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President François Hollande and Prime Minister Manuel Valls on 26 August 2014.
26/08/2014 - France

French president names new cabinet in ‘last chance’ reshuffle

French President François Hollande named a new cabinet on Tuesday after an open row led to the removal of top dissident voices against austerity cuts.

The Parisienne's masthead (detail)
26/08/2014 - France

Paris paper threatens to sue blogger over Parisienne title, report

French tabloid Le Parisien is threatening to sue a blogger for using the title The Parisienne.

IMF head Christine Lagarde
26/08/2014 - France - IMF

IMF chief Lagarde faces fourth round of questioning in French corruption case

International Monetary Fund (IMF) boss Christine Lagarde on Tuesday faced questioning for the fourth time in a mulit-million-euro corruption case linked to her time as a minister under former ...


African press review 26 August 2014

Liberia's politics and food reserves are suffering from the health crisis, Kenya opens an investigation into a police shooting and Uganda is worried about a mountain collapsing.


French press review 26 August 2014

France has been gripped by political crisis, as President François Hollande and Prime Minister Manul Valls reshuffle the cabinet following a revolt over economic policy and the papers have ...

Outgoing culture minister Aurélie Filipetti
26/08/2014 - France - government crisis

France’s culture minister joins anti-austerity rebels to quit Valls government

France’s outgoing culture minister Aurélie Filipetti has joined Economy Minister Arnaud Montebourg in blasting President François Hollande’s economic policy