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French Media: First Lady Carla Bruni has Baby Girl

Posted October 19th, 2011 at 6:30 pm (UTC-5)
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France’s First Lady Carla Bruni has given birth to a baby girl — the first baby ever born to a sitting French president and his wife. Reports say the baby arrived Wednesday night at the La Muette clinic in Paris and that everything went well. President Nicolas Sarkozy was said to have come back to […]

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France Begins Afghan Troops Withdrawal

Posted October 19th, 2011 at 9:15 am (UTC-5)
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France is withdrawing 200 of its troops from Afghanistan Wednesday as part of a plan to pull out 1,000 troops by the end of next year. The French military had said in September that the company of soldiers would leave Afghanistan sometime this month. France has about 4,000 troops in Afghanistan, and President Nicolas Sarkozy […]

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France Begins Afghan Troops Withdrawal

Posted October 19th, 2011 at 7:15 am (UTC-5)
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France is withdrawing 200 of its troops from Afghanistan Wednesday as part of a plan to pull out 1,000 troops by the end of next year. The French military had said in September that the company of soldiers would leave Afghanistan sometime this month. France has about 4,000 troops in Afghanistan, and President Nicolas Sarkozy […]

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French Writer Drops Plan to Sue Strauss-Kahn

Posted October 19th, 2011 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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A French writer has decided to drop civil rape charges against former International Monetary Fund head Dominique Strauss-Kahn. Tristane Banon initially said she was considering a civil case after prosecutors dropped rape charges against Strauss-Khan. But she told France’s Canal+ that because French prosecutors said her case involved sexual aggression she felt she had been […]

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Strauss-Khan Wants to be Questioned in New Investigation

Posted October 17th, 2011 at 5:25 am (UTC-5)
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Former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has asked to have a chance to clear his name in a new investigation connecting him with a suspected prostitution ring. Strauss-Kahn’s attorney said Monday in Paris the former IMF chief is asking to be questioned by police investigators regarding any allegations. His name has surfaced as a […]

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Aubry Concedes French Socialist Primary

Posted October 16th, 2011 at 3:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Former French Labor Minister Martine Aubry has conceded defeat to Francois Hollande in the Socialist Party primary election to pick a challenger to President Nicolas Sarkozy. Aubry gave up Sunday when partial results gave her 44 percent of the vote compared to 56 percent for Hollande, who won last week’s first round. She congratulated her […]

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French Socialists Vote to Determine Party’s Presidential Candidate

Posted October 16th, 2011 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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In France, Socialist Party members and their supporters are casting ballots Sunday in a second round of voting to determine who will face President Nicolas Sarkozy in next year’s general election. The U.S.-styled primary, the first of its kind in France, pits Francois Hollande, a moderate Socialist Party veteran, against former labor minister Martine Aubry, […]

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French Left Votes for Presidential Candidate

Posted October 16th, 2011 at 4:20 am (UTC-5)
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French Socialists and their supporters are voting Sunday for a nominee to run against President Nicolas Sarkozy in general elections next year. The primary, the first of its kind in France, pits Francois Hollande, a moderate Socialist Party veteran, against one-time labor minister Martine Aubry. She is the author of France’s 35-hour work-week law. Hollande, […]

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French Prosecutors Drop Rape Case Against Strauss-Kahn

Posted October 13th, 2011 at 12:30 pm (UTC-5)
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French prosecutors have dropped an investigation into a French writer’s accusations against former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, saying they have evidence of a sexual assault but the case is too old. French writer Tristane Banon claimed Strauss-Kahn tried to rape her in 2003, but prosecutors say the evidence suggests only the lesser charge […]

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Royal Backs Hollande in Race for Socialist Presidential Nomination

Posted October 12th, 2011 at 3:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The frontrunner in the race to lead France’s Socialist Party against President Nicolas Sarkozy in next year’s presidential vote has gained the support of his ex-lover and 2007 presidential candidate, Segolene Royal. Her endorsement of Francois Hollande, the father of her children, came Wednesday just hours before a crucial and final primary debate against rival […]

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