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French Prosecutors to Investigate Italian Cruise Ship Disaster

Posted February 2nd, 2012 at 9:15 am (UTC-5)
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French prosecutors have launched an investigation into the cause of last month’s Costa Concordia cruise ship grounding off the coast of Italy. The Paris prosecutors’s office said Thursday that it has asked police to question French survivors to establish criminal liability and establish psychological damage caused by the accident. More than 450 French people were […]

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France Urges Tougher Controls After Implant Scandal

Posted February 1st, 2012 at 2:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Health authorities in France are calling for tighter safety controls on medical devices in Europe following a global health scare caused by a defective French-made breast implant. A report released by the health department and the consumer safety board calls for stronger national and European monitoring, as well as increased inspections, with both regular and […]

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French Lawmakers Seek Rejection of Armenian Genocide Law

Posted January 31st, 2012 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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French lawmakers are calling on the country’s constitutional court to examine and overturn a new law punishing denial of the Armenian genocide. Lawmakers from both the Senate and the lower house of parliament who oppose the law made the appeal to the court Tuesday, saying they had gathered the more than 60 signatures needed to […]

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France Lands Indian Fighter Jet Deal

Posted January 31st, 2012 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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India has decided to buy 126 fighter jets from French firm Dassault in a $11 billion deal that is one of the world’s largest arms contracts. Indian government officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, told reporters Tuesday that Dassault was the lowest bidder and beat out the Eurofighter consortium to clinch the contract. […]

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Sarkozy Outlines New Economic Plan

Posted January 29th, 2012 at 5:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Embattled French President Nicolas Sarkozy outlined new economic proposals during a broadcast Sunday that observers say was aimed at boosting his poor standing with voters before the April election. Mr. Sarkozy has yet to announce his candidacy. But he is widely expected to seek a second six-year term against Socialist Francois Hollande, who leads public […]

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Sarkozy Outlining New Economic Plan

Posted January 29th, 2012 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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The embattled president of France, Nicolas Sarkozy, is outlining new economic proposals during a broadcast Sunday that observers say is aimed at boosting his poor standing with voters ahead of April’s general election. Though Mr. Sarkozy has yet to announce his candidacy, he is widely expected to face Socialist Francois Hollande, who is polling ahead […]

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Sarkozy Outlining New Economic Plan

Posted January 29th, 2012 at 9:25 am (UTC-5)
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The embattled president of France, Nicolas Sarkozy, is outlining new economic proposals during a broadcast Sunday that observers say is aimed at boosting his poor standing with voters ahead of April’s general election. Though Mr. Sarkozy has yet to announce his candidacy, he is widely expected to face Socialist Francois Hollande, who is polling ahead […]

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Sarkozy: French Troops to Resume Training in Afghanistan

Posted January 27th, 2012 at 2:45 pm (UTC-5)
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French President Nicolas Sarkozy says French troops will resume training operations in Afghanistan, after a week-long suspension due to the killing of four French military personnel by an Afghan soldier. Mr. Sarkozy, however, said French troops will complete their withdrawal from the NATO-led mission at the end of 2013, a year earlier than planned. He […]

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Sarkozy: French Troops to Resume Training in Afghanistan

Posted January 27th, 2012 at 1:45 pm (UTC-5)
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French President Nicolas Sarkozy says French troops will resume training operations in Afghanistan, after a week-long suspension due to the killing of four French military personnel by an Afghan soldier. However, Mr. Sarkozy said French troops will complete their withdrawal from the NATO-led mission at the end of 2013, a year earlier than planned. He […]

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Sarkozy: French Troops to Resume Training in Afghanistan

Posted January 27th, 2012 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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French President Nicolas Sarkozy says French troops will resume training operations in Afghanistan, after a week-long suspension due to the killing of four French military personnel by an Afghan soldier. Mr. Sarkozy also said French troops will complete their withdrawal from the NATO-led mission at the end of 2013. He made his remarks after a […]

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