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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is seen on a television monitor while addressing the nation in Athens, Greece July 1, 2015.
01/07/2015 - Greece-Africa

Greece's economic woes are painful reminder of Africa's agony, analysts

Greece inched closer to dropping out of the eurozone on Wednesday, after defaulting on its 1.5 billion euro payment to the International Monetary Fund. The IMF rejected Athen's last-minute request for an extension, leading to scenes of chaos outside Greek banks.

Bernard Tapie, July, 2013.
17/02/2015 - France

French court overturns 403-million-euro payout to tycoon Tapie

The Paris court of appeal on Tuesday overturned a controversial 2008 decision to award 403 million euros to high-profile French businessman Bernard Tapie, who might now be asked to repay the ...
Total CEO, Christophe de Margerie
27/10/2014 - France - Russia

Hollande, Qatar emir attend Total boss funeral in Paris

President Hollande and the Emir of Qatar attended the funeral in Paris on Monday of Christophe de Margerie, the boss of the Total oil company, who was killed in a plane crash in Russia last ...
29/08/2014

French press review 29 August 2014

French Socialists go to La Rochelle for what promises to be a stormy get-together. Hollande hopes for help from Europe. Lagarde is in trouble in her home country.
International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde
27/08/2014 - France

IMF boss Lagarde charged with negligence in 2008 French corruption case

International Monetary Fund (IMF) boss Christine Lagarde on Wednesday said she had no intention of resigning

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 French ...
IMF Chief Christine Lagarde in Sydney, February 2014
20/03/2014 - France

IMF Chief questioned again over €400m state payout to ex football boss

Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund, was back in court for questioning over her role in a controversial payout made to a French businessman, Bernard Tapie.
Bernard Tapie, July 2013
10/10/2013 - France

French ex football tycoon Tapie probed for tax evasion

French judges are investigating embattled business tycoon Bernard Tapie on charges of tax evasion, a judicial source said on Thursday.

29/07/2013 - France

New evidence surfaces in French business tycoon's fraud probe

New evidence has emerged in the French business tycoon Bernard Tapie’s fraud probe that could prove claims of organised fraud.

Bernard Tapie
10/07/2013 - France

Prosecutors seize Tapie assets in Lagarde-linked fraud investigation

French corruption investigators have seized assets worth millions from Bernard Tapie in the ongoing inquiry into alleged organised fraud under former president Nicolas Sarkozy.
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