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    Orange stabilises as cost-cutting efforts bear fruit

    Orange showed further signs of stabilising in the second quarter as cost-cutting and smaller revenue declines stemmed...

  2. July 28, 2014

    Crisis-hit France finds source of pride in La Grande Guerre

    Standing on a hill in rolling countryside on the edge of champagne country, a 30m tall monument testifies to one of the...

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  1. July 24, 2014

    François Hollande’s mood frays over stalled economy

    François Hollande is known for his bonhomie, his wisecracks – and a relentless optimism in the face of adversity. But for...

  2. July 23, 2014

    François Hollande’s baby steps of reform in France

    No government, rocked by midterm electoral setbacks, finds it easy to press on with economic reforms that squeeze money from...

  3. July 22, 2014

    Row erupts over French warship ahead of European sanctions talks

    A dispute over two warships France is building for Russia is threatening to overshadow a high-stakes meeting of EU foreign...

  4. July 21, 2014

    Paris riots prompt French crackdown on pro-Palestinian protests

    The French government has moved to clamp down on protests against Israel’s military action in Gaza after pro-Palestinian...

  5. July 15, 2014

    Hollande in search of that regal touch

    If François Hollande was having difficulty seeing his way out of his troubles he has no excuse now. The French president has...

  6. July 14, 2014

    François Hollande pledges tax cuts to boost reforms

    François Hollande has promised tax cuts for “hundreds of thousands” of French taxpayers next year as he pledged to...

  7. July 11, 2014

    Fortunes of wealthiest French keep growing

    An annual survey of France’s 500 wealthiest individuals and families published this week showed their fortunes grew 15 per...

  8. July 9, 2014

    France’s UMP opposition hit by €80m debt

    A week after its former leader Nicolas Sarkozy was placed under formal suspicion of corruption, France’s scandal-hit UMP...

  9. July 7, 2014

    French fury and dollar dominance

    Ever since Valéry Giscard d’Estaing coined the term “exorbitant privilege” in the 1960s, French politicians have grumbled...

  10. July 7, 2014

    Hollande tackles labour market reform

    President François Hollande has opened a new front in his bid to deepen reforms of France’s sclerotic economy, seeking to...

  11. July 4, 2014

    Nicolas Sarkozy’s noisy return will drown out voices of progress

    Late at night in Paris this week, at the terrace of a buzzing café, I overheard a group of a dozen youngsters passionately...

  12. July 2, 2014

    Nicolas Sarkozy hits back at formal corruption investigation

    Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has hit back angrily at court accusations against him of corruption, denying...

  13. July 1, 2014

    The waning appeal of Nicolas Sarkozy

    Nicolas Sarkozy, France’s former president, always provokes wildly contrasting reactions among his nation’s citizens,...

  14. July 1, 2014

    Nicolas Sarkozy held for questioning by French court

    Nicolas Sarkozy was held by police for questioning on Tuesday, in a corruption investigation that threatens the former...

  15. June 26, 2014

    Corsican independence group to disarm

    Corsica’s largest armed independence group has said it will lay down its weapons in favour of conventional political...

  16. June 25, 2014

    France’s voice barely heard in debate on top EU job

    As Britain’s David Cameron and Germany’s Angela Merkel have wrangled publicly over whether Jean-Claude Juncker should head...

  17. June 24, 2014

    Le Pen fails to form EU political group

    France’s far right National Front has suffered a severe setback less than a month after surging to victory in the European...

  18. June 20, 2014

    Siemens and Mitsubishi raise stakes in Alstom bid battle

    Siemens and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries have upped the stakes in their bidding war with General Electric over Alstom,...

  19. June 19, 2014

    GE revises Alstom bid to appease Paris

    General Electric has revised its offer for French industrial champion Alstom in an attempt to appease government concerns...

  20. June 16, 2014

    Manuel Valls warns French left against blocking reform

    Manuel Valls, France’s socialist prime minister, has warned the French left that it “could die” if it does not embrace...

  21. June 12, 2014

    Siemens / Mitsubishi: tactical moves

    Napoleon may have balked at the idea of a French company surrendering to German advances, but as a master tactician he would...

  22. June 11, 2014

    US Chamber of Commerce voices concern over potential BNP fine

    The US Chamber of Commerce, the powerful American business lobby, has voiced concern about the potential scale of a fine on...

  23. June 11, 2014

    French government unveils new cuts as rebels demand policy shift

    President François Hollande’s French government has pledged to press ahead with its commitment to reduce business costs and...

  24. June 11, 2014

    France’s opposition infighting opens way for far right

    Plagued by chronic infighting, wracked by financial scandal and transfixed by the prospect of a comeback by its former...

  25. June 9, 2014

    Marine Le Pen in dispute with father over anti-Semitism allegations

    A dispute over an apparent allusion to Nazi gas chambers has caused a public split between Marine Le Pen, leader of France’s...

  26. June 5, 2014

    BNP Paribas stirs tensions between France and US

    Unusually sharp public exchanges between François Hollande and Barack Obama ahead of a gathering of world leaders in France...

  27. June 3, 2014

    Hollande pledges shake-up of France’s government ‘millefeuille’

    President François Hollande, defying his record low approval ratings, has unveiled one of his most ambitious reform plans,...

  28. June 2, 2014

    France arrests four suspected of ties with Syrian jihadists

    French police have arrested four people suspected of recruiting volunteers for Islamist groups in Syria days after capturing...

  29. May 28, 2014

    Berlin watches France’s eurosceptic upheaval with despair

    The victory of the far-right National Front (FN) in the French elections for the European Parliament is almost as much of a...

  30. May 28, 2014

    French police dismantle migrant camps in Calais

    Migrant camp dismantled French police backed by bulldozers moved on Wednesday to dismantle makeshift camps in the northern...

  31. May 27, 2014

    Another funding scandal rocks Nicolas Sarkozy’s UMP party

    France’s centre-right UMP party has become embroiled in a fresh scandal over alleged illegal funding of former president...

  32. May 26, 2014

    Marine Le Pen sets her sights on France’s Elysée Palace

    It was no coincidence that Marine Le Pen celebrated the stunning victory won by her far-right National Front party in...

  33. May 25, 2014

    Le Pen’s ‘earthquake’ to shake the EU and France

    The words “shock”, “earthquake” and “historic” flew around Paris on Sunday night as news broke that Marine Le Pen’s National...

  34. May 22, 2014

    Sarkozy calls for EU shake-up to fend off populist threat

    Nicolas Sarkozy, the former French president, has made a last minute entry into the campaign for Sunday’s European...

  35. May 20, 2014

    A recipe for French rebellion milked by Le Pen

    After spending most of his first two years in office presiding over a series of big tax increases, François Hollande is now...

  36. May 18, 2014

    France’s National Front: New frontiers

    Dressed in blue jeans and a navy blazer, a scarf looped casually round his neck, David Rachline is all smiles as he ushers a...

  37. May 15, 2014

    French ‘nuclear weapon’ against foreign takeovers sparks UK blast

    France’s Socialist government has provoked a sharp clash with the UK over how to deal with controversial foreign corporate...

  38. May 13, 2014

    Marine Le Pen hits out at Nigel Farage

    Marine Le Pen, leader of France’s National Front, has launched an outspoken attack on Nigel Farage for labelling her party...

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