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US and France press UN for S Sudan sanctions – Aljazeera.com


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US and France press UN for S Sudan sanctions
Aljazeera.com
France and the US have called for the United Nations Security Council to consider sanctions against South Sudan over spiralling violence in the country's civil war. US ambassador Samantha Power relayed Washington's position in a closed-door meeting of …
France, US back sanctions against S.SudanYahoo News
South Sudan – Massacre of civilian populations in the city of Bentiu (April 23 France Diplomatie (press release)

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Posted on 24 April 2014 | 1:58 am

GE Said in Talks to Buy France’s Alstom for About $13 Billion – Bloomberg


Bloomberg

GE Said in Talks to Buy France's Alstom for About $13 Billion
Bloomberg
April 23 (Bloomberg) — General Electric is in talks to buy Alstom SA, the French builder of trains and power plants, people with knowledge of the matter said. Jeffrey McCracken has more on Bloomberg Television's "Taking Stock." (Source: Bloomberg) …
GE in talks to buy France's Alstom: BloombergReuters
Bloomberg: GE in Talks to Buy France's Alstom for $13 BillionMoneynews

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Posted on 23 April 2014 | 10:30 pm

France sees small increase in pot-related heart problems – Reuters


France sees small increase in pot-related heart problems
Reuters
For the new study, the researchers used information from centers around France that collect data on the impact of drugs on public health. The centers collect reports from doctors who are legally obligated to report serious medical events that are

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Posted on 23 April 2014 | 9:06 pm

Spring Is in the Air in Aix-en-Provence, France – International Living


Spring Is in the Air in Aix-en-Provence, France
International Living
There is a deep appreciation of beautiful things, something that is presented effortlessly through architecture, fashion and a confidence I have only ever witnessed in France. The magic of Aix-en-Provence is that in 30 minutes my family and I can be in

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 3:27 pm

France Broadens Spending Cuts to Reduce Budget Deficit – Wall Street Journal


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France Broadens Spending Cuts to Reduce Budget Deficit
Wall Street Journal
PARIS—France's newly shuffled government introduced an additional €4 billion ($5.52 billion) in cost savings Wednesday aimed at narrowing the budget deficit in the euro zone's second-biggest economy to levels required by the European Union. The
France deficit plan treads fine line, betting on growthReuters
France raises deficit forecasts for 2014 and 2015, barely meeting EU targetFox News
France unveils raft of reforms to boost jobsThe Local.fr
Financial Times
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Posted on 23 April 2014 | 1:41 pm

The most overvalued market in the world? France – MarketWatch


The Guardian

The most overvalued market in the world? France
MarketWatch
The economic news out of France has been dismal for the last three years, and it keeps getting worse. Since 2011, growth in France has averaged just 0.8%, compared with 1.6% in its traditional rival Germany. In the first quarter of this year, it only
France and Germany must rebuild their relationship, for the good of EuropeThe Guardian

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Posted on 23 April 2014 | 7:01 am

Netflix Said to Expand Web Service to France by Year-End – Bloomberg


Netflix Said to Expand Web Service to France by Year-End
Bloomberg
Netflix Inc. (NFLX), pressing ahead with its international expansion, will introduce its online video service in France by year-end, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The world's largest subscription service, which produces the

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Posted on 23 April 2014 | 4:25 am

France to stop citizens joining Syria war – Aljazeera.com


Aljazeera.com

France to stop citizens joining Syria war
Aljazeera.com
… to their home country. France, which has been a staunch opponent of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, estimates the number of its nationals directly involved in the Syrian conflict is about 500, Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said in a radio
France Unveils Plan to Stop Youths Joining JihadABC News
French president's advisor resigns: A new blow for François HollandeFRANCE 24

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Posted on 23 April 2014 | 4:02 am

Geopolitics, France and a Ship Order – New York Times


Geopolitics, France and a Ship Order
New York Times
ST.-NAZAIRE, France — Here on the Atlantic Coast, workers at France's largest shipyard are closely following the standoff along Ukraine's border with Russia, nearly 2,200 miles to the east. “Of course, it raises questions here,” said Christophe Morel

Posted on 22 April 2014 | 11:58 am

France Edges US 3-2 in Fed Cup – ABC News


Washington Post

France Edges US 3-2 in Fed Cup
ABC News
Caroline Garcia is still trying to figure out her recent success. The 20-year-old almost singlehandedly led France to a 3-2 upset of the United States in Fed Cup competition Sunday. Garcia had a hand in all three of her country's victories. She beat
France & US Prepare For Fed Cup Play In St. LouisCBS Local

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Posted on 20 April 2014 | 11:33 pm

France – France 24 – International News 24/7

New far-right mayor moves to quash Paris region mosque

The recently-elected far-right mayor of a Parisian suburb has not wasted any time in following through on one of his campaign promises: upend a project for a new mosque.

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 4:12 pm

Gay marriage, one year on: ‘French civilisation did not crumble’

On Tuesday, one day before the one-year anniversary of the legalisation of gay marriage and adoption in France, French politician Jean-Luc Romero tweeted: “Our civilisation did not crumble, despite the alarmist predictions.”

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 12:22 pm

Echoes of 2pac and Biggie? French rap feud turns violent

A French rap star was placed in custody on Tuesday after a brawl at a Paris shop owned by a rival rapper left a young man fighting for his life in the latest chapter of an ongoing feud between two of the music genre’s biggest names.

Posted on 22 April 2014 | 7:17 pm

French hostage Gilberto Rodrigues Leal has died, Islamists say

French national Gilberto Rodrigues Leal, who was held hostage in Mali since being kidnapped in November 2012, has died, the MUJAO Islamist group said Tuesday.

Posted on 22 April 2014 | 6:45 pm

Hollande facing mounting pressure over Syrian refugees

French President François Hollande boasted of France’s leadership on the Syrian issue at an October press conference last year. But he has since come under increasing pressure to be more active in providing for Syrian refugees.

Posted on 22 April 2014 | 12:42 pm

New anti-radicalisation plans aimed at fighting jihadism

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve (pictured) will submit an anti-radicalisation plan to the cabinet on Wednesday aimed at stopping youths from joining jihadist groups in Syria.

Posted on 22 April 2014 | 11:37 am

France marks 70 years of women’s voting rights

France marks 70 years since women first gained the right to vote on Monday – a step that came many years after a number of other Western countries.

Posted on 21 April 2014 | 1:44 pm

‘I suffered mock executions,’ says freed French journalist

Released on Saturday, Didier François returned to France on Monday after ten months of captivity in Syria with three other French journalists. He said his long experience as a foreign correspondent had helped him to cope during his ordeal.

Posted on 21 April 2014 | 1:39 pm

New French film tackles grisly anti-Semitic murder

In 2006, the kidnapping and gruesome murder of a young French Jew, Ilan Halimi, shocked France and made front-page news around the world. Now, a new film about the case — and its mishandling by Parisian police — is hitting French screens.

Posted on 20 April 2014 | 1:39 pm

Freed French journalists arrive home after Syria ordeal

The four French journalists who were held hostage for 10 months in Syria returned home to France early on Sunday, where they were greeted by French President François Hollande as well as their families and colleagues.

Posted on 19 April 2014 | 9:38 pm