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Mali's new prime minister, Moussa Mara
06/04/2014 - Mali

Mali government resigns as president replaces prime minister

Mali's President Ibrahim Boubakar Keita has replaced prime minister Oumar Tatam Ly with urban planning minister Moussa Mara.
France's newly-named Prime Minister Manuel Valls (L) shakes hands with President François Hollande after deciding on the make-up of his cabinet
03/04/2014 - France

New French government to be business-friendly, Valls

France's new government will be business-friendly, Prime Minister Manuel Valls said last night after announcing a cabinet drawn from the left and the right of his Socialist Party.

Manuel Valls (L) with Jean-Marc Ayrault  at Tuesday's handover ceremony
01/04/2014 - France

'Bon courage' says Ayrault as Manuel Valls takes over as new Prime Minister

Manuel Valls succeeded in the first act of his new job as PM on Tuesday, with a few uncontroversial words of praise for outgoing Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault at a cordial handover ...
France's new prime minister, Manuel Valls
01/04/2014 - France

French women love new Prime Minister Manuel Valls but can he fix things for Hollande?

"A bit testosteroned" was how political journalist Nathalie Saint Cricq, described new PM Manuel Valls on French TV last night.


André Nzapayéké, new Prime Minister of CAR: "We must roll up our sleeves."

André Nzapayéké has been named as the new Prime Minister of the Central African Republic.
A Chinese winelover tastes at the Shanghai International Wine Trade Fair
07/12/2013 - France

Chinese buyer pays 10,500 euros for bottle of French prime minister's Burgundy

A Chinese buyer paid 10,500 euros for a bottle of top Burgundy in an auction of bottles from the French prime minister's cellar on Friday. The bottle of Romanée-Conti fetched more than twice its guide price

Under pressure - French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault (L) and President François Hollande
19/11/2013 - France

French PM Ayrault promises tax system overhaul

French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault has promised to overhaul France's complex tax system after a series of protests have forced the government to scrap some proposed rises and suspend the ...
Martine Aubry has been cleared of manslaughter charges for failing to protect French workers from asbestos.
17/05/2013 - France

Martine Aubry cleared of asbestos manslaughter charges

A court in Paris has cleared former Socialist Party leader Martine Aubry of manslaughter charges for failing to French protect workers from asbestos.
Brits feelings mixed at Thatcher death
10/04/2013 - International report

Brits feelings mixed at Thatcher death

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher died on Monday morning at the age of 87 at the Ritz hotel in central London. Thatcher left a lasting impact on the country's politics.
What is Margaret Thatcher's legacy?
09/04/2013 - International report

What is Margaret Thatcher's legacy?

Former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher died yesterday in London at the age of 87. She was the first woman to be elected to Britain's top office and ran the country for 11 years.