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15/12/2012 - France - Afghanistan

Last French combat troops quit Afghanistan

The last French combat troops left Afghanistan at 2.30pm local time Saturday, fulfilling one President François Hollande’s campaign promises.
22/11/2012 - France

Hollande government flip-flops on gay marriage

French President François Hollande has been caught in a series of embarrassing contradictions over the proposal to legalise same-sex marriage this week.
18/11/2012 - Analysis: France

The statesman or the attack dog? Sarkozy party elects new leader

France’s mainstream right-wing opposition party, the UMP, votes Sunday for a new president in a much-publicised contest that is more about style than content.
14/11/2012 - France

Hollande denies right turn in economic policy after six months in power

With his standing in opinion polls at a record low and unemployment continuing to climb, French President François Hollande defended his economic policy and stood by Prime Minister Jean-Marc ...
07/11/2012 - Analysis: Pakistan - US

Zardari congratulates reelected Obama but US-Pakistan relations remain bumpy

Pakistan’s President Asif Ali Zardari on Wednesday congratulated Barack Obama on being reelected to the White House.
25/10/2012 - US presidential elections 2012

Not just Obama and Romney - who's standing in US presidential election 2012?

More than 40 per cent of people polled around the world would like to vote in American elections. Tough luck!
02/10/2012 - Analysis: France

French parliament to pass European fiscal pact ... thanks to François's fairweather friends

France’s Socialist-led government faces political embarrassment this month as it asks parliament to ratify the European fiscal pact, sure that it can rely on the votes of the right-wing ...
27/09/2012 - France

Right-wing leader claims 'anti-white racism' growing in France

The man who wants to succeed ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy at the head of France’s main right-wing party has caused a furore with a claim that “anti-white racism” is spreading ...
24/09/2012 - Analysis: France

Hollande slumps in polls ... and it could get worse

After four months in power President François Hollande has suffered a massive drop in popularity, his government is split over the eurozone fiscal pact and companies continue to lay workers ...
31/08/2012 - France

Art exhibitions in Paris, autumn-winter 2012

From guaranteed crowd pleasers – Dali at the Pompidou, Hopper at the Grand Palais – to the quieter pleasures of Raphael at the Louvre, Canaletto at the Musée Mailllol and tea at ...