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Why do actors in France get paid so much? Subsidies

Jun 17, 2013
French win concession in Transatlantic trade negotiations.
Posted In: film, France

Germany and France launch 'New Deal' to combat youth unemployment

May 28, 2013
Germany and France are launching a 'New Deal' to combat the problem of youth employment in Europe. 24 percent are out of work in the euro zone -- that figure rises to more than 50 percent in Greece and Spain.
Posted In: Germany, France

Chinese group seeks out Club Med of France for $700 million

May 27, 2013
Chinese conglomerate Fosun International and Paris private equity firm AXA are offering to buy Club Med for $700 million.
Posted In: China, France, vacation, Travel, tourism

Proposal to allow English in French universities irks some

May 22, 2013
France's government wants to allow English to be used more in French universities. This would attract more foreign students and give French students more opportunities overseas. Purists, however, see the move as another assault on the French language.
Posted In: France, foreign language

In France, an encore for recession

May 15, 2013
France today entered a double-dip recession. It depends on exports to Italy and Spain and they, like many eurozone nations, are still feeling the pinch. Europe's slump is dragging down the global economy.
Posted In: France, Eurozone, recession

Euro zone economies shrink for sixth straight quarter

May 15, 2013
France is in recession, while Germany's economy has expanded.
Posted In: Euro Eurozone, European Union, France, Germany

Pour la culture: France mulls taxing the tablet

May 14, 2013
France's newest contribution to culture? A proposed tax on mobile phones.
Posted In: France, Taxes, culture, mobile, iPhone

Austerity rift chills French-German relations

May 8, 2013
German Chancellor Angela Merkel enjoyed close relations with former French President Nicolas Sarkozy but not with successor Francois Hollande. Differences over austerity are part of the problem.
Posted In: France, Germany, Angela Merkel, Francois Hollande

Greece keeps cutting while France looks for growth

Apr 29, 2013
Two European countries have come out with very different ways to tackle their economic problems.
Posted In: Greece, France, austerity, Europe debt crisis

As Germany stumbles, will the rest of Europe fall down with it?

Apr 23, 2013
Linked by a common currency, the countries in the euro zone are roped together like climbers scaling a cliff face. If one or more loses their footing, the rest could come crashing down.
Posted In: Germany, France, Europe debt crisis

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