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French press review 16 January 2014

No French referees in this summer's football World Cup in Brazil, bankruptcy of no fewer than 63,000 French businesses last year and French regions that are threathened with extinction are all ...

 India's Rahul Gandhi set to be announced as a PM candidate
16/01/2014 - World news explained

India's Rahul Gandhi set to be announced as a PM candidate

In India, the Congress party is set to announce Rahul Gandhi as it's candidate for prime minister at the end of this week.  Of course, 43-year-old Gandhi first has to agree to it  and ...

President François Hollande during his press conference on Tuesday
15/01/2014 - France - Germany

Germany welcomes Hollande's turn to austerity

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's right-wing party, the CDU, has welcomed French President François Hollande's announcement of budget cuts and help to business at a much-publicised press ...


French press review 15 January 2014

Six front pages, six photographs of the same man, six versions of yesterday's presidential press conference.

François Hollande.
14/01/2014 - France

No comment on Hollande's love life at high-profile press conference

François Hollande's declined to comment on his love life at a press conference on Tuesday, saying that it was neither the time nor the place to discuss it. Thee French president ...

Valérie Trierwieler with François Hollande
14/01/2014 - France

Hollande's love life set to squeeze out economy at major press conference

French President François Hollande's alleged romantic escapades looked set to overshadow his plans to tackle France's economic woes at a press conference on Tuesday afternoon.


French press review 13 January 2014

French dailies look forward President Hollande news conference tomorrow, a new church's hierarchy focusing on the poor, and Ariel Sharon's death.

EuraTechnologies - a new technology park in northern France
11/01/2014 - France

Glimmer of hope for 2014 as French industrial production rises

There were some glimmers of hope for the crisis-hit French economy on Friday with industrial production rising in November and estimates that the economy grew in the last quarter of 2013.


French press review 9 January 2014

Is François Hollande really a liberal-socialist and the forgotten war in Sudan dominate the front page stories of French dailies.


French press review 8 January 2014

Hollande divides the left - or has it thrown the right into disarray? Tunisia says no to Sharia in its constitution - or is it just a fudge?