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France Holds Parliamentary Election

Posted June 10th, 2012 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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France is holding the first round of parliamentary elections Sunday, a vote which will ultimately determine the pace of reform under the country’s new Socialist President Francois Hollande. Opinion polls show that leftist parties could gain a slim majority of the 577 seats in the National Assembly, the lower house of parliament. But, it is […]

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Polls Open in French Parliamentary Election

Posted June 10th, 2012 at 2:50 am (UTC-5)
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The first round of parliamentary elections began in France Sunday, where polls show that leftist parties could gain a slim majority of the 577 seats in the National Assembly, the lower house of parliament But, it is not clear whether the Socialists and their allies will win the necessary solid majority in the first round […]

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France Holds Parliamentary Elections Sunday

Posted June 9th, 2012 at 7:50 pm (UTC-5)
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French voters cast ballots Sunday in the first round of parliamentary elections. Polls show that leftist parties will gain the majority of 577 seats in the National Assembly, the lower house of parliament. This means that the Socialist President Francois Hollande who took power last month would have the ability to enact measures he hopes […]

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French President Outlines Early Pullout From Afghanistan

Posted May 25th, 2012 at 10:35 am (UTC-5)
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French President Francois Hollande says he plans to pull all of his country’s 2,000 combat troops out of Afghanistan by the end of the year, but that France will continue to support the war-torn country. During an unannounced visit to Afghanistan Friday, Mr. Hollande said some 1,300 other troops will remain in the country in […]

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French President Outlines Early Pullout From Afghanistan

Posted May 25th, 2012 at 8:45 am (UTC-5)
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French President Francois Hollande says he plans to pull all of his country’s 2,000 combat troops out of Afghanistan by the end of the year, but that France will continue to support the war-torn country. During an unannounced visit to Afghanistan Friday, Mr. Hollande said some 1,300 other troops will remain in the country in […]

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French President Says Afghan Exit to be Coordinated with NATO

Posted May 25th, 2012 at 6:10 am (UTC-5)
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French President Francois Hollande says the imminent withdrawal of his country’s troops from Afghanistan will be coordinated closely with Afghanistan and other NATO allies. Mr. Hollande, on an unannounced visit to Afghanistan, spoke with French troops stationed at a military base in in the Nijrab district of eastern Kapisa province. He arrived in Kabul earlier […]

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French President Says Afghan Exit to be Coordinated with NATO

Posted May 25th, 2012 at 5:20 am (UTC-5)
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French President Francois Hollande says the imminent withdrawal of his country’s troops from Afghanistan will be coordinated closely with Afghanistan and other NATO allies. Mr. Hollande, on an unannounced visit to Afghanistan, spoke with French troops stationed at a military base in in the Nijrab district of eastern Kapisa province. He arrived in Kabul earlier […]

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France’s New President Visits Afghanistan

Posted May 25th, 2012 at 1:40 am (UTC-5)
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French President Francois Hollande has arrived in Afghanistan where he will meet with French troops and Afghan President Hamid Karzai to discuss France’s early pull-out from the war-torn country. President Hollande arrived in Kabul on the unannounced trip Friday morning accompanied by Foreign Minister Laurent Fabious and Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian. France’s newly elected […]

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French Prosecutors Open New Strauss-Kahn Investigation

Posted May 21st, 2012 at 8:40 am (UTC-5)
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French prosecutors say they have opened a preliminary investigation into rape allegations against former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn. Prosecutors in Lille said Monday that Strauss-Kahn may have been involved in a gang rape during a sex party in December 2010 in a Washington, DC hotel. Authorities say three other people were allegedly involved […]

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French Prosecutors Open New Strauss-Kahn Investigation

Posted May 21st, 2012 at 5:45 am (UTC-5)
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French prosecutors have opened a preliminary investigation into rape allegations against former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn. Prosecutors in Lille said Monday Strauss-Kahn may have been involved in a rape during a sex party in December 2010 in a Washington hotel. He is also facing charges in Lille in connection with a prostitution case. […]

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