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Cannes Films Festival Underway in France

Posted May 17th, 2012 at 1:05 am (UTC-5)
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The 65th annual Cannes Film Festival got underway Wednesday with a lavish red carpet ceremony at the Riviera resort. The movie “Moonrise Kingdom” kicked off the 12 days of screenings, deal making and parties. The film, which features American actors Bill Murray and Bruce Willis, is among 22 vying for the coveted Palme D ‘Or […]

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France Unveils New Cabinet; Half Are Women

Posted May 16th, 2012 at 4:20 pm (UTC-5)
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New French President Francois Hollande is putting the pieces in place to forge ahead with “a new path” for the European economic power. Aides announced the formation of the new French Cabinet Wednesday, one day after the Socialist politician was sworn in as president during a rain-soaked ceremony in Paris. The new assignments include former […]

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France Unveils New Cabinet

Posted May 16th, 2012 at 2:35 pm (UTC-5)
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New French President Francois Hollande is putting the pieces in place to forge ahead with “a new path” for the European economic power. Aides announced the formation of the new French Cabinet Wednesday, one day after Socialist Mr. Hollande was sworn in during a rain-soaked ceremony in Paris. The new assignments include former Socialist prime […]

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France’s Hollande Meets Merkel in Germany

Posted May 15th, 2012 at 7:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Newly inaugurated French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel say they will work together on proposals to generate economic growth in Europe and avert a currency crisis. Mr. Hollande flew to Berlin for a key discussion with the German leader shortly after his swearing-in Tuesday. During a joint news conference, the French president […]

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France’s Hollande Meets Merkel in Germany

Posted May 15th, 2012 at 3:40 pm (UTC-5)
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New French President Francois Hollande has met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin, shortly after his inauguration as France’s first Socialist leader in 17 years. During their first official meeting, the two leaders were expected to discuss their differences on how to revive Europe’s economy and avert the euro crisis looming in the wake […]

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France’s Hollande Heading to Germany, Again

Posted May 15th, 2012 at 1:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Newly installed French President Francois Hollande is again making his way to Berlin after his first flight was turned around following a lightning strike. French officials said the presidential plane, a Falcon 7X, was hit by lightning shortly after take-off from a military air base outside Paris Tuesday. No one was hurt, but the plane […]

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German Trip Postponed for France’s Hollande

Posted May 15th, 2012 at 12:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The plane carrying newly installed French President Francois Hollande to Germany is heading back to France after it was struck by lighting. French officials say the plane turned around and is now returning to Paris. Mr. Hollande’s visit to Berlin for key talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel was his first order of business Tuesday […]

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Francois Hollande Takes Office in France

Posted May 15th, 2012 at 8:50 am (UTC-5)
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Francois Hollande has been sworn in as the new president of France. Mr. Hollande assumed office Tuesday morning during a modest ceremony at the Elysee Palace in Paris. The new president was greeted at the Elysee hours before his swearing-in by outgoing president Nicolas Sarkozy, who Mr. Hollande defeated in a runoff vote last week. […]

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Francois Hollande Takes Office in France

Posted May 15th, 2012 at 8:20 am (UTC-5)
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Francois Hollande has been sworn in as the new president of France. Mr. Hollande assumed office Tuesday morning during a modest ceremony at the Elysee Palace in Paris. The new president was greeted at the Elysee hours before his swearing-in by outgoing president Nicolas Sarkozy, who Mr. Hollande defeated early last month. Mr. Hollande is […]

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Francois Hollande Takes Office in France

Posted May 15th, 2012 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
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Francois Hollande has been sworn in as the new president of France. Mr. Hollande assumed office Tuesday morning during a modest ceremony at the Elysee Palace in Paris. The new president was greeted at the Elysee hours before his swearing-in by outgoing president Nicolas Sarkozy, who Mr. Hollande defeated early last month. Mr. Hollande is […]

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