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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.
Leaders from around the world attend Meles Zenawi's funeral in Ethiopia
03/09/2012 - International report

Leaders from around the world attend Meles Zenawi's funeral in Ethiopia

Dignitaries from Africa and around the world paid their final respects to Ethiopia's former Prime Minister, Meles Zanawi, who was laid to rest on Sunday in the capital, Addis Ababa.

03/07/2012 - France

Hard left refuses to vote for French Socialist government's programme

Hard-left MPs will not give France’s new Socialist government a vote of confidence when Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault presents his programme on Tuesday, according to Communist National ...
22/06/2012 - France

Rain stops play on France's 31st fête de la musique

Storms and heavy rain caused several towns to scrap open-air concerts scheduled Thursday for France’s 31st national music festival, the fête de la musique.
15/05/2012 - France's new president

Who is François Hollande's new prime minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault?

In a widely expected move, Francois Hollande has named his special campaign adviser Jean-Marc Ayrault to the post of prime minister in his first appointment as president since being sworn in Tuesday ...
François Hollande, place de la Bastille, with his campaign team
07/05/2012 - France

New French president-elect Hollande tackles forming government

The official results are in.
28/04/2012 - Report: Jordan

Jordanian protesters demand reform after prime minister resigns

A day after Jordan’s Prime Minister Awn Khasawneh resigned, 1,000 people gathered in the capital Friday to protest against government corruption and refusal of introduce reform.

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