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  1. March 12, 2014

    Uproar over bugging of Sarkozy phone

    Revelations that French police have been tapping the phone of former president Nicolas Sarkozy have triggered political...

  2. March 7, 2014

    French investigators tapped phones of Nicolas Sarkozy

    French investigators tapped the phones of Nicolas Sarkozy as part of a probe into alleged illegal financing of his 2007...

  1. October 21, 2013

    Paris protests over claims of US spying on French citizens

    France has demanded an immediate explanation from the US following fresh allegations of “totally unacceptable” mass...

  2. October 11, 2013

    Vivendi appoints banks for SFR flotation

    Vivendi has appointed banks to advise on the proposed flotation of SFR, its French telecoms business. While the...

  3. October 4, 2013

    Vivendi chairman Fourtou to retire after SFR spin-off

    The chairman of Vivendi plans to retire after splitting the group in two, laying out the clearest road map yet of future...

  4. August 30, 2013

    Think carefully about the point of the Panthéon

    A mausoleum is not usually a place people clamour to get into, but France’s Panthéon is no ordinary mausoleum. A hundred or...

  5. July 4, 2013

    Veil lifted on France’s ‘Big Brother’ network

    France operates an “immense” surveillance system of telephone, email and internet traffic similar to the US operation...

  6. June 6, 2013

    Stéphane Richard defends role at France Telecom

    Stéphane Richard has been forced to defend his position at the head of France Telecom after it appeared to be called into...

  7. June 4, 2013

    France says it is certain of sarin gas use in Syria

    France is certain the lethal nerve gas sarin has been used “several times” during the civil war in Syria. In the first...

  8. May 3, 2013

    Lunch with the FT: Xavier Niel

    Not many people get to have lunch with Xavier Niel. “Each week,” explains the French telecoms billionaire, “I try to have...

  9. April 12, 2013

    Ex-Trotskyite rocks French establishment

    As French president François Hollande struggles to haul his socialist government out of the mire of a tax fraud scandal, one...

  10. April 4, 2013

    Hollande approval rating hits new low

    François Hollande’s approval rating has sunk to a new low, underlining the uphill battle France’s socialist president faces...

  11. March 11, 2013

    Top executives join France exodus

    New evidence of top French executives leaving the country has emerged as President François Hollande battles a stalling...

  12. March 1, 2013

    Paris seeks alternative to 75% tax

    France’s Socialist government is considering replacing its stricken 75 per cent top income tax rate on earnings above €1m,...

  13. January 18, 2013

    Attack dismantles comfort of protected lives

    Like the denizens of an upscale gated community, the expatriate workers at In Amenas gas plant enjoyed a comfortable...

  14. January 3, 2013

    Paris promises flurry of economic reforms

    François Hollande’s socialist government, facing a grim economic outlook and stung by recent attacks on its tax and...

  15. November 30, 2012

    Drama as Strauss-Kahn seeks to settle

    Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the disgraced former head of the International Monetary Fund, was back in the spotlight this week...

  16. November 28, 2012

    Le Monde hit by sudden death of editor

    Erik Izraelewicz, executive editor of Le Monde and one of France’s most prominent journalists, has died suddenly at the age...

  17. November 25, 2012

    French minister digs in for steel battle

    As someone who enjoys the limelight, Arnaud Montebourg, France’s telegenic industry minister, knows how to pick his battles....

  18. November 22, 2012

    Scepticism greets Cameron at EU talks

    David Cameron landed in Brussels on a Royal Air Force jet just after dawn on Thursday, on what was seen in some European...

  19. The World

    November 20, 2012

    France and the downgrade

    Calmez-vous! (FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images) The French reaction to Moody’s downgrade of the country’s credit-rating has...

  20. November 19, 2012

    UMP counts cost after Copé scrapes leadership

    Just as it was lining up François Hollande, the struggling Socialist president, in its sights, France’s conservative...

  21. November 7, 2012

    Lacoste cedes control to Swiss group

    Lacoste, the French sportswear company famous for its alligator logo, has been snapped up by Maus Frères, the Swiss company,...

  22. November 2, 2012

    Falling out of love with America

    When I went to study in the US in 1993, I did what we members of the “transatlantic generation” were supposed to do: I fell...

  23. FT Alphaville

    October 20, 2012

    Veolia, Suez and the dirty business of denials

    Big news in RAW sewage this Saturday evening. PARIS | Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:33pm BST (Reuters) – Veolia Environnement and Suez...

  24. October 17, 2012

    Cameron fights to defend City

    David Cameron will on Thursday continue his fight to prevent the City from falling under the sway of a new eurozone banking...

  25. October 17, 2012

    Hollande voices frustration over crisis

    François Hollande has called for swift implementation of measures to stem the eurozone crisis, signalling France’s growing...

  26. September 26, 2012

    L’Oréal chief hits out at 75% income tax

    France will find it “almost impossible” to hire top talent if the government goes ahead with plans to impose a 75 per cent...

  27. September 11, 2012

    Arnault move highlights Belgian links

    Albert Frère, the billionaire, is known as the most French of Belgian tycoons. Now his business partner, Bernard Arnault, is...

  28. September 9, 2012

    Hollande acts over wealth tax crisis

    Francois Hollande said on Sunday there would be “no exceptions” in the imposition of his incoming 75 per cent marginal tax...

  29. August 24, 2012

    Euro on back foot after positive week

    The euro ended a mostly positive week on the back foot as a renewed sense of uncertainty permeated foreign exchange markets....

  30. August 24, 2012

    Samaras demands end to talk of ‘Grexit’

    Antonis Samaras, Greek prime minister, has demanded an end to open speculation by European officials about a Greek exit from...

  31. August 12, 2012

    Public confidence in Hollande slides

    Just 100 days after he became France’s president, public confidence in François Hollande has taken a tumble, with a poll...

  32. July 24, 2012

    ECB stands firm on Spain’s plea

    Spain’s insistence that the European Central Bank can stop the dangerous spike in its borrowing costs is unlikely – for now...

  33. July 6, 2012

    France Telecom faces staff suicides probe

    France Telecom has been placed under formal investigation for alleged workplace bullying linked to a spate of suicides at...

  34. July 5, 2012

    Ex-France Telecom chief in suicide probe

    PARIS, July 4 – France Telecom’s former chief executive was put under investigation on Wednesday over his alleged role in a...

  35. June 26, 2012

    Hollande pressed to show his hand

    Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, will enter the Elysée palace on Wednesday for the first time since François Hollande...

  36. June 12, 2012

    Tweet puts Hollande in tight conjugal spot

    François Hollande was plunged into an embarrassing personal and political melee on Tuesday when his journalist girlfriend...

  37. May 29, 2012

    Diplomatic pressure on Assad mounts

    Western powers sought to isolate the Syrian regime on Tuesday with a co-ordinated expulsion of senior diplomats from several...

  38. April 26, 2012

    Perform to put sport channels on Facebook

    More than 50 sports channels are to launch on Facebook as Perform Group, the UK digital video provider, bets that fans of...

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