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EU slams S&P for France credit ‘downgrade’

Standard and Poor's erroneous downgrade of France on Thursday which caused turmoil in the money markets has been criticised as 'grave' by the EU's Internal Markets Commissioner, Michel Barnier.

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France denies Russian extradition request

A Russian request for the extradition of a businessman who fled Saint Petersburg while under investigation for fraud was rejected by France on Thursday.

Are politicians’ secrets no longer safe in France?

Are politicians’ secrets no longer safe in France?

The DSK affair and recent furore over the comments by presidents Sarkozy and Obama about Israel's prime minister, raises the question of whether the culture of discretion regarding the privacy of politicians in France is being eroded.