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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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,...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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,...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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)...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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,...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. October 17, 2012

    Brussels needs agenda of radical reform

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

  25. 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,...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. beyondbrics

    June 8, 2012

    Vietnam: further cuts as inflation slows

    By Gwen Robinson and Nguyen Phuong Linh Lost in the excitement over China’s move to cut rates was Vietnam’s very own cut –...

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