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French candidates face 'Young & Poor' voters

Apr 20, 2012
A ratings agency in France evaluates how presidential candidates plan to tackle the country's dire youth employment problem.
Posted In: France, youth

A new French president could disrupt global markets

Apr 20, 2012
On Sunday, France will hold the first round of its presidential election. Polls indicate the incumbent conservative, Nicolas Sarkozy, is in a close race with socialist Francois Hollande, and the economic ripples could spread across Europe and around the world.
Posted In: France, nicolas sarkoz, Francois Hollande

As France runs out of cash to borrow, politics could shift

Apr 19, 2012
France will try to borrow a lot more money today. But the low borrowing costs the country has seen every since the European Central Bank handed out a trillion dollars in emergency loans are no longer a sure thing -- that money may be running out.
Posted In: Europe, France, nicolas sarkozy

Germany's business boom vs. France's baby boom

Apr 19, 2012
Germany is ticking along, as the rest of Europe struggles. But it faces a shrinking population.
Posted In: Germany, France

Dutch winemaker saves old French vineyard

Apr 6, 2012
In France, land for development is at a premium, and vineyards are threatened, but Dutch winemaker Cornelius Kamerbeek saved one in the city of Nice.
Posted In: vineyard, wine, grapes, France

France accused of fostering market in hostages

Mar 12, 2012
Despite official denials, France is accused of being too ready to pay ransoms for hostages -- and so encouraging kidnappers to abduct its citizens.
Posted In: France, al qaeda, Crime, hostages

Plans for Napoleon Bonaparte theme park move forward

Feb 28, 2012
New government funding means the next big theme park in Europe may be "Napoleonland." A commercial tribute to the 19th century French emperor could open in a small town outside Paris.
Posted In: France, theme parks

In France, saying adieu to 'Mademoiselle' on forms

Feb 22, 2012
The word 'Mademoiselle' seems as French as the Eiffel Tower. But from now on, it will be banned from official government forms.
Posted In: France, female

Britain, France to sign nuclear energy deal

Feb 17, 2012
The two European nations are set to strike a deal that will pave the way for new nuclear power plants in the U.K. But why now?
Posted In: France, Britain, nuclear power, nuclear energy

France pushes for financial transaction tax

Jan 30, 2012
At the European summit today, focus is not only on Greece's debt, but a French plan to charge banks a fee for each and every financial transaction.
Posted In: Robin Hood tax, France, nicolas sarkozy

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