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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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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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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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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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‘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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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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France launches manhunt for killer


March 20th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, March 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) French authorities have launched a large-scale manhunt for a gunman who shot dead three children and a rabbi at a Jewish school in Toulouse Monday.The ... Read more...

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Four die in shooting outside school in France (Second Lead)


March 19th, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, March 19 (IANS) Three children and an adult were shot dead Monday when a gunman went on a killing spree outside a Jewish school in the southwestern French city ... Read more...

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Three killed in French school shooting (Lead)


March 19th, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, March 19 (IANS) Three people, including two students, were killed and two injured Monday when a gunman went on a shooting spree outside a Jewish school in the southwestern ... Read more...

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28 Belgians die in Swiss bus accident (Evening Lead)


March 14th, 2012 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, March 14 (IANS) At least 28 Belgians, including 22 children, were killed in a horrific accident inside a tunnel in Switzerland, police said Wednesday. Belgian Prime Minister Elio Di ... Read more...

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Sarkozy calls for Schengen reform


March 12th, 2012 - 6:21 am ICT by IANS
Paris, March 12 (IANS) French President Nicolas Sarkozy Sunday said that Europe's border-free Schengen agreement should be rethought and re-founded.Sarkozy was addressing some 60,000 supporters in a reelection campaign in ... Read more...

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Sarkozy to quit politics if he loses election


March 9th, 2012 - 5:35 am ICT by IANS
Paris, March 9 (IANS) French President Nicolas Sarkozy has said he will abandon his political career if he fails to win a second mandate as president in the upcoming elections.France ... Read more...

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Sarkozy says he will trim migrants quota


March 7th, 2012 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, March 7 (IANS) French President Nicolas Sarkozy Tuesday said if re-elected, he would cut immigration flow to half. "Our system of integration is working more and more badly, because ... Read more...

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Wounded British, French journalists taken out of Syria


February 28th, 2012 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 28 (IANS) British photographer Paul Conroy and French reporter Edith Bouvier, wounded in an attack in Syria that killed two other journalists last week, have been smuggled ... Read more...

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Sarkozy congratulates ‘The Artist’ team


February 28th, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Feb 28 (IANS) French President Nicolas Sarkozy has congratulated the team of black and white silent film "The Artist" for winning five Oscars."It is a tremendous success for ... Read more...

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Sarkozy to run for second presidential term


February 16th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Feb 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) French President Nicolas Sarkozy has announced his plans to run in the forthcoming presidential election for a second term in the office.The 57-year-old president told ... Read more...

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US to end Afghan combat operations in 2013


February 3rd, 2012 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 2 (IANS) The US hopes to end its combat mission in Afghanistan by the middle of next year, Defence Secretary Leon Panetta said Thursday.He was speaking to reporters ... Read more...

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Sarkozy promises technology transfer in fighter jet deal


January 31st, 2012 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) French President Nicolas Sarkozy Tuesday said the multi-billion dollar deal for Dassault Aviation to supply advanced combat jets to Indian Air Force (IAF) will come ... Read more...

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France’s Dassault wins India’s $10.4bn warplane deal (Intro Roundup)


January 31st, 2012 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) In a defence deal that is India's -- and amongst the world's -- largest, France's Dassault has won a $10.4 billion (Rs.52,000 crore) order ... Read more...

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India eyes $100 bn foreign investment in nuclear power sector


January 31st, 2012 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Jan 31 (IANS) India is hopeful of getting more than $100 billion worth of foreign investment in the nuclear power sector in the next two decades and a ... Read more...

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