis childs father has been finally solved. According to reports, the babys daddy is a Gucci ... Read more...

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Basque terrorist group’s new chief held in France


December 9th, 2008 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Dec 9 (IANS) French security forces have arrested three suspected members of the Basque terrorist group, ETA, including the man believed to be the outfit's military commander, EFE news agency reported ... Read more...

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Sarkozy faces opposition over new intelligence spy system


September 9th, 2008 - 8:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept.9 (ANI): French President Nicolas Sarkozy faced an embarrassing split in his Cabinet on Monday over a computer system that the new French internal intelligence service will use to spy ... Read more...

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Seven children killed in bus-train collision in France


June 3rd, 2008 - 8:53 am ICT by IANS
DPA Paris, June 3 (DPA) Seven schoolchildren were killed Monday when a regional train slammed into their schoolbus in the Upper Savoy region of southeast France, local police said. In addition, 25 people ... Read more...

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