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Woman minister gets wolf whistles in French parliament


July 21st, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 21 (IANS) A 37-year-old woman minister, who wore a knee-length floral summery dress and high heels to parliament, faced a barrage of wolf-whistles from male MPs when she ... Read more...

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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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Veiled Muslim women barred from entering France


June 13th, 2012 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 13 (IANS) Three Saudi women were barred from entering France for refusing to remove their face veils, it was reported here Wednesday.A 2011 French law bans people from ... Read more...

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Is Mary-Kate Olsen dating Olivier Sarkozy?


May 31st, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, May 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) There are reports that Mary-Kate Olsen is dating Olivier Sarkozy. The reports also stated that they have been smitten with each other for sometime and have ... Read more...

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Francois Hollande sworn in as French president


May 15th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, May 15 (IANS) Francois Hollande was sworn in as the new president of France Tuesday for a five-year term. He became the first Socialist leader to occupy the Elysee ... 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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Sarkozy to return to old law firm


May 9th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 9 (IANS) Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy will be quitting politics to return to his old job as a lawyer at a legal firm in Paris, a media ... 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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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 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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France votes in crucial presidential run-off


May 6th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, May 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) French people are voting in a crucial run-off in the country's presidential polls Sunday that could see a Socialist win for the first time since ... Read more...

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French presidential polls begin in overseas regions


May 6th, 2012 - 3:36 am ICT by IANS
Paris, May 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Voting in the French presidential elections - that are scheduled for Sunday - began Saturday in some overseas territories of France due to time differences.The ... 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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Strauss-Kahn blames Sarkozy for destroying his bid


April 28th, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 28 (IANS) Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) who was under investigation for sexually assaulting a hotel maid in the US, accused his ... Read more...

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Wall Street fall on European concerns (Lead)


April 24th, 2012 - 9:55 am ICT by IANS
New York, April 24 (IANS) US stocks slipped Monday as investors were concerned about new developments in Europe's debt crisis and political turmoil.The European PMI data declined to 47.4 in ... 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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‘Over 70 percent vote in French presidential elections’


April 22nd, 2012 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, April 22 (IANS) The French government said Sunday that the presidential elections recorded a voter turnout of over 70 percent, slightly lower than the figure registered in ... Read more...

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Millions of French vote to decide Sarkozy’s fate (Third Lead)


April 22nd, 2012 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, April 22 (IANS) Millions of French voted Sunday in the first round of presidential elections bogged down by a weak economy and high unemployment, issues that may spell trouble ... Read more...

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France votes as Sarkozy’s fate hangs in balance (Second Lead)


April 22nd, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, April 22 (IANS) Millions voted Sunday in the first round of presidential elections in France, a country bogged down by weak economy and high unemployment, issues that may spell ... Read more...

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French presidential election starts (Lead)


April 22nd, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, April 22 (IANS) The first round of the 2012 French presidential election kicked off Sunday with over 44 million registered voters eligible to cast their ballots for one of ... Read more...

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French presidential election kicks off


April 22nd, 2012 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, April 22 (IANS) The first round of the 2012 French presidential election kicked off in France Sunday. With polling stations opening at 8 a.m., some 44.3 million registered voters ... Read more...

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Sarkozy lied about visiting Fukushima


April 13th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 13 (IANS) French President Nicolas Sarkozy Friday admitted he did not visit Fukushima during a trip to Japan after the tsunami last March, but had told an ... Read more...

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Sarkozy pledges budget surplus if re-elected


April 6th, 2012 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, April 6 (IANS) Incumbent French President Nicolas Sarkozy has promised to reach 0.5 percent surplus of gross domestic product (GDP) in 2017 and pledged to stick to growth targets ... Read more...

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Strauss-Kahn charged in prostitution case


March 27th, 2012 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, March 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) French investigators have charged Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), with alleged involvement in a French prostitution ring, a statement ... Read more...

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Unemployment in France goes up


March 27th, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, March 27 (IANS) Jobless rate in France inched up by 0.2 percent in February for the 10th successive month, as tepid economic growth slowed job creation in the eurozone ... Read more...

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France observes minute of silence for shooting victims


March 20th, 2012 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, March 20 (IANS) All French schools Tuesday observed a minute of silence in memory of three children and a teacher killed outside a Jewish school in the southwestern French ... Read more...

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