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    1. September 28, 2014

      Centre-right to control French senate in latest blow to Hollande

      France’s far right National Front won its first ever seats in the country’s upper house of parliament on Sunday as French...

    2. The A-List

      August 26, 2014

      The French crisis reflects the eurozone's woes

      As soon as the latest gross domestic product figures emerged, showing that the French economy was becalmed in the second...

    1. July 31, 2014

      S Korea’s Park boosted by surprise by-election win

      South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye has received a much-needed boost from parliamentary by-elections, with the ruling...

    2. The World

      July 8, 2014

      Valls makes some progress on reform

      Exactly 100 days after he was summoned to rescue François Hollande’s floundering presidency, France’s reformist prime...

    3. Nick Butler

      June 29, 2014

      The new French energy policy - politics as usual or an act of corporate euthanasia ?

      France has a new energy policy. Although some saw the statement presented for debate in the National Assembly ten days ago...

    4. June 12, 2014

      Goodluck Jonathan faces challenge from anti-corruption ex-general

      Muhammadu Buhari, who could emerge as the main challenger to Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan at next year’s elections,...

    5. February 14, 2014

      Hard facts in a fictional prophecy of French decline

      The journalist Nicolas Baverez has just published a dystopian novel showing the dramatic turn for the worse France will take...

    6. beyondbrics

      October 29, 2013

      Venezuela: happiness is... a ministry?

      What to do if you are a president struggling with massive shortages and galloping inflation? You create a Deputy Ministry of...

    7. October 3, 2013

      France targets Amazon to protect bookshops

      France’s parliament has passed a law preventing internet booksellers from offering free delivery to customers, in an attempt...

    8. beyondbrics

      September 17, 2013

      Venezuela to get new FX system (again)

      Venezuela’s economy is in such disarray that there is now a whopping 660 per cent difference between the official exchange...

    9. September 1, 2013

      François Hollande wrongfooted by US move on Syria

      France has been forced on to the defensive by President Barack Obama’s decision to delay a military strike on Syria,...

    10. July 30, 2013

      Hussain elected president of Pakistan

      ISLAMABAD (AP) – Pakistani legislators elected a textile businessman who briefly served as the governor of southern Sindh...

    11. June 14, 2013

      China group plans $40bn Panama Canal rival

      A $40bn proposal for a little-known Chinese company to dig an interoceanic rival to the Panama Canal won overwhelming...

    12. June 5, 2013

      Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif vows to tackle ‘jungle of problems’

      Nawaz Sharif promised to tackle the “jungle of problems” facing Pakistan after winning a vote of confidence in parliament on...

    13. May 9, 2013

      Pakistan’s last shot at staying democratic

      Pakistan is about to cross an important threshold: this weekend’s elections, if all goes to plan, will mark the country’s...

    14. FT Photo Diary

      April 23, 2013

      Girls kiss in Paris

      Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP Two girls kiss during a pro gay marriage gathering called by the “oui , oui, oui” (yes, yes, yes)...

    15. March 27, 2013

      France votes to scrap lèse-majesté law

      France is set to scrap its 19th century crime of lèse-majesté after the European Court of Human Rights condemed the...

    16. March 22, 2013

      South Korea defence nominee withdraws

      South Korean President Park Geun-hye has decided to retain the incumbent defence minister after her preferred nominee for...

    17. March 8, 2013

      Kenyatta edges closer to election win

      Kenyan security forces reinforced their presence in potential flashpoints around the country on Friday night as Uhuru...

    18. 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,...

    19. February 4, 2013

      Same-sex marriage dominates French agenda

      France is at war in Mali, and at home unemployment is rising fast, but the issue dominating the nation’s parliament is a...

    20. beyondbrics

      January 8, 2013

      [snap]: Chavez won't be sworn in on Jan 10 after all

      But don’t get too excited. Hugo Chavez isn’t relinquishing power. The government is just postponing the swearing in...

    21. December 23, 2012

      Chávez allies rule out new poll

      CARACAS, December 22 – Venezuela will not call fresh elections if Hugo Chávez’s cancer prevents him from taking office by...

    22. November 27, 2012

      Sarkozy sets UMP rivals on path to truce

      The first sign of a truce in the leadership feud convulsing France’s conservative opposition emerged on Tuesday as Nicolas...

    23. November 15, 2012

      ANC blocks no-confidence motion in Zuma

      South Africa’s ruling African National Congress succeeded on Thursday in blocking a motion of no confidence in President...

    24. October 22, 2012

      Vietnam apologises over economy mistakes

      Vietnam’s prime minister made a public apology on Monday for mismanaging the economy, extending a wave of self-criticism in...

    25. October 17, 2012

      Brussels needs agenda of radical reform

      While European economies sink into recession and unemployment, European leaders press ahead with damaging austerity...

    26. October 3, 2012

      Hollande forced into awkward EU contortions

      As if having to confront France’s toughest budget challenge in decades and escalating unemployment were not enough,...

    27. September 19, 2012

      Hollande seeks ‘massive vote’ for treaty

      French prime minister Jean-Marc Ayrault has appealed for a “massive vote” in favour of the EU’s new fiscal discipline pact...

    28. August 26, 2012

      Ayrault warns EU fiscal pact rebels

      The French prime minister has warned dissident left-wing members of the ruling Socialist party and its Green allies against...

    29. August 21, 2012

      Arrest of Vietnam tycoon unnerves markets

      The arrest of one of Vietnam’s most prominent tycoons has sent shockwaves through the Communist-ruled country and further...

    30. July 17, 2012

      Hollande scraps tax breaks on overtime

      France’s socialist government is tearing up one of the key labour market measures introduced by former centre-right...

    31. June 28, 2012

      Italy’s demands hold up growth package

      Italy has blocked a €120bn package of measures to enhance economic growth and create jobs that was to be the one concrete...

    32. June 18, 2012

      Austerity challenge looms for Hollande

      Fresh from securing an emphatic parliamentary majority, François Hollande will shortly face a new decisive moment in his...

    33. June 17, 2012

      Hollande secures parliamentary majority

      President François Hollande’s Socialist government secured a clear majority in the final round of France’s parliamentary...

    34. June 15, 2012

      Third Le Pen generation steps forward

      First there was the bombastic Jean-Marie Le Pen, who founded France’s far-right National Front. Then there was his fiery...

    35. The World

      June 11, 2012

      The Le Pen dynasty

      Marine Le Pen. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol The first round of France’s parliamentary polls on Sunday provided another good...

    36. FT Alphaville

      June 11, 2012

      The 6am Cut London

      Rajoy presents the Spanish bank bailout as a victory says the FT, although there are fears it raises more questions about...

    37. June 10, 2012

      Hollande set to win Assembly majority

      François Hollande is on track to win an all-important parliamentary majority following the first round of National Assembly...

    38. June 8, 2012

      Sarkozy’s party in rearguard fight against Hollande

      France’s main centre-right movement, wounded by the loss of its feisty champion Nicolas Sarkozy, is fighting a rearguard...

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