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30/08/2014 - France

New measures announced to help real estate sector in France

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls unveiled a series of measures on Friday to boost the real estate sector in France, in an aim to kick-start the struggling economy.

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls with boss of bosses Pierre Gattaz at the Medef summer shcool this week
29/08/2014 - France

French companies’ dividend payouts soar as jobless wait for investment rise

Despite the economic crisis, the amount French companies pay out in dividends has soared to a European record, a study showed this week, raising questions about the Socialist government’s ...
Outgoing economy minister Arnaud Montebourg hands over to his successor, Emmanuel Macron
27/08/2014 - Analysis: France

Hollande replaces left-winger with banker in French cabinet reshuffle as economy fails to revive

The second reshuffle of France’s government in five months signals a definitive breach by President François Hollande with the left wing of his Socialist Party.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan waves to supporters on Sunday evening
11/08/2014 - Analysis: Turkey presidential election 2014

Erdogan presidential win unlikely to unite turbulent Turkey

Outgoing prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan won the simple majority he was hoping for in Turkey’s first-ever direct election for president.
Lawyer Edip Yigit in  Diyarbakir
09/08/2014 - Report: Turkey presidential election 2014

Turkey-Kurd peace process faces uncertain future as Erdogan stands for president

Turkey’s Kurdish minority has high hopes of the peace process started under Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who is standing for president in Sunday's election.
Selahattin Demirtaş
01/08/2014 - Explainer: Turkey presidential election 2014

Turkish presidential candidates: Selahattin Demirtas

Selahattin Demirtas could be called the Gezi Park candidate in Turkey’s presidential election.
Ekmeleddin Mehmet Ihsanoglu
01/08/2014 - Explainer: Turkey presidential election 2014

Turkey's presidential candidates: Ekmeleddin Mehmet Ihsanoglu

Ekmeleddin Mehmet Ihsanoglu is not a politician but an academic and diplomat, who has headed the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation for the past nine years.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses an election rally
01/08/2014 - Explainer: Turkey presidential election 2014

Turkey’s presidential candidates - Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Recep Tayyip Erdogan ends more than 10 years as prime minister with an impressive level of support, despite vocal opposition in some quarters.
A pro-Erdogan rally in Diyarbakir, south-east Turkey
31/07/2014 - Analysis: Turkey presidential election 2014

Erdogan defends Islamic AKP’s pro-business record in Turkey’s presidential election

Turkey’s current Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan hopes to change job in the first-ever direct election of the country’s president this month. After last year’s opposition protest, will the majority of Turks endorse the pro-business policies of his Islamic AKP party?

Nicolas Sarkozy, TF1, Wednesday 02 July
03/07/2014 - Explainer: France

Sarkozy claims magistrates out to get him in pugnacious TV comeback

Sarkozy is back. Not in the way he had envisaged, not at a time of his choosing, but totally back.

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