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Central African Republic France begins military operation in Central African …
French military patrols in the central African nation began overnight, France's defense chief said Friday, as troops arrived in the capital Bangui. "The operation has effectively started," Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told Radio France …
As unrest shows, France still Africa's policemanWashington Post
France launches mission to halt C.African Republic violenceReuters UK
After Central African Rep. Clash, France Moves InNPR
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Posted on 6 December 2013 | 9:28 am
France struggles in EU to stem low-cost foreign workers
France hosts over 200,000 posted workers, up 23 pct in a year. * Employers use them to avoid high French labour costs. * France seeks tougher EU rules to prevent "social dumping". By Natalie Huet. DUNKERQUE, France, Dec 6 (Reuters) – At the northern …
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Posted on 6 December 2013 | 7:56 am
France will increase penalties for ivory traders
President Francois Hollande said Thursday France would increase fines for illegal trading in ivory and endangered animal species. Speaking at a round table on poaching that gathered French and African leaders, Hollande said he had asked Justice …
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Posted on 6 December 2013 | 2:10 am
Bitcoin bashed in China and France: what that means for the crypto-currency – Christian Science Monitor
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Bitcoin bashed in China and France: what that means for the crypto-currency
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On Thursday, China banned the nation's financial institutions from using the virtual currency, while the Bank of France warned against the use of a currency not backed by any government. Does this spell the beginning of the end for this new kind of …
French central bank warns over bitcoin risksReuters
Bank of France warns about Bitcoin risksBusiness Spectator
Bitcoin value slumps after China banks banFRANCE 24
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Posted on 6 December 2013 | 1:21 am
France Focused on Improved on-Track Product
"Obviously, we want to get more lead changes, we want to get closer, tighter competition," France said Thursday in a briefing with reporters. "I'd love a photo finish every weekend. The point is that we're going to be working all the time on (improving …
NASCAR's France says top priority will be 'closer, tighter' racesFOXSports.com
Brian France says he was 'pissed off' over Richmond controversy, pleased with …SportingNews.com
Brian France speaks in aftermath of NASCAR cheating scandalCharlotte Observer
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Posted on 6 December 2013 | 12:48 am
France May Avoid Soccer Powers in World Cup as FIFA Changes Draw
France, the 1998 World Cup champion, may avoid higher-ranked soccer teams at next year's tournament in Brazil after the sport's governing body changed the way it organized today's draw, irking some European squads. France had to beat Ukraine in a …
World Cup draw tweak may help FranceCBC.ca
FIFA readies for World Cup draw, puts delays asideFRANCE 24
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Posted on 5 December 2013 | 11:09 pm
Africa and France New ways to play an old song
Five years ago, a defence review under his centre-right predecessor, Nicolas Sarkozy, concluded that France needed to shift its military focus from sub-Saharan Africa towards a “strategic arc” of instability reaching from the Maghreb to the Horn of …
France Under Hollande: Europe's Next Big HeadacheTIME
France in the Central African Republic is latest use of 'Hollande doctrine'The Guardian
France's Ideological DowngradeTruth-Out
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Posted on 5 December 2013 | 10:20 pm
France discusses key issues in season wrap
"I was very angry about it," France said. "But I also knew that … if we dealt with it really straight on, that we wouldn't have a long‑term blemish. It was going to be really tough, especially for the teams that got penalized, losing sponsors. That …
NASCAR tweaks Hall of Fame; France hints at points changesUSA TODAY
NASCAR tweaks Hall of Fame; Brian France hints at points changesDetroit Free Press
France Takes On Variety Of Topics At PresserRacinToday.com
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Posted on 5 December 2013 | 8:50 pm
UK in Talks to Help France With CAR Logistics
Britain is discussing offering logistical support to France for its military operation in the Central African Republic, officials said Thursday, an effort that could mirror U.K. assistance for a previous French intervention in Mali. The U.N. Security …
Posted on 5 December 2013 | 5:08 pm
Special Report: How Peugeot and France ran out of gas
Its rich history and current difficulties in many ways mirror those of France, a former global power also fighting to define its role in a world of harsher economic and political forces. The parallels between Peugeot's decline and France's economic …
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Posted on 4 December 2013 | 11:13 am
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French President François Hollande on Friday hosts nearly 40 African leaders at a Paris summit on peace and security, which will be dominated by the military intervention in the Central African Republic (CAR).
Posted on 5 December 2013 | 7:14 pm
Armed men raided a luxury jewellery store near the iconic Place Vendôme in Paris, making off with luxury watches worth some €800,000 ($1 million), a source close to the investigation told AFP on Thursday.
Posted on 5 December 2013 | 6:12 pm
Jean-Claude Beton, the Algerian-born Frenchman who made Orangina a global brand rivalling American soft drink giants, died on Monday in Marseille, age 88.
Posted on 5 December 2013 | 9:56 am
Former French General Paul Aussaresses, convicted in 2003 for defending the act of torture after admitting his role at the head of a “death squad” during the Algerian War, has died aged 95.
Posted on 5 December 2013 | 6:51 am
President François Hollande called on French business leaders Wednesday to double their trade with Africa, saying doing so would create some 200,000 jobs in France. Hollande’s comments came ahead of a summit with African leaders in Paris.
Posted on 4 December 2013 | 9:35 pm
The lower house of the French parliament, the National Assembly, has approved a law imposing a €1,500 fine on those caught paying for sexual services. The bill is expected to go before the upper house for consideration in early 2014.
Posted on 4 December 2013 | 5:15 pm
The Elysée Palace confirmed Wednesday that French President François Hollande had prostate surgery in February 2011, relaunching a debate over whether the public has the right to know about the head of state’s health.
Posted on 4 December 2013 | 4:30 pm
A high-security prison in northeastern France is investigating the release of a “Harlem Shake” video filmed by inmates that has created an Internet sensation. One warder blamed lax security during prison visits.
Posted on 4 December 2013 | 7:39 am
French footballer Zahir Belounis plans to sue the brother of Qatar’s ruling emir on charges including fraud and extortion after being forced to remain in the Gulf state for 17 months and losing up to €150,000 in pay, his lawyer said Tuesday.
Posted on 3 December 2013 | 9:58 pm
Albert Uderzo, the co-creator of Asterix, said he had filed a judicial complaint against his daughter and son-in-law for “psychological violence” in a long-running legal dispute. He said they wanted to “get their hands” on his legacy.
Posted on 3 December 2013 | 1:46 pm