China refuses to commit to Lagarde

China refuses to commit to Lagarde

China said on Wednesday the race to lead the IMF was "open", echoing a noncommittal stance by India towards French front-runner Christine Lagarde as she pursued a tour of the emerging Asian giants.

France slams Iran nuclear plans

France slams Iran nuclear plans

 

France denounced on Wednesday Iran's announcement that it plans to triple its capacity for enriching uranium as a "provocation", accusing Tehran of repeated violations of international law.

 

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Syrian envoy: TV resignation was hoax

Syria's ambassador to France denied on Wednesday she was resigning in protest at her government's crackdown on dissent, saying a broadcast of the announcement by a woman claiming to be her was a hoax.

DSK ‘victims’ asked to step forward

DSK ‘victims’ asked to step forward

The lawyer of the New York maid has asked other women who claim to have been assaulted by Dominique Strauss-Kahn to step forward.

Chirac criticises Sarkozy in his memoirs

Chirac criticises Sarkozy in his memoirs

In a break with French political tradition, Chirac has criticised his successor in his new memoirs.

MP gives the finger in Parliament

MP gives the finger in Parliament

A French MP let his emotions take over yesterday when he gave the finger to Prime Minister François Fillon.

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Facebook banished from French airwaves

TV and radio presenters in France will no longer be able to invite their audiences to follow them on Facebook and Twitter. 

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French monthly trade deficit hits record

The French trade balance showed a record deficit in April of 7.14 billion euros ($10.46 billion), a jump from 5.91 billion euros in March, according to new figures.

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Renault makes ‘fresh start’ in India

After a false start, French carmaker Renault is making an ambitious re-entry into India's fast-growing auto market where it plans to introduce a slew of new models and rapidly scale up sales.