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Turkey Slams Sarkozy Over Armenian Genocide Comments

Posted October 7th, 2011 at 8:10 am (UTC-5)
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The Turkish government has criticized French President Nicolas Sarkozy for saying Ankara should recognize the deaths of Armenians under Turkish rule nearly 100 years ago as genocide. Turkish European Affairs Minister Egemen Bagis was quoted by state media Friday as saying Mr. Sarkozy’s comments were inappropriate. He said it is “not the duty of politicians […]

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Sarkozy Urges Turkey to Recognize Armenian Genocide

Posted October 6th, 2011 at 5:45 pm (UTC-5)
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French President Nicolas Sarkozy is urging Turkey to “revisit its history” and recognize the deaths of Armenians nearly 100 years ago as genocide. Mr. Sarkozy said during a visit to Armenia Thursday that the genocide of Armenians is a historical reality recognized by France. He calls collective denial worse than that by individuals. The French […]

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Interim Air France Crash Report Details Pilot Errors

Posted October 5th, 2011 at 4:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Before its 2009 crash into the Atlantic, the crew of Air France Flight 447 reacted with confusion and misread data from faulty sensors, according to an interim report from France’s accident investigation agency. The flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris crashed on June 1, 2009, killing all 228 people aboard. Ice-blocked speed sensors caused […]

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France Will Not Extradite Rwanda’s Former First Lady

Posted September 28th, 2011 at 12:54 pm (UTC-5)
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A French appeals court has rejected Rwanda’s request to extradite the widow of the late Rwandan President Juvenal Habyarimana. Rwandan prosecutors say former first lady Agathe Habyarimana played a key role in the country’s 1994 genocide. French authorities arrested her last year, after Rwanda issued a warrant charging her with genocide and crimes against humanity. […]

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French Teachers Strike to Protest Job Cuts

Posted September 27th, 2011 at 3:51 pm (UTC-5)
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Thousands of teachers across France have taken to the streets in a one-day protest against education job cuts under President Nicolas Sarkozy’s new economic plan. The Education Ministry says more than one-in-four public primary school teachers and around one-in-five high school teachers failed to report for classes Tuesday. Some private school teachers also joined the […]

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Sarkozy Confers With Allies After French Left Takes Majority in Senate

Posted September 26th, 2011 at 3:56 pm (UTC-5)
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French President Nicolas Sarkozy has met with his top political allies after the opposition Socialist Party and its left-leaning allies won a majority in the Senate for the first time in modern history. The results of Sunday’s parliamentary elections give the Socialists 177 Senate seats — two more than they needed for an absolute majority. […]

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Sarkozy Confers With Allies After French Left Takes Majority in Senate

Posted September 26th, 2011 at 12:15 pm (UTC-5)
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French President Nicolas Sarkozy has met with his top political allies after the Socialist Party and their left-leaning allies won a majority in the Senate for the first time in modern history. Mr. Sarkozy early Monday summoned Prime Minister Francois Fillon and Jean-Francois Cope, the head of the conservative UMP party, to the Elysee Palace. […]

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French Left Takes Majority in Senate

Posted September 26th, 2011 at 12:20 am (UTC-5)
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For the first time in modern French history the Socialist Party and their left-leaning allies control the French Senate. France’s opposition Socialists are claiming victory in Sunday’s elections, leaving President Nicolas Sarkozy without a majority in the upper house as he prepares to announce an expected re-election bid. The Socialist Party now controls 177 Senate […]

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French Left Claims Victory in Senate Election

Posted September 25th, 2011 at 2:45 pm (UTC-5)
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France’s opposition Socialist Party is claiming victory in elections to fill half the government’s Senate seats, delivering an early electoral blow to President Nicholas Sarkozy’s UMP party. Although official figures are not yet public, the Socialist Party announced that it had won the 23 seats needed to secure a majority in France’s 348-member upper house […]

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French Senate Poised to Swing Left

Posted September 25th, 2011 at 1:26 pm (UTC-5)
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France’s opposition Socialist Party is expected to make strong gains during Sunday’s vote to fill half the government’s Senate seats. Polls are projecting a historic swing to the left just seven months ahead of presidential elections, delivering an early electoral blow to President Nicholas Sarkozy’s UMP party. The Socialist Party needs just 23 new seats […]

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