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White House trying to avoid economic headwinds from Europe

Dec 6, 2011
Leaders in the U.S. are increasingly worried about the debt crisis in Europe. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is on a grand tour this week to check in on progress there.

French government to investigate false downgrade notice

Nov 11, 2011
Weeks ago, Moody's put France under observation regarding its credit rating. Now, a false announcement of a downgrade is giving the French government reason to investigate such agencies.

French wind farm faces opposition from D-Day veterans

Aug 4, 2011
A massive wind farm off the coast of France is facing opposition by groups trying to preserve the historical D-Day invasion site

Sarkozy hosts Internet summit

May 24, 2011
The world's most powerful Internet titans, including heads from Google, Facebook, and Microsoft, are meeting in Paris for a two-day summit hosted by French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

Continental Airlines and one mechanic found guilty in Concorde case

Dec 6, 2010
A court in France has found Continental Airlines and one of its mechanics guilty of criminal wrongdoing and manslaughter. That stems from the crash of a Concorde supersonic jet in France ten years ago that killed 113 people.

French parliament votes retirement to 62

Oct 27, 2010
The French parliament voted to raise the minimum retirement age from 60 to 62, despite civilian protests across the countries.

French fountain spurts sparkling water

Sep 22, 2010
A new public drinking fountain dispensing still and fizzy water has opened in Paris. It's part of an effort to persuade the French to drink less store-bought bottled water and reduce waste. The water on tap is drawn from the public supply, then chilled and injected with bubbles.

French crack down on gypsy travelers

Aug 19, 2010
In France, the government is expelling gypsy, or Roma travelers -- rounded up as part of a summer clampdown on illegal camps. Over 700 people are expected to be flown out of France in the next few weeks.