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Eric Woerth in 2013
28/05/2015 - FRANCE

Former French minister acquitted in Sarkozy-linked corruption case

Former French budget minister Eric Woerth, a key ally of ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy, has been found not guilty of exploiting France's richest woman in a case concerning the funding of Sarkozy's 2007 election campaign.

Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, in the House of Lords, during the State Opening of Parliament 27 May
28/05/2015 - FRANCE - United Kingdom

France invites Britain's Prince Charles to Paris climate conference

French Ecology Minister Ségolène Royal on Thursday invited Britain's Prince Charles to the Paris climate change conference in December on a personal visit to his London home, handing ...
Pro-Eta graffiti in Spain - the Basque separatist organisation has renounced armed struggle but not handed over its weapons
28/05/2015 - FRANCE -Spain

Police find alleged Eta arms cache in French Basque town

Anti-terror police uncovered an arms cache in the French west coast town of Biarritz on Thursday in a raid on alleged supporters of the Basque separatist group Eta.
David Cameron started a tour of European capitals on Thursday to prepare for the UK's EU referendum
28/05/2015 - France - United Kingdom - European Union

British EU referendum 'very risky' France warns as Cameron visits Paris

French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius warned that the UK's planned referendum on staying in the European Union (EU) was "very risky" on Thursday ahead of a visit by UK Prime ...
François Hollande in front of portraits of Germaine Tillon, Geneviève de Gaulle Anthonioz, Pierre Brossolette  Jean Zay at the Panthéon, 27 May 2015
28/05/2015 - FRANCE

Hollande warns against hatred at tribute to WWII resistance fighters

President François Hollande called on the French people to stand up to fanatacism, racism and anti-Semitism at a ceremony to honour four World War II resistance fighters at the Panthéon ...
Maria Sharapova.
27/05/2015 - Roland Garros 2015

Maria Sharapova, Roger Federer advance to third round

There was a shock as the women's third seed Simona Halep lost. But the defending champion Maria Sharapova is safely through to the third round so too the men's second seed Roger Federer.

Migrants talk with a UNHCR member after disembarking at the Sicilian harbour of Catania, southern Italy, May 5, 2015.
27/05/2015 - FRANCE - European Union - Eritrea - Syria

EU wants France to take in 9,000 asylum seekers

The European Union (EU) wants France to take in 9,127 asylum-seekers as part of a plan to take the pressure off Greece and Italy, where some 40,000 refugees from Syria and Eritrea have already ...
New evidence bears out Jérôme Kerviel's claim that Société Générale knew if his risk-taking, the politcians argue
27/05/2015 - FRANCE

French MPs call for review of rogue trader Kerviel's case

A cross-party group of six French politicians have called on Justice Minister Christiane Taubira to reopen the case of rogue trader Jérôme Kerviel following new testimony from the head ...
Prime Minister Manuel Valls visits a PSA car factory in Sochaux
27/05/2015 - FRANCE

Foreign investment in France rises but brings few jobs

France saw a substantial rise in foreign investment last year but the increase did not create many jobs, according to consultants EY.
The coffins were put on show in front of the Sorbonne university earlier in the week before being taken to the Panthéon
27/05/2015 - FRANCE

Hollande hails female French resistance fighters at Panthéon ceremony

French President François Hollande is to give "one of the most important speeches of his presidency" on Wednesday when the coffins of four members of the World War II French resistance are placed in the Panthéon in Paris.