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Christine Lagarde to be investigated for alleged role in political fraud case

IMF chief and former finance minister says decision to investigate her for alleged negligence is unfounded Continue reading…
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Christine Lagarde, I.M.F. Chief, Under Investigation in France

The managing director of the International Monetary Fund said she was being investigated for “simple negligence” in a business dealing that dates to her time as finance minister.
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New French Cabinet Ousts Prominent Leftists

A day after infighting led to the collapse of the government, Prime Minister Manuel Valls appointed centrist political allies in a bid to crush an open rebellion in his Socialist Party.
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Posted in Economic Conditions and Trends, France, Hollande, Francois, Montebourg, Arnaud, Politics and Government, Sapin, Michel, Socialist Party (France), Top News, Valls, Manuel, World news | Comments Off

French PM to reveal new government

Manuel Valls due to announce appointments on Tuesday a day after dissolving the cabinet on François Hollande’s orders Continue reading…

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François Hollande gambles on excluding Socialist dissidents

French president orders prime minister Manuel Valls to form new government without outspoken voices amid political crisis Continue reading…
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Arnaud Montebourg: the maverick minister who sparked French crisis

High-profile economy minister’s latest public criticisms of government’s austerity policies was final straw for PM Manuel Valls Continue reading…
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Malaysia Airlines steward accused of sexually assaulting Australian passenger

Perth woman Laura Bushney petrified by alleged mid-air assault and recorded steward pleading with her not to report him Continue reading…
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France’s François Hollande returns to mutiny and mistrust within party ranks

The French president faces rebellion from his own Socialist party as he sees his leftwing coalition start to unravel Continue reading…
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A Driving School in France Hits a Wall of Regulations

Experts say the struggle of two entrepreneurs highlights how the myriad rules governing driving schools — and 36 other highly regulated professions — stifle competition and inflate prices in France.
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Posted in Drivers Education, Drivers Licenses, France, Regulation and Deregulation of Industry, Tests and Examinations, World news | Comments Off

Mercy-Le-Haut Journal: Exploring a World War I Battlefield 100 Years Later

A reporter’s grandfather was among the multitudes of German soldiers who stormed into France and left some 27,000 French soldiers dead 100 years ago. She returned to the scene to piece together more.
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Posted in Battle of the Frontiers, Clark, Nicola, Defense and Military Forces, France, Germany, Grandparents, Mercy-le-Haut (France), World news, World War I (1914-18) | Comments Off